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Study Foundation Degrees and BA Top-ups


Centrally located in the heart of Brighton's vibrant North Laine area, City College Brighton and Hove offers high-quality, university-level courses starting each September.





All of our courses blend practical and academic learning, and are designed to help you progress into work or further study. To prepare students for careers in their chosen fields our teaching and learning is professionally-focused, through work placements, access to real employers, entry into national competitions and student-led events and projects.

Our foundation degrees are two-year qualifications, which combine academic and professional learning. They prepare students for employment through variety of methods, including placements, industry-related teaching and assessment and personal and career planning. At the end of a foundation degree, students are well placed to find employment, or progress to a one-year top-up course leading to a full bachelors degree with honours.

City College foundation degrees are validated by the University of Brighton and our students become members of the University Students’ Union.

Many of our courses are ideal for students looking to combine study with existing employment or family commitments.

The College has also launched The Hub, a new social and study space exclusively for the use of Higher Education students at the Central Campus. The space has been created following feedback from past and current HE students and has been equipped with wifi, pcs, Apple Macs, soft seating, table workspace, kitchen facilities and board games. 

Additionally, the College offers one-year access to higher education diplomas in a range of subjects. These courses are designed for students who wish to study university level courses but have no formal qualifications. An access to HE course will improve your academic skills and confidence in your learning ability. Click here to find out about our Access to Higher Education courses or call the course information team on 01273 667759.

For full details about our Higher Education courses and subjects please see the links above. For further information please contact: 01273 667719, email or complete the form below.




To view our College policies on Higher Education courses, please click here.