Brighton and Sussex Medical School


  • Location: Seaside, City

About us

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is a modern, inclusive and innovative medical school located on the south coast between the sea and the South Downs. A partnership between the two universities, the medical school is based across two campuses and benefits from its partnership with local NHS providers through extended clinical and learning facilities. BSMS has a close-knit community and consistently ranks among the top 5 medical schools in the National Student Survey. BSMS’s system-based curriculum offers a range of teaching and learning methods.

View both sides of campus and our facilities with this unique tour

Take a look around the BSMS facilities, located at Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton. Our unique medical school is a partnership between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton, meaning we are spread across both campuses and have the luxury of access to both amenities.

What makes us different

If you’re looking for modern medical training that stretches you to your limits and supports you to push beyond them, allows you to relax in rural tranquillity and to experience the adrenaline rush of early clinical experience, look no further than BSMS.

Cadaveric dissection is a key part of the course, giving you a real understanding of human anatomy, along with prosection, living anatomy and ultrasound sessions.

You will take a bodily system, such as the circulatory system, and learn all relevant anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology and clinical skills.

You will have placements in hospitals and GP surgeries from week two, building your confidence and communication skills with patients and healthcare professionals.

As a student of both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, you will benefit from access to the academic and recreational facilities of both.

Course locations

Princess Royal Hospital

Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EX

Main Site

University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Medical Teaching Building

University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9PX

Brighton and Sussex Med Sch

Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, BN1 9PH

Main Site

Medical Teaching Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9PX