University of Brighton

Why study here

The University of Brighton is an exciting, inclusive place where you’ll have the freedom and support to explore and put what you learn into practice.

  • Options Brighton offers over 200 courses in a range of subjects. You’ll be learning alongside future architects, lawyers, nurses, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and educators. You learn from staff who combine their teaching with professional practice and research and you’ll use equipment and facilities that replicate real industry and professional environments.
  • Employability Whatever you study at Brighton, your course will have core elements that specifically drive the development of your employability, and you’ll have access to professional advice and a range of activities designed to enhance your skills and experience.

Clearing places are just the same as any other place. Brighton will treat you as an individual and help you find the right course for you.

Top tips for Clearing

  1. Do your research Spend time researching the universities and courses that you are interested in. Think about what factors are most important to you and how the options you see match up against those requirements. Consider which factors are a must-have for you and which ones you can be more flexible about.
  2. Before you call a university, get prepared Think about any questions you may have in advance and write them down in case you forget in the heat of the moment. Find somewhere quiet to make the call, be ready to write down key information during your conversation. Have your list of grades, UCAS ID number, and the courses you’re interested in to hand.
  3. Accepting a Clearing offer If you’re made an offer by the University of Brighton through UCAS Clearing, you need to make the university your Clearing choice on UCAS track in order for the place to be confirmed. As places are awarded on a first come, first served basis make sure you do this while places are still available. Call us now and let us help you find the right course for you and a place where you’ll belong.
  4. Remember: you’re navigating big choices and uncertainty So, stay curious, explore, be persistent and listen to your gut feelings about what’s right for you. Give yourself the chance to reflect on what’s happening and weigh up the different options you have.  Trust yourself: sound out other people but remember ultimately you need to do what’s right for you.


The University of Brighton has two campuses: one in Brighton and one in Eastbourne. Both have halls of residence, as well as university-managed shared houses and flats. The university’s student homes database lists available accommodation of all kinds – halls, houses and flats – all of which meet its code of standards. Brighton provides support to students looking to find their own homes in the private sector too.

  • Brighton is a forward-thinking city which leads the way in the arts, creative technology and the environment, offering unique opportunities to apply and extend your learning. There is a huge variety of things to see, do and experience, from the kitsch seaside fun of the pier, the alternative and independent shops and café culture of the North Laine, to The Great Escape Festival – Europe’s leading event for new music
  • Eastbourne campus is a great place for tourism, events, hospitality, sport and health students. It’s a well-known destination for leisure and sporting events – like the extreme sports festival Beach Life and international tennis – with an outdoorsy lifestyle. You can immerse yourself in your subject and be part of a friendly close-knit student community.
  • In Brighton and Eastbourne, you’ll live between the beach and some beautiful countryside and be within easy reach of London. Wherever you’re based, finding the right home is a big part of getting the most of out of your university experience. There is a dedicated accommodation service for students applying to the university during Clearing – staff are on hand to offer support and guidance on all the options open to you.

Clearing success stories

Elle Brown - Communication and Digital Media BA(Hons)

“A friend of mine had attended Brighton and spoke incredibly highly of the university and the city. I called the Clearing hotline and was amazed at how simple the process was.

The advisor was genuinely friendly and bent over backwards to help me.

The three years that followed were some of the best of my life. I’m now forging a career in marketing and media.”