The University of Brighton


The University of Brighton is a community of over 23,000 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. We have one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to our reputation as a leading post-1992 university

We can trace our origins back to the mid-19th century in Brighton and the mid-20th century in Eastbourne. Since university designation in 1992 the university has grown steadily. More than 5,000 students graduated this year in a range of subjects as diverse as: automotive engine design, law with accountancy, midwifery, three-dimensional design, architecture and pharmacy.

Our performance in a range of external assessments of teaching quality is consistently strong. The School of Education has just moved into the new £30m Checkland building at Falmer, and maintained its position as one of the leading institutions in the country for Initial Teacher Training, according to results published last month by Ofsted. The School of Education and the Chelsea School of Sport remain ‘Category A’ providers for teacher education, and have been given the highest possible rating – outstanding – for all aspects of our primary and secondary initial teacher education provision.

We are committed to widening participation in education, University of Brighton courses are delivered by a network of partner colleges across Sussex, and we have developed a successful fifth campus in Hastings (the University Centre Hastings opened in 2004).

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