Degree Level Courses

International Students


A foundation degree is a university level course that will lead to a foundation degree qualification of FdA or FdSc. You will study alongside UK students in the supportive environment of East Sussex College.

Successful candidates will have the option to apply for a one year top-up honours degree, to gain a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons). You can study a top-up honours degree in Digital Media Design or Music Production and Creative Recording at East Sussex College. Alternatively, you can apply for a relevant top-up honours degree at the University of Brighton or at another British university.

We offer a wide range of courses that are relevant to the modern global workplace, giving you comprehensive practical and theoretical training for your chosen career. Many foundation degrees have work placements as part of the course.

East Sussex College foundation degrees are validated by the University of Brighton.This means that you will have access to many sources of support and facilities both at the college and university to help you succeed.

Foundation Degree

Complementary Healthcare

Foundation Degree

Music Production & Creative Recording

Foundation Degree

Digital Media Design

Foundation Degree

Sports Coaching & Development

Course Details

  • Year one and two: (foundation degree) study at East Sussex College for the first two years
  • Year three: Successful candidates may apply for a further one year top-up honours degree to gain their BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
  • Study alongside UK students
  • Study in a supportive college environment

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • Level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with 6.0 in writing
  • Successful completion of Senior Secondary School, A Levels or a Foundation course
  • You must have a strong and demonstrable interest in your chosen subject area


  • Applications must be made via UCAS at, or telephone +44 330 333 0230 (outside the UK) or 0871 468 0 468 (within the UK). Please refer to the East Sussex College application form for further details.
  • On your application form please select (L) for Lewes campus and (E) for Eastbourne campus
  • The UCAS code is S89 SDCOL