Department profile

School of Business and Law

University of Brighton
2023/24 edition

About School of Business and Law

We aim to make a real difference to people, practice and society, cultivating entrepreneurial thinkers.

The University of Brighton is based on the beautiful British coast, within one hour of London and 30 minutes from London Gatwick International Airport.

We advance and support responsible enterprise for a fairer society through education, research, collaboration and thought-leadership. We promote inclusivity, social justice and employability, and prepare learners by engaging with industry.

Our teaching, research and consulting covers the full range of business and management disciplines including: strategy, innovation, operations, HRM, leadership, accounting, finance, economics and marketing (including events and tourism), and law.

Brighton Business School has a number of professionally accredited courses and strong connections to local businesses. Courses in the business school focus on building your practical experience through live client projects, work experience and an optional paid placement year.

Brighton Law School has strong academic teaching and research, is forward-thinking and places focus on social justice. You’ll gain practical experience through mooting, negotiations and client interviewing, as well as having the option to volunteer at our University of Brighton Legal Clinic.

We’re committed to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), are a member of Enterprise Educators UK, and are a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Paid work placements

Our dedicated placements and employability team have a huge portfolio of employers offering global placement opportunities for postgraduate and undergraduate students. A placement gives you a chance to put your learning into practice in the an real-life workplace, and demonstrate your capabilities to an employer.

International postgraduate students will qualify for our two-year international study visas. The new Graduate Route introduced in the UK also means after successfully completing your course, eligible students have the opportunity to continue adding to their work experience in the UK for a further two years.

Professional accreditations and exemptions

Professional bodies and industry involvement ensure that learning reflects current practice, and ensures you’re prepared for the world of work. Partners include the Institute of Directors, ACCA, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Subjects available


We offer a range of scholarships for international and UK/EU applicants.

Come to an open day

The best way to find out more about our courses is to come to an open day. Meet some of our lecturers, researchers and current students, and find out what it’s like to study here.

Find out about upcoming open days and events.

Contact details

+44 (0) 1273 642135 or 642599
+44 (0) 1273 643597
School of Business and Law
Elm House
Lewes Road
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