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Brighton Courses – 2021-22 Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with the University of Brighton provides you with a wide array of academic options. You may choose from courses offered in the Brighton Business School, School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Environment and Technology, School of Humanities, School of Education, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, and the School of Arts and Media. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the University of Brighton. Students can enroll in 12-15 US credits (40-50 Brighton credits). Students can go over the 15 credit max for an additional fee.
All students are required to take a 3 credit British History and Culture course which provides a strong foundation for the study abroad experience.

Recent courses include:

Brighton Business School *

  • Business Values, Responsibility, and Trust
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning
  • Law of International Trade
  • Marketing Across Cultures
  • Marketing Communications
  • Retail Marketing and Distribution

School of Applied Social Sciences

  • Comparative Politics
  • Social Policy and Social Welfare
  • Psychology, Mental Health & Distress
  • Psychology & Society
  • Psychology of Wellbeing
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Theorizing the Social World
  • The UK Political System

School of Media

  • Critical Approaches to Media
  • Critical Issues in Political Communication
  • Film Studies
  • Media and Popular Culture
  • Mobile Media Cultures
  • New Media and Society
  • Popular Music
  • Visual Culture

School of Education

  • The Historian and Geographer at Work
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Reframing Identity
  • The Historian at Work

School of the Environment and Technology **

  • Air Quality Management
  • An Introduction to Environmental Hazards
  • Applied Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Fundamentals of Geology
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Geohazards
  • Planetary Geology

School of Humanities

  • Creative Writing: Processes & Craft
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Images of War
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Poetry in Cultural History
  • Studying Travel Writing
  • Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
  • Literature & Art History
  • Re(viewing) Shakespeare

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences **

  • Ecological Processes
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genes and Inheritance
  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Essentials of Analytical Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Microbiology

* - Many business courses are yearlong and may not be available for spring semester only students.

** - Due to differences in academic calendars, most fall semester science and engineering courses end in February and require that you take final exams at your home university following your return home if you are unable to remain until the end of the term.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum class standing:

Yearlong applicants must be degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

36 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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