Brighton Business School, University of Brighton

Brighton Business School, University of Brighton offers:

Foundation Degree in  Business and Personnel, two years, full-time.

Students take common core modules and specialised studies begin in the second term of year one.

Personnel modules include HR management, managing HR issues, HR development, employee relations and employment law.

Diploma holders can then continue studying to degree, professional or postgraduate level.

Cost: Foundation degree:  UK/EU students up to £1,500 per year; non-EU students £7,430

GradCIPD (LicCIPD), accredited by the CIPD, part-time, three years.

The course comprises three main fields:

  • core management
  • core personnel and development
  • generalist/specialist electives.

Each field is studied over one afternoon and evening per week for a year. Successful completion of any one field leads to licentiate membership of the CIPD and of all three fields to graduate membership.

Costs: The CIPD Graduate Certificate – Licentiate Year costs £1,650  

MBA General management, part-time, three years

All three phases of the MBA course have HR-related content.

Costs: MA Personnel and Development Year 1 costs £1,650; year 2 costs £1,650; year 3 costs £1,025; CIPD Top-up costs  £1,800 
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Entry requirements

For the CIPD qualification, candidates should be able to demonstrate the potential for postgraduate-level study.

Those who have limited academic achievement or work experience are advised to complete the CPP course first.

Prospective MBA candidates should have three years experience in a management or professional role plus an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.

See website at  for entry details for the  foundation degree  course.

About the college

Became Brighton University in 1992, having previously been Brighton Polytechnic (it has also merged with and incorporated a number of other colleges in the area).

The university has a long heritage of business education and launched Brighton Business School in 1998 after a reorganisation.

Brighton’s government inspection record is one of the strongest of any UK university with no areas judged as requiring significant improvement and many judged as excellent.

The university has a special emphasis on employment-based learning and has one of the best graduate employment records in the UK. Each course covers a range of personal and professional skills closely based on what partner employers say is demanded.

In recent years, the Business School has received the Partnership Award (from PricewaterhouseCoopers) in recognition of innovative teaching methods and the Sterling Award (from Rover) which established the school as a ‘preferred supplier’.

There is major emphasis on research within the school, which is incorporated into courses.

Star academics

Geoff Ruggerl Stevens, who is currently setting up research into the employability and career development prospects of disabled business graduates.

Contact details

University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
Brighton BN2 4AT

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 600900 (switchboard)

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