University of Brighton Qualifications

University of Brighton Qualifications

Entry requirements

Masters-level degree courses typically require a first degree. However, if you don’t hold this qualification but can demonstrate an equivalent level of experience, we will consider your application on the basis of your potential to benefit from, and contribute to, a course.

Entry requirements vary by course and may require specific subject knowledge. To find out about requirements in your area of interest use our course finder.

Credit accumulation and transfer scheme (CATS)

We operate a credit accumulation and transfer scheme. This scheme means that you can study at different UK or international universities for part of your degree.

For every postgraduate module that you pass at the University of Brighton, you receive a certain number of points. Most standard postgraduate modules have a value of 10 points. You can transfer these points to other higher education institutions, nationally and internationally, and they will be counted towards your qualifications there.

Credits earned from study in other institutions (whether CATS-rated or not) may give you exemption from part of University of Brighton courses.

English language requirements

For postgraduate study you need to have a good to ‘fully operational’ command of the language in most situations.

You can meet our English language requirements in two ways:

  • By demonstrating your ability to study and be examined in English through your previous academic record.
  • By providing certificated proof of having recently passed one of the English language qualifications listed below.

The specific IELTS scores needed to apply for a course are given with the entry requirements for each course.

Most postgraduate courses require an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no element less than 5.5, but a number of courses do have higher IELTS requirements than this. You can find out your course entry requirements by visiting the course finder.

Equivalent qualifications to IELTS

Qualification Score
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing, with no element less than 5.5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CCAE) B2 with 58 overall, borderline in writing and no element less than weak
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 61, with 56 in writing and no element less than 51
Integrated Skills in English (Trinity College London) III, with a minimum of pass in all components