The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in August 1961. Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution.Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Over 90 per cent of Sussex research activity was rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK, on a simple average across all scores. 18 subjects rank in the top 20 for research in the UK, across the arts, sciences and social sciences, with American studies ranked number 1 in the UK, Politics number 2, and Art history number 3.
Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, and attracts leading thinkers and researchers. Sussex has counted three Nobel Prize winners, 13 Fellows of the Royal Society, six Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on faculty.The University of Sussex is home to the first International Study Centre (ISC) ever established and has been the proving ground for this innovative but highly successful concept, providing a significant increase in international student numbers with 92% progression rates. In the Times Higher Education University Rankings 2012/13, Sussex was ranked 13th in the UK.
Intakes: January, September
Year 1 in the following disciplines
Business and Management
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
International Relations and International Development