Apply For University of Brighton

Apply For University of Brighton

Application process

Find out what to expect when applying to study at the University of Brighton.

1. Making your application

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students can apply to us through UCAS or direct.

UCAS applications: you should apply to us through UCAS for full-time undergraduate courses.

Direct applications: you can apply direct to us if you know that you want to study at Brighton and do not intend to apply to other institutions, or for English pre-sessional and academic preparation courses.

If you’re applying for the following undergraduate engineering degrees you’ll also need to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

  • Aeronautical Engineering MEng
  • Automotive Engineering MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng

Postgraduate students

For most of our postgraduate taught courses you should apply directly to us. Search for the course you want to apply for and when you get to the course details, click on apply online.

If you would like to undertake one of the following taught masters, you’ll also need to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate:

  • Automotive Engineering MSc (PGDip, PGCert)
  • Bioscience MRes
  • Chemistry MRes
  • Clinical Research MRes
  • Ecology MRes
  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences MRes

2. Processing your application

We will process your application carefully and on an individual basis. If you would like to talk to us before you receive a formal response email us at

The decision to offer a place on a course and any conditions attached to that offer will be communicated to you with a letter from the university and through the applicant area (and a letter from UCAS for undergraduate applications submitted through UCAS).

3. Receiving your offer

If you receive an offer from us, it will be marked conditional or unconditional.

Conditional offer

A conditional offer means that your application is not complete because it is waiting for you to supply additional information. The offer may be made on the condition that you achieve certain grades or qualifications or there may be crucial information missing – the result of a English language test, for example.