Welcome to Sussex

Located in one of the UK's most inspiring cities, the University of Sussex is a progressive, top-ranked university that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity and prepare you for making a real difference in the world.

Top ranking

Sussex is ranked 

  • 14th in the UK
  • 43rd in Europe
  • 111th in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015

Inspiring city

The Sussex campus is located close to Brighton, one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.

  • 82% (highly rated) for student satisfaction
  • 88% (highly rated) for diverse local nightlife

The Which? University Guide


Sussex is a research-led university with a strong reputation for innovation and inspiration.

  • 4th in the UK
  • 34th in the world for research influence

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015


Our new careers service is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident and extremely employable graduate.

Discover what CareerAhead can do for you.

Start your Pre-Masters in January 2016

Places are available on our exceptional Pre-Masters courses.

Don't miss the opportunity to study at Sussex – apply online today.

We offer three types of courses:

International Foundation Year

This one-year course will give you the confidence and skills to excel in your undergraduate degree at Sussex whilst also helping you to adjust to your new life in the UK.

International Year One

Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, this advanced one-year course will prepare you for entry to the second year of your chosen degree at Sussex.


If you need some help to meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree, or want to refresh your language skills and academic knowledge, our specialist Pre-Masters course will give you the confidence to succeed.

News and events

Brighton University Fair

17 Nov 15

Brighton Pier

Visit Brighton University Fair on 27th November 2015 to find out everything there is to know about the University of Sussex.

Sussex Nigerian Society Welcome Event

09 Nov 15

Join us in welcoming new international students and enjoy "Naija in Falmer"

Discover Sussex