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  1. How do I apply through UCAS?

    If you're a UK student applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at a UK university, you apply via UCAS. The application process is the same for all UK universities and follows a 7-step process...

  2. Can I study part-time?

    We offer a wide range of part-time courses – you can find more information on all of the courses we offer by searching our website.

  3. Can I study by distance learning?

    We offer a handful of distance learning courses – you can find more information on all of the distance learning courses we offer by searching our website.

  4. What’s a typical teaching timetable?

    Timetables vary between courses, and are not confirmed until just before teaching begins...

  5. What is an unconditional offer?

    An unconditional offer means that you currently satisfy the entry criteria for the course you’ve applied for, and your place is guaranteed.

  6. What is a conditional offer?

    A conditional offer means that we can offer you a place, subject to you meeting a number of conditions...

  7. Can I be unsuccessful in my application?

    Unfortunately we do sometimes reject applicants. This can be for a range of reasons...

  8. How do I get an update on my application?

    To get an update on your application, log in to myApplication Portal.

  9. I’ve received an offer – what are the conditions?

    The conditions of your offer will be made clear in your offer email...

  10. When do I need to let you know if I want to accept the offer?

    You don’t need to accept right away – you’re welcome to take time to make up your mind...

  11. Can I defer my offer?

    Find out what to do if you’ve changed your mind and would like to defer your offer.

  12. I’ve changed my personal details since I applied – how do I tell you?

    Please tell us as soon as you can if any of your details change – you could miss out on important information if you don’t inform us.

  13. What types of courses do you offer?

    We offer over 350 courses, including short courses, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses...

  14. Are there open days, so I can come and visit?

    You can come and see everything for yourself. During the year we host several open days...

  15. How do I apply for a place at the University?

    Details of how to apply for each course can be found by clicking the red 'apply now' button on the top right hand side of the course page.

  16. How long does it take to find out if I have a place?

    The time it takes to find out the outcome of your application varies...

  17. I have a criminal conviction - will this impact on my application?

    This depends on the nature of your conviction and the course you’re applying for...

  18. I have a disability - will this impact on my application?

    Please acknowledge any disability/impairment on your application. Our Disability Support Team work with disabled students with mental health conditions; Autistic students and students with Asperger's Syndrome; sensory impairments; and specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia.

  19. Can I apply without a reference?

    Applications must contain at least one reference. Find out what to do if you're unable to provide one.

  20. Do I have a right to cancel my application?

    Once you have accepted an offer to study at the University of Sunderland (Firm or Insurance), you will be able to cancel your acceptance within 14 days. Find out how you can do this.