University of Brighton International Business

University of Brighton International Business

The global nature of the business environment requires graduates who can combine broad ranging business experience and knowledge with an awareness and understanding of cultural differences. 

Our four-year CIM-accredited International Business BSc(Hons) degree prepares you for the challenges of a global business environment while giving you the freedom to shape the course according to your own aspirations.

You will develop thorough understanding of the full range of business disciplines together with skills in cross-cultural management.

In year 3, you will gain first-hand experience of the international aspect of the course, spending a year either studying or working abroad in Europe, Australia, North America or Japan, providing you with the opportunity to make international contacts and boost your CV.

You also have the opportunity to develop your existing language skills in French, German or Spanish.

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non–academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
28 points with 16 at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall.

Units in business or management required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths.

Foundation degree/HND
May enable you to start the course in year 2. Relevant subjects required. HNC may also count towards direct entry.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

European Baccalaureate
75% overall.

Course structure 

The course is delivered through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials. Assessment is through coursework assignments and exams.

If you are competent in French, German or Spanish, you can choose to study a language as part of your degree programme. If you choose the language route, this will be reflected in your degree title (eg International Business with French BSc).

For year 3, you can choose to spend either:

  • two semesters at a partner institution;
  • one semester at a partner institution and one doing an overseas placement; or
  • a whole year doing an overseas placement.

A three-year course without a year abroad is available if you have worked or studied overseas for 36 continuous weeks. However, all exemptions must be approved by the course leader.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 12,660 GBP


If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

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