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Just like the city we call home, the University of Brighton is a place where different perspectives meet.
We have a community of around 3,500 postgraduate students from a diverse range of backgrounds, studying at outstanding locations on the south coast of England.
We have over 150 postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from teacher training to pharmaceutical sciences – many of which are accredited by professional bodies.
And to help you balance your work and life commitments we offer flexible study options as well as opportunities to study individual masters-level modules for continuing professional development, and degree apprenticeships.
The University of Brighton is as exciting and welcoming as the city whose name we share. We have three campuses in Brighton and one just along the coast in Eastbourne, but wherever you’re based you’ll be by the beach, some beautiful countryside and within easy reach of London.
At Brighton we provide a range of non-repayable bursaries that are for students who need financial help the most. We also offer a range of scholarships specifically for postgraduate students.
At Brighton every eligible student is guaranteed an offer of a place in halls of residence. But there are also other options available – we have shared houses across Brighton and Eastbourne or we can help you find your home in the private rented sector.
We believe in making a difference. Our research activities tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and seek to improve peoples’ lives and environments.
We foster a vibrant research community; supporting our established experts and nurturing the next generation of talent from our thriving postgraduate and early career researchers.
Come and see us at an open evening or campus tour to find out what Brighton is all about.
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Brighton Business School's postgraduate courses are designed to give you the best possible preparation for career success. The school works closely with professional bodies and business leaders to make sure that whatever the state of the job market when you graduate, you’ll be well prepared.
The school has over 70 research-active staff. As well as making a meaningful contribution to industry, its research ensures that courses are up to date, interesting and relevant.
Research seminars and conferences provide a forum for advanced academic debate. They are designed to acquaint staff and postgraduate students with the latest research developments.
Professional bodies accrediting our postgraduate courses include the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), The Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Brighton Business School has been selected by the Institute of Directors (IoD) as their partner of choice in the Sussex area. The partnership provides all of our postgraduate students with IoD membership. This gives you access to the institute’s mentoring, forums, events and work placement opportunities.
We believe that learning from business practitioners is a vital part of the student experience. That's why we incorporate guest lectures into our curriculum. Speakers from industry are regularly invited to discuss curriculum topics, so you get professional insights into contemporary business issues.
Most of our lecturers have experience of working in business and many continue to work as consultants with leading businesses and organisations. This enables them to provide business insights based on practical experience. Companies that our tutors have worked for include 3M, American Express, Bank of America, Exxon-Mobil, Fujitsu, Home Office, ICI, Jaguar, JP Morgan Chase, Kraft, MOD, NHS, Price Waterhouse, Royal Bank of Canada and TNS Market Research.
The School of Applied Social Sciences demonstrates excellence in teaching and learning and is proud of its reputation for producing highly employable and adaptable graduates. The school offers students an inter-disciplinary and applied approach to learning and has excellent links within the local community.
The school's ethos is based on:
- linking theory to policy, practice and experience
- community partnerships
- developing strong research skills
- developing knowledge in practical and organisational settings
- considering the increasingly complex relationship between local and global concerns.
It provides not just a degree but an applied degree.
The School of Architecture and Design is based at our Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton. Postgraduate students work in dedicated studios and extensive specialist workshops, which offer the space to experiment in a creative and collaborative environment.
The success of architecture and design at Brighton is reflected in its internationally respected professors, its world-leading research impact, the reputations of its alumni and in the creative and productive atmosphere created by its staff and students.
The School of Art is an inclusive, dynamic community situated on our City campus in the centre of Brighton. It has a 150-year history and is proud of its reputation for producing skilled artists, designers and critical thinkers.
The school offers postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines, all which prioritise experimentation and fluidity of thinking, tenets that are central to the school’s ethos.
The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics offers postgraduate degree programmes in cyber security, user experience design and data analytics. With a focus on applied learning the school's courses are designed with input from industry professionals. This enables students to develop advanced technical skills and provides networking opportunities, and gain shared knowledge and insight to support their career.
Students learn with staff who are experts in their field, developing knowledge in specialist areas of research. The Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems focuses on both theoretical and practical research in computer science challenges related to security, intelligence and usability of software systems.
The University of Brighton is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and teacher training with a long-established reputation for high-quality courses. The school's work in the initial teacher education provision has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our latest inspection.
As one of the leading initial teacher training providers in the country, the school's strength lies with its school-led partnership, one that works to ensure trainee teachers receive the best possible support and education. Through its partnership the school works closely with over 600 schools and colleges in the region. We offer a range of university and school-based postgraduate certificates and Education MA programmes which provides the opportunity to study a range of specialist modules for those looking to further their professional development.
The School of Environment and Technology offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate degrees programmes. Its applied research and consultancy activities ensures courses are up-to-date and equips students with relevant skills and experience.
Students belong to a friendly and supportive community and learn with experts who are involved in inspiring research and consultancy for organisations such as the Environment Agency and DEFRA. The school's research activities tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and seek to improve people’s lives and environments, and its well-established links with industry provide networking opportunities and shared insight. The school is based on the Moulsecoomb campus, just two miles north of the city centre, the seafront, and on the edge of the South Downs National Park.
The School of Health Sciences is an important provider of health education at all academic levels, and provides a wide range of post-registration postgraduate courses and modules.
Its strengths lie in providing high-quality teaching and research with a strong professional and applied focus. The school prides itself on creating a school environment that is supportive and enjoyable for all students and teachers.
Post-registration postgraduate courses are part of the Graduate Programme in Health and Social Science (GPHSS). This means that, as well as the core modules on the course, students will also have access to around 100 additional optional modules from the Graduate Programme. The GPHSS encourages interdisciplinary learning, so as well as offering modules relating to allied health professions, there are modules relating to nursing, midwifery and social science. Its flexibility and breadth of choice means that students are able to choose a programme of study that accurately reflects both their own continuing professional development needs and those of the workplace.
The School of Humanities has a thriving research culture that informs all its postgraduate provision. Its passionate lecturers guide students in challenging and questioning themselves and the world around them within their individual areas of interest.
The school community provides an academically rewarding, encouraging and enlivening environment in which to study. The range of courses the school offers includes literature, creative writing, curating, globalisation, politics, history and culture.
In a city with a wealth of creative and digital enterprise, the School of Media has built strong relationships with media and arts organisations, generating many opportunities for students. Its research engages with some of the most exciting and pressing issues of our time, covering sound and spatial practice; screen, image and visual culture; and digital culture and practice. Postgraduate courses are led by staff with contemporary industry experience who are informed by applied research.
The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences specialises in education and research in pharmacy, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and ecology and conservation. It offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate research degrees, postgraduate taught programmes and PhD opportunities.
Its extensive pure and applied research, together with consultancy and outreach activity, ensures that courses are up-to-date, relevant and serve the needs of students, employers and society. The school's researchers are experts in their field and its MRes students have the opportunity to be part of one or more of our research groups, joining a vibrant, agile research community, learning alongside postdoctoral and other postgraduate researchers with shared interests.
The School of Sport and Service Management are at the forefront of postgraduate teaching, research and consultancy in journalism and sport and exercise-related subjects. We have demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning and are proud of our reputation for producing highly employable and adaptable postgraduates.
The school offers a comprehensive range of masters and PhD degree programmes. Our extensive applied research and consultancy activity ensures that these courses are up to date, relevant and serve the needs of both students and employers.
The school is located at the University of Brighton's Eastbourne campus, about 5 minutes from the seafront, and 20 minutes from the pier and Eastbourne town centre, with library, study and computing facilities catered for within the campus.