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Sandwiched between the sea and the South Downs, Brighton is a hotspot for the creative industries and also attracts graduates seeking careers in hospitality, law and the public sector.

Career city: Brighton | Postgraduate study | Local graduate employers | Moving to Brighton

If you’re an active type you might be attracted to Brighton's hospitality, leisure or entertainment industries. You’ll also find a choice of employers in the legal, finance and public sectors. The ‘city living on the coast’ lifestyle attracts numerous creative types to the area, so if you’re a designer, writer or artist you’ll find yourself in good company.


Postgraduate study in and around Brighton

Research at Brighton’s two universities covers a broad range of subjects. At the University of Brighton much of the research in art and design is classified as either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

The University of Sussex is well known for its interdisciplinary work that spans arts, sciences and social sciences. It’s also home to the Institute for Development Studies, which leads research into international development.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School is a collaboration between the two universities and offers postgraduate study through both taught and research courses.


Ten local graduate employers in Brighton

  1. American Express, Brighton (Financial services)
  2. 1 King's Bench Walk, Lewes (Law)
  3. Brighton & Hove City Council, Hove (Public sector)
  4. Brighton & Hove City Teaching Primary Care Trust, Brighton (Public service, charity and social work)
  5. BUPA, Brighton (Healthcare)
  6. East Sussex County Council, Lewes (Public sector)
  7. Glyndebourne Productions Ltd, Lewes (Arts management; Events; Not-for-profit)
  8. Domestic and General, Brighton (Financial services and insurance)
  9. Legal & General, Hove (Banking and investment; Financial services)
  10. Mott MacDonald, Brighton (Construction and engineering)

(Note: these companies may not be currently recruiting. Their names have been provided as a guideline to the type of work available and what areas to look in.)


Moving to Brighton

It’s on the map for…

  • More veggie restaurants than you could shake a carrot stick at
  • Its seaside location and the beautiful nearby South Downs
  • Its excellent arts scene and nightlife

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Hove – 2 miles
  • Eastbourne – 25 miles
  • London – 53 miles

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