We require a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level when earned before 1997. Post-1997, we require students taking the West African Senior School Certificate to take and successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
We require a bachelor degree (honours) or a Master’s degree.
|Sierra Leonean degree classification
||English translation or equivalent
|Class II upper
|Class II lower
English language equivalency
An applicant can be considered to have met our English language entry requirements if he or she has consistently studied in the English language and obtained grades A1 - C6 on the West African Senior School Certificate.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Sierra Leone.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.