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The University of Brighton can trace its origins back to 1859 when the new School of Art opened in the coastal town, with just 110 pupils.After becoming Brighton Polytechnic and, in the late 1970s, merging with the East Sussex College of Higher Education, the institution gained university status in 1992. It focuses on professional education.

In 2006, the University of Brighton teamed up with engineering company Ricardo UK to open the Sir Harry RIcardo Laboratories, which carries out extensive research into - among other things - internal combustion engines and laser-based measurement techniques.

Five years later, in 2011, the university founded the University of Brighton Doctoral College, which oversees postgraduate research. It now has a community of more than 500 postgraduate research students. In the same year, the institution’s International College welcomed its first students. The college provides programmes that prepare international students for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The university now has more than 20,000 students across its five campuses, which are located not only in Brighton, where there are three, but also in Eastbourne and Hastings.

The three Brighton bases are known as Grand Parade, Moulsecoomb and Falmer.
Grand Parade, located in the city centre, houses the arts and humannities students; Moulsecoomb is the largest campus by student population, and houses many departments including maths, life sciences and geography; and the Falmer campus, located four miles from the city, plays host to trainee nurses, teachers, social scientists and linguists.


Your course – choice, freedom and support
•200+ courses in a huge range of subjects.
•We treat everyone who applies as an individual and see the person behind the grades.
•Tailor your course to your interests.
•Learn from staff who combine teaching with professional practice and research.
•Benefit from study support and personal guidance.
•Use equipment and facilities that replicate real industry and professional environments.


Your employability – skills development built into every course
•Placements and work-related learning opportunities on every course.
•Employability skills development embedded into every course.
•Support and opportunities to enhance your experience and skills with activities like volunteering or mentoring.
•Professional employability and careers advice and support throughout your course.


University of Brighton

*Statistic info from Times Higher Education (THE)

World University Ranking (#)

601–800

Impact Ranking 2020

201+

Young University Ranking 2019

International Student (%)

21%