University of Sussex

# 218

QS World University Rankings


Undergraduate programs


Postgraduate programs

18,500 GBP

Tuition Fee/year

About University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a research-intensive campus university near the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove, on the UK’s south coast. Make yourself at home by the sea and live in Brighton, one of the UK’s most iconic cities. Brighton is only one hour

from London and well connected to airports. 

Sussex uses research-led teaching, a unique location and a strong sense of purpose to broaden its students’ perspectives. Choose from over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, taught by world-leading academics, and join our thriving student community.

Sussex has an excellent international reputation and we are ranked in the top 50 UK universities (The Complete University Guide 2023 and Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). We are proud to be placed 201-250th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). Sussex is currently ranked 240th in the latest QS World Rankings 2023. 

Sussex has a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) silver award for the quality of its teaching, and has been particularly commended for its outstanding employment strategy and excellent student success rate, with a very high proportion of Sussex students from all backgrounds completing their course and going on to highly skilled employment or further study.

Sussex encourages its students to speak out about the things that matter to them and stand up for what they believe in. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually challenging environment. At Sussex you will be encouraged to open your mind, deepen your thinking and leave your mark on the world.

Our campus is extremely spacious, green and peaceful. The campus is set in the outstanding beauty of the South Downs – it’s a stunning environment to study and live in. Many students travel to and around campus by bicycle, making travel cost-effective and safe.

You’ll find everything you need on campus, from a health centre with a daily drop-in service to childcare facilities and two sports centres. Our campus is like a large village, with everything you need for day-to-day life. This includes a bank, post office, GP surgery, dentist, and pharmacy as well as numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, and a twice-weekly food market.

Sussex is committed to looking after students’ wellbeing. With dozens of societies, including the popular Dog Walking Society and the Buddy Scheme, we provide many mays to help students feel at home and make friends. Our excellent Library provides thousands of digital journals, reports, e-books, software and training.


Study with us

Our courses are designed to enable you to go out in the world and make a difference. We offer one of the widest course ranges of any University, spread across the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences, and some of them are internationally recognised, such as our Development Studies course which is ranked 1st in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject 2022).

From American Studies to Zoology, International Business to Astrophysics, Media Practice to Social Work, we have stimulating courses – and world-respected academics. At Sussex you are also encouraged to expand your horizons by choosing modules and pathways from different subject areas, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and follow your own path.


Distance Learning at Sussex

Our distance learning courses give you the opportunity to study at Sussex from wherever you are in the world. Sussex runs several 100% online Masters courses that are designed with a focus on employability. We ensure teaching and learning is practical, focusing on real-world case studies and providing skills you can take directly into the workplace.

Our distance learning courses provide the flexibility to fit your study around your life and career. There are six entry points a year which means you can start your course when you like throughout the year. And, if you need to take a break from your studies at any time, you can simply ‘step-off’ the course and re-join once you have the time to dedicate to your studies again.

You’ll work with on projects with fellow students located all over the world, enabling you to become part of a global learning experience.

University information

Bachelor GPA Cambridge CAE Advanced IELTS PTE Academic TOEFL
2.7+ 169+ 6+ 59+ 80+
6.5+ 85+ 3+ 1300+ 92+
PTE Academic Cambridge CAE Advanced TOEFL IELTS International Baccalaureate ATAR
59+ 169+ 80+ 6+ 30+ 85+
1300+ 26+ 590+ 299+ 3+
Total StudentsInternational studentsTotal faculty staff
UG Students- 78%
PG Students- 22%
UG Students- 66%
PG Students- 34%
Domestic Staff- 60%
International Staff- 40%

Tuition fees

International Student  Tuition Fees: 18,500 GBP (Tuition Fee/year)

Rankings & Ratings

University of Sussex is one of the top public universities in Brighton, United Kingdom. It is ranked #218 in QS World University Rankings 2024.


QS World University Rankings


QS WUR Ranking By Subject


QS Sustainability Ranking


Europe University Rankings – Northern Europe

Rankings Criteria



Academic Reputation
Employer Reputation
Faculty Student Ratio
Citations per Faculty
International Faculty Ratio
International Students Ratio
International Research Network
Employment Outcomes

Campus locations

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Campus locations

University of Brighton Falmer campus, United Kingdom

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