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Prospective students at the University of Brighton

Why study at the University of Brighton?

Where can studying at Brighton lead?

Bhavik's journey started with a place at Brighton and has taken him round the world as a research scientist. He now teaches on the course he studied here. Watch his story here.


Below are six reasons the University of Brighton could be the right university for you. They are also some of the reasons that we attract students not only from across the UK, but from over 140 different countries worldwide.

Six reasons to study with us

Studying at the University of Brighton:

  1. You will graduate from a leading professional university - we work with professionals and companies to make sure that our courses are current and meet professional and industry standards.
  2. You will be part of an institution that is innovative and relevant - we pride ourselves on pioneering new approaches and our research addresses issues and challenges that are facing us in the 21st Century.
  3. You will benefit from our career-focused approach - 94% of our courses included work-based experience and we provide you with career-planning support and life skills development from your first year.
  4. You will learn in facilities fit for the twenty-first century - our modern facilities allow our students to use equipment and technology that is used by industry professionals and to gain valuable experience before graduating.
  5. You will have excellent teaching and support - our support services and teaching standards have been independently evaluated as being of a high standard.
  6. You will live and study in an outstanding location - we have campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, all on the south coast within easy reach of London and mainland Europe.

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A leading professional university

Health profession students working at the Leaf Hospital podiatry clinic

Health profession students working at the Leaf Hospital podiatry clinic

At Brighton, we understand you’ll need a variety of skills to succeed in the twenty-first century workplace. We believe the knowledge and expertise of our staff, and our network of industrial partnerships will benefit you long after you graduate.

Our partners in the professions work with us on course development and contribute to our teaching. Our teaching methods and the opportunities we offer to spend time on placement encourage the development of skills and experience valued by employers.

Many courses involve work-based learning - through projects, placements and workshops. Find out more about our courses.

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Innovative and relevant

High-resolution electron microscopes in the Image Analysis Unit

High-resolution electron microscopes in the Image Analysis Unit

At the University of Brighton, we understand it’s really important to look forward and evolve. We have been anticipating and responding to change for more than 150 years, from pioneering the UK’s first undergraduate degrees in computing and sports journalism to making major contributions to our understanding of issues like gun crime, sustain ability and ageing. We are proud of our applied focus and the contribution our work and our graduates make to the world.

Find out more about our research.

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Career-focused

Finishing a garment for the annual fashion show

Finishing a garment for the annual fashion show

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Our courses and the support and opportunities we offer are designed to give you the best possible preparation for life after university. Alongside your
qualification you will have the chance to develop real-world skills and experience. Whatever the state of the job market when you graduate, you will be well prepared.

Project work and placements will prepare you for professional life, and career planning provides focus from the start of your course.

Our careers service is in regular contact with over 1800 businesses and organisations who post vacancies and attend our events and careers fairs. Careers workshops and mentoring, volunteering and entrepreneurship schemes will help you to build confidence and experience.

Find out more about our focus on careers and employability.

Facilities fit for the twenty-first century

Motion capture system in the sport science laboratory

Motion capture system in the sport science laboratory

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The environment in which you study plays a key role in your learning experience and our facilities reflect our professional way of doing things. In the last decade we have invested more than £100 million on the equipment and buildings our students use every day. Facilities enable students to build real-world skills and include:

  • 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.

To find out more about subject-specific facilities, visit our school websites.

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Excellence in teaching and support

Award ceremony at Brighton Dome

Award ceremony at Brighton Dome

We want you to get the most out of your experience at university. We understand that there may be times when you need additional advice and guidance on an academic, emotional or practical level. So we’ve come up with a number of ways to help you, both on a one-to-one basis and online.

Our courses and academic standards received the highest level of recommendation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). We have received five National Teaching Fellowships. We hold the Matrix Standard, recognising the quality of our student advice and guidance services.

Find out more about the support available to our students.

After graduation the Brighton Graduate Association offers personal and professional benefits, and membership of a global community with around 100,000 members. Find out more about the Alumni Association.

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Outstanding locations

Aerial view showing our campus on the Eastbourne coast

Aerial view showing our campus on the Eastbourne coast

The University of Brighton has five campuses at three different locations on the south coast, and each has their own distinct character. Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings are all by the sea, within easy reach of London and with great links to mainland Europe and beyond. Each town has lots of opportunities to get involved in its culture and community – offering something for everyone and a great place to study and live.

You can find out more about our university locations and watch campus films, or see maps and directions.

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Visit us to see for yourself

Our open days offer a great opportunity to find out more about the area and the university. To see when the next open day is taking place an to book your place go to open days.

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94% of our courses offer work-based learning opportunities.

Over 50% of our courses include an additional professional qualification or exam exemptions.

85% of our graduates started training or further study within six months of leaving university.

In the last decade we have invested over £100 million in our facilities.

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