Your work and career
We’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.
Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with accredited courses, the option of a professional placement year, and practical experience you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.
Read more about how some of our students have developed their employability:
- Georgia Byrne, and International Event Management student, talks about why she chose Brighton and how she put into practice what she learnt on her course during her placement year at St Wilfred’s Hospice
- Business Management students take on the role of business consultants in their first year. Hear how students got creative with Pavilion Gardens Cafe.
- Paige Dailey, a final year marketing student, looks back on her time here and shares some tips on how to maximise your university experience
Try out your career with an optional paid placement year whilst gaining work experience, life skills and contacts. Our dedicated placements team will support you in finding a placement, tidying up your CV and even interview practice. Placements are available to postgraduate and undergraduate students – depending on your course.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear from some of our students who have recently been on placement.
Accreditation and industry links
In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.
By working with employers and professional bodies we are helping you to develop the skills they’re looking for. Our industry relationships provide a number of benefits to you including professional body membership, dual awards, access to mentors and other online resources.
Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages and may depend on which modules you take, but here is an idea:
- Accounting and Finance courses. With accreditations from five professional bodies, including the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (we are an ACCA Gold Learning partner), you can graduate with exemptions from several professional exams from our BSc(Hons) courses.
- Business Management courses. Our business courses are also accredited by a number of professional bodies, depending on the modules and pathway you choose, you could also graduate with a Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management in Leadership.
- Law courses. Our law courses are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. All our LLB(Hons), Law CPE and Law Conversion and Law LLM degrees are currently qualifying law degrees – meaning they complete your academic training needed to become a solicitor or barrister.
- Marketing courses. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, all of our marketing courses offer the opportunity to graduate with exemptions from CIM professional qualifications. Our Marketing Management BSc(Hons) courses also offer the opportunity to graduate with a CIM Diploma.
- Tourism and Events courses. As members of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME), the Association of Tourism in Higher Education and an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, we have a longstanding association with these sectors.
- Logistics MSc. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – these bodies inform our course content and offer several networking opportunities for students.
- The university is a member of the SAP University Alliances Programme – on our business and logistics courses you will gain experience using SAP software, one of the world’s most widely used enterprise planning systems.
- We are also members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), this connects us with other business schools to share best practice and research – influencing the way in which we prepare you to become an impactful leader.
Working while you study
Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.
Work for the university
A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.
Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support. Visit the website to find out more.