Courses starting in early 2020

Want to start university but don't want to wait?

We have a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that start in January, February, March and April each year.

Browse our courses or take a look around the University in our Virtual Campus Tour

Alternatively, contact us on 0191 515 3000 or student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk for more information.

January

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)
Full-time

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)

Top-up your HND (or similar) to a full honours degree. Develop your expertise in business problem-solving and decision-making. Enhance skills in a variety of areas. Leave the course a highly employable graduate with a variety of skills and expertise.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-Up)

Turn your HND into a full honours degree. Build on your existing skills. Study in the area that you’re passionate about. Become a complete candidate with support from our Student Academic Advisors.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-Up)
Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-Up)

Build on your existing knowledge.  Enhance your expertise with specialist modules. Complete your studies at our highly-regarded business school. Graduate with a full honours degree and a new range of practical and theoretical knowledge.

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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
Full-time

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

Top up your HND (or similar) to a full honours degree. Build on your existing knowledge. Take advantage of our MAPS programmes to make yourself a complete candidate.

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BA (Hons) Primary Ed
Full-time

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

This three-year course provides Initial Teacher Education for people who would like to teach at primary level. Gain both an honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and develop your critical understanding of effective teaching and learning within a primary context.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up)

Enhance your skills with our industry-standard software to build a range of software systems, hone your talents in project management, and put your knowledge to the test to find solutions to real-life problems, all while working towards a BSc Honours degree.

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BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up)

Top-up your Higher National Diploma or Travel, Tourism or Hospitality degree to a full degree with this one year course. Fully prepare yourself for a career in this fast-paced industry.

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BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Network Systems (Top-Up)

Top-up your HND or Foundation Degree in a computer networking discipline to a BSc (Hons) with our one-year course. You'll still have access to our state-of-the-art Cisco networking equipment and a Microsoft Visual Studio, placing you at the cutting edge of industry which will allow you to make an impact in your chosen field straight away.

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BSc (Hons) Nursing 1 Year Top-Up
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

Improve your current Nursing qualification. Enhance your career prospects. Top-up your current diploma to an honours degree in only one year. Join many of our graduates who have gone on to secure senior positions in nursing.

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MA Media Production (Film and Television)
Full-time

MA Media Production (Film & TV)

Improve your knowledge, build your resume and be involved in high-quality media content, with technical skills that are in demand across the TV and Film industries. Cover areas of 360 commissioning, workflow, moving camera, advanced editing techniques and production management.

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MSc Engineering Management
Full-time

MSc Engineering Management

Be the type of person who can lead a technical team to deliver on time and on budget. Build on your technical background while adding business and management skills, including project control, supply chain management, risk management and quality optimization.

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BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top Up)
Full-time

MSc Project Management

Study for a career in a rapidly expanding sector. Develop your project management skills in your specific discipline.  Gain insight with practical and theoretical work. Graduate with experience and knowledge suited for a range of environments.

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MSc Public Health
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Public Health

Are you committed to the goal of improving people’s health? Undertake specialist training for you to make a real difference. Cover three key domains, including health improvement, improving services and health protection. Analyse global and national policy, and its practical implications in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary learning.

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PGCE Primary Education (5-11 years)
Full-time

PGCE Primary Education

Become a primary school teacher and help children make the best possible start in life. Cover the knowledge and skills that are required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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February

MBA
Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration

When choosing an MBA, career enhancement is the main driver; the Sunderland MBA is designed with this in mind. Management and leadership knowledge gained throughout the programme will support your future managerial, functional and sector specific career aspirations.

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MBA Marketing
Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration with Placement

Grasp the opportunity to demonstrate business skills and knowledge in the workplace. Take advantage of a 12-month taught course followed by a 6-month work placement, facilitated by the University.

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MBA HRM
Full-time/Part-time

MSc International Business Management

Develop a mastery of international business contexts and start a global career in management. Graduate as an in-demand candidate with international appeal.

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PGCE Education (International)
Full-time

PGCE Education (Independent Distance Learning)

Do you want to gain an academic teaching qualification from a respected UK university? The University of Sunderland has been training teachers for over 100 years. Take advantage of our teaching expertise as we equip you with the skills to improve your teaching, while working towards a Certificate in Education (PGCE).

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March

MA Education (Generic) PT
Part-time

MA Education (Generic) PT

Are you a Teacher or Educationalist who would like to develop your professional practice? This part-time course will support your career development while enabling you to develop advanced research and study skills. Develop professional practice, while acquiring Masters-level knowledge that will prepare you for promotion in roles linked to teaching. On completion, your skills and understanding will be enhanced for roles in teaching,educational management and other educational settings.

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MA Education (Independent Distance Learning)
Full-time/Part-time

MA Education (Independent Distance Learning)

Are you a Teacher or Educationalist? Do you want to develop your professional practice? This distance learning programme provides the opportunity to continue your professional development and acquire advanced research and study skills whether you are in the UK or Overseas. Combine study with paid work or family commitments, and enhance your skills and understanding to equip you for various roles including teaching and educational management.

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April

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). Undertake NHS Trust clinical placements, learn about physical and human science in a range of modules such as Foundations of Nursing Practice, Foundations of Physical and Human Science, Nursing Practice for Altered Health and Leadership and Management.

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Professional Certificate in Education PCET
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing Practice

This course will lead to registration as a qualified nurse in the care of those with learning disabilities, in which there is a lack of experienced and effective practitioners.

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Mental Health Nursing Professional Practice
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice

This course will lead to registration as a qualified nurse in mental health. It is a dynamic programme and responsive to the UK Government’s initiative on meeting the public’s mental health needs.

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