Sussex is a top 20 university


The Guardian University Guide 2017, published last week, ranks the University of Sussex in impressive 20th place. Sussex is ranked in the top 20 in all major UK university rankings.

Subjects ranking in the top 20:

  • Chemistry 1st
  • American studies 2nd
  • Drama and dance 10th
  • Biosciences 11th
  • Social work 11th
  • Anthropology 12th
  • Anatomy and physiology 12th
  • History of art 12th
  • History 16th
  • Sociology 16th
  • Psychology 17th
  • Physics 18th
  • Law 20th

The University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing, said: "We’re pleased that so many of our subjects are placed in the top 20 and we will work hard to push for even more to be featured so highly next year."

Subjects ranked in the top 50: Mathematics (21st), Media and film studies (21st), Economics (23rd), Music (25th), Computer science and information systems (26th), Engineering (mechanical) (29th), Business, management and marketing (31st), Geography and environmental studies (31st), Politics (44th).

Over the past year, one of the most important areas of growth for the University has been around graduate employability. Sussex is now ranked 7th in the UK for career prospects.

Studying at the International Study Centre (ISC) also gives you the opportunity to improve your career prospects. Courses at the ISC have a careers element that is designed to help you become a confident and highly employable graduate.

The Guardian University Guide ranks institutions by key measures such as spending per student, student-staff ratios, graduate career prospects and student satisfaction. For more information, please see the Guardian University Guide 2016 website.