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  1. How many terms will there be in a year?

    There are three terms in an academic year here at Sunderland University, Autumn, Spring and Summer...

  2. How will my undergraduate course be taught?

    All of our undergraduate courses are taught in modules. Each module looks at one particular topic...

  3. How long does a module last?

    Modules are usually taught over one semester. Most courses will have a list of core modules which everyone will study...

  4. Will my course get more difficult from year to year?

    Courses are carefully designed so that there is progression from one year to the next...

  5. How many hours will I be expected to study?

    Each module is worth a certain number of credits, depending on how much time it takes to complete...

  6. What extracurricular activities can I take part in?

    The University supports student-led initiatives that enhance the extracurricular activities available...

  7. Will my study time be spent mainly by myself or in lectures?

    How you spend the 1200 hours will depend on the types of study required by your course. Some courses involve a great deal of contact time...

  8. What is ELQ?

    If you already have a higher education qualification and want to study another course at an equivalent or lower level...

  9. I already have a Bachelors degree, do I have ELQ?

    If you have a Bachelors degree (e.g. a BA or BSc) and want to study for another Bachelors level course, then you have ELQ...

  10. I already have a Bachelors degree and want to study for a Masters, do I have ELQ?

    If you have a Bachelors degree (e.g. a BA or BSc) and want to study for a Masters degree (e.g. a MA or MSc) then you will not have ELQ...

  11. Will I receive any loans for my studies if I have ELQ status?

    If you have ELQ status, you are not able to receive any loans from Student Finance, this includes both the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan...

  12. What are the term dates?

    Terms dates are published in advance of each academic year, allowing you to plan around your studies...

  13. How do I choose my modules?

    The availability of optional modules is subject to having met any prerequisites such as the completion of mandatory modules...

  14. Can I request that my timetable fits around my childcare arrangements?

    While we recognise that balancing childcare and study can be difficult, timetables are intricate...

  15. Do we get school holidays off?

    We follow our own academic calendar, which is similar to the school year...

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    Important changes to Law professional qualifications: information for barristers

  17. I'm studying PGCE School Direct, which schools do you work with?

    The University of Sunderland works in partnership with approximately 60 schools on our PGCE School Direct course, across primary and secondary settings.

  18. Important changes to Law professional qualifications: information for aspiring solicitors

    Important changes to Law professional qualifications: information for aspiring solicitors

  19. Healthcare Sciences pathways

    Find out more about Healthcare Sciences and the pathways you can follow – Life Sciences and Physiological Sciences.

  20. Where will I graduate?

    After much careful thought and consideration, the University has taken the difficult – but necessary – decision to postpone the summer 2020 graduation ceremonies at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

  21. Your Student Experience – Autumn 2020

    An update on what your experience as a student will be when we welcome you to the University this year.