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Brighton Metropolitan College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College Sussex. It is the college for our City and our region and draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. The MET helps to build the self-belief, confidence and bravery our students need to meet and exceed their aspirations.

Preparation Courses



We offer a huge range of qualifications for 16-year olds leaving school, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and university degrees.

Expert staff work with our students to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the world of work - to encourage, support and inspire them. The MET helps to build the self-belief, confidence and bravery our students need to meet and exceed their aspirations.

You will get an excellent learning experience in a friendly, supportive atmosphere with a great community spirit and facilities which re-create real working environments.


Our careers team are available to provide you with careers advice and support, whether you're one of our student or a member of the public.


Student services

Our experienced staff are on hand to support you and offer the following services:

  • Course advice and guidance
  • Admissions
  • Enrolment enquiries
  • International student enquiries
  • Adult and community learning enquiries
  • Student services, including financial support
  • Counselling Service enquiries
  • Student Voice
  • Careers advice

Housing services

There are several living arrangements you might want to consider whilst studying at the MET.

  • Living in Brighton
  • Private accommodation
  • Homestay accommodation (half-board and self-catering)

Library services

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios 
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities

ICT services

The MET provides all our students with free access to the internet and WiFi so that they can stay in contact with friends and family. Our servers are set to block content that is not suitable for under 18.

Student Life

Campus life

Brighton MET has two campuses in the city with a range of facilities to make your time at college enjoyable and productive.

Our Central Campus is set in the heart of the North Laine. Our East Campus is close to Brighton Marina, to the east of the city. A free minibus service for students connects the two sites.

Sports facilities

Whether you’re into competitive sport or just keeping fit, Brighton MET offers free sports facilities to help you keep at the top of your game. 

Based at our East Campus, we have:

  • two full-size all-weather pitches
  • grass sports fields
  • an indoor sports hall at Stanley Deason Leisure Centre (on campus)
  • a fully-equipped gym with all the latest cardiovascular exercise and weights machines
  • a boxing ring and training facilities

Student clubs

The Student Council meets at least once a term to discuss issues that are important to you and your peers. You will also attend curriculum feedback sessions which take place twice a year. This is your chance to talk about your course, the teaching and resources, and what you would like to change or develop.

Brighton, England, United Kingdom