University profile

University of Brighton

2023/24 edition

About University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is a thriving university with a community of over 3,000 postgraduate students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, studying at outstanding locations on the south coast of England.

Accredited courses

The university takes a career-focused approach to learning and many of our 180 postgraduate courses are recognised and accredited by leading professional bodies. Some courses offer exchanges and collaborations with our research partners in industry, public services and other professional associations, providing opportunities to gain valuable work-related experience.

Flexible study

The university offers a range of flexible study options which allow students to study full or part-time, and balance their work, lives and study. For students who want to join the university for continuing personal development, there are opportunities to study individual masters-level modules.

Research-active community

The University of Brighton’s research has been recognised for having a direct impact on the world, our communities and how we live. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) rated 88 per cent of the university’s submitted research as having 'outstanding' or 'very considerable' impact beyond academia.

We collaborate with a wide range of research partners including organisations from the public and private sectors, charities and start-ups.

Read more about our research.

Read more about our postgraduate research degrees.


The university offers a range of funding to support UK, EU and international postgraduate students, which you may be eligible to apply for.

  • Alumni postgraduate scholarships worth 20% of tuition fees for University of Brighton alumni
  • Scholarships for international students, some worth up to £2,500.
  • PGCE, NHS and social work bursaries.

Read more about fees and funding.

Modern campuses in great locations

The university has three campuses in Brighton.

We’ve invested heavily in the equipment and facilities, transforming our Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton with new spaces for our students to study, live and socialise. Students use industry-standard facilities designed to build real-world, professional skills they can use throughout their careers. Wherever you’re based you’ll be near the sea and countryside and within easy reach of London.

Brighton is one of the most diverse and popular cities in the UK. With festivals, museums, a lively arts and music scene and independent cafes and shops, Brighton has a forward-thinking attitude which makes it a brilliant place to live and study.

Read more about our campuses.


The university’s accommodation team is on hand to help you find the right place to live. Housing options include halls of residence, university-managed housing, privately rented accommodation and homestay with a local family.

International postgraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence in their first year as long as they apply before the accommodation deadline.

For up-to-date information about accommodation and current rent levels visit the university’s website.

Support for you

We don’t just want you to succeed, we want you to feel good too; in yourself and your life, as well as your studies. Your support network at Brighton will include academic supervision, study skills workshops, career planning, counselling, disability support and orientation programmes for international students.

Read more about student support.

Open evenings

The best way to find out more about the University of Brighton’s postgraduate courses is to come to an open evening. Meet some of our lecturers, researchers and current students, and find out what it’s like to study here. We run postgraduate events throughout the year.

Find out about upcoming open evenings and events.

How to apply

Applications for most postgraduate courses can be made online, directly to the university.

Read more about applying for a postgraduate taught degree course.

Read more about applying for a postgraduate research degree course.

Contact details

Contact name
Student Admission Office
+44 (0)1273 644644
University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
East Sussex
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