Courses starting in early 2023

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

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)
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 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)
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)
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)
students in mediahub
Full-time/Part-time

MA Public Relations

Do you want to tell people the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of an organisation, charity, rock band, sports club, or fashion brand? Then this PR course is for you. Develop a thorough knowledge of journalism, business and marketing, social networking, and communication theory. Gain a competitive edge in a fast-moving industry with a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Find out more about MA Public Relations
Two psychology students in a seminar smiling
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 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
teaching
Full-time

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Postgraduate Certificate

Qualify to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector, which includes sixth form colleges, further education colleges, vocational training and adult education. Equip yourself to educate adults and young people, sharing your knowledge and helping others fulfil their potential.

Find out more about PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Postgraduate Certificate
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

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)
BA (Hons) Education Studies - PT
Full-time

PGCE Early Years Teaching (DL)

Do you want to develop a specialism in teaching young children up to the age of five without leaving your home country? Then this course is for you. We’ve been teaching education for over 100 years, and this course builds on the University of Sunderland’s expertise in teacher training. You’ll explore how to assess development and how to lead Early Years provision, while working toward a PGCE in Early Years Teaching.

Find out more about PGCE Early Years Teaching (DL)

March

MA Education (Generic)
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
Close up of baby manikin lying in a cot next to a blood pressure monitor
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
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
Students working on dummies

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
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)