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University of Brighton climbs league table

The University of Brighton has risen nine places in the Guardian University Guide league table, published 22 of May 2012.

The university came 64th compared to 73rd last year and 78th the previous year in the table which comprises 120 higher education institutions. In one subject, Art & Design, the university was ranked in the top ten.

Professor Stuart Laing, the University of Brighton's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: "We are pleased that the developing success of the university is recognised by the Guardian University Guide.

"As one of the most popular universities in the south-east, Brighton offers an extensive range of academic and professional degrees underpinned by experienced and innovative teaching and world class research. Our graduate employment record and National Student Survey results show our courses are delivering what our students require."

The Guardian table was compiled by an independent consultancy. It ranks universities according to student satisfaction with their course, teaching and assessment and feedback based on the National Student Survey, spending per student, student/staff ratios, graduate career prospects, entry tariff, a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results.

The Guardian subject table data identified particular strengths of the University of Brighton, in Art & Design, Engineering, Sport Science and Education.

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New Course Additions!

Retail Management MSc
Developed in conjunction with experts from the retail industry, University of Brighton's new Retail Management MSc taps into the UK's wealth of cutting-edge retail expertise. It helps meet the growing demand for the professionalisation of retail management by developing managers with the practical skills and intellectual ability to succeed in this fast paced and global industry.

The course provides a detailed knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in retailing. It covers both theoretical and practical approaches relevant to best practice in the international retail business.

Subjects covered include retail strategy and internationalisation, retail marketing and branding, customer experience and customer psychology, buying and supply chain logistics, retail technology, innovation and creativity, and retail consultancy. In addition, you will learn business skills such as budgeting, problem solving, consultancy skills, and managing groups and teams.

An exciting part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through a six-month paid industrial placement. University of Brighton students have undertaken work placements with key players in the retail sector, such as Tesco, Waitrose, John Lewis Partnership, Harrods, Debenhams and Arcadias. You can choose to produce a research project as an alternative to the work placement.

The UK retail sector is one of the world's most competitive and innovative industries, with firms such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Boots amongst the world's top performing companies. UK retail sales are around £300bn, the 3rd largest in the world, after the USA and Japan. The sector is constantly evolving and considerable opportunities exist for innovators.

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