About this programme
The junior semester abroad programme is available to international undergraduate students for either a semester or an academic year. The autumn semester runs from September to December and the spring programme runs from January to June.
Autumn students leave the programme before the Christmas break and arrange for early assessment in their classes. Year-long students return in January and continue their studies through to the end of the academic year in June.
Spring semester students arrive a week before the beginning of semester two and the study abroad office organises an induction program and registration for classes. Spring students have an Easter break during the term and continue classes until the end of semester two in June.
Academic courses and credits
Students on study abroad programmes at the University of Brighton can choose to study a range of subjects from English literature and economics to film studies and biology.
Students are eligible to take up to four ten credit modules in their preferred area of study. However, all classes are subject to availability, so students are required to have a good choice of options available to them.
For more detailed information about each module, visit the university's school webpages:
Your first week at Brighton will be your induction week, during which time you can send module outlines back to the adviser at your home university for approval.
Our courses offer a combination of the latest subject knowledge, practical experience and industry-standard facilities, with the aim of giving you a competitive edge in your career. You can choose up to four 10-UK credit modules per semester on the Junior Semester Abroad programme, one of which could include the British culture module.
Modules are timetabled at the beginning of each semester; classes that run in the fall are not then offered again in the spring, and vice-versa.
Classes are negotiated with students on an individual basis prior to arrival and are subject to availability and suitability.
How to apply
There are three different ways you can apply for this programme.
1. Apply to the University of Brighton directly
You can arrange your study abroad programme with the University of Brighton directly. Apply online now.
2. Apply through your own university
Some students arrange their study abroad through their home university. Your home university may have a partnership with other universities or may arrange study abroad through organisations called consortia.
3. Apply through a consortium
We currently work with the one of the largest consortia world-wide, University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC). If you would like USAC to organise your study, contact USAC directly.
You need to have an English language level that is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to attend this programme.