The University of Brighton is a public university located on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast. Its roots can be traced back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Royal Pavilion. The University of Brighton achieved official university status in 1992.
The university focuses on professional education, with the majority of degrees awarded also recognised by professional organisations or leading to professional qualifications. Subjects include pharmacy, computing, architecture, nursing, teaching, journalism, fashion and business.
The university has on average 21,655 students and 2,700 staff, one of the best staff-student ratios in the UK.