Undergraduate options include three-, four- or five-year full-time degrees and year-long degree top-up courses.
Undergraduate courses are also described as first degree courses, as they are usually taken by people who don't yet have a degree.
Many of our courses incorporate a professional accreditation. This may mean that graduates are:
- licensed to practice (for example, as a nurse)
- eligible to apply for membership of a professional body
- exempt from professional exams when they qualify.
Many of our students have to combine work, study and other life commitments, so we are continually working to improve access to our courses. Part-time options exist for many courses and some are also available on a distance learning basis.
1. Honours degrees
These courses involve three or four years of full-time study and lead to qualifications such as BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), BEng(Hons) and LLB(Hons).
Many of our courses involve work-based learning. Through workshops, short placements or work placements of up to a year (usually your third year), you have the opportunity to apply the skills you learn at university to real situations, gain valuable experience that looks great on your CV, and make important contacts in your chosen industry.
More than half of our students also achieve a professional registration or exemption from professional exams when they graduate.
2. Integrated masters degrees
Some undergraduate degree courses include an element of masters-level study as you progress through the course.
These courses are available in:
- engineering (MEng)
- pharmacy (MPharm)
- arts and design (MDes)
- chemistry (MChem)
- biology (MSci)
- ecology (MSci)
- biomedical science (MSci)
- maths (MMath).
3. Courses with an integrated foundation year
We offer a number of courses with an extra year of integrated study at foundation level. Offering this route opens up opportunities to students who do not hold the required A-levels or equivalent qualifications, who are changing career, or returning to study.
The foundation year gives you the support, knowledge and skills you need. You will be required to successfully complete the foundation year before progressing to the degree course.
Courses with an integrated foundation year are available in the following subject areas:
- civil engineering
- biomedical science
4. Top-up degrees
If you have a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree or professional qualification you can often top this up to an honours degree.
Top-up degrees typically involve a year of full-time study but there are some that have been specially developed to be studied part-time while you are working.
University of Brighton top-up degrees are also delivered at a number of our partner colleges.