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    The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of universities founded in the 1960s and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011–12. The campus is set entirely within the South Downs National Park whilst its location in Falmer is just minutes away from the vibrant seaside city of Brighton. The concrete buildings on campus have been arranged in the shape of a cat when viewed from above: which pretty much sums up the quirkiness of the university in a way!

    It offers a broad array of subjects to study covering those in humanities, science, culture and media all taught on campus. The University of Sussex has slowly risen up in the rankings over the years, and it boasts alumni including politicians, journalists, philosophers and scientists. All of the departments at Sussex have world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised research.

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    What you need to know about the University of Sussex

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    33rd (Complete University Guide 2015)
    43rd (The Guardian’s University Guide 2015)
    14th (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15)

    Fees for 2015 entry:

    UK/EU and Islands undergraduates - £9,000 per year (BMBS Medicine for Islands students - £19,000 per year).

    International undergraduates - £14,450 - £17,850 per year (BMBS Medicine - £26,100 per year).

    Postgraduate (2014 entry) - £5,775 – £13,750 for Masters courses; £3,996 for MPhil/PhD (Home/EU/Islands students) £13,750 – £17,000 for Masters courses and MPhil/PhD (overseas students)

    Established: 1961

    UCAS Code: S90


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    Open days at the University of Sussex

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    The next undergraduate open days will take place on the following dates:

    Saturday 27th June 2015
    Saturday 5th September 2015
    Saturday 3rd October 2015

    If you would like to visit us in the meantime, there are still plenty of opportunities to do so: book on to one of the weekly guided campus tours.

    How to find it:


    University of Sussex
    Sussex House
    BN1 9RH

    Telephone 01273 606755

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