• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.09 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.01 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.73 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    85.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    78.5 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    92.7 / 100.0

The University of Sussex is a research-intensive campus university located within the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove, on the UK's south coast. The university was founded on a principle of 'making the future' and has built a strong reputation for research excellence, internationalism and interdisciplinarity. It welcomes spirited students who want to join its diverse and friendly campus community and study in a progressive, creative, and intellectually-challenging environment.

Entry Requirements

  • Standard A level offers range from AAA–CCC, depending on the course (including foundation years).
  • Sussex has a proud tradition of welcoming mature students and takes a flexible approach when considering their applications.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Students learn using a range of methods, depending on the course.
  • These may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, field work, laboratory sessions and practical workshops.
  • Assessment methods include exams, essays, dissertations and projects. Please refer to the university website for course-specific study and assessment methods.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • At Sussex, students can customise their course to build a degree that allows them to follow their interests and broaden their education, while also developing the knowledge, skills and experience to take them in any direction they choose.
  • Depending on the course, students can choose electives from several different disciplines, spend time studying abroad, or undertake a professional placement.
  • Please refer to the university website for the 2018 Undergraduate Prospectus.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Sussex campus is like a large village, with everything students need for day-to-day life. This includes a library, bank, post office, GP surgery, dentist, and pharmacy as well as numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, and a weekly food market.
  • IT facilities include several computer cluster rooms – some with 24-hour access – a helpdesk, Wi-Fi across campus;  and software training courses to boost students’ skills.
  • The library is open 24 hours a day during term time, providing a vast collection of resources including over 38,000 online journals and 52,000 e-books.
  • The University's Special Collections are housed at The Keep, a purpose-built historical resource centre located just a few minutes' walk from campus. The collections include original manuscripts and first editions by Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and Rudyard Kipling as well as The New Statesman Archive and the Mass Observation Archive – a unique social history resource.
  • The Student Life Centre is a one-stop shop to support and empower students throughout their studies, providing information and guidance on a range of subjects including academic issues, funding queries and personal difficulties.

Disability Services

  • The Student Support Unit team offer specialist advice and guidance to any student with a long-term condition such as a physical disability, long-term mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
  • They also have a pool of support workers, including note-takers, typists, readers, library support and communication support workers, who are available to assist students when required.

Students' Union

  • As well as running 2 campus shops and 3 bars, the active Students' Union organises a variety of social events from Freshers’ Week onwards, and supports more than 200 student societies, sports teams and student media groups.
  • It also campaigns on relevant local, national and international issues and runs an independent advice centre offering advocacy and support for students on academic and other issues.
  • Buddy Scheme volunteers welcome new students to Sussex and help them settle in to campus life.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • If students are looking for a part-time job while they study, the Careers and Employability Centre, based in the library, advertises a wide range of student jobs throughout the year, both on campus and in Brighton.
  • As a busy seaside city, Brighton & Hove is also a fantastic place to pick up casual or seasonal work to fit around studies.

Careers Guidance

  • To help students find a rewarding career after university, Careers and Employability Centre staff offer a wide range of employability, professional and career development services. These include work experience and internships, careers fairs and training courses, plus 1-to-1 support from friendly experts.
  • They give students the support needed to develop their confidence, boost their skills and gain a competitive edge in their career.
  • Sussex graduates can use the services of the Careers and Employability Centre for up to 3 years after graduating.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 72%
  • Postgraduate 28%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 96%
  • Part Time 4%

Where students come from

  • UK 66%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 26%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%


  • Founded in 1961, the University of Sussex pioneered an interdisciplinary approach to research and learning, removing the traditional boundaries between subject areas and departments, encouraging collaboration and innovation.
  • More than 50 years on, Sussex enjoys an excellent international reputation, and continues to attract leading thinkers and researchers. The university has counted 3 Nobel Prize winners, 14 Fellows of the Royal Society, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on its staff so far.

Notable Alumni

  • Jamie Shea – Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO.
  • Harriet Lamb CBE – Chief Executive Officer, Fairtrade International.
  • Ian McEwan – novelist.
  • Daniel Glaser – Neuroscientist and Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London.
  • Shamshad Akhtar – Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
  • Lucy Worsley – historian, curator, author and television presenter.
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS – pioneering physicist.
  • Jeremy Deller – Turner Prize-winning artist.
  • Helen Boaden – Director of BBC Radio.
  • Zhang Xin – Co-founder and CEO of SOHO China.

Further Details

Address University of Sussex Sussex House Falmer Brighton BN1 9RH
UCAS Code S90