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University of Brighton

4.7 out of 5 (18 ratings / 11 reviews) Brighton, England, United Kingdom
With 20,700 students studying across five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, the university community demonstrates civic responsibility across the south coast and beyond. We are defined by a commitment to social relevance, steering our curriculum and research projects away from the ivory tower and toward the fulfilment of public good as a trusted partner.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (29)
Business & Management (16)
Arts, Design & Architecture (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (9)
Social Sciences (9)
Education & Training (8)
Humanities (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (1)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Law
    Brighton Business School



The University of Brighton is a public university based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast of England. Its roots can be traced back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Royal Pavilion and it achieved university status in 1992.


More than 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


We believe in making a difference. Our research and enterprise activities tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and seek to improve people’s lives and environments.We recognise that today’s challenges are not limited by the boundaries of traditional disciplines; neither are we. Fresh thinking, interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships with industry, institutions and communities enable us to bring expertise from different fields to address society’s most pressing issues to make a tangible impact. 


By working closely with business and industry, we make sure that all of our students develop the range of professional and personal skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.

At Brighton we take a career-focused approach to your learning. You will finish your course confident and ready for work, with real, practical and transferable skills as well as theoretical knowledge.

Our courses and the support and opportunities we offer are designed to give you the best possible preparation for life after university. Project work and placements will prepare you for professional life, and career planning provides focus from the start of your course.

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University Ranking

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Student services

We have a team of student advisers and international officers to answer any questions you might have about studying at the university.

You can contact us via this website, email or telephone, and stay in touch through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Housing services

Brighton is one of the UK's most popular places to live and has a huge student population. There is a range of accommodation options available, from on-campus halls of residence to city-centre flats and houses.

We have over 1,600 places in halls in Brighton, 140 places in university-managed Unihomes and a number of rooms in homestays. Around 70% of eligible students get a place in university accommodation in Brighton.

There are 350 places in halls of residence in Eastbourne as well as a number of rooms in Unihomes. Many students choose to live in private rented accommodation and Eastbourne has plenty of good-quality flats and houses to choose from.

Library services

  • Falmer library
  • St Peter's House library
  • Aldrich library
  • Queenwood library
  • Hastings library

ICT services

Computer rooms:

  • Falmer computer rooms
  • Grand Parade computer rooms
  • Moulsecoomb computer rooms
  • Eastbourne computer rooms
  • Hastings computer rooms

Medical services

Get vaccinated - mumps and meningitis. Know the symptoms of swine flu. Get registered with a doctor/dentist.

Student Life

Campus life

The university is located in a number of places in Brighton, and along the coast in Eastbourne and Hastings too.

Our modern campuses reflect our professional focus.

Facilities enable students to build real-world skills and include internationally significant design archives, a radio station and TV studio, podiatric hospital, physiotherapy clinic, flight simulator, industrial textile looms, rapid prototyping facilities, a real-time trading room, human movement labs, molecular biology facilities, a dispensing pharmacy and two of the most powerful electron microscopes in south-east England

Sports facilities

Improve your fitness, play competitive sports, have fun with your friends or take a coaching qualification.

Student Reviews

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Natalia Svinina rated 4 out of 5 stars
The course had the same structure for 10 years, so they have already attempted to make some substantial changes to it. I am just quite curious how does the new course looks like. I also think that the assessments for humanities are a bit more flexible to marking compared with the “pure” sciences and my course mates can agree to some extent with it, as it was observed in our discussions througho...
Geology @ Brighton University, United Kingdom.
Marcus Skelton rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent FIeld trips, great lecture content, beautiful city to live in
amazing experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed my Master. The support of the staff and teachers and the facilities of the University are very helpfull.

Brighton, England, United Kingdom