Place Category: Traditional
The University of Sussex is located in the village of Falmer in the South Downs National park, around five miles from Brighton on the English south coast. It is research-intensive and has a strong academic reputation with no fewer than five Nobel Prize winning alumni and academics. It is a self-contained campus-cased university.
Established as a university in 1961, it takes a very cross-disciplinary approach to both its teaching and research. Students have traditionally been encouraged to study across science and arts disciplines and graduate with joint-honours.
Its broad academic focus covers the following subjects: Engineering and Informatics, Life Sciences, Maths and Physics, Management and Economics, Education, International Relations, Law, Politics, History, English, Media, Film and Music.
The University runs the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) jointly with the University of Brighton.