A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB–BBC (128–112 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–DMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
Must include an A-level in a technology-based subject.
We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a strong portfolio.
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)
Minimum of five subjects including English language, maths and a science.
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 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Don’t meet these entry requirements?
Our Product Design BSc(Hons) with 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.
Applying for 2019
Read our advice on how to submit a portfolio if you are applying during Clearing
Applying for a place in 2020?
You will be invited to attend an interview at one of our applicant days, held between February and April. Applicant days are an opportunity for you to meet our staff and students, and to find out more about our courses and facilities.
The interview is a chance to ask us questions, present your portfolio and tell us about yourself. In particular, be prepared to tell us about your:
- research skills
- creative strengths
- technical abilities
- understanding of people and behaviour
- business acumen.
We are interested not just in your educational qualifications but in your personality and potential as a professional designer, so you should also be prepared to talk about your aspirations.
Applying for a place in 2019?
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