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About the faculty

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is the focus of teaching, research and social and economic engagement in mathematical sciences, computing, engineering, built environment, environmental and earth sciences, pharmacy, and natural and life sciences in the University of Brighton.

Based in the Cockcroft building of the Moulsecoomb campus we offer professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses underpinned by strong academic disciplines, national and internationally recognised research, the use of innovative learning technologies, research led teaching and strong links with industry, NHS Trusts and employers. We also offer a range of foundation degrees taught at partner colleges.


The Centre for Collaboration and Partnership supports regional business and economic development nationally and internationally through the provision of consultancy, contract research, collaborative training, short courses, access to expertise and facilities and student placements from within the faculty.

The faculty hosts STEM Sussex which works in partnership with schools, businesses and other organisations to enhance delivery of the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) curricula at all key stages and to improve achievements in these subjects.

The faculty also hosts the Sustainable Development Coordination Unit (SDeCU) which aims to co-ordinate sustainable development activities across the university. The unit also has its own specific sustainability research and community engagement projects.

You can be sure that you will receive the warmest of welcomes should you visit for one of our open days, or come and join us to study in a rewarding and stimulating academic environment.

Cockcroft building

The Cockcroft building