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Overview of University of Sussex

Sussex University is a university of public research in Falmer, Sussex, England. It is a short drive from central Brighton to the campus surrounded by the South Downs National Park. In August 1961 the university was awarded its Royal Charter, the first generation of universities with a plate glass, and it was a founding member of the Research Center, 1994. The Times Higher Education University of Sussex is ranked among the world’s 161st best universities and has a number of top 100 top topics, including economics, social sciences, psychology and legislation. Research is Sussex’s core strength with Nobel Laureates and staff members from the Royal Society and the British Academy. The University recently completed an extensive £ 100 million restoration of the main campus to provide the growing student community with additional facilities.


Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
American Studies (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
American Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Astrophysics MPhys - Postgraduate
Automotive Engineering (with an industrial placement year) MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Automotive Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Biochemistry MSci (Hons) - Postgraduate
Biology MSci (Hons) - Postgraduate
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Described as ‘ One of England’s Gems ‘ by Lonely Planet, Brighton is vibrant and cosmopolitan with a fun, relaxed atmosphere. One of the most popular seaside towns in the UK, ‘ London by the Sea, ‘ is renowned for its strong nightlife and social scene. Historical affiliation with the arts means that Brighton has a wealth of galleries, theaters and cinemas, as well as more restaurants per resident than anywhere outside London. Every year the city hosts the Brighton Festival (Greatest Arts Festival in England), which brings together film, theater, dance, theatre, literature, music, street performances and sculpture. The University is also within easy reach of London and major international airports in Gatwick and Heathrow.

  • Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission
  • Keith Skeoch, CEO of Standard Life
  • Festus Mogae, President of Botswana
  • Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa
Fun Facts
  • The first people to become ' University Doctors ' were Paul McCartney and Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop) in 1988, with more recent honorary students including playwright Sir Harold Pinter and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
  • The University of Sussex has a cat-shaped campus.

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