When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–BCC (120–104 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
If your predicted or actual grades fall below the range but you can evidence your thinking, ideas and abilities through a high-quality portfolio we will still consider your application.
27 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at merit or distinction.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least three subjects including English language and maths.
May allow direct entry to year 2 of the course.
Recognised foundation programme in relevant area or relevant professional experience will be considered.
Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
Don’t meet these entry requirements?
Our architecture and design integrated foundation year provides an extra year of study at foundation level if you do not have the academic qualifications or experience needed for entry to this course.
Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress onto year 1 of our Product Design, Architecture or Interior Architecture degrees.
We appreciate that a school curriculum may affect what you are able to present and that some applicants may not have a formal portfolio. However, you should look at presenting a range of work that demonstrates an understanding of the skills that you need to undertake design project work. These skills include:
- an eye for insight
- analytical as well as creative working
- practical as well as theoretical working.
You can draw from your extracurricular activities as well as your schoolwork.
It can be tempting to include a lot in your portfolio, but we advise you to limit it to a few pages of your best work. This is a good way to more concisely demonstrate your abilities.
Find out more about how to create and submit your portfolio.