Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

Academic and vocational study programmes

Our programmes are designed for you

A study programme at the MET is an excellent choice if you want to learn a new skill or follow a career path, if you want to study a university-level course or progress onto university.

Our College Experience Programme is ideal if you want to study for a shorter time and be immersed in a UK college environment.

Why choose to study at the MET?

  • A wide selection of academic and vocational programmes to help you gain a university place or for your future career
  • A range of levels depending on your academic ability and level of English
  • Advice and guidance to help you find the right course
  • Study alongside UK students on all of our academic and vocational courses
  • English language support to help develop your academic English and help you to succeed on your study programme

English and academic support

All of our academic and vocational study programmes include English and academic support.  You will study alongside other international students to improve your English and gain the skills you will need to succeed in your chosen subject.

Improve your academic grammar and vocabulary

Learn research methods, how to analyse data and referencing

Build a portfolio of academic writing tasks and essays

Participate in academic discussions and seminars

Succeed in public speaking and presentations

Prepare for IELTS to enable you to progress onto university

Achieve your goals, through personal guidance and support tutorials

This support is available to International students and students from EU/EEA as part of a separate support package.

See International Student Services.

Our Academic and vocational study programmes include:

  • International Foundation Programme
  • General vocational courses
  • College Experience Programme
  • Higher education
  • Part-time adult college courses
  • Central Campus lifts - blue
  • Central Campus lifts - red
  • Central Campus - students outside
  • International - students in classroom
  • International - students in classroom 2
  • International - students in classroom 3
  • Teaching in classroom
  • Central Campus - Coffee Shop - female student

English levels and exams explained

User level CEFR** Level Cambridge IELTS ESOL Skills for life CEFR descriptions
Proficient user
C2 Proficiency CPE
8.5 – 9.0 - Highly proficient – can use English very fluently,
precisely and sensitively in most contexts

Advanced CAE
7.0 – 8.0 Level 2 Able to use English fluently and flexibly in a wide range of contexts
Independent user

Upper-Intermediate FCE
5.5 – 6.5 Level 1
Can use English effectively, with some fluency, in a range of contexts
B1 Intermediate PET
4.0 – 5.0 Entry 3 Can communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts
Pre-Intermediate PET(Preliminary)/
KET (Key)
4.0 – 5.0/
3.0 – 3.5
Entry 3
Can communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts
Basic user
A2 Elementary KET
3.0 – 3.5 Entry 2
Can communicate in English within a limited range of contexts
A1 Beginner KET
0 – 2.5 Entry 1
Can communicate in basic English with help from the listener

Discover international courses at the MET

Search our courses
Stay connected

Contact us

To find out more, contact our international team