Courses starting in early 2022

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 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

accounting
Full-time/Part-time

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Professional Exemptions)

Take a huge step towards becoming a qualified accountant. Gain exemptions from nine exams from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Graduate from a course that will ensure you meet the needs of professional companies.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Professional Exemptions)
accounting
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)
Financial Times newspaper

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management

Gain a solid business education and gain essential skills in financial management. Undertake a paid placement. Develop specialist knowledge of the profession which can lead to many business career paths, including the global accounting and finance sector. 

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management
Student taking notes in lecture theatre
Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management

Effective Human Resource Management is essential to the success of any organisation. Study a CIPD accredited course highly relevant to modern workplaces. Undertake a year-long placement and put your learning into practice. Gain sought-after skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in HRM.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
Group of students sitting around a desk
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
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.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-Up)
MBA Master of Business Administration (Hospitality Management)
Full-time

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

Now, more than ever, marketing is a subject that impacts everyone’s lives. Gain the specialist skills and knowledge to prepare yourself for a career in the exciting field of marketing in this professionally accredited course.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
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.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
events
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
Student looking down smiling
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up)

If you have an HND or a Foundation degree in a subject related to computing, this course will help boost your career options further by rewarding you with a BSc Honours degree. Make an impact in this dynamic, rapidly-growing sector with modules in project management, user experience design and applied multimedia.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up)
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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up)
BSc (Hons) International and Hospitality Management
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
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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up)
BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Network Systems Engineering (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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Network Systems Engineering (Top-Up)
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
media
Full-time

MA Media Production (Film and 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.

Find out more about MA Media Production (Film and TV)
Student using a computer
Full-time

MSc Applied Data Science

On MSc Applied Data Science, you'll study subjects including the fundamentals of data science, data mining, machine learning, data analytics and visualisation, and security of big data. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement and put your skills into practice.

Find out more about MSc Applied Data Science
A group of project management students sitting around a table that is covered in papers. A lecturer stands over them, helping them with their work
Full-time

MSc Applied Project Management

This MSc Applied Project Management course is designed to teach people from any discipline or degree background, unlike other project management courses. Whether you are from a business, arts or technical background this course is for you. In addition, you'll be provided with the opportunity to undertake a professional placement (subject to availability) and put your skills into practice, enhancing your employability.

Find out more about MSc Applied Project Management
Student fixing cables into the back of computing kit
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
Student using a computer
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 optimisation.

Find out more about MSc Engineering Management
engineering student working on CAD
Full-time

MSc Mechanical Engineering

This course covers a range of topics at the cutting edge of mechanical engineering using the latest digital tools. Topics include core aspects of mechanical engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing.

Find out more about MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Tourism and Hospitality
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
Student teacher in a classroom teaching pupils
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).

Find out more about PGCE Primary Education

February

Student smiling
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)
Student working in the library
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
Student reading in the library
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)
MA International Management
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
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).

Find out more about PGCE Education (Independent Distance Learning)

March

MA Education (Generic) PT
Part-time

MA Education (Part-time)

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.

Find out more about MA Education (Part-time)

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
Two student practising clinical skills
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.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing Practice
Nursing students treating a patient in the mock hospital ward
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
Nursing students talking in the mock hospital ward
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)

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