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Study destination: Brighton

Hotcourses explains why Brighton could be the perfect place to study for international students.

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Abundant shopping and entertainment, several cafés and restaurants and a collectively calmed seaside culture, Brighton has captivated many international students from around the world.


Situated on the south coast of England between the sea and the Sussex Downs and just an hour from London, Brighton is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations with over 8 million visitors each year.


With students accounting for 10 percent of the total population, this relatively small city has a truly multicultural atmosphere and welcomes everyone ready to get to know it.



Brighton has a lot to offer. Top-notch cultural events, a fantastic music and club scene, theatres, cinemas and comedy clubs, great shopping at modern stores as well as vintage stores in The Lanes, jewellery, art works and antiques are but a few of this city’s attractions.


The Dome, one of Brighton's famous concert venues is of great appeal to traditional music lovers. Local to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the 1,800-capacity Dome is also host to blues, pop, rock, jazz, dub, world and club music. The Brighton Centre and Concorde 2 are Brighton's major rock and pop venues. The architecture of Brighton Pavilion is also worth a visit!


Brighton also has some of the best traditional fish and chips restaurants in England.




One of the most characteristic features of Brighton is its beaches. The great offer of bars, restaurants, night clubs and a lot of entertainment has gained this city the name of "London-by-the-sea”. It’s also holds one of England’s official naturist beaches.


Did you know?

  • There are around 614 billion pebbles on Brighton beach.
  • Brighton is one of the Top 5 most popular UK cities
  • Brighton is the Green capital of Britain as residents buy more green products than any other city.
  • The old West Pier in Brighton was destroyed by fire in 2003 and it is now one of the landmarks of the city.


Where can I study in Brighton?

Some of the leading universities in the UK based in Brighton are:


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