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Top reasons why you should study at the University of Brighton

Choosing the right university is a significant decision for any student, particularly if you’re considering studying abroad.

We welcome more than 3,000 international students to the University of Brighton each year.

Our focus is on helping you unlock your potential. We provide a thriving academic community where you can learn from experts and gain the qualifications you need, and give you an all-round experience that you’ll remember forever.

A supportive and inclusive international community

Our community is culturally diverse, with staff and students from more than 150 countries around the world. From the moment you arrive you’ll be part of our international community, and everyone will make you feel welcome.

If you’re an international student who is coming to the UK for the first time, we’ll help you settle in to your new environment and support you every step of the way.

Our brilliant and inspiring city

Brighton is a friendly and open city, and one of the liveliest and most diverse places in the UK to live and study.

In the QS 2024 rankings for Best Student Cities, Brighton is in the top 100 worldwide and top 15 in the UK.

Based on the picturesque south coast of England, we’re located just one hour from central London by train, and 30 minutes from London Gatwick International Airport by train. The university has three campuses across Brighton, all within easy reach of the city centre, the beach and some beautiful countryside.

Brighton is known for its vibrant and eclectic culture. The city offers a unique blend of seaside charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere, with a wide array of cultural events, festivals, and a thriving arts scene. Students can enjoy the beautiful beaches, explore the historic lanes, or take advantage of the numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops.

The city’s location provides easy access to London and other major UK cities, making it a convenient and attractive place to live and study.

Strong industry links and employability focus

Studying at Brighton offers an experience that goes way beyond the classroom. What we do here matters.

We’re ranked in the top 50 universities in England for graduate prospects according to the 2025 Complete University Guide.

You’ll use equipment and facilities that replicate real industry and professional environments, and our courses include opportunities to work on real-world projects. These practical experiences are invaluable, giving students a competitive edge in the job market.

Our dedicated careers service also offers support with CV writing, interview preparation, and job searches, helping students to achieve their career aspirations.

As a Brighton student, you’ll have access to Student Circus, a platform that publishes job listings from employers who will sponsor international students to work in the UK.

Quality education and teaching excellence

The University of Brighton has a strong reputation for teaching excellence.

We’ve received a silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award in recognition of the “typically very high quality” of our teaching and student outcomes.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, all designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen fields.

You’ll learn from teaching staff who are experts in their disciplines and combine teaching with professional practice and research.

The chance to follow your passion

While you’re here you’ll have the chance to pursue your interests, or discover new ones, by taking part in a wide range of activities through the university or Students’ Union.

With over 100 societies, 60 sports clubs and close links to local community groups, there’s something for everyone, whatever your interests.

With its strong emphasis on teaching excellence, employability, and student support, the University of Brighton offers an exceptional environment for international students.

The combination of high-quality education, a vibrant cultural scene, and a welcoming community makes it an ideal choice for those looking to pursue their studies in the UK.

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Zoe Cassell • June 10, 2024

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