About University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.

Innovative Research and Scholarship

Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Individual highlights of the REF 2014 results include:

- Sussex History was the highest rated History submission in the UK for the quality of its research outputs
- The Sussex English submission rose from 31st to 9th across the UK since the last research assessment exercise in 2008
- 84 per cent of the University’s research impact in Psychology was rated as the top possible grade, 4*
- Sussex Geography had the most 4* rated research impact of any Geography submission across the UK.
Overall, the University was placed 36th (of multi-disciplinary institutions) by GPA.

Why University of Sussex

Sussex is home to world-leading academics whose research is at the cutting edge of discovery. Their work creates positive change, having an impact on people’s lives, as recognised by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

At Sussex they understand that taking your studies to undergraduate and postgraduate level is an important decision. Their prospectus will give you an idea of the opportunities open to you, including becoming part of a thriving academic community. It also outlines the support and skills development available, which will help you make the most of your time with them.

Nearly a quarter of the people studying at Sussex are taught or research postgraduate students. They also have a strong international identity, with students and researchers who come from over 140 countries, and academic links with every continent.

From subjects like climate change and neuroscience, to digital humanities and business and management, Sussex is known for its interdisciplinary spirit, fostering an intellectual network and a supportive academic environment. Their Doctoral School helps you to become part of the research community, and provides skills training and professional development opportunities, so that when you leave them you will be well equipped to go out into the world and make a difference.

Locations and Addresses:

Brighton, UK: University of Sussex, Sussex House Brighton, BN1 9RH
Founded in: 1961
Establishment: University
Institution type: Public University
Total number of students: 13,535 (2014/15).
Type of accommodation: Off campus and on campus
Contact WhatsApp: (+44) 7956253150

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