University Centre at the MET
All of our courses blend practical and academic learning, designed to help you progress into work or further study.
Applications still open for September 2018
Places are still available on courses starting in September 2018. You can still apply through UCAS after the January deadline.
Turn your passion into a profession with one of our career focused degree courses. Taught by industry experts using industry-standard facilities, 95% of our graduates progress to employment.
The MET offers small group teaching, individual support and the flexibility of two-year courses with an optional third year. Our degree courses are validated by the University of Brighton.
The MET has also been awarded a Silver in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a reflection of the MET’s excellent teaching quality, the learning environment, and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.
Computing and business courses - Central Campus, Brighton
Creative arts courses - West Durrington Campus in Worthing, Central Campus Brighton and East Campus Brighton
Engineering courses - Shoreham Airport Campus
Computing and business courses
Our brand new suite of university-level courses has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. Course content has been newly designed to align with the needs of today’s industries and to provide graduates with the most sought-after skills for the future. Students will learn from our industry-experienced staff, who understand employer expectations. Our industry links offer students invaluable opportunities to hear from visiting speakers. Armed with the expertise developed through their studies, our graduates are well-equipped to launch their careers.
Study in the heart of Brighton
Our campus is located in central Brighton, in the heart of the world-famous North Laine and within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and cafes and the beach. Brighton is a thriving commercial, digital and entertainment hub, providing an ideal location to study surrounded by some of the UK’s most innovative businesses.
Well-regarded HND qualifications
The HND (Higher National Diploma) is recognised internationally as the principal technical professional qualification at university level. Employers know that these courses will have been designed to provide the most up-to-date skills and knowledge. The HND is equivalent in level to the first two years of a three-year university degree course. On completion of an HND course, students can choose whether to enter employment or to ‘top up’ their qualification by entering the final year of a university degree.
Creative arts courses
Over 100 years of creative expertise
Our West Durrington Campus in Worthing evolved from the former West Sussex College of Art and Design, founded in 1912. Our reputation for creative arts expertise has flourished over the years and the Worthing campus today is the largest provider of undergraduate courses for the creative industries in West Sussex. Our Brighton campuses have also been teaching creative arts subjects for many years at both pre-degree and undergraduate level.
Creative arts specialist campuses
Our West Durrington Campus in Worthing is a dedicated arts campus and home to 27 degrees in art, design, theatre and music.Industry-standard facilities across a range of creative disciplines include our state-of-the-art recording studios, professional theatre, design studios, print machines, 3D craft workshops and digital suites—making the campus a hub of creativity, where there are strong opportunities for cross-collaboration between courses. Photography and foundation art are also taught at our Central Campus in Brighton, which has a long-standing reputation for specialist teaching and facilities in the heart of the city.
We are proud of the industry-relevance of our courses and 95% of our graduates progress to employment. Our courses have been developed in consultation with employers and our teaching staff are practitioners from the creative industries who understand employer expectations. Students have opportunities to work on live projects and commissions for external organisations and many undertake invaluable work experience placements with high-profile brands, publishers, film sets and recording artists. Courses include lectures from visiting industry professionals and ‘meet the industry’ days. We also teach entrepreneurship skills and many graduates go on to become successful freelancers or to launch their own businesses.
Engineering courses at the MET are taught at our campuses in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea, which offer different specialist facilities.
Our Shoreham Airport Campus has specialised in teaching aeronautical, automobile and motorsport engineering for decades and has been modernised and refurbished in the last ten years. Our hangar houses several aircraft as well as engines and components, alongside a motor vehicle workshop that includes a range of vehicles, engines and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The campus also has a library and computer facilities, including industry-standard CAD, FEA and CFD software, and additional resources such as a wind tunnel and a flight simulator.
Our Broadwater Campus in Worthing houses our state-of-the-art machinery for general, mechanical and electronic engineering, including 3D printers, robots, lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, drilling machines and welding equipment, as well as CAD and the latest computer hardware and software. Our engineering facility was rebuilt only three years ago to provide modern classrooms, workshops and computer labs.
Our courses have been designed in consultation with industry and are taught by staff with on-going industry expertise. Our HNC, FdEng and BSc (Hons) qualifications are recognised internationally as technical professionalqualifications at university level. Employers know that these courses have been designed to provide the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Our courses are an equivalent level to the content taught during the first and second years of university degree courses. On completion of these courses, graduates therefore have the option of either entering employment or joining the second or third year of a university degree course.