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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

UCAS Code: B74

Location: Brighton, south coast of England Show on Map

Site: Site on outskirts of Brighton; plus hospitals for clinical teaching

Specialist medical school, a partnership between Brighton and Sussex universities.  

Student Population

Total Students:1,200
FE Students:0%


Total undergraduates:560
Full Time:100%
Mature on Entry:25%
UK Students:95%

Teaching Staff

20 full-time; 210 part-time/module lecturers/teaching clinicians.

Broad study areas



Admission Information:3 A-levels required (or 2 plus 2 AS-levels); both biology and chemistry to AS-level, one with an A at A-level. Applicants expected to sit UKCAT test. Application deadline of 15 October.
Points on Entry (Mean):340
Accommodation:All first years housed who apply by the deadline.


Structural features:A partnership between the universities of Brighton and Sussex. Clinical teaching at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (medical education centre) and within the University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Site:Falmer, 4 miles from Brighton town centre (years 1–2); Brighton (Royal Sussex County Hospital, years 3–4); various teaching hospitals in the South East (year 5).
How to get there:Falmer site close to station; buses and trains from Brighton. Royal Sussex County Hospital well served by buses.

Student services & facilities

Student advice & services:All students have personal and academic tutors. Medical and counselling services on campus including psychologists and psychotherapists. Welfare and pastoral support including chaplaincies and crèche/nursery. Students’ Union provides help on eg loans, accommodation, benefits.
Amenities:Grocery shops, catering outlets, launderette, bookshop, banks, cash dispensers, post office.
Sporting facilities:Sports halls, fitness rooms, dance studios, squash and tennis courts, soccer and rugby pitches, floodlit artificial turf pitches, sauna and solarium plus many facilities of city.
Accommodation:All first years who apply by the deadline are in self-catering university accommodation (see Brighton University and Sussex University). Private rented accommodation for 4 years, but hospital accommodation for on-call duties.

Study opportunities & careers

Library & information services:Libraries at Falmer site and at medical education centres (Brighton), with study places, work rooms and IT suites; extended access hours. Library inductions, self-help guides. IT support staff and advice online, at library help desks and by phone. Large number of PC clusters on site (some with 24-hour access); dedicated medical suites, on campus and in clinical sites, all linked to campus network giving access to information sources eg library catalogues, medical school e-learning resources and internet.
Study abroad:Year 4 elective normally taken overseas.


Living expenses budget:Budget of £7000 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by medical school.
Financial help:Students can apply for scholarships and bursaries from Sussex University and Brighton University.
University tuition fees:Home students pay £9000 pa for first degrees. International students pay £23,678 pa.


Academic features:

Integration of academic and clinical aspects throughout course. Small group teaching (both academic and clinical). Students gain experience undertaking research projects.

Awarding body:

Joint award by University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

Main undergraduate awards:


Length of courses:

5 years

Main subjects offered:

  • Medicine

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Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Mithras House
Lewes Road


01273 644644





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