Courses starting in early 2024

January to April starts

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

We have a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that typically start in January to April each year.

Browse the below courses to find one you're interested in, or register your interest for more information about studying at Sunderland.

January

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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.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)
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Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Business and Management

Combining industry led experience with cutting-edge teaching, this innovative, employability focused course enables you to develop strong skills and knowledge in all areas of business. 

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Management
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Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Management (Stage 3)

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.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Management (Stage 3)
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Full-time

BA (Hons) Events Management

Become a part of an industry that can affect the lives of millions. Hone your organisation skills and gain hands-on management experience. Put theory into practice through practical work and placements.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Events Management
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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Esports Event Management

Immerse yourself in Esports culture on this degree and be at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry. Gain the contextual knowledge and skills to flourish and work in dynamic interdisciplinary teams within the world of Esports and live streaming.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Esports Event Management
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Full-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Carve out your path to a career in a booming sector. Develop research skills alongside our ‘world-leading’ research team. Study the areas you’re passionate about with flexible modules. Graduate as a unique candidate.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management
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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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up)
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Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management

This course will give you both academic and practical insight into the fascinating sectors of tourism and aviation and will help to prepare you for a range of related careers. Cover key concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and security, the environment and hospitality.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management
LLB (Hons) Law
Full-time

LLB (Hons) Law

Start your career in Law and study on a recognised course. Challenge and push yourself to new limits. Work in real-world environments and gain crucial experience. Earn the qualification that can open the door to professional training.

Find out more about LLB (Hons) Law
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Full-time/Part-time

MA Journalism / MA Journalism (Sport)

Develop your own specialist area of interest such as crime, health or political journalism. Cover media ethics and law, reporting and public affairs, shorthand and sub-editing and production. Research and write like a journalist. Produce a series of in-depth articles or your own newspaper. Hone your craft in the mediaHUB, our bustling multimedia newsroom.

Find out more about MA Journalism / MA Journalism (Sport)
Full-time

MSc Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a fast developing and exciting subject. There is an unprecedented rise in cybercrime, cyber attacks and cyber threats to individuals, businesses and society. Resilient cybersecurity systems and infrastructures attempt to prevent attack and protect individuals and businesses from such attacks.

Find out more about MSc Cybersecurity
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Full-time

MSc Data Science

Learn the technical and practical skills to analyse big data that is key to success in future business, digital media and science. Study industry-specific topics and specialise in areas such as data mining, machine learning, data analytics and visualisation, and security of big data.

Find out more about MSc Data Science
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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Nursing

Higher qualifications are required for promotion in the nursing profession. Take on roles like nurse team manager and nurse consultant by earning this degree. Continue your professional development and make a significant contribution to people’s health and wellbeing. Based on the NHS Leadership Framework, you’ll learn to manage people, work within teams, make decisions, evaluate impact and facilitate transformation.

Find out more about MSc Nursing
MSc Project Management
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.

Find out more about MSc Project Management
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.

Find out more about MSc Public Health
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Full-time

MSc Sustainable Tourism

Delve into the contemporary issues surrounding the sustainability of regions, cultures and attractions of interest. Identify different theoretical approaches and consider what is best practice. Graduate with a wealth of specialist knowledge and employability skills.

Find out more about MSc Sustainable Tourism
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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Tourism and Hospitality

Develop your theoretical and practical learning. Examine hospitality as a global industry. Create an independent piece of work and apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired on a course that is a member of the Institute of Hospitality’s Education Membership Scheme.

Find out more about MSc Tourism and Hospitality

February

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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)
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Full-time

MBA (Professional Practice)

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

Find out more about MBA (Professional Practice)
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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.

Find out more about MBA Master of Business Administration
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Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)

Gain expert insight into sports venue management. Study business in a way that interests you. Fast track your way to promotion.

Find out more about MBA Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)
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Full-time

MBA Master of Business Administration (with PgCert)

The two year taught MBA route with enables you undertake a postgraduate certificate to develop sought-after specialist skills in digital marketing and analytics or skills in people management and learning and development.

Find out more about MBA Master of Business Administration (with PgCert)
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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.

Find out more about MSc International Business Management
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Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Digital Marketing and Analytics

The course is designed for graduates from looking to pursue careers as digital marketers and business data analysts, managers who have already gained marketing and computing business experience and seek to further their careers as highly qualified digital marketers. They are tailored to those wanting more flexible learning pathways or wishing to pursue part-time study.

Find out more about PgCert/PgDip Digital Marketing and Analytics
BA/BSc (Hons) Politics - Combined Subjects
Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Human Resource Management

The Certificate and Diploma in Human Resources Management, Level 7 course has been designed to develop relevant and essential knowledge and skills in People Management and Learning and Development and are a route into professional membership of the CIPD. We'll prepare you for a future career in HR, and support those who are currently in the early stages of an HRM career to attain a postgraduate qualification. The courses are particularly suited to those in the workplace, looking for more flexible learning pathways or wishing to pursue part-time study.

Find out more about PgCert/PgDip Human Resource Management
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Full-time/Part-time

PgCert/PgDip Management Studies

The Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies Level 7 short courses have been developed to provide you with a critical understanding of strategic management and provide a pathway to achievement of an MBA. The short courses enable you to develop key competencies in management through a varied programme of lectures and applied learning through seminars, workshops and corporate engagement. The PgCert/PgDip courses are particularly suited to those in the workplace, looking for more flexible learning pathways or wishing to study on a part-time basis.

Find out more about PgCert/PgDip Management Studies

March

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Full-time/Part-time

MA Education

Build on your professional skills and educational leadership. Learn advanced research and study skills while acquiring Masters-level knowledge that is shaped by your personal interests and career aspirations.

Find out more about MA Education

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). Learn from an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals and undertake NHS Trust clinical placements.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice

Our BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice will see you learn from an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals at the University and on successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Children). Undertake NHS Trust clinical placements in local healthcare Trusts, which includes the high quality regional services of The Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice
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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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice
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BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care

This degree fulfils the requirements to become a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This new programme will not only give you the professional knowledge and clinical assessment skills you need to become a confident, autonomous paramedic working within the emergency environment, but also provide the advanced skills required to work in out of hospital care.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care
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Full-time

MNurse (Adult)

On successful completion of this MNurse course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). The course meets Nursing and Midwifery Standards and will be delivered 50/50 between theory and clinical practice. It has been developed with a blended learning curriculum which will enable you to study at home as well as on campus and on placement. 

Find out more about MNurse (Adult)