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University of Brighton

About University of Brighton

Founded as the Brighton College of Art in 1858, the University of Brighton attained the university status in 1992. It is a quadri-campus public university.  The Faculty of Arts & Architecture and School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences are the subsidiaries of the University of Brighton. It currently holds a student strength of more than 20,000. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship and top-up programs. M. Phil, Ph.D., and professional doctorate degree courses are also offered.

With campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne on the south coast of England, the university is multi-disciplinary in its approach. The broad academic departments include subjects like Applied Social Sciences; Architecture & Design; Art; Business; Computing, Engineering & Mathematics; Education; Environment & Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities; Media; Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences; and Sport & Service Management. Also, it maintains Doctoral College; Language Institute and Medical School.

University of Brighton Department structure

The University offers study options across the following schools:

School of Applied Social Science

The School has demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning, producing highly employable graduates.

School of Architecture and Design

The School boasts respected professors, world-leading research impact and dynamic alumni.

School of Art

The School produces skilled practitioners and artists across a range of disciplines.

Brighton Business School

The School teaches, conducts research and consults on a wide range of business topics.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

A partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex together with NHS organisations in the south-east region.

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

The School develops courses in close consultation with the industry and professional bodies.

School of Education

One of the UK’s largest providers of education and training for teachers and other learning and development professionals.

School of Environment and Technology

Extensive applied research and consultancy activity ensures courses are up to date and relevant.

School of Health Sciences

At the forefront of professional teaching and research in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, and more.

School of Humanities

The School has an academically rewarding environment and covers areas including Literature, Linguistics, History and Culture.

School of Media

From practical production courses to traditional media studies, the School offers a broad range of communication subjects.

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

One of the UK's leading university departments in the field.

School of Sport and Service Management

The School offers courses in Hospitality, Retail, Tourism, Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science.

Brighton Doctoral College

Students can choose from doctoral programmes across a broad range of disciplines.

Preparing for university

The University of Brighton Language Institute offers language programmes and the International College offers pathway courses.

University of Brighton University Rankings

  • #801-1000 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #601-800 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #112 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #102 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #656 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

University of Brighton Course Rankings

University of Brighton Business Courses Ranks

  • #301-400 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #82 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #81 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #87 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #90 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

University of Brighton Engineering Courses Ranks

  • #301-400 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #55 Civil Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #63 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #61 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #60 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #53 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #53 Civil Engineering - The Guardian 2021

University of Brighton Computers Courses Ranks

  • #95 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021

University of Brighton Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 14748
Engineering (8 Courses) 3 Year - 5 Year GBP 14040 - GBP 14748
Science (6 Courses) 3 year GBP 14748
Arts (7 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14748 - GBP 15300
Law (2 Courses) 3 year GBP 13572 - GBP 14748
Media Films (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14748 - GBP 15300
Management (8 Courses) 1 Year - 4 Year GBP 13572 - GBP 15300

University of Brighton Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , TOEFL
Management IELTS , TOEFL
Media Films IELTS , TOEFL
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS , TOEFL

University of Brighton Application Process

University of Brighton welcomes students from all around the world. Undergraduate applicants can apply through the UCAS application which gives them the option to apply for multiple programs and universities at the same time and manage applications. Students who have clearly want to apply only to the University of Brighton should use the Direct Application. Graduate applicants can apply through the university’s online application portal.

How to Apply?

To be considered for admission to the University of Brighton, students must keep the following in mind:

Application Portal: UG - UCAS Application/ Direct Application; PG - Online Application

Application Fee: UCAS users - 20 GBP for a single course; 26 GBP for multiple courses

Application Deadline: UG - January 15 (UCAS); PG - Varies from program to program

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Personal Statement
  • References
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of Sponsorship (for sponsored students)
  • Program-specific requirements

University of Brighton English Language Proficiency Requirement

  • The University of Brighton requires proof of English language proficiency from all its students. The minimum required scores are as follows:
Test Minimum Required Score for Undergraduates Minimum Required Score for Postgraduates
IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
PTE Academic 61 with no component less than 51 61 with no component less than 51
TOEFL-iBT 72 overall, 18(writing), 10(reading), 10 (listening), 17(speaking) 85 overall, 18(writing), 10(reading), 10 (listening), 17(speaking)
Duolingo English Test 100 overalls, 90(literacy), 80(conservation), 100(comprehension), 70(production) 110 overall, 90(literacy), 80(conservation), 100(comprehension), 70(production)
Cambridge (CAE) C1 Advanced 169 with all minimum sub scores of 162. C1 Advanced 176 with all minimum sub scores of 162.
Cambridge (FCE) B2 First 169 with minimum scores of 162. B2 First 176 with minimum scores of 162.
Trinity ISE II with a pass and Merit in each component. ISE III with a pass and Merit in each component.


University of Brighton Highlights

University Type Public University
Establishment Year 1858
Location Brighton, England
Campus Setting Urban
No. of Campuses 4
Mode of Program Full-time/ Part-time/ Online
Graduate Job Rate 92.6%
Mode of Application Online
Total Number of Students 20,468
Number of International Students 1,710
Number of Undergraduate Students 16,761
Number of Postgraduate Students 3,392
Intake Sessions Fall
Financial Aid Scholarships

University of Brighton Cost of Attendance

  • International students who have received a letter of acceptance will need to pay a tuition fee deposit of 1,500 GBP before the university issues a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, which is required to make a visa application.
  • The tuition fee deposit can be paid by the students online or through bank transfer service partnered with western union, so international students can pay their deposit in their local currency.
  • The tuition fees for international students attending University of Brighton are:
Expense Annual Fees (in GBP)
Type of course Undergraduate Postgraduate (taught) PhD
Classroom based courses 13,416 13,464 13,194
Workshop or laboratory-based courses 14,604 15,156 14,976

Know more about Studying in UK

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Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
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Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Brighton Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,840


£ 14,770

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 2,925

Campus accommodation

£ 5,304

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.