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University of Brighton

Brighton, England, United Kingdom


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218 Undergraduate programs
156 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
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Student population Large (More than 10,000)
foreign students 14%
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About University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is one of the most popular universities in the UK. It is a diverse academic community of over 20,000 students in outstanding locations on the south coast of England. Today we have over 2,900 international and EU students enrolled at the university. The rich mixture of nationalities and cultural backgrounds this represents makes the University of Brighton a truly international community.

The University of Brighton takes its name from one of the most diverse, energetic and popular cities in the UK. The university is spread across the city from the seafront to the South Downs and also has campuses along the coast in lively Eastbourne and in Hastings.

At Brighton we take a career-focused approach to learning. We have over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, almost all of which include work-placements and many are recognised and accredited by professional bodies, so that you are ready for your career after university.

  • We offer a wide range of scholarships for international students
  • In the 2015 National Student Survey, 83 per cent of our students said they were satisfied with their course.
  • 92 per cent of our full-time, first degree graduates are working, studying or training within six months of completing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013/14)
  • The University of Brighton is ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014)



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Courses available 664

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All international students applying to study with us are guaranteed accommodation in our halls of residence in their first year, provided they firmly accept their academic offer and apply for accommodation. We ensure that all our students have access to well-priced, good quality accommodation. Options include university halls of residence, homestay, unihomes and private rented accommodation.

University halls of residence
Self-catering and catered halls of residence (self-contained student apartment blocks) in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Houses that are owned privately but managed by the university and meet our high safety standards.

Private rooms or apartments
Privately-owned and managed accommodation that  meets our price and quality requirements. These are advertised directly to students through studentpad.

Homestay means that you live in a house with a family, a couple or single person in the local area.


The University of Brighton has five campuses spread across Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. We have invested over £100 million in equipment and buildings in the last decade and another £100 million is planned for the next.

Falmer campus, Brighton

  • Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just four miles from the beach
  • 9 minutes from central Brighton on the train
  • 7,000 students study here
  • Home to the Brighton Language Institute and courses in subject areas including education and teaching, English and linguistics, media, medicine, psychology and social sciences.
  • Campus facilities include a library, computer rooms, media centre, restaurant, two cafes, a Students’ Union shop and café-bar, floodlit astroturf football pitch, netball and tennis courts and a sports centre with fitness suite.
  • Great Wilkins and Paddock Fields halls of residence are based at this campus and provide accommodation for over 600 students.

Grand Parade campus, Brighton

  • Located in the heart of central Brighton, a short walk from the seafront.
  • Exciting cultural events at the SallisBenney Theatre and University of Brighton gallery
  • World-class design and moving image archives
  • Specialist photography, film and media centre opening this year
  • Home to the University of Brighton International College and subject areas including 3D design and craft, fashion and textiles, fine art, graphic design and illustration, humanities, historical and critical studies, and photography
  • Specialist art and design facilities on campus include a letterpress, printmaking and bookbinding workshops, music studio, industrial textile looms, knitting machines, traditional and digital textile printing, forge, a laser cutter and rapid prototyping facilities. Other facilities include a specialist art, design and humanities library and a Students’ Union shop selling art materials.
  • 300 students live in our city centre halls of residence

Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton

  • 8,000 students study here at our largest campus
  • Two miles north of the seafront and city centre
  • 5 minutes from central Brighton by train
  • Home to the University of Brighton International College and subject areas including accounting and finance, architecture, biological and biomedical sciences, business and management, chemistry, computing, construction and built environment, engineering, geography, geology and environment, law, mathematics, media, pharmacy and product design.
  • Facilities on campus include a library, computer pool rooms, real-time trading rooms, a digital media suite, a flight simulator, specialist laboratories, two restaurants, five cafes, banks, professional printing facilities, Students’ Union shops and café bar.
  • 160 students live in Moulsecoomb place halls

Eastbourne campus

  • Almost 3,000 students study here
  • 1 mile from central Eastbourne
  • Home to subject areas including hospitality and retail, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, sport and exercise, travel, tourism and events.
  • Facilities on campus include exercise physiology laboratories, an environmental chamber, a human movement laboratory, sports hall, 25-metre swimming pool, gym, artificial outdoor pitch, dance studios, culinary arts studio and Leaf Hospital podiatry and physiotherapy clinic. Other facilities include Queenwood library, computer rooms, media centres, restaurants and shops.
  • Over 350 students live in the Welkin Halls of Residence

Hastings campus

  • In the heart of central Hastings
  • 2 minutes’ walk from Hastings train station and the seafront
  • Around 800 students study here
  • Home to subject areas including biology, business, computing, digital and broadcast media, education, English literature, graphic design and illustration, journalism, mathematics, public health, social science, TV, radio and film.
  • Facilities on campus include a science lab, news rooms, radio and TV studios, TV gallery, digital games suite, library and computing facilities, café and a Students’ Union office.

The University of Brighton is spread across three locations on the south coast of England. It has one of the warmest climates in the UK and the university’s safe and peaceful campuses combine English architecture with modern buildings.

Situated on the south coast of England, less than an hour away from London and only 30 minutes away from Gatwick International airport, Brighton is vibrant, colourful and creative – a great place to be a student. Brighton combines the energy and cosmopolitan feel of London with a friendly atmosphere and sense of community. It has a reputation for being free-thinking and valuing different cultures and is known for its exciting cultural, music and social life. Brighton is home to a fast-growing, creative, digital and IT industry and the Lonely Planet rates it alongside Cape Town, Rio and Sydney as one of its top 10 cities with brilliant beaches, describing it as ‘a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a Bohemian spirit’.

Considered the sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne is a lively seaside town surrounded by beautiful countryside. The campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the beach. Eastbourne is 30 minutes along the coast from Brighton, and has a variety of bars and restaurants, as well as affordable high street shopping. Eastbourne also has a thriving arts and music scene. Students enjoy the sense of community provided by our friendly Eastbourne campus.

Half an hour from Eastbourne, Hastings offers something for everyone. Hastings is a historic and beautiful town with a vibrant arts and live music scene. Hastings Old Town is an area of history and culture and by contrast, the town centre provides typical high street shops. The dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside provide a wealth of outdoor activities.

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