Choosing classes

University of Sunderland study abroad students can study a broad range of subjects. You can mix and match modules to satisfy your home institution's requirements.

What is a module?

Classes at the University of Sunderland are called modules. You are required by University Policy to take 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

Finding Modules

  • Step 1 Use our Study Abroad Module Guide 2015/16 (.pdf) to see which modules are available to study. You should choose as many options as possible, but you will only be enrolled on 60 credits per semester that you are here.
  • Step 2 After you have found modules available, use our online module catalogue for full module descriptions. You must read the information given here and in the guide to understand how modules, semesters and credits work here at Sunderland. Please note, this module guide is not to be used to choose classes.  Some of these modules no longer run.
  • Step 3 You will be contacted by an academic advisor who will confirm your module choices with you or discuss any changes that need to be made. Once you arrive in Sunderland, you will enrol into these classes.

*modules are subject to change

Note: Only the modules listed in the Module Guide are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students.  If a subject area is not in the guide, it is highly unlikely it is available. Please ask the study abroad team. If you are an Erasmus student, you must only choose modules in the area listed on the Erasmus institutional agreement. You will not be allowed to enrol on any other subject area.

Credits from Sunderland

A full-time course consists of 60 credits per semester, or 120 credits per academic year.

60 credits at Sunderland are approximately equivalent to:

10 Vektall
12-15 hours

Levels at Sunderland

Undergraduate courses at the University of Sunderland are made up of three levels:

  • Level 1 - first year modules (introductory)
  • Level 2 - second year modules (intermediate)
  • Level 3 - final year modules (advanced).

Semesters at Sunderland

This indicates when the module is expected to run.

Semester 1 September - January
Semester 2 January - June
Full Year September - June

*These modules must be studied from September to June and cannot be studied on a semester basis.

Note Some subject areas are taught over the entire academic year, so cannot be studied on a semester basis.

If you have any questions, please contact for guidance.

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