Entry and language requirements

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To study for a University of Sunderland degree you need to meet the course entry requirements.

The University of Sunderland teaches foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and top-up courses. Each course has its own page and the academic entry requirements are clearly listed on each page. 

If English is not your first language, you must meet the minimum English language requirements to be offered a place on any course. 

If a course has specific English language requirements, such as MSc Nursing or MA Journalism, they will be clearly stated on the course page. 

If you don’t have the required English language skills, we offer four English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University pre-sessional courses to help you achieve the required standard.

 

 

English for Academic Purposes University Pre-sessional Courses

English for Academic Purposes University Pre-sessional Course A 

This course is for people with an IELTS or equivalent score of 4.0.
The course takes 20 weeks to complete and runs in April if your main programme starts in September or early October. It runs in May if your main programme starts in late October.

English for Academic Purposes University Pre-sessional Course B 

This course is for people with an IELTS or equivalent score of 4.5.
The course takes 15 weeks to complete and runs in May if your main programme starts in September or early October. It runs in June if your main programme starts in late October.

English for Academic Purposes University Pre-sessional Course C

This course is for people with an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.0.
The course takes 10 weeks to complete and runs in June if your main programme starts in September or early October. It runs in July if your main programme starts in late October.

English for Academic Purposes University Pre-sessional Course D 

This course is for people with an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.5.
The course takes 5 weeks to complete and runs in July if your main programme starts in September or early October. It runs in August if your main programme starts in late October.

EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and EBS (English for Business Studies) - University Language Scheme

This course is for people who do meet the required IELTS score but would also like to develop their language skills to get the most value out of their university course. The course takes 15 weeks to complete and can be taken at the same time as your main course.