University of Brighton


  • The origins of the university can be traced back to 1859 with the founding of the School of Art in the Brighton Royal Pavilion.
  • Since being granted university status in 1992 the University of Brighton has grown steadily. Today it has more than 20,000 students and runs over 200 undergraduate courses.
  • The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) ranked Brighton in the top 25% of UK universities for its world-leading research impact.
  • Over the years, the university has built close partnerships with business, employers and professional bodies.

Location and Transport

  • The university has campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.
  • Wherever you’re based, you’ll be close to the beach and the countryside, with easy access to London and mainland Europe.
  • Brighton is just an hour from London. Sandwiched between the sea and the beautiful South Downs, this colourful and creative city is a great place to be a student.
  • Eastbourne is considered the sunniest place in the UK. Forty minutes along the coast from Brighton, the town offers affordable high street shopping, theatres, art galleries and excellent sporting facilities.
  • Hastings is a historic and beautiful town with a vibrant arts and live music scene. An hour from Brighton, this busy town is home to a close-knit community of students.