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University of Sunderland

 

About the University of Sunderland:

Short-listed for University of the Year THE Awards 2012
£130 million investment in two campuses has resulted in state-of-the-art facilities and campus
Excellent value for money for both tuition fees and cost of living.

 

The University of Sunderland is internationally recognised for excellence in:

 

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

The Business School is ranked 14th best in the UK (The Guardian 2011), and number one in the North East (Guardian University Guide 2012).
The Business School has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), with many of their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes approved to meet the level 5 and level 7 management standards.
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance has nine exemptions from ACCA.
Human Resource Management degrees (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are accredited with CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management has dual award status from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

 

Law, Humanities & Social Sciences

The Law School has been named “Best in the UK for Teaching Excellence” (Sunday Times University Guide 2012), and is first in the UK for student satisfaction; the only UK university law school to achieve 100% student satisfaction (The Guardian 2011).
The University is ranked 1 one out of 108 Psychology departments in the UK for Teaching Excellence (Sunday Times University Guide 2012), and is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
BSc (Hons) Psychology is accredited as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
The University undertakes ‘World leading’ research in Media (latest RAE), and has the largest Media department in North East England.

The University of Sunderland’s journalism courses are accredited by the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) and Broadcast Journalism is accredited by the BJTC (Broadcast Journalism Training Council).
Public Relations at Sunderland is accredited by the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations).
The University of Sunderland’s David Puttnam Media Centre provides students with outstanding television and video production facilities and allows students to experience real-life work situations during their study.
There are strong links to employers and an active work experience programme, complemented by master classes and workshops.

 

Computing, Engineering and Sciences

‘World leading’ research in Computer Science (latest RAE).
Partnerships with Microsoft, Sony, Sage, British Airways and BT.
These partnerships allow students to experiment with cutting-edge and current applications and many provide modern hardware and software for our courses, including Microsoft and Sony gaming console technologies and TIM (Blackberry) mobile smartphone and tablets.
Leading partner in Sunderland Software City initiative.
BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineering (CEng) status, which is the highest level attainable for any undergraduate programme.
The Engineering department enjoys close collaboration with a number of industrial partners, including Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Fabricom, ThyssenKrupp Automotive, Tallent Chassis Ltd and Nicholson McLaren. Students design, build, test and race a 600cc single-seat racing car against other universities in the Formula Student contest. Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd supports our Formula Student team, allowing the University to use their test track and providing car parts and engine development.

 

Life Sciences

The Pharmacy School is ranked 6th in the UK (The Guardian League Table 2013), with more than 90 years’ experience and ‘World leading’ research in Pharmacy (RAE).
The MPharm degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the regulatory body of the pharmacy profession.
20 years of working with GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer has funded research projects at Sunderland for over 10 years.
Excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits and water sports due to the natural, coastal location and Sunderland’s new £20m Aquatic Centre with its 50m pool.
The University Chancellor is former Olympic athlete Steve Cram, which gives Sunderland excellent links to world-class athletes. In 2010, four-time Olympic Champion Michael Johnson received an honorary Doctorate from the University for his ‘outstanding contribution and ambassadorial role’ in athletics.

 

 

 

About the Foundation Campus and Pathway to Education

Why study at Foundation Campus

The International foundation campus offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

 

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.

 

There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

 

International Foundation Programme (IFP) or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.

 

International Diploma  Programme (IDP) - Stage 2 (International Year One)  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

 

Masters Qualifying Programme (MQP) or Pre Masters -  is a 3 month, 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree and who are lacking in English language proficiency. The additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

 

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

 

Pathway Programmes

International Foundation Programme (IFP)

(9 Month Programme)

 

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
Computing, Engineering and Sciences
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Sciences

 

International Diploma Programme (IDP) 

(Hons Yr 1 - 9 month programme)

 

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

 

Masters Qualifying Programme (MQP)

(3 Month, 6 month and Months)

 

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
Computing, Engineering and Sciences
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Life Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progression Degrees

For a full list of progression degrees and grades,

 

The Following progression degrees are available:

Undergraduate

Business, Economics, Finance and Management: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management, BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Business and Management, BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Events Management, BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management, BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

Computing, Engineering and Sciences:BA (Hons) Business Computing, BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Games Software Development, BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology, BSc (Hons) Network Computing

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences:BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism, BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Criminology, BA (Hons) Digital Film Production, BA (Hons) English, BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, BA (Hons) Film and Media, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Journalism, BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism, BA (Hons) Mass Communications, BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication, BA (Hons) Public Relations, BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Sports Journalism, LLB (Hons) Law

Life Sciences:BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons) Exercise, Health and Fitness, BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences, BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, BSc Public Health, MPharm Pharmacy (4 year Master's)

 

Postgraduate

Business, Economics, Finance and Management:MA International Management, MA Marketing, MBA, MBA Finance, MBA Hospitality Management, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Marketing, MBA Supply Chain Management, MBM Master of Business Management, MSc Human Resource Management

Computing, Engineering and Sciences:MSc Computing, MSc Engineering Management, MSc Information Technology Management, MSc Network Systems, MSc Project Management, MSc Telecommunications Engineering

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences:LLM Criminal Law and Procedure, LLM Human Rights, MA Education, MA English,  MA Journalism, MA Magazine Journalism, MA Media Production (Film and Television),  MA Public Relations, MA Radio, MA Special Needs and Inclusive Education, MA Sports Journalism, MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Life Sciences:MSc Drug Discovery and Development, MSc Environment, Health and Safety (IOSH Accredited), MSc Medicine Management, MSc Psychology, MSc Public Health, MSc Sports and Exercise Sciences,

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Academic: Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with pass grades

English: From 4.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0, for 3-term IFP*

*Extended programmes are available if you do not have the required English language level. This programme lasts 4 terms and includes an

English language module (ELM) followed by the three terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your undergraduate degree.

International Diploma Programme (IDP)

Not Available


Masters Qualifying Programme (MQP)

Academic: Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university.

English:

3 terms – from 4.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0
2 terms – from 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.5
1 term – from 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.0*

*Extended programmes are available if you do not have the required English language level. This programme lasts 4 terms and includes an English language module (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Master’s Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your Master’s degree. If your language level is below 4.0 IELTS or equivalent then we offer the English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP)


Extended English Language Programmes

A one term extended programme is available for students who fail to meet the minimum IELTS or equivalent requirement.

Academic requirements as given above remain the same.

The minim IELTS requirement is as follows:

International Foundation Programme (IFP): IELTS 4.0 (4 terms including 3 term foundation)
International Diploma Programme (IDP): Not Available
International Diploma Programme (IDP): Not Available
Masters Qualifying Programme (MQP): IELTS 4.5 ( 4 terms including 3 term Masters Foundation)
Masters Qualifying Programme (MQP): IELTS 4.0 ( 5 terms including 3 term Masters Foundation)

Dates and Prices

 

Undergraduate Foundation Programme: (UFP)

DatesTuition fees (per term)Tuition fees (annually)Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
29 September 2014 – 05 June 2015 £3,950 £11,850 Sept 2015
12 January 2015 – 26 August 2015 £3,950 £11,850 Sept 2015

All programmes are subject to a £100 registration fee and a £2,400 refundable deposit.

 

International Diploma Programme: (IDP)

DatesPer termAnnually (3 terms)Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
29 September 2014 – 05 June 2015 £3,950 £11,850 Sept 2015
12 January 2015 – 26 August 2015 £3,950 £11,850 Sept 2015

All programmes are subject to a £100 registration fee and a £2,400 refundable deposit.

 

Master's Foundation Programme: (MFP)

No. of termsProgramme datesTuition fees per programmeProgressing to Master's degree starting in
1 23 June 2014 – 22 August 2014 £3,850 Sep 2014
1 29 September 2014 – 12 December 2014 £3,950 Jan 2015
3 29 September 2014 – 05 June 2015 £11,850 Sep 2015
3 12 January 2015 – 26 August 2015 £11,850 Sep 2015
2 12 January 2015 – 05 June 2015 £7,900 Sep 2015
2 30 March 2015 – 26 August 2015 £7,900 Sep 2015
1 30 March 2015 – 05 June 2015 £3,950 Sep 2015
1 15 June 2015 – 26 August 2015 £3,950 Sep 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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