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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is an excellent example of a southern university. Located at Falmer on the outskirts of Brighton, Sussex is the only UK University surrounded by a national park. The university is located just nine minutes from Brighton, one of the top-10 city beach destinations in the world (Lonely Planet) and an hour away from Central London by train and 30 minutes from London Gatwick, one of the UK's major international airports.

Sussex Law School provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge. Sussex is recognised as a world-leading research centre and the university's research underpins their teaching. Sussex' courses are designed with skills training at their core, enabling you to think logically about legal problems and prepare you for your future career. The Law School offers various practical skills-based courses including: mooting, client interviewing, negotiation, criminal advocacy, and the opportunity to provide legal advice to the public through the Sussex Law Clinic.

Sussex Law School has developed solid links with Canada and there are now more than 100 Canadian students studying law. This strong Canadian influence on campus is reflected in the existence of the Canadian Student Law Society. The Sussex staff produce ground-breaking research across a range of areas including the use of Canadian case law by the Supreme Court of New Zealand and comparative family law research in Canada and the UK focusing on the legal regulation of same-sex parenting.

Do you want to learn more about the study options at Sussex? Contact us for more information about studying law in the UK.


Number of students at the university: 18,000

Number of international students: over 5,000 from 140 countries 

Tuition fees for the upcoming cycle:  TBC. Please contact a Canada Law From Abroad advisor for updates.

Accommodation costs: £91 per week

Location of university: Brighton, less than an hour from London 

Number of inhabitants in town/city: 290,000

Nearest Airport: Gatwick (30 min by Train)

Scholarships: For Postgraduate students, the Chancellor’s International scholarship (50% fee reduction) is available to students from  Canada. Ask your advisor for details. 

Teaching Excellence Framework Ranking: Silver

Other rankings:

  • 1st in the World for Development Studies, QS World Rankings by subject 2017-2019
  • Top 60 in the World for Business and Economics, THE World University Rankings 2019
  • Top 100 in the World for Law, THE World University Rankings 2019

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My most rememberable experience studying at the University of Sussex, was the Professors; they were passionate, articulate, and determined to see that the Canadian students not only understood the new grading system, but that we also succeeded in our grades.

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Meet us in February and March!

The Canada Law From Abroad Team is touring Canada!

We will be traveling across the country in late February and early March, accompanied by representatives from our partner universities.  

To find out when we will be in your city, check out our Events and Webinars page. We are taking pre-registrations, so make sure to register your interest in the event you want to attend!  We hope to see you there!