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International and European Prospectus 2012-2013


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Experience Sunderland Best new university in the North East of England Guardian University Guide 2012

Student Experience Winner Times Higher Education Awards 2010

10 areas of ‘world-leading’ research Latest Research Assessment Exercise

Sunderland: No.1 business school in the North East of England Guardian University Guide 2012

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Contents Welcome Our commitment to you... Profile: Ahmed Khalil Profile: Sinead McHugh Experience the University of Sunderland Experience quality Experience our facilities Experience support Experience tuition fees and value Experience career opportunities Experience Sunderland Experience accommodation Experience sport Experience fun: clubs and societies Entry requirements Immigration conditions How to apply Experience our programmes Types of programmes Combined subjects English and preparatory programmes Cambridge Education Group programmes Arts (Creative and Performing) Business and Management Computing Design Education Engineering English Environment, Health and Safety Health Care History Journalism and Public Relations Law Media Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Sport and Exercise Sciences Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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Thanks to the students who took part in the photoshoot for the front cover of the prospectus. From left to right: Mark Learmouth from the UK, Tsuua Kekale from Finland, Ranga J Ndemera from Zimbabwe and Min Na, Eii from Malaysia

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Welcome

to our international family

Sunderland has a long tradition of educating students from around the world — we have been doing it for over 100 years. Since we welcomed naval architecture students from Norway to the University in the 1950s, thousands of students from all around the globe have enjoyed an unforgettable student experience at Sunderland. Not only do we understand different cultures and different needs, we are also very aware of the importance of what a university education means to you, which is partly why we were awarded Best New University in the North East of England by the Guardian University Guide 2012. Being recognised on the national stage as being one of the new generation of great civic universities — innovative, accessible, inspirational and outward looking — gives us an enormous international reach and remarkable local impact. Your experience at university will help shape what you do for the rest of your life and everything we do is geared towards making sure you have the right academic skills, life skills and personal support to fulfil your ambitions. The University works with some of the world’s largest organisations — from Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo! and Nissan UK to British Telecom, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer — ensuring our programmes are industry-focused and graduates leave with the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for. Many of our staff are regarded as leading experts in their fields, recognised nationally and internationally and the University

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also has 10 areas of research classified as ‘world-leading’. All research is fed back into our academic programmes, so that students receive the latest information from some of the best academics in their field. Our facilities are also among the best in the UK. They include a new £12m sports centre, a new £8.5m sciences complex and probably the best media facility in the country. Our £75m campus development plan means we have the facilities that meet the needs of the modern day student. Choosing to come to Sunderland to study will help make your finances go further as the region is one of the best value places in the UK, and living comfortably on a budget is much easier at Sunderland than at other universities. Recent data showed that student accommodation in Sunderland is 87% cheaper than in London. Outside of academic life all your needs are catered for and we have a strong support network in place. We have two campuses — one in the centre of the city and the other by the sea — and we were the first university to give 24 hour access, seven days a week to our award-winning library. Add to this the culture, history and sport Sunderland has to offer and there is plenty to keep you occupied. You will enjoy many things by being in Sunderland. But most of all you will enjoy leaving with an internationally-recognised qualification and the knowledge that you will have the skills that employers need.


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commitment to you... your opportunity to succeed...

Our

We believe partnership is key to your success at Sunderland. By working together with academic staff, your personal tutor, other support staff and your peers you will get the best possible academic outcomes.

Our commitment to you is to provide:

Combine this with the benefits of engaging in extra-curricular activities such as mentoring, placements, internships and volunteering and you begin to really stand out in the eyes of employers, who want graduates with more than strong academic qualifications. They want adaptable, intelligent, confident, and determined graduates with good communication and people skills. Our graduates do not just focus on the skills needed for their first job, they focus on the ones needed for their career.

• High quality informed teaching

One of the reasons why we have so many of our graduates employed with blue chip companies is that we understand employers’ needs. With your help we then shape your personal development to suit those needs. We work closely with a wide range of organisations, large, medium and small. The more recognisable include Microsoft, Yahoo!, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, The Sage Gateshead, BT, Nissan, Sunderland Football Club, Sage UK, as well as health and education organisations across the UK. They work with us because we deliver, in research, enterprise activity and workforce development as well as providing skilled graduates. Our interaction with such companies – through research, knowledge exchange, placements and internships – means our programmes are well informed and relevant, which ensures our graduates have the right skills to meet the emerging needs of employers. At Sunderland we are committed to providing you a lifechanging experience, one which gives you the best possible opportunity to succeed at university, and beyond. To do this we provide an environment that allows you to fulfil your potential as a graduate, as an individual and as a member of the communities we serve. Your success also depends on you, and your engagement with all we have to offer.

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• Programmes which are relevant, informed and up-to-date

• Content based on employer needs • Placement and internship opportunities • Volunteering and mentoring opportunities • Recognition for activities such as volunteering and mentoring • Stimulating and interactive contact time • A personal tutor and extra support if needed • Support across a range of issues outside of academic life • A range of bursaries – including industry supported, high achievement and sporting bursaries • Most up-to-date facilities and equipment • The opportunity for you to give your views and for us to respond through continuous dialogue

YOUR OPPORTUNITY IS TO BECOME: • A graduate, capable of helping shape your organisation • Confident, flexible, determined and possessing the skills needed to succeed • In demand • Able to adapt to, and support the changing needs of employers • Have strong powers of reasoning and analysis • A credit and asset to your employer and our wider society


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Profile

Ahmed Khalil

Solicitor — qualified in Project Finance

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Thanks to the programme at the University of Sunderland I have a new future ahead of me.

I really could not put a price on what I got out of the University of Sunderland — the passion of the lecturers alone is something that money cannot buy. My lecturer Chris Ashford was not only a good teacher but a mentor and someone who I could rely on. He also understood that I was a long way from home and always made sure that I felt welcome. His passion for law really inspired me and helped me to decide what I wanted to do with my life. The chance to study for a law degree in English meant I had to travel thousands of miles from my home in Egypt to Sunderland. Before moving to Sunderland I was studying political science in my home city of Cairo, but instinctively I knew it was not what I wanted to do. I wanted to study Law but also to gain a degree in England, which would make me more employable. The programme at Sunderland was great. It was exactly what I was looking for and I studied hard. The work paid off as I secured a job during my second year at Sunderland with Clifford Chance, a law firm in London, where I now work. I specialise in corporate finance law and I hope long-term to go into international arbitration. I am now qualified as a solicitor in the field of project finance and already I have managed to do quite a bit of travelling through my work, with visits to France, Spain, my home country of Egypt, India and Liberia. When I started my degree, I did not think I would end up where I am today but during my time at Sunderland

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I was given the support to help me find out which area of law to follow. When you are starting out, you do not realise how much law affects so many facets of business and everyday life. The programme is also geared practically for a career in law. I got to take part in mock court sessions and there is a debating society where students are encouraged to put their legal arguments to the test. The University also arranged networking events where we got the chance to meet legal professionals and get their advice on how to get on the career ladder. I worked hard at university and now I am working hard in the world’s largest law firm, in one of the most exciting capital cities in the world. Thanks to the programme at the University of Sunderland I have a new future ahead of me. The move to the UK meant a whole culture change for me but the University supported me to make what was a big step easy. University life helped me mature as a person and to begin to make big decisions for myself. Moving alone to a new country also taught me life skills that help me every day of my working life. I have also made lifelong friends from my time at Sunderland which for me made the programme a much more valuable experience.

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Profile

Sinead McHugh Pharmacist

Studying at Sunderland has set me up for a lifelong career. From the very start the programme was geared towards life in the workplace, with the right balance of expert tuition, knowledge and experience. The programme really lived up to its international reputation and gave me the ideal springboard to start my career. The staff and lecturers were all really friendly and approachable which helped me settle in immediately and get the most out of my studies. The facilities at Sunderland are first class. The University even has its own mock pharmacy where we could train for life in the real world and build our confidence, learning skills that could be seamlessly transferred to the workplace. It is clear that the programmes at Sunderland are designed with career prospects in mind and my time at the University of Sunderland also led to me making contact with my current employer, South Tyneside District Hospital. I worked there during my postgraduate training year and after graduating I spent time working as a locum pharmacist before returning to the hospital where I now work as a pharmacist. Coming to Sunderland from Sligo in rural Ireland, was quite a change of culture for me, but I was made so welcome from the start. I knew of Sunderland because of the football team and the Irish connection and from my research I found out that the pharmacy department at the University was highly regarded across the world. University life really helped me to mature. I had just left school and found myself living in a city in another country, but I made some great friends and threw myself into university life at Sunderland.

other than your programme is a great way to get more out of the whole experience. Sunderland has superb facilities with an amazing gym and sports complex. The students there are really lucky to have access to such a great facility and should take advantage of it. I joined the basketball team which was great for making new friends and we all got to travel around the north of England to play other university teams. I eventually became captain of the team. The great thing I found about life at Sunderland is there are so many different people from all sorts of cultures studying there, which certainly broadened my horizons. I travelled a great deal across England during my time at university and since graduating, and I can honestly say the North East is definitely my favourite place in the country. It is a very friendly place and you are made to feel very welcome. There is also a beautiful coastline and fantastic countryside on the doorstep to enjoy. When I graduated, staying in the North East seemed like the natural thing to do and while I still go home to visit I can see myself settling here in the long-term. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Sunderland and it really did exceed my expectations. I have made many lifelong friends and also my programme led me to get a job that I love doing, with a career path stretching ahead of me.

PROGRAMME: MPHARM

You go to university to study but it also helps you with life in the real world and getting involved with clubs or activities

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Many of the programmes and facilities at the University of Sunderland have been shaped by the needs of international students. The University is extremely good at adapting – constantly seizing new agendas and changing with society. Recognised as being proactive rather than reactive, the University is regarded as leading the field in this area. As you will see within this prospectus, the University of Sunderland has quality at its heart – from teaching and groundbreaking research to state-of-the-art facilities. We appreciate your time here is an investment in your future and we have a strong emphasis on ensuring graduates leave armed with the necessary skills and qualifications to embark on a prosperous career. Each year our global reach extends and our international reputation now attracts students from more than 100 countries around the world.

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ExperienceQuality

Quality is at the very heart of the University of Sunderland The University recently came out top in the UK for student experience at the sector’s most prestigious national awards. Sunderland won the Student Experience 2010 Award at the Times Higher Education Awards. In the highly-respected Guardian University Guide 2012, the University was ranked fourth best new university in the country, whilst the Sunderland Business School was placed first in the North East in the Guardian University Guide 2012. This is proof that we work hard to ensure our students have the best possible return for their investment and it is no wonder that 90% of our students say they are satisfied with their university experience with us, according to the Student Experience Survey 2010. The University of Sunderland enjoys a strong international reputation for the range and quality of its research, much of which is classified as world-leading. All of the research carried out here is fed directly into the University’s academic programmes, resulting in our students receiving the most up-to-date information from some of the world’s leading researchers. We are officially classified as having ‘worldleading’ research. Those areas of research are computer science, pharmacy, environment, education, media, English, history, automotive, art and design and tourism.

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More importantly our students are leaving with the degree qualifications and the experience that is helping them succeed in the international jobs market. There are many examples of international graduates from the University of Sunderland now working in top level jobs within a range of professions and our links with some of the world’s leading companies have helped make this possible. Our commitment to quality is also reflected in our on-going £75million campus development programme, which aims to offer staff and students some of the best facilities available in higher education. The University has already invested over £30m over the past three years creating some of the best social, learning and teaching facilities in the sector. Only recently we opened the doors to a new £8.5 million Sciences Complex, boasting some of the best facilities of its kind in the country. The University is already recognised nationally for it strength in science and innovation, particularly in areas such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences. The new Sciences Complex will considerably strengthen our reputation as a leader in the field. Whatever degree you choose, you can be sure that you will be leaving Sunderland ready to compete with the best.


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I was excited about coming to Sunderland to study as the educational system in the UK is considered to be among the best in the world. I certainly have not been disappointed and have learned so much since coming here and am not surprised that Sunderland was recognised as having the number one Business School in the North East (Guardian University Guide 2012). The teaching is excellent and combines learning from the expertise of the lecturers with the sharing of views of other students from around the world in group exercises. We have also travelled to other countries such as Germany to learn about their business models, which gives you a real global perspective to what you are learning. My time at the University of Sunderland has literally been life-changing – I have enriched my knowledge and developed my strategic thinking and I will return home a very different person. Yanqi Qin, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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ExperienceQuality Being involved in this project has helped me immensely with my future career. I have learned a great deal. Marina Mankaruos, MPharm

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Case study The University’s School of Pharmacy has an international reputation and its on-going work into improving life-saving drugs led us to attract funding from America to carry out groundbreaking research. A team at the University, in collaboration with Achim Treumann of the North East Proteome Analysis Facility, is now working on learning more about the rare genetic disease cystinosis. This includes identifying biomarkers to help improve detection and early diagnosis, as well as developing new targets for intervention and preventative treatment, offering new hope to thousands of sufferers and their families. We have already modified the drug cysteamine, which is used to treat cystinosis, by targeting it directly into the cells, like a ‘magic bullet’. The aim of this is to improve its absorption into the body, reducing the amount needed to be taken and lowering the adverse side effects. This is an incredibly exciting project to be involved in and we are hopeful of discovering new pathways to intervention. All the research work is being carried out in the University’s newly opened Sciences Complex, which enables us to use state-of-the-art facilities that are among the best in region.

The range of the University of Sunderland’s academic excellence is highlighted annually at a regional, national and international level. The University is extremely good at adapting — constantly seizing new agendas and changing with society. Sometimes when new ideas are announced and implemented, academia trails in their wake, taking too long to adjust, but Sunderland is taking its opportunities and leading the field. Baroness Morris of Yardley, Former Secretary of State for Education

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First class facilities The University’s facilities are undoubtedly among the best in the UK. Almost £130m will have been invested in our two campuses by 2012. The two uniquely placed campuses — one in the city centre and one by the sea — offer an unforgettable student experience.

City Campus City Campus is literally a stone’s throw away from the city centre with its wide range of retail outlets, cafés and restaurants, nightlife, culture and history (read more about The City on page 34).

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The redevelopment of City Campus is another reason why the University of Sunderland received the Times Higher Student Experience Award 2010.

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City Campus is home to:

CitySpace A £12m sports and social facility which is at the heart of City Campus. CitySpace has a vast sports hall, 70 station fitness gym, sports massage and injuries centre, multi-purpose room, indoor climbing wall as well as social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. The new centre is a strong addition to the University’s support for world-class athletes after being chosen as a Pre-Games Training Provider for the 2012 London Olympics. STOP PRESS: The Grenada team will be training at CitySpace prior to the Olympics.


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The Murray Library

CitySpace is central to the University’s sporting provision, Institute of Sport, bringing together academic expertise and the Students’ Union’s growing sports arm. However, it is for people of all sporting ability to enjoy. The new centre will also link in with the University’s sporting partners, including Sunderland Football Club, Sunderland Marina, The Puma Tennis Centre and the new Olympic size pool at Sunderland Aquatics Centre.

Sciences Complex The new £8.5m Sciences Complex offers one of the best student

experiences for those interested in studying the sciences. It is home to some of the latest facilities and equipment in areas such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences. Its academics have links with the world’s biggest organisations, such as Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. The new complex is attracting high quality sciences students from across the world.

The Gateway One of the most popular buildings on City Campus is The Gateway – a one-stop shop for our students.

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CitySpace

Feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive and The Gateway is the busiest place on campus. It is home to the vast majority of the University’s support services, including financial support, counselling, accommodation and health and well-being. Also on City Campus are Murray Library and the Design Centre. The Murray Library is one of the most up-to-date libraries in the country. The Design Centre offers students in design, animation and model making the technologies and facilities to help them to find jobs with some of the leading companies in their field.


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The David Puttnam Media Centre

Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s

The campus is situated in a fantastic location, nestled between the River Wear and the sea. The Campus is home to:

The David Puttnam Media Centre The centre is setting new standards in this expanding field of study. Packed full of the latest equipment and a 200 seat cinema, it was specifically designed for media practice and media theory teaching. It is home to the subject areas of journalism, PR, TV, video, radio and new media production, film studies and cultural studies. In this customised, high-tech building, students are able to take advantage of 4,600m2 of studios, workshops and

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edit suites. Each media sector has its own cutting-edge facilities. Those studying journalism and PR have five dedicated newsrooms with press feeds, and 120 Macs and project completion places. Around ÂŁ1.5m was spent in 2009 making the studios and the cinema High Definition. There are two studios, comprehensive non-linear digital production and post-production facilities, extensive location recording kits as well as dedicated video teaching spaces. Radio is also an exclusively digital operation. Students have access to three live-to-air studios, a radio drama / teaching studio, voice-over booths and comprehensive digital editing capabilities. There is also 107 Spark FM, the full-time student radio station, offering real-life experience to budding broadcasters.


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David Goldman Informatics Centre

The David Goldman Informatics Centre The centre is one of the University’s most striking buildings inside and out. It is home to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Education and Society. Its main floor houses a huge suite of computers and has been described as a ‘computing cathedral’.

The Prospect Building The Prospect Building, home to a similar Gateway like the one situated at City Campus, is at the heart of the riverside campus. The main campus library is in Prospect, as well as several catering areas, which look out on to the river. Prospect underwent a recent

£1.25m redevelopment to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the modern day student.

visits – to Venice, Amsterdam and Dublin – and exchange programmes across Europe and America

National Glass Centre

NORTH SHORE students’ union venue

We are proud to be a centre of excellence in glass, architectural glass and ceramics and are one of the few universities in the UK teaching in this area. Our glass research has an international reputation. The department is based in the National Glass Centre and has some of the best facilities available, including the largest kiln in Europe. The world’s leading glass-blowers come to Sunderland to demonstrate their techniques to students, who also benefit from study

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The Students’ Union social venue is based here. A multi-purpose student hub, created to reflect Sunderland students’ needs, it includes a venue for live bands, a bar and grill and a Green Centre. Turn to page 44 for more information.


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Our City Campus has the benefit of being in the heart of the city – with a wide range of arts, culture, sports, retail and entertainment on the doorstep. Academic areas covered on this campus include Education and Society, Applied Sciences and Arts and Design. Around £75m is being invested in City Campus to ensure we continue to offer one of the best student experiences in the UK. CitySpace, the flagship development, houses a six-badminton court sports hall, 70 station fitness suite, sports massage and injuries centre, multi-purpose room, indoor climbing wall, social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. CitySpace is a pre-Olympic training provider for the 2012 London Olympics.

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(City of Sunderland College) This impressive riverside campus sits right next to one of the best stretches of coastline in the UK. It is no surprise it has been named one of the top five campuses in the UK with the ‘wow‘ factor. It is home to the Faculties of Business and Law, Applied Sciences, Education and Society and the Media Department. Two of the main buildings on the campus are the David Goldman Informatics Centre an extraordinary space with over 500 computer workstations, which has been described as a ‘computing cathedral’. The other building is the David Puttnam Media Centre, which is home to subject areas of journalism, PR, TV, video, radio and new media production, film studies and cultural studies. Students are able to take advantage of industry standard equipment in 4,600m2 of studios, workshops and edit suites.

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15 St Peter’s Church 16 The Reg Vardy Centre 17 The David Goldman Informatics Centre 18 The Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre 19 St Peter’s Library 20 Prospect Building 21 The David Puttnam Media Centre 22 The National Glass Centre 23 Panns Bank student accommodation 24 Scotia Quay student accommodation

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The best support in the country THE GATEWAY Our Gateway is a one-stop-shop for student services and information on both campuses. A multi-million pound investment, it enables students to tap into resources and help – from financial advice to welfare, accommodation and student support. It also has an attractive open access learning space and catering facility. In The Gateway you will find:

STUDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE Our expert financial counsellors can help you to work out your individual financial situation and needs even before you submit an application. They are available on a drop-in or appointment basis to those who can attend for interview, or by telephone, or email. Advice is provided on any aspect of student finance, including fees assistance, grants, loans, state benefits, funding applications, budgeting and debt management. They will also give you good tips about how to maximise your income as a student. For further information call

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COUNSELLING Highly experienced counsellors are on hand to talk to you about any issues at all. All conversations are obviously confidential. Our counsellors will offer support and advice on anything from relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement to feelings of isolation and inability to settle. Some problems may be more directly linked to studies. Staff are always on hand if there are exam worries or problems with a programme and

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they can be contacted by phone or in person. The University will make allowances and the modular nature of the programmes allows for flexibility. For further information call

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DISABILITY AND SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES If you have a disability or have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) you should contact the Disability Admissions Co-ordinator on +44 (0)191 515 3154 or the Disability Support Team on +44 (0)191 515 2952 for pre-entry guidance. The Disability Support Team provides information and guidance on a range of issues related to the learning support needs of disabled students and students with SpLDs. Each of the University’s four Faculties has a Disability Support Tutor – a member of staff responsible for supporting disabled students and those with SpLDs. There is also a Disability Support Co-ordinator in Library Services. It is very important that you contact us as soon as possible about your needs, so that we can work with you to try to put appropriate support in place. On arrival, students are expected to provide written verification (in English) of their disability or their SpLD compiled by a recognised expert, for example, from a psychologist for dyslexia. For further information call

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The Gateway at the University of Sunderland provides students like me with all the guidance, information and support I need. The staff there are great and whatever your enquiry, they really are committed to helping you in a friendly and professional way. The best thing about The Gateway is that there is no need to make an appointment – you can just drop-in to see someone or contact them by email or telephone if you prefer. I would say that for international students, The Gateway is a symbol of relief; a wide-ranging support service helping with everything from immigration, induction and orientation to general day to day issues. Irem Waseem, MSc Tourism and Hospitality

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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Experienced Registered Nurses are available to offer confidential medical advice on a wide range of issues. Support is available for those with ongoing health problems and information provided on GP/dental registration. For further information call

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CHAPLAINCY The Chaplaincy offers information on the many different places of worship in the area and encourages and supports students and religious groups of all faiths and denominations. The Chaplaincy team, together with a number of Associate Chaplains from local churches, are always available. There are a number of advisers from other world faith communities. For further information call

+44 (0)191 515 3482 www.sunderland.ac.uk/chaplaincy

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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE The graduate jobs market is as competitive as it has ever been. That is why we place so much emphasis on ensuring you stand out among the crowd. Not only do we offer a strong academic qualification, but also the life skills that employers no longer demand but simply expect. We will nurture your vocational skills by providing great employment opportunities as part of your programme of study and by offering specialist support and careers advice as you launch yourself into the jobs market. We can even support you if you want to start up a business as an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate.

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• O  pportunities to gain work experience and develop employability skills including paid projects and volunteering • Help with CVs, applications and interview preparation • Access to employer fairs and presentations

By using the Service what is in it for you? Employers expect you to be clear about your reasons for choosing a particular job role. Taking the time to research your career choices and develop a career focus during your studies will help you make effective applications for your ideal job in your final year. Employers value any work experience, whether it is part-time, voluntary or project based work. Gaining work experience is a great way to develop employability skills such as communication, problem solving, working with others and IT and gives you examples of what you have done and achieved to use in your CV, applications and interviews. For further information call

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Library Services University Library Services provide a wide range of library and IT services both on and off campus, meaning you can make the most of them at a time and place that suits you best. The University has three libraries – The Murray Library, Ashburne Library and St Peter’s Library. Both the Murray Library and St Peter’s Library are open to students 24/7 during term-time. Each library houses subject collections and a vast amount of information resources such as journals and e-books are available online, through our web pages. For further information call

+44 (0)191 515 3691 library@sunderland.ac.uk www.library.sunderland.ac.uk Live chat: available via our web pages.

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The Gateway acts as the first point of contact in dealing with any of the general enquiries that students may encounter within their time at the University of Sunderland. The one-stop-shop concept enables students to manage multiple enquiries in only one visit, but also adds a reassurance that if there is anything which may be of concern, then The Gateway will be able to help deal with it. Staffed by a friendly, approachable and open team with varying backgrounds, you can always be sure of a warm welcome when you visit The Gateway. Michael Toa, The Gateway


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Value for money education Money is always a big consideration when deciding your study options. The good news is that the cost of an education at the University of Sunderland is a value for money investment in your future. The University of Sunderland offers competitive fees for programmes and these are guaranteed to stay the same for the duration of your studies. Sunderland is also one of the best value places to live in the country, so you will find your money goes a lot further when you are here. From accommodation, transport costs and eating out, Sunderland is significantly cheaper than many other parts of the country, particularly the South East of England. Whether you choose to live in university or in privately rented accommodation, you will find plenty of affordable options. For more information on University accommodation http://services.sunderland.

ac.uk/facilities/residentialservices/ Meanwhile students wanting to get out and about will find transport options very affordable too. There is a free Campus Bus service for students, which picks you up from your halls and drops you off at either the City Campus or the Sir Tom Cowie Campus. The service operates on a circular route throughout the day. Also thanks to a discounted metro travel arrangement between the University of Sunderland and Nexus, students can buy travel cards to use the METRO at a reduced cost. There are several options such as a travel card covering the city of Sunderland at a cost of £40 per year and for those wanting to travel further afield there is a yearly discounted pass available that allows you to travel on the whole of the

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Metro system for £410 a year purchased through a Nexus TravelShop or buy online at http:// buytickets.nexus.org.uk at a discounted price. For more information

http://services.sunderland.ac.uk/facilities/ transporttravel/ The University of Sunderland also has an extensive scholarship scheme for international students. Further details on this can be found by visiting

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international As well as lower living costs, here is what you can expect to pay in Sunderland for some of the essentials of student life:

Student essentials costs Average rent per week in University of Sunderland halls of residence (inclusive of heating, lighting and fuel)

£69

Internet access in halls

FREE

Personal Possession Insurance included as part of the accommodation package

FREE

Campus Bus from halls to campuses

FREE

Happy hour Italian restaurant meal

£5.45

Daily breakfast deal in CitySpace

99p

Annual membership of the gym in CitySpace for students for 2011

£100

Cinema ticket (with SU card)

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FULL INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES (for students outside of the European Union)

Type of Programme

Fee per academic year

International Foundation Programme and Level 0 Foundation Programmes

£9,000

Undergraduate

£9,000

Postgraduate Taught (except MBA)

£9,400

MBA Research

£11,500 £9,000-£9,800

Study Abroad (1 semester)

£3,650

Study Abroad (2 semesters)

£7,300

Study Abroad Postgraduate

To be confirmed on application

I have lived in both Sunderland and London and this has made me appreciate how affordable Sunderland is to live in.

If you are awarded the £1,500 scholarship, this amount will come off the fee per academic year.

As a student this is true on many levels. Firstly the cost of living is generally a lot less in Sunderland – from accommodation to food to going out.

EUROPEAN UNION STUDENTS

Also as a student in the city, everything is within easy reach – from supermarkets and recreational centres to the seaside, churches and libraries.

Please visit our website for up-to-date fee information. For undergraduate students go to:

www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/feesandfunding For postgraduate students go to:

www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduatefeesandfunding

There is even a campus shuttle bus run by the University which is free and runs throughout the day and evening. In contrast London public transport prices were a nightmare for me! The University of Sunderland also helps in financing International students fees by offering a guaranteed bursary of £1,500, making studies more manageable. Sunderland really is a place for students who are looking for high quality education without blowing the budget. Vivian Ngozi Achalla, MSc Community Health

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ExperienceCareersOpportunities

Career opportunities with world leaders The University works with some of the world’s largest organisations, from Yahoo!, Sony and British Telecom to Nissan UK, Microsoft and Pfizer. From computing, business and science to engineering, technology and sport, the University of Sunderland is seen as a great asset by several of the globe’s major blue-chip companies. Our links with some of the world’s leading companies not only helps our students gain a valuable insight into their chosen industry at the highest level, it also helps our students to leave with the degree qualifications and industry experience to help them succeed in the jobs market. There are many examples of international graduates from the University of Sunderland now working in top level jobs within a range of professions. The approach the University of Sunderland is taking and our links within the business community is helping to tailor programmes that are attracting top students from around the UK and the world.

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Microsoft The Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology is part of the Microsoft Academic Alliance and one of the benefits this provides for students is free access to Microsoft development software for use at home or on students’ own laptops. Software packages include Visual Studio, Project, SQL Server, as well as current operating systems (e.g. Windows 7). The partnership also provides staff access to a community in which they can share Microsoft related curriculum and learning resources - all of which help to enhance the student experience on our degree programmes.

Yahoo! Computing students gained vital enterprise skills by working on a project sponsored by Yahoo!. Yahoo! asked the students to undertake their HACK project which involved using their Internet technologies and others to create new online software solutions. Students were required to analyse, design and build novel online software systems and develop a business plan, which detailed how their system could become a successful online business. Yahoo! talked to the students by video conference during the development phase and sent a team to watch and assess the final systems at the end of the year, awarding prizes to the winning teams.


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When I starting thinking about university I was not exactly sure what I wanted to do and I liked the idea of doing a combined programme to keep my options open. However I knew I wanted to do something linked with media and Sunderland proved to be the perfect place for me.

After graduating, I moved back to London and got a part-time job in retail to earn some money while working for free being a runner for a company making short films. It was hard work but the experience was valuable and helped me to start to build my network of contacts and land my next job as a production assistant for a company making corporate films.

It helped me to sample such a variety of roles, from directing and presenting to camerawork and editing, so I could decide for the first time exactly what I wanted to do.

Since then I have had a variety of jobs which has included working for BBC Wales, ITV Meridian, ITV Thames, ITV Sport, This Morning and I am currently a director on the BBC’s MOTD Kickabout and BBC’s Newsround. Undoubtedly my time at the University of Sunderland has helped me get to where I am today and shape the person that I am.

I learned so much while at university – from people skills and increased self-confidence to how to carry out a range of media roles – all of which have helped me in my career. I could not have hoped for better equipment to learn on too and the editing suites were amazing – it made for an easy transition to working in the industry.

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I had a fantastic time at Sunderland and really did learn a lot about myself and what I wanted to do as a career. Keith Peries, BA/BSc (Hons) Media and Business Studies


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ExperienceCareersOpportunities

The decision to complete a yearlong work placement in the third year of my degree at Sunderland is definitely one of the best I have made so far in my life. My work placement is at the microbiology department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. The training department I am working with deal with the investigation of the causative organisms of human infections and diseases such as the well known notorious hospital acquired MRSA and C.difficle infections, as well as others such as HIV, urinary tract infections, septicaemia and so on. My experience so far has provided an excellent insight into the workings of biomedical sciences and the role of pathology, especially microbiology, in the diagnosis of diseases and also their impact on patient care and treatment.

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Not only does my placement help prepare me for life after graduation, it has also helped to confirm that I am on the right career path and that this is a job I enjoy. I have had fantastic support both from tutors at the University and staff at the hospital where I work, who are always ready and happy to share their knowledge and skills with me and never tire of my inquisitiveness. A major plus is the fantastic opportunity that I was given to complete my final year biomedical project in the hospital – this meant working with real samples and dealing with live biomedical issues which has a direct relevance to a diagnostic method in my training department. Tolu Oyebanji, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences


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Nissan UK

Pfizer

The University of Sunderland’s Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) is recognised internationally for the quality of its work. Carmaker Nissan has worked closely with AMAP for a number of years on a range of issues.

Sunderland’s interactions with major pharmaceutical companies are very much two-way relationships. Pfizer Global Research has donated student prizes, sent staff to give industry-orientated lectures and, in the past 10 years, have funded research projects in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analysis. A very happy flip side to this is that Pfizer’s major R&D site at Sandwich, Kent, has been a very popular destination for Sunderland graduates and industrial placement trainees.

Over the past few years more than 40 graduates, supported by the University, have worked with Nissan to help them develop in key areas of their business. Nissan enjoy the benefits that this relationship brings and the University is delighted that its students are getting valuable work experience with a hugely professional and successful organisation.

British Telecom (BT) Communications giant BT has been working with the University of Sunderland for several years. We have been training their global sales division during this time to help ensure they stay ahead of the competition. BT is also a company that helps us offer a wide range of opportunities for you to develop work-based skills in real organisations via a work placement and industrial project.

Sunderland Football Club One of the University of Sunderland’s closest relationships is with top premiership Sunderland Football Club, one of the UK’s oldest teams. Our relationship means that many students come into close contact with the club – by attending games, undertaking work experience placement or working on specific projects. Some of our students have worked for the club’s TV station SAFC.TV, as well as publications such as the match day programme and carrying out work with the club’s community team.

GlaxoSmithKline Science programmes at Sunderland are not only very vocationally orientated but they also involve contributions from senior scientists from major pharmaceutical companies. For over 20 years now, leading analytical chemists from GlaxoSmithKline have been visiting Sunderland each year. The primary activity is the delivery of workshops simulating real-life big pharma situations but also overview lectures of pharmaceutical R&D are presented, careers talks are given and occasionally research lectures on cutting-edge issues of importance to the industry are delivered.

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SAGE Global software giant SAGE (UK) enjoys a unique partnership with the University of Sunderland. Sunderland is the only university in the UK that the North East based company takes students on work placements. Sage is one of the UK’s leading software development companies, supplying business software and services to 6.1 million customers worldwide, and the business has been able to grow in the North East thanks to a steady supply of highly skilled graduates. Working alongside highly skilled software architects, developers, business analysts, test technicians and technical authors, undergraduate computing students learn new skills and technologies and gain an invaluable experience working in the only FTSE100 software company in the UK.

SOFTWARE HATCHERY The University of Sunderland continues its commitment to helping students develop their software skills through the Sunderland Software Hatchery. The hatchery works with high-calibre graduates and postgraduates, developing their ideas and utilising their skills to set up their own software ventures, raising the North East's profile as a world-leading centre for science and computing. The University, in conjunction with the Sunderland Software City programme, equips students with the techniques to help them become successful entrepreneurs, either setting up their own business or working in the software industry in the region, through academic, technical and business support.


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ExperienceSunderland

Sunderland:

You name it we have got it! Sunderland is a city by the sea, offering visitors a captivating combination of picturesque countryside, award-winning beautiful sandy beaches, a lively city centre and a wide range of fascinating attractions and spectacular events. Perhaps Sunderland’s most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument, built in 1844 and modelled on the Theseion, the Temple of Theseus in Athens. It stands magnificently above the city on a limestone hill in the middle of the Great North Forest and can be seen as far afield as Durham Cathedral and the North Pennines. The city’s birth as a seat of learning dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, when the monk Venerable Bede wrote the first history of England in a monastery by the banks of the River Wear in Sunderland. The Wearmouth-Jarrow site has been nominated for World Heritage site status and if successful, the site will join some of the world’s most famous structures such as the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. The city’s award-winning parks provide a tranquil haven, from the Victorian splendour of Mowbray Park in the city centre, voted Best Park in Britain in 2008, to Herrington Country Park complete with eight lakes, a 3,000 seat amphitheatre and 12km of footpaths and cycleways. Sunderland is one of the largest cities in the North East of England, with almost 300,000 residents and more than £600 million is being invested in housing across the city, creating the most affordable houses and flats in England.

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Retail therapy Sunderland city centre has all your high street top names such as Debenhams, H&M, USC, Top Shop, Marks and Spencer and Waterstones as well as designer shops and independent music shops.

Eating and drinking Pizza to Atlantic Lobster – the choice is yours. Sunderland caters for all needs and budgets. The choice of take-outs is also extensive.

Café culture Sunderland’s coffee shop culture is still in its infancy, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. Typically, there is Costa Coffee and Starbucks, however, there are also independent coffee shops such as Coffea Caban or Café Roco which is a place to unwind, read a magazine or access the Internet using the free Wifi.

Sport The North East is passionate about sport and Sunderland Football Club is at the heart of it. Standing on the banks of the River Wear, The Stadium of Light is the magnificent home of premiership club Sunderland AFC. Whether you are a spectator or participant, the North East’s sport is vast. Being on the coast it is natural that we have top class water facilities – Sunderland Marina and The Marine Activities Centre certainly offer that. A new multi-million pound Olympic size swimming pool has opened recently – the only one between Leeds and Edinburgh. Sunderland Wall, one of the highest and most impressive competition climbing walls in Europe, will test beginners and top climbers alike.


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The National Glass Centre workshop

Arts and culture Sunderland has a year round diary of events and places to visit. Good places to start are the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and the National Glass Centre. The Museum and Winter Gardens is a stunning visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre which boasts a museum, art gallery featuring paintings by LS Lowry together with Victorian masterpieces and artefacts from across the globe, as well as the Winter Gardens, which contains over 2,000 exotic flowers and plants. On the other side of the river is The National Glass Centre. Housed in a spectacular glass and steel building, this is the only centre celebrating the history of and providing a world focus for glassmaking. The University’s Reg Vardy Gallery and The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art offer a wide variety of exhibitions. For the biggest West End shows, look no further than the Sunderland Empire, the biggest theatre between Edinburgh and Manchester.

Penshaw Monument

In the summer, the city’s skies come alive with the International Airshow, the biggest free airshow in Europe which is now in its 23rd year.

History and architecture Sunderland people love their city and there is a real sense of belonging – something that will rub off on you as you are welcomed with open arms. In 1992 Sunderland was granted city status and saw a wealth of new business and new professionals arrive in the city. International companies like Nike, Nissan and Barclays have taken advantage of the city’s growing confidence. Possibly one of the most important symbols of the city’s self-belief is the University itself. Sunderland is blessed with a wonderful mix of Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian and striking contemporary architecture.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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ExperienceSunderland

The Future

Beyond the city

Sunderland is a great city in which to live right now and the future promises even more. At least £2bn is being invested into enhancing quality of life for Sunderland people during the next few years. The arrival of more luxury apartments, designer shops and cafés hint at the level of wealth now being generated in the city.

North East England is probably the most beautiful region in the country. It has everything – wonderful countryside, striking coastline and three cosmopolitan cities.

New industries – not just businesses – are seeing the benefit of having a presence in Sunderland. The bold Sunderland Software City initiative will create a vibrant software industry expected to attract millions of pounds of investment, employ thousands of people and generate considerable wealth for the city. The University is seen as being key to the success of this vision. A new £10m software centre in the heart of the city will provide a home for up to 60 hi-tech businesses and aims to double the amount of software companies active in the city to well over 100.

This is the future for Sunderland — we hope you are part of it.

Cosmopolitan vibe Walking around Sunderland you will hear accents from around the UK, Europe and the world. These people may not be tourists but are more likely to be residents – many of whom will be Sunderland graduates who have fallen in love with the city and the region. Sunderland has that effect. The standard of living, as well as being a beautiful place to live, means it is an attractive option for graduates. Sunderland was recently named in the top ten of the least expensive places to study in the UK – the same goes for the cost of living as a professional. Sunderland people enjoy one of the best quality of life existences in the UK – we are among the top five greenest cities in Britain.

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The time you spend at the University will just about be enough to see the highlights of this wonderful region. One day you could be listening to the Northern Sinfonia at the Sage Gateshead, the next day exploring the beautiful Lindisfarne Island, natural home to the Lindisfarne Gospels or discovering the captivating delights of neighbouring city Durham, with its cobbled streets and dramatic Norman cathedral. Built in AD122 is another nearby World Heritage site, Hadrian’s Wall, which gives a real sense of what life must have been like for the Centurions and guards who once garrisoned Rome’s northernmost frontier. Through a history of border battles with Scotland, there are also more castles in North East England than in any other English region. Some are dramatic medieval ruins, while others are sumptuously decorated family homes. For more contemporary enjoyment, head to the BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art, on Gateshead Quayside. Housed in a landmark industrial building, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world – presenting an international programme of contemporary visual art. Whichever direction you head there will be something to fill your day. Further afield, the historic city of Edinburgh is just two hours away, while express East Coast trains can transport you from Sunderland to the capital city of London in less than three hours. Meanwhile, described in 1880 as ‘a palace of the modern magician’, Cragside House, in the heart of Northumberland, is the family home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and industrialist. It was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.


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Seaburn Beach

Durham Cathedral

Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall

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ExperienceHome

Home away from Home All first-time and postgraduate international students at Sunderland are guaranteed safe and secure accommodation close to where they are studying. In many ways living at university is like being part of a family, albeit a rather large one with nearly 17,000 students from all over the UK and around the world. The University has its own quality purpose-built accommodation, giving students the option of a single study-bedroom in a secure environment. All accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. The accommodation also offers all inclusive living which includes heating, lighting and fuel costs in with the rent (excluding Family Houses which run a pay-as-you-go scheme). Rents for university accommodation at Sunderland are amongst the cheapest in the country and all offer quality and comfort within a 1.5 mile radius of the city centre. You will also find that our accommodation is a great place to meet other students. All accommodation has a team of dedicated staff available on-site to provide a safe and secure environment for you. All students also have access to the regular free campus bus from each residence to the teaching buildings and back. Combined with local transport links, all of our accommodation is easily accessible and our special student arrangement makes travelling on the Metro rapid transit system very affordable.

See the Accommodation film in the video prospectus at: www.sunderland.ac.uk

All student residents enjoy a range of added benefits including personal possessions insurance (laptop cover included) and Internet access as part of the accommodation package.

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We also have a wide range of food and drink available in our food courts and cafĂŠs. We offer vegetarian and halal options daily, as well as healthy eating choices and we are proud that we have been awarded Fairtrade status in recognition of our commitment to promoting fair, ethical and sustainable trading. Staffed services are supported on a 24-hour basis through a range of vending options across our campuses. For more detailed information please go to:

www.sunderland.ac.uk/catering Sunderland has a wide range of accommodation to suit a wide variety of needs including university owned halls of residence and The Forge U-Student Village (a privately owned complex run in partnership with the University). Our accommodation at Scotia Quay offers en suite living, where each student has their own bathroom and toilet facilities. They share the communal facilities of the flat with other residents. Residents in Clanny House, The Precinct, Panns Bank and Scotia Quay also benefit from a clean of the bathroom areas every two weeks and free car parking facilities at their chosen hall (there is a charge in place at the Forge for car parking). Residents of The Forge – U Student Village (which has an on-site shop, bar, restaurant, cash point and computing suite) receive a weekly cleaning service to all communal areas in the flats. Accommodation is available throughout the contract period, including holiday times and some students have enjoyed their time living with us so much they request to live with us for the whole time they are studying at university.


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Students who require accessible rooms are encouraged to inform us of specific requirements well in advance of arrival so that we can assess individual accommodation needs and allocate the most appropriate rooms. With sufficient prior notice we will do our best to provide the services you require. Most halls have technology in support of deaf and hearing impaired students. Scotia Quay and The Forge – U Student Village have wheelchair accessible rooms/kitchen facilities with en suite bathrooms. Disabled students have priority allocation to these rooms. We can also support students who have other specific needs, for example providing rooms with a small fridge for storing medication. The University can also offer accommodation for families in our halls of residence. Availability of this type of accommodation is limited and we strongly advise students with families to apply as soon as possible (maximum two children). Our Residential Services website at www.sunderland.ac.uk/ residentialservices has details about how to apply online for accommodation and information on the range available (including virtual tours of a typical room/flat in each of our halls). From here you will also be able to read the allocations policy and also find out about the many benefits of choosing a hall of residence as a place to live. Just click on the studentpad.co.uk/sunderland icon and you will find details of room availability, specifications, prices and much more. We would also recommend you visit the What’s New page as this is where we will publish our most recent news, updates and information.

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For more information telephone The Accommodation Office in The Gateway on +44 (0)191 515 2943 or

residentialservices@sunderland.ac.uk All applications are processed in accordance with the Accommodation Admission Allocation Policy. The University of Sunderland is signed up to the Universities UK (UUK) Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing and The Forge U-Student Village to the ANUK Code of Practice. Both Codes outline best practice and provide benchmarks for the management and quality of student housing in the Higher Education sector.


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ExperienceHome

The Forge Bedroom

The Forge - The Meeting Place

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ACCOMMODATION (SELF CATERED AND MIXED HALLS*) RESIDENCES AND RENT 2011/2012 (ALL RENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) PRIVATE HALLS

UNIVERSITY HALLS HALLS OF RESIDENCE

PRECINCT

CLANNY HOUSE

PANNS BANK

SCOTIA QUAY

THE FORGE U STUDENT VILLAGE

412

600+

270

228

548

YES

YES

YES

Hard wired Internet Access

YES

ALL INCLUSIVE — ELECTRICITY AND HEAT

YES

YES

(This does not include Family Houses**.)

(This does not include Family Houses**.)

YES

PERSONAL POSSESSIONS INSURANCE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

LAUNDRY (coin operated) Pay as you use

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

SUPPLEMENTED*** CLEANING OF COMMUNAL AREAS IN FLAT

Fortnightly

Fortnightly

Fortnightly

Fortnightly

Weekly (all communal areas)

YES

YES

YES

YES

£5 per week to reserve a parking bay

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

SECURITY (24/7, 365 days a year)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

BEDDING PACKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES (Web browsing)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES (Limited availability)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Meeting Place

Single room: £68.02 to £80

Twin room (2 x beds): £48 (each) Medium: £68.49 Large: £70

Single: £70.55 to £76.50 2 Bedroom Family Unit (Max. 2 children): £131.12 to £135.31

En suite room: £88 to £89.98 1 Bedroom Unit (couple): £123.64 to £126.29 2 Bedroom Family Unit (Max. 2 children): £126.52 to £130.56

Standard/Accessible: £82 En suite room: £87 1 Bedroom Flat: £127

NUMBER OF PLACES

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

FREE PARKING ON-SITE

CYCLE STORAGE

SUPPLIED KITCHEN CROCKERY

ON-SITE STUDENT SHOP

ON-SITE STUDENT BAR

CASHPOINT (FREE TO USE)

COMMUNAL PC SUITE

EN SUITE ROOMS

CATERING/FOOD OUTLET

PRICES PER WEEK

*

All male or female flats can be made available (dependent on application date and availability).

**

Fuel consumption is monitored and charges for excessive consumption meter readings may apply.

NOTE: Residents of Scotia Quay and Panns Bank Family Houses receive electricity supply via ‘pay as you use’ key meter located in each house – residents will need to ‘top up’ the meter based on supply used. We would suggest that students budget approximately £15 per week for electricity costs in the family houses at Panns Bank and £19.50 per week in the family houses at Soctia Quay. *** Supplemented Clean: Each student has a responsibility to keep their own bedroom clean, tidy and free from refuse – all residence have a responsibility to keep the communal areas of the flat in a reasonably clean and hygienic condition. NOTE: There is no supplemented clean in two bed units and family accommodation where self cleaning is in place.

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ExperienceSport

Having played basketball for years, I was looking forward to joining the University’s team. The first training session turned my excitement into satisfaction. I was being surrounded by dedicated people, people who know how to make hard work fun. They have made my first year at university an extremely enjoyable experience! Radu Ogrean, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

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A sporting life Sport is almost a way of life in Sunderland so we provide you with the best possible opportunities to watch, play, coach and study sport. If you enjoy following sport you will have a wide choice of top action ranging from English Premiership League football at the Stadium of Light through to top international cricket at the nearby Durham County Cricket Club. Sunderland AFC play top level football in the city and welcome world famous clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to their stadium. Durham also regularly hosts one day international cricket matches and is now a venue for test matches. Premiership rugby and national basketball are also played in the region. If you want to get physical and take part in sporting activity, then you will enjoy the choice on offer through University Sport Sunderland, the organising and coordinating body for sport at the University, based in CitySpace. The new £12 million CitySpace offers many fitness programmes and activities – and new coaching programmes are added all the time. Our proactive development programmes will help you get the most out of your chosen sport. We are confident we have something for everyone, no matter what your sport or desired level of participation. We provide top quality facilities and high level coaching for all levels. CitySpace is extremely popular with international students. A large majority of its members are from overseas. Not only is it a great place to stay fit and exercise, but it is also a very good place to meet students from your own country, as well as the many other countries represented at the University of Sunderland. However, if you simply want to take part in recreational sport, our Campus Sport programme of internal leagues and events will appeal to you.

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Our strong partnership with Sunderland City Council enables you to use a large number of the city’s first-class sporting and recreational facilities which include an indoor tennis centre, full-size artificial pitches, high quality grass pitches, athletics facilities and a dry ski slope. The 50-metre Olympic size swimming pool in the city is a must, if swimming is your sport. We also have a close partnership with Sunderland Football Club, which is a great advantage in developing opportunities for both men’s and women’s football. Our links to some of the area’s finest golf programmes mean you can play regular games as well as entering top-class local competitions and our partnership with Ashbrooke Sports Club provides access to high quality rugby, cricket and tennis facilities. As you would expect from a coastal city, water sports are well catered for. Another partnership – this time with Sunderland Marina – means that you can make a splash in the worlds of sailing, canoeing and surfing. After all, we do have the longest beach within the boundaries of any city in England. Whatever you are into, the University runs a vast array of sports and recreational clubs and societies.

To find out more please visit our website at www.unisportsunderland.com uni.sport@sunderland.ac.uk

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ExperienceFun

Join in the fun with our Clubs and Societies Join up and join in! Student life at Sunderland is full of opportunities with more than 40 clubs and societies offering a range of activities that run every week. There is always something to do for everyone! The University caters for thousands of students, giving everyone an equal opportunity to proceed in their passions and hobbies. The University holds no political or religious view, therefore we pride ourselves in our ability to give students what they want. These range from sports like football, tennis and fencing to programme related societies covering drama and law. As well as sports clubs and activity societies there are also a wide range of international cultural societies including an Islamic Society, Greek Society, Christian Union Society and Hindu Society. The clubs and societies are overseen by The University Institute of Sport, which helps fund activities and ensure they are operated responsibly.

See the Social Life film in the video prospectus at: www.sunderland.ac.uk

The institute also helps students set up their own club or society if they feel they are not being catered for.

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Clubs and societies can be set up to cover just about anything as long as they are open to all students and not discriminating in any way. Getting involved is a great way to meet new friends and to get the most out of university life.

Your Union One of the best things about being a student is the sense of belonging you get. The Students’ Union is at the heart of this. Union membership is free and open to everyone. The Union is run by students for students and it prides itself on supporting student life – it is there to ensure that all the students at the University get their voice heard! In addition to the social life you can experience at the University of Sunderland Students’ Union, it provides a high level of support and guidance, including an Academic and Welfare Advice Centre and a confidential help network to steer you through the ups and downs of university life.

The North Shore The North Shore is the University of Sunderland Students’ Union own unique student venue, based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The venue is a multi-purpose student hub, created to reflect students’ needs and features a theatre and entertainment venue, a Bar & Grill, as well as bookable meeting and rehearsal spaces.

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Some of our clubs and societies • Sunderland Student Anglers • Games Society • Archery Club • Yoga Society • Italian Society • Turkish Society • Nigerian Society • Irish Society • Hong Kong and Malaysia Society • Sikh Society • Indian Society

• Break Dance Society

Through the Connect Society at the University of Sunderland, I have made lifelong friends from all over the world, travelled to major cities and visited famous landmarks in the region. I have also spent a magnificent first year participating in fun activities such as paintballing, movie nights and bowling events. With Connect, there is always something thrilling around the corner and this makes life at the University of Sunderland worth every second!

• Student Law Society

Adarsh Chuttooar, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

• Afro Caribbean Society (ACS) • Christian Union Society • Islamic Society • Greek Society of Sunderland • Hindu Society • Jewish Society • Catholic Society • Japanese Society • Glee Club • Chess Club • The Radio Society • Film Club • LA E-Magazine Society • Drama Society

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Entry Requirements The University recognises all internationally accredited qualifications. Each application is considered on its own merits and we give careful consideration to other factors such as work experience and maturity.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

It is not always easy for international students to equate their qualifications with the British system. You can check the back cover of this prospectus to see whether there is a local office that can help you.

• British Council IELTS band 6 or above;

The University also gives you easy access to our experienced admissions staff. We will quickly answer all of your questions about your application.

In addition to your academic qualification you must also have a minimum of one of the following or an equivalent qualification:

• T  OEFL score of 550 or above for Paper Based Tests; or 79 Internet Based Tests (IBT); • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C or above; • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) grade C or above;

To be considered for an undergraduate degree programme it is necessary to have the equivalent of a minimum of two UK General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level passes.

• O Level English Language or GCSE English Language, grades A, B or C (UK Exam Board);

To be considered for advanced entry on to an undergraduate programme (for example, Level 3), it is necessary to have a diploma equivalent to two years of a UK honours degree in the subject area relevant to the programme to which you are applying.

• Malaysian SPM 1119, grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law);

For postgraduate programmes it is necessary to have a degree equivalent to a UK honours degree and in some cases, relevant work experience.

• P  earsons Test of English (PTE) with a score of 51 or above;

• Degree in English; • Or equivalent. Some programmes require a higher level of English language. Please see the programme description for more information. If you do not have the above qualifications then you can find out more about English Language programmes at: • The British Council which provides testing services for English language; • The University runs pre-sessional programmes focusing on the development of English skills (English for Academic Purposes) for study and research purposes. Please see page 58 for more information or visit the website at

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/englishand-foundation. All international students taking a full-time programme at this University are also entitled to take English Language programmes during their studies without charge.

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Applying for a visa to study in the UK Over recent years, the UK Borders Agency (UKBA) have issued new visa rules. The UK Immigration rules have changed to a Points Based System (PBS). Tier 4 is specifically for students coming to the UK to study. All new non EEA/EU/Swiss National students wanting to study in the UK are required to apply for entry clearance under Tier 4. Further details about the immigration process can be obtained from the following web pages: UK Border Agency (UKBA) www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk British High Commission or Embassy www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en UKCISA (Council for International Student Affairs) www.ukcisa.org.uk If you are applying for entry clearance as a student you will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, which is a unique reference number that you will need to include in your visa application. This will be issued by the Admissions Office once you have accepted and fulfilled all conditions of your offer. If you apply for a student visa without this CAS number, your entry clearance application will automatically be refused. A CAS is not a guarantee of a visa. It simply acts as a guarantee that the University of Sunderland (as a licensed education provider) wishes to bring a student to the UK, and that to the best of our knowledge the student will meet the rules for the Student Tier and will comply with their conditions of stay. UKBA will make the final decision on who is granted a visa to the UK. When a student applies for entry clearance or a visa under the new system, they will need a valid CAS from

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a licensed sponsor and UKBA will rigorously check all the documentation provided. You will be issued a CAS statement which will also include a list of qualifications/evidence that was used to assess your suitability for your chosen programme. When you apply for your entry clearance you must include the original copies of all supporting documents. Without these, your visa application will be refused. When your visa is issued, it will be to study at the University of Sunderland and your visa will show the University’s Sponsor License Number. Should you wish to study at an alternative institution, either before you travel or after you have arrived in the UK, you would be required to apply for and obtain a new visa for the institution concerned before you would be allowed to enrol there. You cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before your programme starts and the earliest a visa can start is one month before the programme start date. You must apply for your entry clearance within six months of the date of issue stated on the CAS. After this time it will no longer be valid and you will have to request an updated CAS from the University of Sunderland. All students are required to verify their identity before they are able to enrol at the University of Sunderland. For visa national students this is a valid passport and visa. The verification of passports and visas for visa national students is now a legal requirement and all UK Universities have to undertake these checks. You will receive all the information you need about these requirements prior to your arrival at the University of Sunderland. If you enter the UK on a student visa and do not enrol at your chosen institution you will be in breach of your immigration status.


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Under the Points Based System, the University of Sunderland will be required to report to the UK Border Agency any student who obtains entry clearance under PBS on the basis of an offer to study one of our programmes but does not enrol at the start of the semester specified. Students who enrol at the University of Sunderland but later decide to withdraw, interrupt or suspend their studies, or who fail to attend their classes for significant periods, will also be reported to UKBA. This includes students who are excluded for non-payment of fees.

Study Abroad or Exchange Students If you are coming to the UK to study at the University of Sunderland on a Study Abroad or Exchange programme (involving modular credit only) as part of your degree from an overseas institution, and the period of time that you will be studying in the UK is six months or more, you must apply for entry clearance to enter the UK on a General (Adult) Student Visa. You will receive a CAS which you will need to submit with your entry clearance application. If you are coming to the UK to study at the University on a Study Abroad or Exchange programme as part of your degree from an overseas institution and your programme does not involve any work placement and the period of time that you will be studying is less than six months, you will normally receive a Letter of Acceptance – (Unconditional) which can be used to apply for entry clearance as a Student Visitor. If you would rather apply for a General Student Visa you should contact Admissions Team to request a CAS. However, please note that there are restrictions on opening a bank account if your programme is less than six months, regardless of your visa type. The Student Visitor Visa differs from a General Student Visa in that: • Y  ou will be able to stay in the UK for a maximum of six months, at the end of which you must return home; the six months limit relates to the total duration of your stay in the UK, not only the duration of your programme. • Y  ou will NOT be allowed to extend your visa beyond six months, or switch into an alternative visa category while you are still in the UK. • Y  ou will NOT be allowed to undertake any paid work or unpaid work or work placement while in the UK. • You must be at least 18 years old.

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How to Apply For postgraduate and direct entry programmes apply direct to the University or contact your local office or agent in your home country.

Alternatively contact your nearest office who can help you make an application. The list of local offices can be found on the back of this prospectus.

Applying to the University of Sunderland could not be easier.

The University also has an admissions team who can assist you.

1) Go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and key in the course ID number (this can be found on each of the programmes) next to ‘find a course’ search bar at the top of the page. 2) Click on ‘Apply for this course’ and follow the step by step guide through to completing your own online application form. 3) Once you have completed this, you will be given a unique Personal ID number so you can be kept up-to-date with any developments in your application process. For degrees, foundation degrees and HND programmes, applications must be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications can be made online at www.ucas.com or sent via your academic referee. When you complete the application form, make sure you answer all of the questions and fill in every section. Include details of all your academic qualifications and any studies you are still waiting to complete. Work experience and vocational training may also be taken into consideration. You will also need to provide evidence of your qualifications and your level of English language. If it is not possible to offer you a place on your chosen programme the admissions team may be able to consider your application for a course at a similar level that may suit you better. A printable online application form is available to download at www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply

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You can contact them by telephone on +44 (0)191 515 3154 or by email:

admissions@sunderland.ac.uk

DISABILITY AND SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES If you have a disability or have a specific learning difficulty please contact Admissions and ask for the Disability Admissions Co-ordinator on +44 (0)191 515 3154 for pre-entry guidance. You can also contact the Disability Support Team on

+44 (0)191 515 2952 or email: marsha.wilkinson@sunderland.ac.uk The disability support team provides information and support on a range of issues including access, learning support and assistive technology. Additionally each of the University’s four faculties has a member of staff responsible for supporting disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties. It is important that you tell us about your particular needs when applying for a programme of study, so that we can work with you to try to put appropriate support in place. On arrival, students are expected to provide written verification (in English) of their disability or specific learning difficulty, compiled by a recognised expert, for example, from a psychologist for dyslexia.


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Our programmes So, you have read about how Sunderland is a vibrant city buzzing with excitement and how the state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional tutoring give people a life-changing experience. What now? Well probably the most important part of your new life, seeing what is on the horizon and deciding which programme to go on. The next section will tell you everything you need to know about your programme options, so take care to study it closely.

For more detailed information on any of the programmes shown in this prospectus, visit our website and key in the programme ID number into the Quick Programme Search on our home page:

www.sunderland.ac.uk

My degree course really prepared me for life in the world of commerce. Combining both a theoretical and practical background, proved to be very important in helping me understand common business practices. Pantelis Aslaidis, BA (Hons) Business Administration

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Rewarding Programmes The University of Sunderland has a wide range of top quality programmes to make first class education accessible wherever you are in the world. We offer a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as specialist programmes for students coming to stay in the city or studying at home.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Foundation Degrees Our foundation degrees lead to a FdA or FdSc qualification and take two years to complete. They are vocational programmes running in conjunction with industry, commerce and public sector providers to equip learners with the skills demanded by today’s employers. On completion you can opt for further study of one year to convert your foundation degree to an undergraduate degree. For information on our list of foundation degrees go to www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/foundation/

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Undergraduate Degrees We offer a full range of flexible honours degree programmes which lead to BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) qualifications. Programmes usually start in September and take three years of full-time study to complete, or four years if it includes an industrial or commercial placement element. Combined Subjects We have a full range of flexible honours degree programmes available which lead to a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) qualification. They combine two subjects, for example, a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology. Combined degrees take three years of full-time study to complete. See page 56 for further information.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Postgraduate Degrees – The One Year Masters A wide range of postgraduate programmes are available which begin in September/October. A small number also begin in January/February. They run for 50 weeks so if you complete the programme successfully you could gain your postgraduate degree in less than one year. However, some programmes run for 60 weeks and include an eight-week summer vacation.

Continuous Professional Development Programmes included in this prospectus are not masters level programmes. They are: • PGCE programmes (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) These programmes require students to have a degree within the appropriate subject area and provide the opportunity to acquire specific subject knowledge and skills to obtain professional recognition and entry to specific professions in law and education respectively.

Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes If you are currently studying at a university outside of the United Kingdom then you can come to Sunderland for one or two semesters. Our Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes are flexible and you can choose to study at Sunderland (there are some restrictions) before returning home to resume your studies. If you are from one of our exchange partners then you can join our Exchange Programme, if not, then you can still enjoy one or two semesters at Sunderland by joining our Study Abroad Programme. Whichever programme you join you will receive credit for any work successfully completed. Find out more by visiting the Study Abroad section of our website at www.sunderland.ac.uk/studyabroad

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DISTANCE LEARNING The University of Sunderland has students from around the world on campus but there are many who choose to study in their home countries. All registered students have full access to our electronic library and we have a team dedicated to supporting you.

Centre-Based Programmes Some programmes are centre-based in your own country in conjunction with a partner organisation. This requires you to attend that centre for tuition. These programmes are normally studied on a part-time basis which enables you to continue working. Centres arrange tuition, which may mean attendance in the evening and/or weekends. 

Independent Distance Learning If you wish to study without the direct support of a local centre we offer programmes in independent distance learning. Teaching and assessment methods include web-based, CD-ROM, printed materials, self-assessment exercises, tutor support via telephone and email. Where possible face-to-face meetings are organised too.


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Combined Subjects In today’s highly competitive job market it is the graduate with the greatest range of subject knowledge and skills that will be able to offer prospective employers exactly what they are looking for. Therefore, many students opt for a combination of subjects rather than a single honours programme. The University of Sunderland offers around 30 subjects which can be combined in a variety of different ways to create programmes tailored to the diverse and demanding needs of today’s graduates and their employers, offering a unique flexibility which allows students to combine complementary or diverse subject disciplines in line with their particular interests. Subjects can be combined as either major-minor – (two subjects with an emphasis on one of them), or dual – (two subjects combined on an equal basis). There is also the opportunity to take a range of skills based modules in areas such as Languages, Information Techology, Critical Thinking, e-Learning and Students as Tutors (gaining classroom experience in local primary and secondary schools) to enhance your employability. Combined Subjects is normally a 3 year full-time programme. There is a possibility of being able to change the balance of their study programme in the first year, with many students choosing their final combination at the start of the second year. If you study a Combined Subjects degree you will be supported throughout the programme of your study by a team of academic staff who provide guidance on all aspects of your study by acting as personal tutors throughout the degree.

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Our academic lecturers and staff take great pride in their teaching. Sunderland has succeeded in attracting experts in a wide range of disciplines who are able to inspire and motivate you. You will experience a wide variety of learning and teaching techniques, including: • formal lectures, workshops and video presentations; • p  ersonal study, based on directed reading and web-based learning;

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• group work, projects and presentations; • tutorials and surgeries; • video/multimedia presentations. By using each of these techniques, you have the best possible chance to develop the technical knowledge and team working skills that employers demand. Assessment is by programme work such as presentations, reports, essays, time constrained tests, group and individual projects and some more formal examinations. You are encouraged to develop as an independent learner supported by a variety of facilities including the well-equipped library, online databases, CDROMs, and full Internet access. You can also obtain excellent support and advice from the University’s Student and Learning Support Service. In addition to your academic subjects, you may also take an elective module at each level. This may be from another subject or may be from a range of generic or skills based modules that are on offer. For more information please:

Tel: +44 (0)191 515 2395 or go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and search the programme database using the relevant programme ID number.

THE CUSTOMISED AWARDS SCHEME This innovative scheme provides a new concept in learning which allows you to customise a programme to your personal development aspirations or career aims. You gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs. The Customised Awards Scheme operates on a fully modular basis allowing you to gain credits as you progress. You can take one module or selection of modules from a very wide subject base in an individually negotiated or customised programme. You might choose to take a module for pleasure, for example a language or an arts module. You might need to take a selection of modules for professional development in your workplace, for example social work or computing modules. Or you might wish to explore a selection of subjects to enhance your academic knowledge, for example you could study modules in history, politics and English and gain anything from a certificate to


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MAJOR

DUAL

MINOR

American Studies

NO

YES

YES

T7

Business*

YES

YES

YES

N1

Childhood Studies

YES

YES

YES

XH

Community and Public Health

YES

YES

YES

B9

Community Music

YES

YES

NO

W3

Criminology

YES

YES

YES

M9

Dance

YES

YES

YES

W5

Drama

YES

YES

YES

W4

Education

NO

YES

YES

X3

English

YES

YES

YES

Q3

English Language and Linguistics

YES

YES

YES

Q1

Health and Social Care

YES

YES

YES

L5

History

YES

YES

YES

V1

Journalism

YES

YES

YES

P5

Law

NO

YES

YES

M1

Media Studies

YES

YES

YES

P3

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French

NO

YES

YES

R1

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) German

NO

YES

YES

R2

PROGRAMME TITLE

UCAS CODE

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Spanish

NO

YES

YES

R4

Music

YES

YES

YES

W3 W6

Photography

NO

YES

YES

Politics

YES

YES

YES

L2

Psychology

YES

YES

YES

C8

Public Relations

YES

YES

YES

P2

Sociology

YES

YES

YES

L3 C6

Sport

YES

YES

YES

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

YES

YES

YES

X1

Tourism

YES

YES

YES

N8

a degree! You can even negotiate the title of your award. Each programme of study is individually constructed to ensure that it is academically sound and coherent. The Customised Awards Scheme enables you to take certificates, diplomas or degrees, study full-time and part-time and even transfer between the two. You can also interrupt your programme of study, without affecting any credits already gained, subject to satisfying university regulations. You can join the scheme in either September or January subject to module timetables. As a student on The Customised Awards Scheme you have access to the full range of university services and facilities and your programme is supported by the Scheme’s academic team as well as individual subject staff. For further information contact Barbra Featherstone

(recruitment officer) on +44 (0)191 515 3193 or Maria Dawson (scheme leader) on +44 (0)191 515 3303

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*Module information subject to change. Please note that not all subjects can be combined together. Combinations are not possible between • • • • •

Childhood Studies and Education; Community Music and Music; Drama and English; Journalism and Media Studies; Public Relations and Media Studies.


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English and Preparatory Programmes PRE-UNIVERSITY OR PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES Students from some education systems do not have the necessary academic background to study directly on year 1 of our Bachelor degree programmes. We have a solution here as we provide a full range of preparatory programmes which will ‘bridge’ the gap and prepare you for year 1 study. Students studying on these programmes can stay in university accommodation and are granted full university status allowing them to access all of the University’s excellent facilities and services (e.g. Library, Internet access). We also offer high levels of personal care and support ensuring that our students can focus on their studies and achieve their potential. So we can provide routes to virtually all our programmes. You will need a good standard of English to study on these programmes. Please see

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international for the latest details.

ENGLISH If you do not have the necessary English qualifications or would like to build on the qualification you do have, then you can study English for Academic Purposes in the months before your degree programme begins.

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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES UNIVERSITY PREPARATION ProgrammeS (EAP UP) This programme of short intensive programmes provides students with the language skills and the inter-cultural competence required to succeed in higher education in Britain. Classes focus on the development of skills for using English for study and research purposes, for example: note taking, study techniques, seminar skills, writing essays and reports, planning research projects, making presentations, individual study and group work. Running alongside all EAP University Preparation Programmes are our Cultural Awareness Activities. Students study issues of international, national, regional, and local importance via lectures, workshops and field trips to places of interest. International students applying for fulltime study are recommended to complete one of our four EAP University Preparation programmes to get the most out of their degree studies. The programmes are held from April to September in the run-up to the start of a degree programme and cater for students with IELTS scores ranging from 4 to 6.5.


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GET IN TOUCH More detailed information on the EAP programmes can be found on the website by typing EAP in the programme finder or from the following URL:

www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/programme/1003/english_ for_academic_purposes_programme_a

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES IN-SESSIONAL ProgrammeS We also provide EAP classes to support you during your studies at the University of Sunderland. More detailed information can be found on the website at www.sunderland.ac.uk and key in programme code CID897.

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING ProgrammeS (USELT) University of Sunderland English Language Teaching programmes (USELT) are designed for people who teach English as a foreign/second/additional language who wish to update their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages internationally. Students work with trained and experienced lecturers in lectures and workshops with access to our modern language learning facilities including a digital language laboratory, a well equipped Language Centre for self directed learning and a computer suite with access to learning resources. Lectures and workshops will be the core of this short programme. The aim will be to review Communicative

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Language Teaching for the twenty first century and consider how current thinking can be adapted for use by teachers working with young learners (beginners), adolescent learners (intermediate) or young adults (up to advanced). English for Academic Purposes language enhancement classes are a second core component. The aim of these classes will be to further improve the participants’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English and provide experiential learning about pedagogy via a wide range of communicative language teaching methods. USELT programmes typically run in August each year. We offer USELT programmes within the University of Sunderland and also, in an adapted form, in any university or Teachers’ college where there is a group of teachers who wish to participate in such a programme but are unable to travel to Britain.

GET IN TOUCH More detailed information on the USELT programmes can be found on the website at www.sunderland.ac.uk and key in the programme code CID899.


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Cambridge Education Group programmes Sunderland FoundationCampus The University of Sunderland works in partnership with its FoundationCampus to deliver high quality preparation programmes for students setting out on their university education. The programme guarantees progression* to the University’s degree programmes for international students who do not directly meet the academic and/or English Language requirements to enter their chosen degree programme directly. The comprehensive 25-hour week academic and English programme prepares students thoroughly for the demands of a UK degree. Students on the programme benefit from highly trained, experienced staff and a personal tutor is assigned to every student with regular tutorial meetings to ensure successful progress on the programme. Sunderland FoundationCampus is part of Cambridge Education Group, which has been preparing international students for the UK’s leading universities since 1952 and was the UK’s first private provider of university foundation programmes. Working in partnership with the University of Sunderland, it offers a number of university foundation programmes including English Language preparation, Undergraduate Foundation and Masters Foundation programmes. FoundationCampus also offers successful international students the possibility of entry to a wide range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and Masters level.

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Situated on the University campus, students preparing for their future studies have full access to the University’s teaching and social facilities and can enjoy getting involved in clubs and societies. For more information on all of these programmes, please go to

www.foundationcampus.com/en/sunderland Students can access their chosen degree by studying the relevant pathway programme for them:

Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Diploma in Business and Management. The following pathways are offered: • Business, Finance and Management • Law, Humanities and Social Sciences • Computing, Engineering and Sciences • Life Sciences. Starts: September or January Terms: 3

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International Business Diploma Programme (subject to validation) Guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of selected BA (Hons) Business degrees. • Business and Management.

YOUR ROUTE TO A UNIVERSITY DEGREE University FoundationCampus Programme University of Sunderland Programme

Starts: September or January Terms: 3 Undergraduate Pathways

Masters Foundation Programme

Masters Degree

Guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Masters degrees. Starts: January, April, June or September Terms: 1, 2 or 3 terms, subject to your level of English on entry and the level required to progress onto your chosen Masters degree

English Language Preparation Programme Guaranteed progression* to the Undergraduate and Masters Foundation programmes and the International Business Diploma. Starts: January, April, June or September Terms: 1, 2 or 3 terms, subject to your level of English on entry and the programme you wish to progress onto Extended programmes are also available on these academic programmes.

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Masters Pathway

Masters Foundation Degree Year Two Degree Year One International Diploma

Undergraduate Foundation

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Arts (Creative and Performing) ARTS (CREATIVE) PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate Level 0 in Art and Design

1 Year

Foundation Studies in Art and Design (EdExcel Diploma Level 3)

1 Year

BA (Hons) Fine Art

3 Years

BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics

3 Years

BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

3 Years

Postgraduate MA Ceramics

1 Year

MA Curating

45 Weeks

MA Fine Art

1 Year

MA Glass

1 Year

MA Photography

1 Year

ARTS (PERFORMING) PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BA (Hons) Performing Arts (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Community Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Dance (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Drama (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Dance/Drama/Music (Top-Up)

1 Year

BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead)

3 Years


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The Arts and Design Department at the University of Sunderland offers students a diverse range of exciting and innovative programmes with state-of-the-art facilities and industry-standard software. The University is also a Centre of Excellence in glass and ceramics, housed in The National Glass Centre. We are one of the few UK universities offering education in this area at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels and the Department is one of Europe’s largest – with more than 100 students.

Arts (Creative and Performing)

Sunderland’s international students have an outstanding record of going on to securing jobs in creative professions, working for themselves or studying further. This is due to a potent mix of academic excellence at the University and world-class facilities, which are constantly updated and invested in.

We have been offering arts programmes since 1860 and photography is one of the most dynamic photographic departments in the UK. Across creative arts, subject skills are developed through studio practice, critical and contextual studies. In performing arts, students perform and engage with community and educational projects as well a directing, devising, choreographing and composing their own work. Those programmes taught at The Sage Gateshead give students the chance to study in a world-class performing venue. The Department’s co-ordination of a Civic Arts programme recently saw Performing Arts providing a programme of events at local theatre The Customs House, along with a visual arts exhibition that included the work of Photography and Fine Art students and staff. On all programmes, we aim to help you develop both the subject specific and transferable skills that employers demand to ensure our graduates are well placed to get a job in the everexpanding creative industries.

Dr Tim Brennan Associate Dean

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Initially I searched the internet for a glass school and Sunderland came up. I chose the programme for the quality of the glass facilities and teaching before I even realised it was in England. In the National Glass Centre, we have a familylike atmosphere. The staff are wonderful. The great thing is the tutors are active artists themselves. I am happy that I am developing long-term networks with my fellow students and teachers. AYAKO TANI, JAPAN, PHD GLASS RESEARCH


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Arts (Creative) Undergraduate UG CC

Level 0 in Art and Design The programme has been designed to equip students with the essential skills in art and design practice that will enable them to make an informed choice of specialism at Level 1. Students will receive individual tutorial guidance over their progression opportunities, the construction of their timetable and personal study pathway. Our team are experienced teachers and practitioners with diverse skills and interests. We aim to expand our students’ critical understanding of art and design through an emphasis on individual and studio centred practice and debate. We will enable you to develop both your intellectual and technical abilities, maximise your creative potential and generate a professional working practice. Our programme covers a wide spectrum of art and design disciplines and has been created to help you focus your studies in the areas that interest you the most. Drawing and experimentation are fundamental to all aspects of the programme. We are based at St Mary’s Building on the City Campus in the centre of Sunderland. The facilities available for you to use include: photography darkrooms (wet and digital), generous studio space, two suites of open access Apple Macs, specialist technicians, access to art and design library, well-equipped workshops, project spaces, drawing studios, printmaking workshops, sewing room and glass and ceramics facilities at the National Glass Centre.

Modules Include: Exploration in Art and Design, (when you will look at a range of different subject areas, including: Animation / History of Art and Design / Ceramics / Drawing / Fine Art / Fashion / Glass / Graphic Design / Illustration / Interior Design / Jewellery / Live Art / Multimedia / Painting / Printmaking / Photography / Sculpture / Textiles / 3D Design / Video: Pathway in Art and Design, when you will undertake three by three week projects in your chosen specialist area and the final major project – a ten week project that you write yourself with support from staff. On successful completion of this programme you will automatically be offered a place on the art and design degree programme of your choice at the University of Sunderland, as the programme is designed to enable students to move on to a degree in any art and design discipline.

CDP UG CC

Foundation Studies in Art and Design (EdExcel Diploma Level 3) This is an ideal programme if you are interested in developing an understanding of the different creative processes, gaining both practical studio skills and a theoretical grounding in art and design. Experimental drawing – underpins every part of the programme. Our initial aim is to introduce you to a range of art and design subject areas. We will then help you to decide which of these areas you wish to pursue in your future degree and for your career. When you successfully complete the diploma you will automatically be offered a place on an appropriate degree programme at the University. Many students who complete the programme continue their studies at the University of Sunderland. However, if you wish to study further afield, staff will help direct you to the most appropriate programme and support your application in any way they can. You will be given practical help in portfolio presentations and interview techniques to help you progress onwards. Throughout the programme you will be taught by artists and designers who will help you develop your technical skills, and ensure you can work both as an individual and as part of a group. You will share the same studio accommodation as the Level 0 Art and Design programme.

Modules Include: Exploration in Art and Design, when you will look at a range of different subject areas, including: Animation / History of Art and Design / Ceramics / Drawing / Fine Art / Fashion / Glass / Graphic Design / Illustration / Interior Design / Jewellery / Live Art / Multimedia / Painting / Printmaking / Photography / Sculpture / Textiles / 3D Design / Video: Pathway in Art and Design, when you will undertake three by three week projects in your chosen specialist area and the final major project – a ten week project that you write yourself with support from staff.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Duration: 1 Year (or a further 3 years should you wish to progress onto one of our art and design degree programmes) More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Fine Art Fine Art at the University of Sunderland encourages students to discover and develop their individual position and ideas within the context of contemporary art.

UG STC

Fine Art has a long history in Sunderland as it has been studied here since 1860. This long tradition gives today’s programmes a rich inheritance and connection to the proud history of art education in the UK. The Fine Art team aim to expand our students’ critical understanding of the subject through an emphasis on individual and studio centred practice and debate. The programmes enable students to develop both their intellectual and technical abilities, maximise their creative potential and generate a professional working practice. As you progress through the programme you can choose areas to specialise in and your teaching becomes increasingly tailored towards your individual needs. You will develop this further though group seminars, reviews and discussions led by staff and students. Your final year will culminate in an exhibition, allowing you to present your work. Your studies will be supported by superbly equipped studios and workshops. You will be allocated a personal studio space and you have access to digital, video, sound editing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, woodwork and metalwork facilities. This will prepare you for working in the public and community, and as an individual studio artist. There is no ‘house style’ and great care is taken to encourage you to discover and realise your interests and ambitions within Fine Art.

Modules Include: Fine Art Skills / Fine Art Practice / Drawing / Methodology / Art in Context / Exhibition Presentation / History of Art and Design / Professional Practice / Taking optional modules from within the Faculty and across the University is also possible such as: Photography / Glass / Performing Arts / Design

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO

W100

BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics The University of Sunderland is proud to be an international centre of excellence in glass and ceramics and is one of the few UK universities providing education in this area. The programme offers the opportunity to study contemporary and conceptual approaches to glass and ceramics. Previous experience of glass and ceramics is not necessary as the programme is delivered by a team of highly skilled, internationally renowned artists, designers and technicians. Glass and ceramics at Sunderland is a place where material, cultural, personal and aesthetic ideas come together. The programme will foster your practical, intellectual and professional abilities. You will have the opportunity to master technical processes. You will be encouraged to challenge your own creative boundaries and those of the media you wish to investigate. The first stages of the programme introduce you to making glass and ceramics through a range of processes, which are supported by material technology, you will also be taught various drawing and visualisation skills. As you progress through the programme you can choose areas to specialise in, your teaching will also be tailored to your individual needs and interests. Your professional abilities and skills will be continually enhanced leading up to the culmination of a degree show exhibition of selected work. In workshop spaces you will work in parallel with students from every level of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The unique facility is world renowned with an extensive range of equipment including: hot glass studio, 25 glass and 16 ceramic kilns, water jet cutter, architectural glass studio, fully-equipped screen printing studio for both glass and ceramics, and grinding and polishing facilities. The ceramics area includes slipcasting and a computer suite with Macs and PCs. The programme is further enhanced by the contribution of many visiting artists who are attracted to the department by the wide range of facilities and skills. The department is situated within the National Glass Centre and there is the opportunity to access many events and exhibitions concerning glass. These artists also work alongside students on projects. This horizontal approach allows you to learn and share knowledge freely. If you are creative, practical and excited by materials, and concepts, Sunderland offers a stimulating learning environment, world-leading facilities and international recognition. Taster Days are available offering a tour of our facilities and hands-on experience with glass and ceramics.

Modules Include: Hot Glass, Kiln Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics: Practical Inductions / History of Art and Design / Glass and Ceramic Professional Practice / Material Technology / Image for Glass and Ceramics / Presentation and Exhibition / Negotiated Personal Study

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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UCAS CODE NO

W266

Arts (Creative and Performing)

UG CC


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Postgraduate UG CC

BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

PG STC

This programme is based in photography but gives you the chance to explore video and digital imaging as well. You can then choose to specialise in one or a combination of the three subjects. Based in art/documentary practice, the programme allows students to develop their own approaches and become critically engaged practitioners. We offer a range of resources from traditional chemical printing and processing in colour and black and white, to high quality digital resources. You will develop skills across these areas, enabling you to make informed decisions about your own work. This programme is primarily practical, but it is not simply about the mastery of technical and aesthetic skills. You will also develop the skills to reflect, investigate and comment on issues. If you find photography intriguing and problematic, if you struggle with how images operate, why they are so important to us, and if you are intrigued by the processes and the possibilities, then this is the programme for you. You can choose areas that you want to study by selecting a blend of practical and theoretical modules. You can also select another subject from elsewhere in the University to pursue personal interests. You will be supported by expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment. Whether it is video production in the University’s Media Centre or multimedia production on our Mac computers, or in our large photographic studios and darkrooms, we are well resourced to meet your needs. We also offer excellent links with industry. Please log on to www.sunderland.ac.uk/photography for more information.

MA Ceramics The University of Sunderland has an international reputation in glass and ceramics and has internationally significant research in ceramics. This Masters programme brings together artistic creativity and technical skills that will help you stand out in the cultural sector. With an MA Ceramics, you will be able to advance your career or study further. The University is renowned for artistic access programmes; currently, our Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) placements are providing additional artistic inspiration. Our programme attracts students of many ages, nationalities and backgrounds. You may have already worked with ceramics but could also have worked in glass, sculpture, jewellery, architecture, photography, painting, interior design or engineering. Our studio space at the National Glass Centre means you will have access to a unique range of professional equipment. We have large kilns, a large water-jet cutter, a mould-making area, glaze lab, lathe room, print studio and a computer suite. All our teaching staff are either in professional practice or are undertaking research to bring the latest thinking to their teaching. A growing number of research students also work in ceramics, and several artists in residence add to the overall quality, breadth and stimulation of our environment. There are several routes you can follow after this Masters programme. The skills that you gain will enhance your career as an artist/designer in other cultural sector careers. You could do further studies or professional development. Self-employment is another popular option. Please note that students pay a contribution for basic materials of £590 for this programme.

Modules Include:

Content

Colour Photography / Photography and Studio Construction / Photography and Realism / Video Production / Introduction to TV Studio / Video Art / Basic Digital Darkroom / Culture, Representation and Society / Genres of Photography / TV Studio Operation / Documentary Photography / Alternative Image Process / Photographic Critical Theory

Stage 1 Ceramics – Self Negotiated Stage 1 / Critical Studies During this first stage we work with you on the ideas and approaches that you bring to your work. Expect stimulating thinking and new directions; this is a time to experiment!

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO

W651

Stage 2 Ceramics – Self Negotiated Stage 2 / Critical Studies This stage is about consolidation. We help you to develop your technical skills and work through the concept of ‘professionalism’ in your practice. Stages 1 and 2 include taught Critical Studies modules that are to help you to place your emerging practice in the wider context of art and design thinking. Stage 3 Ceramics – Exhibition and Contextual Report This stage brings all your learning together in an exhibition of artwork that will show a synthesis of ideas and making skill. You will also write a report of about 3000 words on your work, to set the context in relation to historical and contemporary precedents and relevant debate within your field.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA Curating Do you want to develop a career in curating? This qualification will equip you to work in a range of museums, galleries and other public contexts.

PG UG CC

It focuses on the organisational, managerial and teamwork skills that are required. An important element is making trips, designed to educate and inspire, to leading regional cultural and heritage organisations.

MA Fine Art Are you looking for a studio-based programme in fine art with flexibility to build on ideas you have already developed? We encourage an open, stimulating environment where critical debate will develop and support your progress. You will be equipped for self-employment or for working in schools, further and higher education, community arts and other workplaces.

This programme develops your understanding of the principles and practices of contemporary curating across all art forms including new media, live art and artist/curator practice. World-leading research is integrated into the programme at all levels, and offers progression into unique practice-led doctoral programmes. The programme includes visits to curators at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Workplace Gallery, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, National Glass Centre and many others.

You will spend time developing your skills in the area of your choice, combining this with academic research and contextual studies. There are opportunities for work placements. During the programme we will support you as you develop a personal project at postgraduate level.

Your studies will cover: historical and theoretical contexts of curating, processes of selecting and exhibiting, and professional organising and management. You will also gain skills in the methods and pragmatics of collecting, interpretation, the role of artists and related practitioners, defining audiences, commissioning and research.

Past graduates have become successful artists who undertake commissions or managers in a broad range of cultural industries, arts initiatives and community projects. Graduates have also moved into a wide range of self-employed roles.

Your studies will involve both individual work and the collaborative teamwork that is so important in this field. There is an option for a work placement during Stage 2 of the programme.

The programme will enhance your ability to undertake exhibitions and commissions. We will give you ‘live’ experience of exhibition opportunities and help you respond to site-related commissions and arts-in-education projects.

Content

With an MA Curating, you will be well-equipped to gain employment in a range of curatorial institutions and public contexts.

Stage 1 In this initial stage we work together to review your ideas and approaches to your work. We clarify and develop them through discussion and debate. Then we introduce additional ideas and approaches that complement what already works for you.

Content

Stage 1 also includes taught critical studies.

Stage 1 Genealogies of Curating / Mechanics of Curating These two core modules examine the theories and origins behind contemporary curating. Curatorship, curating and collections management are placed within a range of historical and practical contexts.

Stage 2 This stage is an opportunity for continuing analysis, questioning and research – all designed to improve your work. There is a focus on developing professional practice through lectures, seminars, live projects and external exhibitions. We will support you as you think through how to find and develop audiences for your work. We also continue to teach critical studies.

Stage 2 Curating a Region / Visions of Curating Focuses on: contemporary art and design infrastructures concerning regionalism, internationalism and regeneration; the option of work placements and a self-directed project; modes of curating including institutional, alternative, online, collaborative or ‘open source’ curating. Stage 3 Curatorial Practice Stage 3 is a self-negotiated practical project and report.

Duration: 45 Weeks

Stage 3 During the final stage, you will work intensively to find a form for your ideas. Stage 3 culminates in a public exhibition for which you will have individual responsibilities. You will work with a group of other students to organise the practicalities of the exhibition. You will also write a short report that records the progress of your work and ideas throughout the programme.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information?

More detailed programme information?

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www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID611

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Arts (Creative and Performing)

PG CC


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PG STC

MA Glass

Content

The University of Sunderland has a well-deserved reputation across Europe as a leader in glass. We have world-leading internationally significant research in glass. Our studios, based in the National Glass Centre, have a unique range of equipment that will enable you to explore your talents to the full. The Masters programme attracts people from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities who go on to follow varied careers around the world. You will have access to probably the largest kiln for casting of any university in Western Europe, a large water-jet cutter, a professional hot glass workshop, mould making area, large cold workshop, print studio and computer suite. The University also has links with Bullseye Glass Co, Schott International and Daum. This programme will enhance your artistic creativity and technical skills. You can work across three main areas. You will focus on one of three main areas: Hot Glass, Kiln Glass or Architectural Glass. You can expect the programme to:

• encourage your independent creativity; • develop your approach by exploring the latest developments and historic trends;

• improve your technical skills through expert support; and • develop academic skills in research and communication. Sunderland is also well-regarded for our artist access programmes, skills development and research. Our Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) ensures a constant flow of visiting professionals. As a student, you will benefit from the expertise of staff and visitors.

Stage 1 Glass – Self Negotiated / Critical Studies During this initial stage we work together to review your ideas and approaches to your work. Then we introduce additional ideas and approaches that complement what already works for you. This is a time to experiment. Stage 1 also includes taught critical studies. Stage 2 Glass – Self Negotiated / Critical Studies This stage is about consolidation. We help you to develop your technical skills and work through the concept of ‘professionalism’ in your practice. Stage 2 also includes taught critical studies. Stage 3 Exhibition and Contextual Report This stage brings all your learning together in an exhibition of artwork that will show a synthesis of ideas and making skill. You will also write a report of about 3000 words on your work, to set the context in relation to historical and contemporary precedents and relevant debates within your field.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

The MA Glass attracts students of many ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Some students have already worked with glass but others have worked in areas such as ceramics, sculpture, textiles, fashion, jewellery, architecture, photography, painting, interior design and engineering. The skills that you gain through the programme will further your career within the cultural sector. A Masters degree makes you stand out when it comes to taking up new opportunities. The degree will also open the door to further studies and professional development. Please note that students pay a contribution for basic materials of £590 for this programme.

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MA Photography Are you looking to move your career in photography forward? If you already have experience in photography, this programme combines technology, practice and theory to achieve a higher professional level. Many students go on to be successful artists and photographers. Through this programme, you can build on your existing expertise. You will explore, at an advanced level, photography and digital imaging – either as separate or combined disciplines. We encourage you to develop your professional skills and practice as you work through technological, practical and theoretical questions. The programme also challenges you to review your present thinking, and to build on it, by means of lectures, discussion, research, and practical work. We place great emphasis on developing new ideas and strategies, while deepening understanding of current debates. We encourage diverse approaches, in recognition of the changing nature of photography. Sunderland students have access to superb facilities and the very latest equipment. Our teaching team includes specialists and visiting tutors, so your studies are always related to the real-world.

Arts (Creative and Performing)

PG CC

As a student, you will benefit from our links with all the region’s major arts organisations including The Arts Council, Baltic, Locus Plus and the Side Photographic Gallery. We run the North East Photography Network (NEPN), have a look at the website to see some of the current activities. www.northeastphoto.net Graduates from this programme have gone on to a varied range of creative occupations, including: professional photography and arts practice; exhibition and design work; and academic occupations such as further research and teaching.

Content Stage 1 In Stage 1, you will review and clarify the way you think about photography. We will challenge or reinforce your working assumptions in critical debate. We will help you introduce new ideas and approaches into how you plan and execute your work. Stage 2 Analysis, questioning and research continue in a supportive teaching environment. You will explore the various ways in which photography is used and how it is involved with contemporary issues. Your ideas will be tested through negotiated projects and directed study. You will be encouraged to define audiences for your work and broaden its appeal. Stage 3 For your Masters degree you will develop a feasibility study for public exhibition, commission or publication of a live project. This is used as the focus for exploring the challenges of your working methods and philosophy. For examples of student work go to www.photography-at-sunderland.co.uk

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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An iconic stag’s head cast in glass in Sunderland has been seen by millions of people after being unveiled at the UK’s largest airport. MA Glass student Katya Izabel Filmus from Israel was asked to cast the 50kg statue of Glenfiddich’s famous stag logo as part of a global advertising campaign launched at Heathrow Airport. The artwork was so successful that the company quickly ordered more statues for Glenfiddich’s stores at Dubai, Frankfurt, Manchester and Hong Kong airports.


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Arts (Performing) Undergraduate UG CC

BA (Hons) Performing Arts (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) In this practical and innovative programme you will extend your skills and theoretical understanding of the performing arts. As you progress you can choose to specialise in two or three of the main subject areas of dance, drama and music. All modules culminate in performances or presentations and there are opportunities for public performances at all levels. You will benefit from being part of the vibrant and varied arts scene in the North East, as well as from visits and workshops with leading national companies. In addition, the Live Project allows you to take advantage of educational and professional opportunities as they arise. You can take charge of your own studies and, if you wish, there are opportunities to study abroad. Our teaching approaches are designed to encourage you to engage in your own learning, and to underpin practical work with theoretical study. This approach makes the programme an extremely stimulating opportunity.

Modules Include:

UG OC CS

BA (Hons) Community Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead) Community music involves using your own musical skills to help others make music. This might include working with amateur choirs and orchestras, young people, the disabled, and many other groups. If you are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives through music, then this programme could be for you. This innovative programme is brought to you by a unique partnership between the University of Sunderland, The Sage Gateshead and Gateshead College. The programme is based at The Sage Gateshead, which has quickly become the most exciting music venue in Britain. This makes it easy for you to be involved in live projects and gain exposure to all kinds of music. Throughout the programme you will have practical opportunities to develop yourself as a musician and explore a range of styles and contexts. You will also be learning how to inspire, motivate and organise others to develop and enjoy music-making.

Performing Arts in Context / Dance Performance / Theatre Production / Music Technology / Arts in Education / Experimental Dance / Key Theatre Practitioners / Exploring Sound Technology / Arts in the Community / Physical Dance Theatre / Young People’s Theatre Project / Live Project / Dissertation / Acting for Performance / Music for Performance

In your first year you will shadow and work alongside experienced music leaders and facilitators. By your final year you will have developed the skills to design, manage, implement and evaluate a major project in a community setting. At each stage our tutors will encourage you to develop valuable skills in communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Duration: 3 Years

In recent years community music has greatly expanded in its range and quality, leading to higher demand for well-qualified music leaders and facilitators. Our programme prepares you to succeed in these roles, perhaps working for venues or for public bodies that promote community music. Other career options would include moving on to a programme that would qualify you to teach music in schools. You could also consider a portfolio career with a mix of performance, teaching and community work.

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UCAS CODE NO

W430

Successful applicants to this programme are required to have undergone the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure process within three months of joining the programme.

Modules Include: Music in Context / Creative Artistic Practice / Musicianship / Professional Practice / Contextual Studies / Enterprise / Performance / Therapeutic Applications of Sound and Music Technologies / Music, Image, Text / Major Professional Project

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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UCAS CODE NO

WX39

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

W3

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BA (Hons) Dance (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) If you are passionate about dance, enjoy performing and choreographing, and are full of creative ideas, then this is the programme for you. You will engage in a variety of dance classes, projects, and collaboration with dance artists. You will also benefit from opportunities to specialise in areas that fit your interests and career aspirations. The main focus of the BA (Hons) Dance programme is contemporary dance. It is designed to provide opportunities for you to experience the essential aspects of dance as performer, creator and spectator. However other genres such as jazz, street ballet, experimental and physical theatre are included. The programme is largely workshop based supported by relevant theory. There are no examinations; instead your programme work is continually assessed. The programme also provides excellent opportunities for professional development through work-based initiatives. Our students often work with practising artists and touring dance companies. Other opportunities include involvement in community projects such as drugs rehabilitation through dance. Extra-curricular evening classes are available as part of our community involvement i.e. Zumba, Street Dance, Body Conditioning. You will also develop ‘transferable’ skills such as self management, reflection, creative problem solving, communication, negotiation, ability to work collaboratively and in teams. This focus seeks to meet the needs of the highly fluid creative industries, currently characterised by rapid change and where flexible employment, multiple job holding and portfolio careers are becoming more important. There are two refurbished dance studios with extra rehearsal space and new dressing rooms, located on the City Campus. The main studio has a state-of-the-art lighting rig, a cyclorama for digital work and portable seating for small public performances – you can book all spaces for rehearsals. You will be able to access the new CitySpace Studio for teaching and public performances and utilise a small edit suite when working on modules such as Dance and the Camera. As a graduate of the BA (Hons) Dance programme, you will have skills and experience to help you succeed in a career in dance. This could be in teaching dance, which is a major source of employment in the sector, or in other dance-related roles. Some of our recent graduates are now working in education and the community as artists, teachers and administrators. Others have set up their own dance schools or work as self-employed freelancers locally, nationally and internationally.

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Modules Include: Introduction to Dance Studies / Dance Performance / Popular Dance (e.g. Jazz, Street) / Dance and Me / The Technical Body / Performing Arts Production / Contemporary Ballet / Experimental Dance / Dance Now / Artists and Educators / Live Project / Physical Dance Theatre / Staging the Dance / Key Dance Practitioners / Dance and the Camera / Community / Education Project

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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UCAS CODE NO

W502

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

W5

Arts (Creative and Performing)

UG CC CS


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UG CC CS

BA (Hons) Drama (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) The Drama programme focuses on modern and contemporary theatre practice and provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in areas such as acting, directing, television production, play text study, devising, community theatre, writing and theatre production. The Drama curriculum is focussed upon twentieth and twenty-first century developments in drama, theatre and performance and is designed to enable you to develop both practical performance skills, and theoretical understanding.

Modules Include: Theatre Production / Introduction to Naturalist / Realist Theatre / Key Theatre Practitioners / Contemporary Theatre Practice / Shakespeare in Performance / Applied Theatre and Drama / Television Drama and Acting and Directing

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

Beginning with late nineteenth and early twentieth century realism and naturalism, the programme focuses on significant artistic developments, critical issues and innovations in theatre practice leading to the present day.

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UCAS CODE NO

W403

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As a student on this programme you will develop performance, theatre production and practical skills as an essential part of your studies and assessment. The approach encourages you to apply your knowledge and to review and evaluate your learning at all stages of the programme, and provides you with experience of a wide range of professional practice. As a graduate of the BA (Hons) Drama, you will have the skills and experience necessary to help you succeed in a wide variety of careers or engage in further training. Careers that are of particular interest to our students include teaching, acting, directing, community theatre and arts administration. The Faculty has a specialist Drama studio and smaller rehearsal spaces. Additional resources include a video editing suite, music technology equipment, music and dance facilities and hardware and software to support practical projects.

It is great to have lots of inspiration from all the beautiful landscapes and students from different backgrounds. Mi-Kyoung Jung

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BA (Hons) Dance/Drama/Music (1 Year Top-Up)

UG CC OC

If you have completed two years of HND studies or a Foundation degree, these innovative programmes will allow you to gain an honours degree qualification after one year of further study. Each programme offers opportunities for a greater level of creative exploration and application of skills. You will improve your performance and presentation skills. And just as important, you will develop your skills of critical analysis and understanding of the theory and contexts of your chosen subject. You will benefit from being part of the vibrant and varied arts scene, as well as from visits and workshops with leading national companies. The Live Project module allows you to take on professional or community education opportunities as they arise. You can choose from subjects including:

Dance – Modules Include: Staging the Dance / Key Dance Practitioners / Physical Dance Theatre / Dance Preparation and Application / Dance and the Camera / Live Project / Negotiated Independent Study

Drama – Modules Include: Contemporary Theatre Practice / Acting for Performance / Television Drama Project / Contemporary Approaches to Shakespeare / Theatre Production / Young People’s Theatre Project / Live Project / Dissertation

Music – Modules Include: Music for Performance / Creative Uses of Music Technology / Negotiated Independent Study / Community Arts Practice / Meaning in Music / Music Image Text / Sound and Music Therapies

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO DRAMA W400 DANCE W501 MUSIC W301

BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead) This programme combines practical music-making with the thinking skills associated with a degree qualification. It is designed to be a springboard into a varied range of careers that appeal to those with a passion for music. At Sunderland we encourage you to discover and realise your full potential. Our tutors are themselves experienced musicians with national profiles in the fields of jazz, popular and commercial music. So they are well placed to help you discover more about your talents and reflect on ways to improve your performance and professionalism. Throughout the programme you will study the theory of music making to a professional level. You will gain a deep understanding of the music industry, making it easier to achieve success in a range of careers associated with jazz, popular and commercial music. This programme is presented in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead, which delivers one of the UK’s largest music participation programmes. There are unique opportunities to experience what it is like to work in the arts, explore music in different forms and be involved in live projects. By the end of the programme you will be equipped for roles in areas such as freelance performance, recording/broadcasting, composition and arranging, performance support, music industry specialisms, and teaching/education.

Modules Include: Instrumental Studies / Ensemble Studies / Music Technology Studies / Harmony / Arranging History / Critical Studies / Stylistic Studies / Professional Studies

Optional Modules Include: Performance / Production / Keyboard Studies / Aural Studies / Percussion Studies / Vocal Studies / Composition and Arranging / Improvisation Studies / Teaching Studies / Dissertation

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BTEC HND in Business and Management

2 Years

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption)

3 Years

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

1 Year

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

1 Year

BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Business and Managment

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

3/4 Years

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

1 Year

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

1 Year

BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Sports Management

3/4 Years

Postgraduate MBA Master of Business Administration With opportunity to major in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management

1 Year

MBM Master of Business Management

1 Year

MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

1 Year

MA International Management

1 Year

MA Marketing

1 Year

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The demand for business and management from international students is as strong as it is broad and our far-reaching programmes are geared towards securing exciting and prosperous employment opportunities.

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Our professionally accredited, leadership, human resource, finance, banking and accounting programmes are helping students find quality work in the UK and back home. All our programmes include aspects of sales, marketing, enterprise, business planning and law to ensure students graduate with a broad set of skills.

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Our prestigious business programmes attract students from across the globe to Sunderland while many other international students study from home or at one of our worldwide collaborative partner centres. The Sunderland Business School is proud and confident of our worldwide brand.

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We provide a wide range of opportunities to link up with the world of business via study visits, visiting speakers, external project work and in some cases international study opportunities. The University Careers and Employability Service also provides opportunities for students to undertake paid work placements and projects around their academic studies. Our size allows for more personal contact with students and we encourage an active approach to learning that will inspire you and enhance your capacity to be effective leaders of the future. We constantly assess our work and students coming to the end of their programmes tell us we have genuinely inspirational teachers. Our students also get the opportunity to visit businesses and organisations to hear about the real world. For example, a group of our students recently visited Stuttgart to look at the automotive industry there. We have a supportive learning and teaching strategy and recognise the needs of international students. We understand they may approach things differently and we lecture and tutor in a way that gets the balance right.

Chris Marshall Head of Department

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My friends who were already at the University suggested that Sunderland would be the best place for me to come as it has a high ranking, so I decided to come here. I have lots of friends here from Pakistan and have also made new friends from all over the world, which has really helped me to develop my English. The quality of the teaching staff and teaching material is very good and I enjoy being at this university. The IT facilities are especially good. BARBAR ALI, PAKISTAN, MA INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT


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BTEC HND in Business and Management If you are a student who may only want to commit to higher education for two years or maybe achieved one A Level, or if you are a mature student (aged 19 or over) without formal qualifications, then this course will provide you with the skills to tackle higher education. Perhaps you did not take A Levels before leaving school, or feel your academic background prevents you joining a degree course directly. Successful completion of the BTEC HND Business and Management course guarantees you a place on a BA (Hons) Business and Management Top-Up degree, or equips you for the employment market. This course concentrates on the vocational aspects of business. You will study core modules for an excellent all round business education. You can also choose to specialise in human resource management, management, marketing, accounting, international business, or legal studies. The majority of students who successfully complete the course transfer onto Level 3 of our business degree courses in order to top-up their HND. Teaching on this course has the highest possible rating from the Quality Assurance Agency. This course is taught at City of Sunderland College.

Modules Include: Organisations and Behaviour / Learning and Information Skills / Business Environment / Managing Financial Resources / Managing Communication / Business Enterprise / Law for Business / Operations Management / Human Resource Management / Business Decision Making / Managing Professional Development

Duration: 2 Years

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption) Accountancy has long been a top destination for graduates because of the attractive starting salaries, opportunities for professional qualifications, and excellent long-term career prospects. Among Chief Executives of Britain’s top 100 companies in 2007, one in three had a background in accounting or finance. There are two important steps to qualifying as an accountant: passing exams and undertaking relevant work experience. Our programme attracts a substantial level of accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). As a result our graduates are exempted from certain exams, speeding up their qualification as an ACCA accountant. Our programme also provides opportunities to gain work experience. We encourage you to undertake a 48-week placement after your second year. This can be an opportunity to put into practice your new skills and knowledge. Placements and internships can, in some cases, count towards the three years relevant work experience needed before you can qualify as an ACCA accountant. BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is well suited to the understanding of business in the global economy, giving our graduates an extra edge in employability after graduation. The programme is also marked out by excellent learning support facilities. By the time you complete your programme you will already be well on the way towards gaining a professional qualification. Equally, you could use your skills to move into more varied roles in general management, marketing or human resources. In all of these areas, your financial expertise will give you a head start and a career advantage.

Modules Include:

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Financial Accounting / Management Accounting / Business Management / Quantitative Methods for Business / Economics / Business Law / Business Finance / Business Taxation / Audit and Assurance / Financial Management / Strategic Management Accounting / International Financial Reporting / Business Modelling for Decision Making / Managing Projects / Contemporary Developments in Business and Management

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (1 Year Top-Up)

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The programme provides you with a true international cultural environment with students arriving from leading European and overseas business schools. If you have a BTEC HND qualification or a foundation degree in accounting, finance or business related subjects, you can convert it into a full honours degree with just one more year of study. Therefore you can fulfil your academic aspirations, and benefit from the demand from employers for qualified business personnel. You will receive an excellent all round business education. Building on a sound base of training in the essentials of business law, accounting and the world economy you gain a firm grounding in key management skills and techniques found in financial, strategic and knowledge management. The programme has a strong international perspective that is well suited to the understanding of accounting and finance and business in the global economy. When you graduate, you will possess the skills and confidence to contribute to a wide range of organisations. Recent graduates have gone into accounting and finance, sales, insurance, retail management and leisure management.

Modules Include: Financial Management / Money Banking and Finance / Financial Markets / International Banking / Managing Projects / Contemporary Developments in Business and Management

We will build on your existing knowledge as you gain a comprehensive overview of financial management, financial markets, and international banking. These are currently some of the highest profile areas of the international business world. At the same time you will continue to develop your core business and management capabilities. Modules include ‘Managing Projects’ and ‘Contemporary Developments in Business and Management’. A particular feature of Sunderland’s programme is a set of workshops in which you discuss case studies and real-life examples in smaller groups in order to develop your skills and understanding. In today’s competitive marketplace, an honours qualification shows that you have a higher level of skills that equip you for a constantly evolving world. With a degree from the University of Sunderland you will be well prepared to apply for rewarding careers in banking and finance. In addition your general graduate-level skills will be valuable if you prefer to move into broader business and management roles.

Strategic Financial Management / Strategic Management / Strategic Management of Human Resources / Contemporary Developments in Business Management / Marketing Strategy / Managing Projects

More detailed programme information? Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

This programme can allow you to achieve an honours degree in one year of study if you have a BTEC HND qualification in finance, business, or a related area. The programme can also be used to top up an ABE/IBAM Advanced Diploma in Business Administration or any business-related UK undergraduate award programme where you have gained 240 credits or equivalent.

Modules Include:

Duration: 1 Year

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BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (1 Year Top-Up)

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Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Sunderland is a great place to study, the staff are really supportive and I am really enjoying my time here. Zhao Wu, BA (Hons) Business Studies

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BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management

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Successful business people today need flexibility, ideas, creativity entrepreneurial innovation and flair. The Enterprise Management route draws upon two key strands of business: Management and Enterprise to develop the skills and knowledge which will equip students with the ability to set up and operate an independent business or project within an existing business. Specialist Enterprise modules at Levels 2 and 3 provide a platform for the development of these themes while adding to the students’ understanding of other issues which determine the success of business ventures. The vocational nature of the programme will make you attractive to a variety of organisations. The BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management degree also gives you experience of initiating, setting up and managing a new business venture whilst learning the underpinning theories of entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and economic growth. Emphasis is placed on obtaining the necessary skills and attributes required to identify, develop and commercialise a business opportunity.

Modules Include: Employability Skills / Contemporary Debates in Business Management / Understanding the Business Environment / Understanding Business / Introduction to Strategic Management / Developing Career Prospects / Responsible Business / Business Enterprise Management / Managing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity / Introduction to Business Law / Applying Critical Reflective Practice / Business Research Dissertation / Placement Project / Critical Debate in Professional Practice / Management Consulting / Innovation, Research and Development and Growth / Global Entrepreneurship

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management Accountants are involved at all stages of business planning and control, making crucial decisions that have far reaching implications for employees, companies and economies. We will give you a comprehensive grounding in the latest thinking on financial, cost and management accounting, all in a wider business context. The Financial Management route enables you to develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills, which will prepare you for a career within a wide range of commercial and non-profit making organisations. The programme focuses on a central core of financial and management accountancy modules, supported by a range of business and law modules. In the final year, you undertake an accounting project to make practical use of your skills. You will collaborate with a business within the community and help them to solve a real world problem. Graduates become chartered or management accountants, bankers and business consultants. However, you will not only develop accounting skills but business skills to complement the financial knowledge learnt. Other careers entered by graduates include insurance and finance positions. Some students have set up their own businesses.

Modules Include: Understanding Business / Employability / Core Business Skills / Understanding the Business Environment / Operations Management / Introduction to Strategic Management / Business Ethics / Financial Management / Financial Reporting / Company Law / Business Research Dissertation / Corporate Strategy / Corporate Governance and Audit / Financial Modelling / Advanced Financial Reporting

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information?

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The Sir Tom Cowie Campus is modern, up-to-date and perfect for uni life. Howard Stafstrom, BA (Hons) Business and Management

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CC City Campus DL Distance Learning OC Off Campus CS Combined Subjects STC Sir Tom Cowie Campus CPD Continuous Professional Development

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BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management Many organisations argue that ‘people are our most valuable resource and have to be handled with care and sensitivity.’ For this reason, they need skilled, informed individuals who understand the role of HRM in business. This programme gives you that awareness along with an excellent all round business education. You will study employee relations and individual and group development, employment law and important areas such as equal opportunities and training. The Human Resource Management route gives you both the academic knowledge and practical skills needed in human resource roles. You will learn about operations management, business policy and strategy, accounting, legal studies, and economics. There is also a strong international perspective that will equip you with an understanding of business in the global economy. By the time you graduate you will be ready to pursue a career in areas such as personnel management, industrial relations, training, consultancy, and recruitment. Recent graduates have taken positions as trainee managers and human resources administrators, civil servants and teachers.

Modules Include: Employability Skills / Contemporary Debates in Business Management / Understanding the Business Environment / Understanding Business / Introduction to Strategic Management / Developing Career Prospects / Responsible Business / Contemporary Developments in HR / Applying Professional Practice / Applying Critical Reflective Practice / Business Research Dissertation / Placement Project or Critical Debate in Professional Practice / Coaching and Mentoring / Exploring Equality and Diversity / Contemporary Employment Relations / Learning and Development

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

BA (Hons) Business and Management

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effectively across the broad range of disciplines required in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Building on a sound base of training in the essentials of management, marketing, accounting and the world economy you gain a firm grounding in key management skills and techniques found in financial, strategic and knowledge management. This route offers the most flexibility. The longest established and most popular programme within the Faculty of Business and Law offers you the greatest choice of subjects. It is therefore ideal if you seek an excellent all round business education. You will then possess the skills and confidence to contribute to a wide range of organisations. You will learn core subjects, but also choose from optional modules. During your first two years, you learn fundamental business disciplines. In the final year, you are able to specialise in a range of subjects of your choice. There is also a strong international perspective that will equip you with an understanding of business in the global economy. Recent graduates have gone on to diverse roles in accountancy, the legal professions, the health sector and the marketing department of a major football club. Many graduates also go on to undertake Masters programmes to further their professional skills.

Modules Include: Understanding Business / Employability / Core Business Skills / Understanding the Business Environment / Operations Management / Introduction to Strategic Management / Business Ethics / Human Resource Management / Managing Equality and Diversity / Introduction to Business Law / Marketing Management / Marketing Intelligence / Marketing Communications / Decision Support Modelling / Financial Management / Financial Reporting / Business Enterprise Management / Managing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity / Business Research Dissertation / Corporate Strategy / Organisational and Human Resource Development Strategies / Employment Relations / Human Resource Strategies / Critical Issues in Marketing / Consumer Psychology / e-Marketing Strategy / Supply Chain Management and Logistics Strategy / Managing Knowledge, Complexity and Change / Innovation, Research and Development and Growth / Corporate Governance and Audit / Financial Modelling / Advanced Financial Reporting / Managing Consulting

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

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Marketing is vital to the success of every business. No organisation can ignore its external environment; the demands of its customers, the activities of its competitors or the interests of other stakeholders. This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of marketing theory and practice today as it covers a range of areas from the basic fundamentals through to e-marketing strategy. The opportunity to specialise increases throughout the programme. Emphasis is on developing professional behaviours and transferable skills to succeed in a range of marketing contexts. The teaching team addresses contemporary issues throughout these modules, including social marketing and value-led approaches. There is an optional industrial placement year at the end of Level 2, allowing students to enhance their academic skills and knowledge in a practical context. Developments in the field continue to offer exciting and challenging prospects for marketing graduates. Opportunities exist with companies specialising in marketing, and also companies who have marketing departments. Recent graduates have progressed their careers in marketing analysis, communications and management in companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, Marriott International, Proctor & Gamble and Sage.

Modules Include: Introduction to Strategic Management / Developing Career Prospects / Responsible Business / Marketing Management and Planning / Marketing Communications / Applying Critical Reflective Practice / Business Research Dissertation / Critical Debate in Professional Practice / Marketing Strategy / Consumer Psychology / Internet Marketing

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (1 Year Top-Up) Marketing is vital to the success of every business. No organisation can ignore its external environment; the demands of its customers, the activities of its competitors or the interests of other stakeholders. This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of marketing theory and practice today, as it covers a range of areas from the basic fundamentals through to e-marketing strategy. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge further throughout the programme. Emphasis is on developing professional and transferable skills to succeed in a range of marketing environments. The teaching team addresses contemporary issues throughout these modules, including critical issues in marketing, consumer psychology and buyer behaviour as well as commercial and consumer law. Developments in the field continue to offer exciting and challenging prospects for marketing graduates. Opportunities exist with companies specialising in marketing, and also companies who have marketing departments. Recent graduates are working in marketing analysis, communications as well as managers in companies such as BT, Cellnet, IBM and Transco.

Modules Include: Corporate Strategy / Cultural Diversity in International Business / Business Project / Critical Issues in Marketing / Consumer Psychology / e-Marketing Strategy

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Business Management (1 Year Top-Up)

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BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

This programme provides you with a true international cultural environment with students arriving from leading European and overseas business schools. The programme operates at over 30 centres worldwide with a learning community of over 1500 learners and has been commended for its flexibility.

The programme allows you to gain broad management skills with a particular focus on Human Resources (HR). Current HR professionals give the following reasons for enjoying their careers: variety, challenge and interest, and the view that HR is at the heart of the business and can make a difference.

If you have a BTEC HND qualification, foundation degree or equivalent in a business discipline area, you can convert it into a full honours degree with just one more year of study.

The programme opens up a range of options for future employment, ranging from HR generalist posts to roles such as talent acquisition manager, learning and development manager, and international HR manager.

You will develop key management skills and techniques found in the management of strategic projects, financial analysis, strategic management of markets and people within the context of a dynamic contemporary business environment. The programme utilises a blend of workshops and full support of a virtual learning environment. Students receive advanced study materials that provide comprehensive curriculum and self-paced study questions. Tutors will develop the key unit ideas in workshops. Fulltime students will study across two semesters and progress through the programme at three modules per semester for which assessment takes place at the end of each semester (and at September for referrals). Part-time students progress through the programme at two modules per assessment period. Part-time students will elect when to sit an assessment by selecting from one of the four assessment periods in the year.

Modules Include: Strategic Financial Management / Strategic Management / Strategic Management of Human Resources / Contemporary Developments in Business Management / Marketing Strategy / Managing Projects

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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A valuable benefit of this programme is that it leads to professional accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s leading professional body involved in the management and development of people. For those who develop a lifetime career in Human Resources, the benefit of holding membership of a professional institute has been estimated at £71,000 (CCPMO Economic Impact Report, December 2008). Work-based experience is one of the central themes, and the programme offers students the opportunity to develop their HR skills in a range of workshops as well as through the CIPD North East Branch guest speaker programme. At Sunderland we give you a practical as well as an academic understanding of HR management. In the first year you gain a broad foundation in both HR management and effectiveness in organisations. In the second and third years you develop your skills so that you are ready to work in a profession, while deepening your knowledge in core areas and through modules that you choose in line with your personal interests. Work-based experience is one of the central themes. There will always be a need for HR professionals because, as organisations often say, ‘people are our most valuable resource’. By the end of the programme you can expect to have life-changing skills and knowledge in this area as well as an excellent all round business education.

Modules Include: HRM and its Environment / Organisation Studies / HRM Contribution to Effective Organisations / Understanding Professional Practice / Contemporary Developments in HR / Exploring Professional Practice / Employment Cycle / Applying Professional Practice / Human Resource Strategies

Optional Modules Include: Coaching and Mentoring / Exploring Equality and Diversity / Creativity Health and Safety / Contemporary Employment Relations / Learning and Development / International HRM

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Sports Management This programme is aimed at people who would like to make a career in sports management. This is one of the most important industries in the UK in terms of interest, participation and consumer spending. Possible job opportunities include managing sports centres, sports development with elite athletes or disadvantaged groups, sports marketing, sports policy, sports tourism, sports administration, and organising sports events. On this programme you will benefit from the input of teaching staff whose expertise stems from experience of working in business and sports-related backgrounds. You will take the following modules: Fundamentals of Sports; Sport Fieldwork; Major Project (based on a Sport theme); plus your choice of a series of sports-related optional modules. Through your studies you will deepen your understanding of sports management and therefore gain an edge when it comes to progressing your career. You will also study a core of business and management topics. These ensure that you have a broad grounding in the skills and knowledge needed for success in a fast-moving business environment. Topics include Understanding Business, Strategic Management, Responsible Business, and Events Management.

Business Studies graduate Peter Daire has a senior position in one of the UK’s most profitable, successful and growing businesses – football. Peter, who graduated from the University in 1994, is Head of Sponsorship for the Football Association (FA). Peter previously worked at Channel 4 and Island (Lindisfarne) SkyHolySports, and is now based at the home of English football, Wembley. He heads up sponsorship across all of the FA’s assets, including the FA Cup and Wembley Stadium, and manages the FA’s relationship with companies such as Umbro, Mars, Vauxhall and E.ON.

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At Sunderland we place great value on real-world skills that make a difference in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to be involved in projects, workshops and placements. After the second year you can spend a full year on a paid work placement. This provides valuable experience and allows you to put your new skills and knowledge into practice. The facilities at Sunderland make it an excellent place to study. Our information and library building provides access to an impressive range of business-related resources. You will also benefit from the way our programmes draw on different areas of teaching expertise across the wide range of subject areas that we have on offer.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Sports / Sports Fieldwork / Responsible Business / Managing the Event / History of Sport / Managing Projects / Strategic Management / Major Project

Optional Modules Include: Applied Exercise Psychology / Sport and Exercise Development / Sociology of Leisure and Sport / Historical Enquiry in Sport

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CC City Campus DL Distance Learning OC Off Campus CS Combined Subjects STC Sir Tom Cowie Campus CPD Continuous Professional Development

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Postgraduate Chain Management)

These internationally recognised programmes will accelerate your career development into highly paid management positions. Aimed at graduates with substantial business/ management experience, it will significantly enhance your capability to function as a senior manager within a wide range of commercial and service organisations. Completing the MBA will develop your strategic management knowledge, competence and problem-solving ability. You will become familiar with your choice of specialism (finance, marketing, human resource management or supply chain management), international management practice, and the development of effective business cultures and performance enhancement. You will be interacting with an international mix of students, with excellent opportunities for networking and gaining knowledge of the global business environment. Designed to develop your strategic skills, management competencies and problem-solving. You will also become familiar with international management practice and learn how to enhance business performance by developing an effective culture. Your learning experience will be reinforced through working in culturally diverse peer action learning sets. These will be the basis for team-based activity and action research. They will allow you to network and benefit from your fellow students’ knowledge and experiences. The MBA is designed to draw upon the experience of the candidate, in recognition of the applied nature of the award the programme will emphasise an integrated and practical (professional) orientation over a theoretical approach. You will also have an opportunity to take part in our organisational visits and guest speakers programme, designed to enhance your understanding of current management and business practice. The MBA programme will prepare you for senior roles within a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations. Previous MBA students have gained positions such as, chief executive of a regional authority, business development manager for an automotive supplier, regional manager for a major building society and director of major public services. A number of ex-students have gone on to work in consultancy practice – for example, PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Germany and international roles in the electronics industry in the Netherlands.

Content Term 1 Common to all MBA programmes. Financial Management and Control / Managing and Leading People / Operations Management / Marketing Management Term 2 MBA International Business Environment / Global Corporate Strategy / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management / Information Management Plus one option from a variable list that may include: Project Management / International HRM / e-Marketing Innovation and Growth / Managing Diversity / Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management MBA (Finance) Global Corporate Strategy / Management Accounting and Control / Information Management / International Business Environment / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management

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MBA (Marketing) Global Corporate Strategy / International Business Environment / Information Management / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management. Plus one option from: e-Marketing / International Marketing MBA (Human Resource Management) Global Corporate Strategy / International Business Environment / Information Management / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management. Plus one option from: International HRM / Organisational Development and Change MBA (Supply Chain Management) Global Logistics and Supply Chain / International Business Environment / Information Management / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management / Global Corporate Strategy Term 3 MBA Dissertation Specialising in one of the following areas determined by your programme choice:  General  HRM

 Finance  Marketing  Supply Chain Management

Teaching and Assessment The programme is concerned with the development of applicants as managers. You will frequently participate in applied problem-solving, roleplaying and experiential learning. Other teaching methods include lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations, presentations and applied projects. Students are formed at an early stage into Peer Action Learning Sets. The cross-cultural groups will have tasks to perform as well as encouraging the development of additional study support and a further tier of independent working. Assessment methods will include individual written assignments, group written assignments, presentations and time constrained assignments.

Entry Requirements Applications are welcomed from holders of an honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate ability to operate at a managerial level along with experience equivalent to a graduate level or higher. Overseas applications from countries whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of competence in English. This will usually be a score of 6 on the British Council IELTS test or equivalent. Students may be tested to assess their language skills. A candidate with a postgraduate degree qualification in management studies i.e. Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Management Studies will also be considered for our MBA programme. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

MBA CID116 MBA Finance CID1028 MBA Marketing CID1029 MBA HRM CID1030 MBA Supply Chain Management CID1031

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MBM Master of Business Management The Master of Business Management (MBM) offers a postgraduate qualification for non-business graduates who wish to develop a detailed knowledge of concepts and theories of business in order to be effective in a management role. The programme provides the opportunity for you to practice the business skills and competencies you need to function successfully in a business career. This programme is designed to help you move into a new business subject area which you may be unfamiliar with and give you the confidence to further your educational experience. Business graduates are also welcome to apply as the MBM programme offers a greater insight into the world of business and management. You will learn how to operate effectively in a managerial position and become competent in all areas of business from managing people to strategic direction. The programme will explore all the functions that contribute to business decision-making and bring you up-to-date with contemporary business developments and practices. The programme also combines practical management ideas with exposure to current organisational practice. You will have access to the latest management information, as well as opportunities to meet managers and find out how successful organisations really function through a comprehensive programme of visiting speakers and company visits. We will take you to learn first-hand from leading companies such as Nike, Ikea and Nissan. We will be welcoming speakers from BAA and HSBC to help bring the business theory to life. Past graduates have gone on to work in a range of organisational roles including finance, marketing and sales, public administration and small business start-ups.

Teaching and Assessment The programme is concerned with the development of students as managers. You will frequently participate in applied problem-solving, role-playing, and experiential learning. Other teaching methods include lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations, presentations and applied projects. Students are formed at an early stage into Peer Learning Support Groups. The cross-cultural groups will have tasks to perform as well as encouraging the development of additional study support and a further tier of independent working. Assessment methods will include individual written assignments, group written assignments, presentations, portfolio building and time constrained assignments.

Entry Requirements We welcome non-business graduates who wish to develop knowledge of business functions and decision-making, together with an enhanced awareness of business developments. You are welcome to apply if you have a second class honours degree (or above) in any discipline. Alternatively, if you have relevant experience or professional qualifications recognised as being the equivalent of a second class honours degree, you may also apply. If you do not meet the above requirements you may be exceptionally considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Others will pursue careers based on the subject of their first degree spurred on by their new found business knowledge, for example, pharmacy and art graduates find the MBM programme particularly useful.

Content Core Modules: Operations Management / International Business Environment / Understanding Organisational Performance / Accounting and Financial Management / Marketing Management / Global Corporate Strategy / Managing and Leading People / Developing Skills for Business Leadership / Business Analysis Research Methods / MBM Management Futures Project

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MSc Human Resource Management (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accredited) Many organisations claim, ‘Our people are our most important asset’. So Human Resource Management (HRM) is vital to the effectiveness of organisations, wherever they are located. This programme helps you make a difference. It develops Masters-level expertise in Human Resource Management and opens up many career opportunities. The programme explores areas such as recruitment, selection, performance management, managing employment relations, managing diversity training/learning and career development. By the end of the programme, you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges in Human Resource Management. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has accredited the programme and successful completion leads to graduate membership. This is the first step in becoming a Chartered Member of the Institute – a widely accepted requirement of HR employers throughout the UK. You will frequently participate in problem-solving, role-playing and experiential learning. Weekly workshops provide a practical learning environment where you can learn from other HR professionals. By applying what has been learnt and the insights of other students, you can strengthen your contribution to your current or future employer. Graduates from this programme have used their qualifications to develop very successful careers in Personnel and HRM and many are now working at senior and strategic level. The career opportunities are extensive and varied, in both the public and private sectors.

Content Core Modules: Managing and Leading People / HRM in Context / Developing Skills for Business Leadership / People Resourcing and Talent Management / Learning and Development / Leadership and Management Development / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management / Dissertation Plus two module options from a variable list of modules that may include*: Employment Law / International HRM / Employee Relations / Managing Diversity / Organisational Development and Change / Management Research Report *Availability of options will vary from year to year.

Call our helpline on +44 (0) 191 515 3000 for further information Visit our website: www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

Teaching and Assessment The programme is concerned with the development of applicants as HR managers and you will frequently participate in applied problem-solving, role-playing, and experiential learning. Other teaching methods include lectures, seminars, case studies, debates, simulations, presentations and applied projects. The diversity of cultures within the programme further adds to the learning experience of the programme. Assessment methods will include individual and group coursework, presentations, portfolio building, examinations and time constrained assignments.

Entry Requirements The programme has been designed to appeal to a range of individuals, including graduates without work experience who wish to develop their career further. It has been designed for international students who wish to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Human Resource Management from a reputable British University. Applications are welcome from holders of a business honours degree at 2:2 or above or equivalent in a business discipline from a recognised institution. Alternatively, applicants may possess relevant experience or professional qualifications recognised as being the equivalent of an honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA International Management Building on the success of the University’s undergraduate business and management programmes, the MA International Management (MAIM) has been developed to address a new era of international companies whose leaders and core operations are dispersed across the globe. Clearly, this modern global economy requires a new breed of managers and leaders equipped with flexible, transferable business skills and a global vision. The MA International Management aims to produce managers and leaders who can undertake business across time-zones, cultures, languages and who wish to participate in an increasingly competitive international marketplace. Throughout the programme you will develop knowledge and understanding of business in a global context, including the way that business is undertaken in different countries. You will enhance skills and abilities in international business, cross-cultural management and communication. Teaching promotes effective cross-cultural skills and the formation and management of international personnel and training practice. This will be further enhanced through work undertaken in culturally diverse peer-learning and support groups. You will have the opportunity to develop a broad perspective of managing a business internationally which will be complemented by a programme of organisational visits and speakers. The programme will open up opportunities in international business and management and may pave the way to senior organisational roles in the forefront of leading change. Other possible careers include consultancy and advisory roles for business.

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Teaching and Assessment The programme is concerned with the development of students as international managers. You will frequently participate in applied problem-solving, role-playing, and experiential learning. Other teaching methods include lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations, presentations and applied projects. Students are formed at an early stage into Peer Action Learning Sets. The cross-cultural groups will have tasks to perform as well as encouraging the development of additional study support and a further tier of independent working. Assessment methods will include individual written assignments; group written assignments, presentations, portfolio building and time constrained assignments.

Entry Requirements The programme is designed for business graduates who wish to participate effectively in the increasingly competitive international marketplace, work experience is not required. Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree at 2:2 or above or equivalent in a business discipline from a recognised institution. Alternatively, applicants may possess relevant experience or professional qualifications recognised as being the equivalent of an honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Core Modules: International Business Environment / Managing for Results / Cross Cultural Management / International Trade / Global Corporate Strategy / International HRM / Global Integrated Marketing Communications / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management / Dissertation Plus one option module from*: Employment Law / Employee Relations / Enterprise and Entrepreneurship / Innovation and Growth / Managing Diversity / Marketing Intelligence / Organisational Development and Change / Project Management / Quality Management Systems / Service Operations Management / International Marketing / e-Marketing / Health and Safety / Strategic Management of Human Resources *Availability of options will vary from year to year.

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MA Marketing The Masters in Marketing offers a specialist postgraduate qualification based around the application and significance of marketing in the challenging contemporary business and societal environments of the 21st Century. It is designed for both recent business/management graduates who are looking for a fast track into marketing management and for marketing professionals who wish to further their careers through gaining appropriate qualifications. As a programme, it develops knowledge, understanding and skills in the exciting discipline that is contemporary marketing. Delivered in two concentrated modules, the certificate stage of the programme will provide you with the essential concepts, theories and developments of marketing in the context of its strategic dimension. Student-driven in nature, the intensive modules allow for flexibility in the delivery of content – so encouraging debate and understanding in the various aspects of marketing management that are covered in the first term. The diploma stage will develop your knowledge, skills and professional competence in marketing by introducing you to key applications of the discipline. This is reflected in the marketing-centric options made available to students on the programme. Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to develop your research skills and expand your understanding of marketing and its impact on both management decision-making and society as a whole. This is particularly true of the Masters stage where you will undertake a dissertation based on an element of contemporary marketing. A programme of guest speakers and company visits will enhance your learning experience, as will the diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences of those taking the MA Marketing programme with you. The Masters in Marketing will prepare students for successful careers as marketing managers in a myriad of manufacturing, service-related or not-for-profit environments around the world.

Content Core Modules: Strategic Marketing Management 1: Context / Strategic Marketing Management 2: Application / Applied Research Methods for Business and Management / Developing Skills for Business Leadership / Dissertation Plus three option modules from: International Marketing / Marketing Intelligence / e-Marketing / Global Integrated Marketing Communications / Innovation and Growth

Call our helpline on +44 (0) 191 515 3000 for further information Visit our website: www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

Teaching and Assessment The delivery of the programme is by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, presentations and case study exercises. In order to develop their marketing management and decision-making skills, students are encouraged to actively participate in class discussions and problem-solving exercises. At an early stage in the programme, students are formed into Peer Action Learning Sets. These cross-cultural groups are designed to encourage additional mutual study support and a further tier of independent working. Assessment methods vary depending on the subjects being delivered. However, students on the MA Marketing can expect to be assessed by a combination of individual written assignments, presentations, portfolio development and time constrained assignments.

Entry Requirements Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree at 2:2 (or above) or the equivalent from a recognised institution. The applicant’s first degree should be in a business-related discipline where the programme of study incorporated marketing as a distinct subject. Alternatively, applicants may possess relevant work experience or professional qualifications recognised as being the equivalent of an honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may be exceptionally considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Computing

COMPUTING PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

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

1 Year

BA (Hons) Business Computing

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Computing

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

3/4 Years

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

1 Year

BSc (Hons) Games Software Development

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Network Computing

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Network Systems (Top-Up)

1 Year

Postgraduate MSc Computing

60 Weeks *

MSc Information Technology Management

60 Weeks *

MSc Network Systems

60 Weeks *

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The University is constantly updating its facilities to ensure students get the best out of their studies at Sunderland. Our programmes are designed in collaboration with employers and we work hard to get the balance of theory and practice right in such a way that students are in a strong position to find quality employment when they complete their studies.

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Students studying computing at Sunderland will find a very strong focus on industry links and future employability.

All programmes attract quality external speakers who talk to students about their work and the Department has very strong links with organisations like Microsoft, CISCO, SAP and Sony, as well as local employers such as Nissan. The programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society and a strong feature of delivery at Sunderland is the professional and ethical responsibility we instill in our students. Students are supported both academically and through pastoral care by a strong and committed team of academics and administration staff. They are given the opportunity to discuss the details of subjects with academics and staff at any time. The nature of the programmes are such that students get the opportunity to put into practice the theoretical aspects of the programme and there is a strong emphasis on real case studies from employers. Sunderland and the North East region is also at the centre of software development in the UK as evidenced by the Sunderland Software City project which is designed to bring employers and students together to ensure the development and expansion of the software industry. Students are also encouraged to be enterprising and the Department has its own software hatchery where students are encouraged to establish their own software business.

Alastair Irons Head of Department

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The IT Management programme teaches us how to be managers who can combine computing skills with business and organisational skills. The discussions we have in tutorials are really interesting because students from different backgrounds have different views and this creates fascinating debates. ASHISH PATEL, KENYA MSC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT


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BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (1 Year Top-Up) If you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in a subject related to computing, this programme is designed to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a BSc honours degree. This programme will enhance your career prospects in the field of e-Commerce or business computing. The programme emphasises the business uses of IT, and provides the skills needed to produce computer systems of tomorrow, particularly in the area of widespread business IT developments, such as producing web and multimedia based IT solutions. Graduates from the programme will be able to make an immediate contribution to an organisation in a Business IT role perhaps as a Systems Analyst, Business Process Re-engineer or tailoring common business applications to suit the needs of the organisation. Upon completion of this programme, further study may also be possible on one of our wide range of Masters programmes. The ‘top-up’ programme is the final year of a BSc honours degree programme in Applied Business Computing. As such there will be an expectation of any applicant that they have certain key skills and knowledge that will form the grounding for this year of study.

Modules Include: e-Commerce Strategy and Management / Project Management / User Experience Design / Applied Multimedia / Research and Artefact Projects

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO

G424

UG STC

BA (Hons) Business Computing The BA (Hons) Business Computing is a well-designed degree, which develops fundamental knowledge and skills in computing technologies and application development within business environments. The degree also permits students to pick specialist routes in an area such as web and multimedia, networking and software development. It is aimed at producing graduates who can design and construct software for a range of varied businesses and organisations. If you are unsure what career path you want to take in a few years time, this programme provides the skills to enter a wide variety of careers. You will learn to use computers effectively and competently, but you do not need to be a computer expert to start this programme. It will instruct you in the nature of business, computers and software, and problem solving, and how all these fit together to achieve business success. To prepare you for the workplace, you complete a real world project. Working in a team of consultants, you provide a computer-based solution to a real business problem of a real company. You will develop presentation and team working skills invaluable to your success as an IT professional. Graduates have become web programmers, IT managers, information analysts, and software developers in organisations such as Accenture, British Airways and SAGE. Other graduates have become software contractors earning over £50,000 a year, gone into teaching or started their own business. Full exemption and CEng/CSci (Partial fulfilment) from the British Computer Society (BCS) has been confirmed for this programme.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Understanding the Global Environment / Multimedia Development / Software Development / Networking / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Marketing Management / Operations Management / Project Management / Computing Project / User Experience Design / Applied Multimedia

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BSc (Hons) Computing With its strong technical flavour this degree appeals to logical thinkers who enjoy being creative. If you do not wish to study in a specialised area, this programme will give you the breadth of technical experience to prepare you for a diverse range of careers.

UG STC

The two main themes of this programme are software development and web multimedia. It also considers computer hardware, database systems and networking technology. All aspects of systems development are covered and students write programs in languages such as C# and PHP. Specialist options in areas of computing such as 3D Games Programming and Artificial Intelligence and Concurrent Systems are also included to ensure graduates have a wide knowledge of the subject. Invaluable hands-on computing experience will equip you to work for major computer manufacturers, software houses or the scientific civil service. You may also wish to become an IT consultant, lecturer or technician. Recent graduates have become software engineers with British Telecom and Enigma. Others have become programmers within Capita and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Full exemption and CEng/CSci (Partial fulfilment) from the British Computer Society (BCS) has been confirmed for this programme.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Computer Security / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Software Development / Multimedia Development / Computing Project User Experience Design / Applied Multimedia / 3D Games Programming / Artificial Intelligence

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics The computer forensic programme aims to produce highly skilled and professional graduates who have the cyberdetective knowledge and ability to resolve computer crimes, preserving the evidential integrity and evidential continuity in computer forensic analysis. The programme will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of current and emergent technologies, legal, social, ethical and professional responsibilities of computer forensic practitioners and a broad awareness of the computing industry. The programme addresses the rapidly emerging need of police forces, security agencies, commercial organisations specialising in computer and digital forensics and larger organisations (where there is the need to carry out internal investigations) for skilled professionals in the developing area of computer forensics.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Computer Systems / Computer Forensics and Ethical Hacking / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Computing Project / Advanced Computer Forensics / Professional Issues in Computer Forensics / Advanced Databases / Concurrency and Distributed Systems

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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The knowledge I have gained from studying at Sunderland has broadened my own experiences and has allowed me to develop into who I am today and where I want to be in my career. Xiano Hui Li, BA (Hons) Business Computing

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Computing

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BSc (Hons) Computer Science This new programme sits alongside our well-established Computing programme and will give you a range of experience across the broad field of computing, covering both practical development and the theoretical underpinning that goes behind successful computer systems. This fascinating programme focuses on developing your understanding of the technical aspects of designing systems and programming software. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on professional and ethical issues as well as on the entrepreneurial business opportunities of software development. The programme is designed to be job market friendly. We know what skills and competencies potential employers are looking for. So teaching, learning and assessment are all aimed at developing these skills. To inject further realism into the programme, you do a real-world group project in your second year. Here, you work in a team as consultants on a real business problem with a real company to provide a computerbased business solution. In your final year, you will undertake a major individual project, often working with a company. These experiences will give you a distinct advantage when you enter the job market. Graduates from the Computer Science programme will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations. The programme is closely aligned to Sunderland Software City; this opens up exciting opportunities to develop business ideas through Software City’s hatchery and incubators.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Database Systems / Software Development / Computing Project / Artificial Intelligence / Concurrent and Distributed Systems

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BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) If you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in a subject related to computing, this programme is designed to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a BSc honours degree. You will be educated in up-to-the-minute industry standard software, tools and techniques using current computer technology. This programme includes building a range of software systems in the following fields of computer science: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Concurrent Systems, Web and Multimedia. Additionally you will learn the high level skills which are currently in demand by employers both regionally and nationally. Graduates from the programme will be able to make an immediate contribution to an organisation perhaps as a Software Developer, Web Developer or Software Engineer. Upon completion of this programme, further study is also possible on our wide range of Masters programmes. The ‘top-up’ programme is the final year of a BSc honours degree programme in Computer Systems Engineering. As such there will be an expectation of any applicant that they have certain key skills and knowledge that will form the grounding for this year of study.

Modules Include: Artificial Intelligence / Concurrent and Distributed Systems / Applied Multimedia / Project Management / Research and Artefact Projects

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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G401

CC City Campus DL Distance Learning OC Off Campus CS Combined Subjects STC Sir Tom Cowie Campus CPD Continuous Professional Development

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BSc (Hons) Games Software Development

UG STC

Would you like to learn the software development skills required to develop anything from a simple point and shoot mini-game, like those found on the web or Wii, to the fundamentals of large-scale 3D-based console titles? If so, choose this programme for a full games development degree. This innovative programme gives you the opportunity to use high quality multimedia and computer graphics facilities and industrystandard software including Microsoft and Adobe packages. Our strong partnership with Microsoft allows you to use Microsoft XNA technologies to rapid-prototype 3D-based games that will run on the Xbox 360. Freely available site licences, coupled with online support materials, will allow you to use your free time flexibly, either working on your own equipment or in our well-equipped computer and media labs. The University of Sunderland is a member of the PlayStationŽ3 Academic Development Programme run by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), which provides access to professional development hardware and software tools for both staff and students. The programme covers skills and knowledge related not only to specific gaming areas but also to general computing – such as networking and computer architecture. In addition you will gain important generic skills required by employers in all industries; these include research skills, technical writing, team working plus leadership and project management skills. By the end of the programme you will be in an excellent position to gain employment in roles such as a technical games developer, multimedia developer, Internet entertainment and educational designer and developer. You will also have access to information and support if you choose to set up your own business in one of these areas.

Modules Include: Games Technology / Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Games Development / Multimedia Development / Computing Project / Advanced Games Programming

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO

GG46

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BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT) This programme is for students who want to develop knowledge, skills and techniques in the application of technology to enhance business performance and efficiency. A wide-ranging new programme which offers similar benefits to the successful BA (Hons) Business Computing programme, while also delivering more technical insights into the world of Business IT. The programme builds on the knowledge of school leavers with a traditional ICT background. It offers a chance to study the latest thinking in IT management, web technologies, networking systems, business development skills and IT hardware. As a graduate of this programme you will have developed the skills needed to take a lead role in large scale IT projects or to start your own company, exploiting your new knowledge of the sector creating novel new uses of technology. To further inject realism into the programme, you do a real-world group project in your second year. Here, you work in a team on a real business problem with a real company to provide a computerbased business solution. In the final year, you will undertake a major individual project, often working with a company. Such experiences give a distinct advantage when you enter the job market. The teaching and learning is a mixture of hands-on learning combined with theoretical case study examples. As a graduate of this programme you will have developed the skills needed to take a lead role in large-scale IT projects. Alternatively you could look to start your own company, exploiting your new knowledge of the sector to create novel new uses of technology.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Computational Thinking / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Database Systems / Multimedia Development / Networks / Computing Project / Project Management / User Experience Design

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

UCAS CODE NO

G420

Computing

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BSc (Hons) Network Computing Networked computing is the fastest growing area of computing, with surveys suggesting that there are tens of thousands of unfilled networking vacancies in the UK alone, which due to new and emerging technologies is expected to rise. The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with the knowledge and abilities to undertake technical roles in the provision, operation and management of networked computer systems. To achieve this it focuses on the twin pillars of computing in the Internet age: the design and construction of local and wide area networks, and the design and programming of software to run over them. You will learn skills to design, construct, test and document a networked software system, using the most up-to-date methods and techniques. Throughout the programme, you will study modules informed by current practice and the latest research in areas such as grid computing and telecommunications which are two of the Department’s strongest areas of research and development. The programme incorporates the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) syllabus. Cisco Systems are well aware of the shortage of qualified staff. In order to address this shortfall, and provide globally recognised professional certification, Cisco has accredited a number of Cisco Network Academies, including Sunderland.

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BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up) If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent in a computer networking discipline then this programme allows you to upgrade it to an honours degree. As a result you will be more attractive to employers and ready to move ahead in your career. Topping up your qualifications makes sense because it will give you an edge in a rapidly developing industry. As a computing professional you could be at the leading edge of exciting changes in our society. It covers areas such as network management, telecommunications technology, concurrent and distributed systems. There is a strong technical flavour and you will develop in-depth knowledge of networking technologies. To get the most from the programme you will need to be keen to bring your own ideas into project work and assignments. You should also be committed and flexible, willing to engage in a variety of learning techniques. The programme draws together a package of technical knowledge and skills plus an understanding of underlying themes. So you will not only develop your expertise in today’s technology but also prepare yourself for changes in the years ahead.

Modules Include:

Full exemption and CEng/CSci (Partial fulfilment) from the British Computer Society (BCS) has been confirmed for this programme.

Telecommunications / Concurrent and Distributed Systems / Network Management / Project Management / Research and Artefact Projects

Modules Include:

Duration: 1 Year

Systems Administration / Fundamentals of Computing (Software Development and Theory, Programming, Web Applications, Database Systems, Computer Systems) / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Network Models, Configuration and Management / Local and Wide Area Networks / Telecommunications / Computing Project

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Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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CC City Campus DL Distance Learning OC Off Campus CS Combined Subjects STC Sir Tom Cowie Campus CPD Continuous Professional Development

UCAS CODE NO

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Postgraduate MSc Computing

PG STC

– Twin Entry February and October

Do you have a degree in a non-computing discipline but would now like to move into computing? This programme, which assumes little or no previous knowledge of computing, provides you with the technical background required to be an IT professional. MSc Computing focuses on rapidly developing the theoretical and practical skills that you need to successfully complete a Masters-level computing project. External experts from industry contribute to seminars and events. They introduce the latest areas of research and lead discussions. You will also complete a real-world project at a company. Information and computer technology plays an ever greater role in our lives. The impact of the Internet and e-Commerce are just two examples. Your Masters degree will open up opportunities in: developing web-based and non-web systems; the analysis and support of IT systems; management, where technical knowledge is required; research and education; and consultancy and technical support.

Content Stages 1 and 2 Software Development / Networks / Research Skills and Academic Literacy / Techniques for Information Systems Analysis / Web and Multimedia Development / Database Systems / Foundations of Computer Science Stage 3 Project – you will do a project, designed to bring a real-world benefit to an organisation.

Duration: 60 Weeks full-time (including an eight-week summer vacation). You can start this programme in February or October.

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MSc Information Technology Management – Twin Entry February and October

In today’s dynamic business environment there is a strong need for the organisations to become globally competitive. Information Technology Management is a combination of business management practice and technology, where Information Technology integrates with a company’s core business processes to enable the achievement of specific business objectives. The MSc in the Information Technology Management has been designed to develop knowledge and the ability to manage information technology. The modules have been carefully selected to provide a balanced grounding in both business and computing. In particular the computing modules have been designed to provide students with knowledge of business administration disciplines, intelligent tools and practical experience to enable them to manage the development and implementation of IT systems, and to ensure that IT management solutions are not only consistent with the business processes but also secure a competitive advantage for the organisations. MSc Information Technology Management programme from the University of Sunderland concentrates not only on the business aspects and (active) information systems development/engineering but also on how decision support tools and intelligent systems technology can be applied to effective management of information technology. It gives this programme original and distinctive design that reflects the business needs of IT management professionals.

Content Stages 1 and 2 Intelligent Systems for Management / Managing People and Project Leadership / Research Skills and Academic Literacy / Decision Support for Management / Project Risk and Quality Management / Project Management and Control / e-Commerce Stage 3 Project – you will do a project, designed to bring a real-world benefit to an organisation.

Duration: 60 Weeks full-time (including an eight-week summer vacation). You can start this programme in February or October. More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MSc Network Systems

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– Twin Entry February and October

Networks are essential for modern organisations – and people with qualifications in Network Systems are also becoming essential. If you already have qualifications in computing, science, or engineering, the MSc Network Systems will enhance your skills and career opportunities. The programme provides a range of theoretical and practical skills that are directly relevant to the networking and ICT requirements of modern organisations. The programme consists of eight taught modules, followed by a project for a real-world client. The Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology has established close working links with some of the major players in the telecommunications and networking fields; this has led to research collaborations in many state-of-the-art technologies. A number of these organisations are also providing support in the on-going development of the MSc Network Systems.

Stages 1 and 2 Network Simulation / Research Skills and Academic Literacy / Wireless Communications / Engineering Dynamic Web Based Systems / Network Management / Local and Wide Area Networks / Java Network Programming or Broadcast Systems Stage 3 Project – you will do a project, usually working with an organisation to deliver a real-world benefit.

Duration: 60 Weeks full-time (including an eight-week summer vacation). You can start this programme in February or October. More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Our links with external organisations include the following:

• computer associates provide software support via their Academic Partnership Programme (APP);

• BT Labs, BT Exact Technology and Evolved Networks provide developmental support, access to network software and project placement support; • we are a Cisco Networking Academy; • we use Microsoft software to support teaching and learning. There is a strong demand for people with the types of knowledge and skills that the programme teaches you. The MSc Network Systems prepares you for a variety of roles, such as network manager or network programmer, in computer networking and telecommunications.

When I came to Sunderland I didn’t expect to be travelling to places like America, France and Ireland. This has all been down to the support the University has given me. Tom Hughes-Croucher, Computing graduate working for global computing software and services company Joyent

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BSc (Hons) Computing graduate Andrew Short works as a Software Engineer in perhaps the most extraordinary place on earth; CERN in Switzerland, the home of mankind’s most advanced machine, the Large Hadron Collider. Andrew lives, sleeps and works in the world’s most advanced scientific facility where researchers from over 80 countries are delving into the very origins of the universe.

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Design

DESIGN PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate Foundation Degree in Calligraphy with Design (taught within a studio at Kensington Palace, West London)

2 Years

BA (Hons) Advertising and Design

3 Years

BA (Hons) Animation and Design

3 Years

BA (Hons) Design: Multimedia and Graphics

3 Years

BA (Hons) Fashion, Product and Promotion

3 Years

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

3 Years

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Top-Up)

1 Year

BA (Hons) Illustration and Design

3 Years

BA (Hons) Interior Design

3 Years

Postgraduate MA Animation and Design

1 Year

MA 3D Design Innovation

1 Year

MA Design Studies

1 Year

MA Design: Multimedia and Graphics

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MA Illustration and Design

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Some 65 per percent of our graduates manage to find quality employment in a field that is relevant to their studies. So if you are serious about entering this wide ranging and fast moving industry sector, you will find our success rate in placing graduates in quality work is very high.

ast e E h ort creativ N e Th most UK e n is th region i m, leadingg in ru he D Advertis T : e c Sour ting and 2010 e e Mark Magazin

One of the reasons we are so successful in terms of employability is that we have excellent connections within the industry. Not only that, we prepare our students for the workplace with real case studies and projects. We have our own in-house professional studio called Hothouse, which allows students to work on genuine briefs from industry professionals. Our students are also very successful when it comes to competing in national and regional awards, which we as lecturers encourage. Our range of programmes covers graphic design, animation, multimedia, advertising, fashion interior and illustration. They really are 21st century programmes created for a fast moving sector that demands top class professional recruits. All our programmes are based in the University’s new Design Centre, which is great for our students as they get to interact and support each other on a daily basis. The Design Centre is a dedicated and ‘designed’ space that has benefited from over £1.2 million investment in the last two years offering a great place to study. Our programmes are preparing students to be at the very heart of a constantly developing sector whether that be developing global brands, developing the latest ‘app’ for mobile phones or producing 3D online animations. We also specialise in more traditional aspects of design such and calligraphy. Indeed we are the only higher education establishment to offer a foundation degree in calligraphy, which we deliver at London’s Kensington Palace.

Shirley Wheeler Head of Design

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I would definitely recommend the University. There has been a lot of improvements and the facilities are now some of the best. The teaching staff are very supportive. At one point I had problems that affected my studies and my tutors were always available to help me out. I like the environment within the campus and in the Design Department, as it is very creative – you can always contact your tutors if you need advice. PAOLA MURRUNI, ITALY, MA DESIGN: MULTIMEDIA AND GRAPHICS

Design

More graduates from the University of Sunderland find jobs in their chosen sector than from many other design programmes in the country.


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Foundation Degree in Calligraphy with Design (taught within a studio at Kensington Palace, West London) This programme is for people who are serious about the art of calligraphy. You will receive training in traditional letter-making and also develop your technical skills in digital communication and design tools. The Calligraphy with Design programme includes: an introduction to formal calligraphy using Roman upper and lowercase letterforms; visual studies (museum visits and studio based); book production in manuscript and typographic form (including training in the use of digital media); the development of rhythm and flow in writing; Italic letters and other historical manuscript studies; and an introduction to traditional skills using quills, gold and vellum. The programme has a strong emphasis on work-orientated learning and professional practice. In addition to being experienced teachers at Higher Education level, all the staff are world-renowned calligraphers who combine teaching with running their own calligraphy and design businesses. Students will spend two days a week in the studio, which is located in Kensington Palace, West London, in a part of the Palace not normally open to the public. The Palace is a working Royal Residence and strict security procedures apply – students must complete a security clearance form before acceptance onto the programme can be confirmed. This programme is limited to 14 students per year only, and entrance onto the programme is by interview and examination of a student’s portfolio. In addition overseas students must have an ILETS score of 6.0 or its equivalent.

Modules Include: Calligraphy Foundations / Language of Calligraphy and Design / Book Production and Processes / Calligraphy: Writing, Rhythm and Flow / Calligraphy: Analysis and Applications / Contexts of Calligraphy and Design / Drawn Lettering for Contemporary Applications / Portfolio and Professional Practice

Duration: 2 Years

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BA (Hons) Advertising and Design This innovative programme prepares you for the exciting and challenging world of advertising. It is aimed primarily at the practical creative areas of the industry and the generation of ideas that drive successful advertising campaigns; it also includes modules in graphic communication design, web design and computer illustration. If you are seriously creative, have good personal skills and are interested in what goes on around you, and are keen to work in the modern media environment, then this programme is for you. The programme is taught by staff who also work in the advertising industry both regionally and in London. The programme is dedicated to achieving excellent creative results. It is a training ground for anyone seeking a career on the creative side of advertising, offering students an exciting mix of practical and theoretical study in modern studios. As an advertising student you will be part of a creative team, working as an art director or copywriter, developing strategies and campaigns for innovative press, poster, direct mail, ambient and online advertising. Our programme provides you with an introduction to the forms of advertising, systems and practices. You will gain specific insights into creative art direction and effective copywriting from practising creative directors. Our students regularly enter competitions. You will also benefit from our productive links with top regional and London agencies, many of which provide excellent work placement opportunities. Importantly, the strong emphasis will be on the production of your ‘Book’ an ‘up-to-date best of ideas portfolio of work’ aimed directly at the advertising industry as well as developing design abilities to support your creative work. We have excellent contacts with some of the biggest names in the advertising industry, which means you can meet and learn from professional copywriters and art directors. As part of your programme you will be encouraged to visit advertising agencies where professionals will critique your ‘book’. You will also take part in work-based learning, and enter international advertising competitions.

Modules Include:

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Introduction to Advertising / Web Design / Visual Communication Advertising, Brand, Position and Identity / Advertising Practice – The Book / The Advertising Campaign / Graphic Communication / Design Theory 2 / Creative Team Campaigns / Advertising / Advertising Practice – The Book 2 / Design Research Project / Final Major Project

Optional Modules Include: Marketing and Communication / Integrated Creativity / Drawing for Design / Computer Illustration / Editorial Design

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Animation and Design Do you want to make animated films that are box office hits? Would you be interested in exploring all areas of animation and design? If so, this may be the programme for you.

UG CC

The programme stands out because you will experience all types of animation such as cut-out, 3D stop frame, model animation, clay animation, pixilation, Smudge’n’Click, 3D computer generated animation, 2D traditional animation, 2D computer generated animation, direct on film, cell animation and abstract and experimental techniques. In your final year you can either specialise in one technique, or mix techniques to produce a more varied portfolio. You will also learn all areas of the film production process. For instance: film language, scriptwriting, storyboarding, editing, sound, dope sheeting, animation principles and techniques, critical studies and character development. Thanks to the breadth of the programme, you will be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs. Recent graduates are now working with worldrenowned animation companies including Aardman Animation, Disney and Warner Brothers (Paul Windle Design). Job opportunities are enhanced by a programme of visiting speakers. These have included the animation director of The Lord of the Rings, the creator of Bob the Builder, and BAFTA-winning scriptwriters. During the programme you will research and produce your own ideas, and learn how to draw and design to express ideas successfully. The emphasis is on creativity and individuality – you will not be forced to adopt a house style. You will attend international animation festivals, enter competitions and do live project work throughout your time at Sunderland. By the end of your programme you will have strong design skills, wide experience of animation software and equipment, technical confidence and enhanced creativity. As a result you will be able to create all stages of your own animated vision – and will be ready to tackle the challenges of achieving success in the animation industry.

BA (Hons) Design: Multimedia and Graphics Do you enjoy the thrill of computer graphics, animations, interactive games and engaging websites? Do you appreciate beautiful or cleverly designed posters, books and advertising? Are you a creative person who takes an interest in what’s happening around you? If so, then this programme is for you. This programme will allow you to experience and explore an exciting range of design techniques and media, from traditional transfer techniques and mark making through to cutting edge motion graphics. You will produce creative work ranging from animations and printed hand-bound books to engaging websites and interactions. This unique and highly acclaimed programme prepares you for work in both the screen-based and print-based design sides of the creative industries, which is a distinct advantage when it comes to employment. (The employment rate of our graduates into their chosen areas of the creative industries has consistently been one of the highest in the UK.) From digital graphics and image making techniques that go into printed work, right through to interactive content and design for the web and other multimedia environments, you will gain the expertise required for your career in this field. Our past students have won a huge number of prestigious awards in design competitions across the world, both in screen and printbased design. This includes D&AD, Mando National Website Awards, Guardian Media Awards, V&A International Photography Awards, TopTalent at Cannes and it is the only programme in the UK to win a place in the Computer Arts graduate showcase for ten years in a row. One of our students also won the biggest Multimedia competition in Europe – The Europrix.

Modules Include:

The programme has a wealth of up-to-date studio and computer facilities as well as purpose designed, modern open plan studios in a centrally located and dedicated design building in the centre of the city.

Principles of Animation / Experimental Practice / Traditional Practice / Life Drawing and Movement Study Sessions / Digital Practice / Advanced Digital Practice / Maya for Beginners / Advanced Maya / Preproduction Practice / Professional Practice in Design / Animation for Broadcast / Professional Practice in Design / Applied Animation / Design Theory and Context

The programme has strong links with industry. The University is a corporate member of the Design and Art Directors Association and selected students from this programme present their work at the D&AD Exhibition in London every year. Graduates are eligible for licentiate membership of professional societies such as the Chartered Society of Designers. An annual final year prize is awarded to the best student.

Duration: 3 Years

Students have the opportunity to attend important conferences and events. Recent visits have included trips to New York and Florence as well as the Four Designers Conference in London.

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Modules Include: Creative Design for the Web / 3D Modelling / Advanced Motion Graphics / Interaction Design / Advanced Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design / Design Theory / Typography / Digital Video and Sound Editing / Print and Motion Graphics / Creative Multimedia

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Design

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BA (Hons) Fashion, Product and Promotion

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This exciting new fashion programme focuses on designing specialist fashion products and the development of new strategies for the fashion promotion and branding industry. Students will cultivate real specialist skills across a broad base of disciplines, ranging from design, product development, product promotion, visual communication, and branding strategies, facilitating true industry needs for employment. Our aim is to provide a new contemporary experience developing essential skills in design and communication. Students will experience the unique combination of key skills, including fashion illustration, photography and styling, jewellery and glass, surface textiles, screen print and digital design and print, learning to apply specific techniques for product promotion and realisation in garments, accessories, leather, jewellery, packaging, and web, print and fashion media. We encourage work placements, and practical industrial experience. We also aim to give live project experiences infused throughout the programme, collaborating with industry and national competition briefs. Your first year will introduce a broad base of subjects intended to stimulate your interest in a specific area. The second year will elevate your knowledge and develop your personal design identity in selected modules always furthering your interest in specialisation. The final year encourages you to complete an independent specialised design and promotion journey, guiding you to a product specific outcome that provides a platform for your future career. At Sunderland’s Design Centre you will benefit from excellent facilities; a personal workspace, state-of-the-art computers, digital print facilities and specialist machinery to develop, jewellery, garments, embroidery, laser cutting, and metalwork. Optional modules allow you to support and enhance your core module choice by opting to choose, digital support modules, illustration and life drawing, and language modules. When you have completed the programme your fashion career will begin, this could be product development, product design, photography and styling, textiles and print, accessories and jewellery, fashion graphics, branding, promotion and marketing, merchandising and retail buying, media and journalism, trend and forecasting, consumer analysis and in store concepts, or visual merchandising.

Modules Include: Fashion Promotion and Branding / Surface and Printed Textile Design / Soft Product and Garment Production / Fashion Jewellery with Glass / Fashion Illustration and Photography and Styling / Design Theory / Digital Presentation and CAD Design / Major Project

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication This graphic design programme in contemporary graphics and communication, which includes study options in advertising, multimedia and motion graphics takes a wider view of the graphic design industry. The programme is designed to foster new approaches aimed at developing graduates who can offer the creative industries individual and innovative ways of communicating in both screen and print based media. You are encouraged to research and produce original responses to design problems and ideas, expand your own boundaries, design and communicate ideas effectively and successfully and value your own contribution to the design industry. You will be encouraged to evaluate and form your own decisions regarding aesthetics, structure, concept, and process. The emphasis is on creativity and individuality. The teaching, content and student experience range from the experimental to the commercial where process is the priority rather than predetermined outcome. The programme is distinctive in that you will be able to access modules on our other design programmes, all taught by an experienced, and creative design team of staff and offering a wide range of study choices leading to a wider variety of vocational opportunities. Uniquely, at Level 2, students from all of the design programmes as well as other programmes in the Faculty are invited to share an Integrated Creativity module where you can explore areas of design work not usually undertaken in your mainstream study. The programme is vocationally relevant and there are good employment opportunities, as well as opportunities for work experience, placement and exchange study abroad. All students are also invited to attend design conferences both in Britain and in New York. Your first year combines an exploration of media, typography and principles of communication, producing design work in print, motion graphics and web design. The year also includes lectures and seminars in design history. In the second and third years you pursue specialist study modules in graphic design, develop individual strengths, undertake design research and have the opportunity for professional work experience. There is also an opportunity to take part in our Live Project Unit during Levels 2 and 3 where students work under the direction of appointed staff on design work drawn from outside sources. The programme has studios in modern open plan spaces in at the Design Centre at City Campus, itself boasting a full range of student facilities including cafĂŠs, sports halls, 70 spaces fitness gym in the brand new CitySpace building, chosen as the 2012 pre-Olympic training provider. The Design Centre computer rooms have the latest up-to-date range of computers and software and are supported by a team of full-time technicians. The Graphic Communication programme is a University Network member of D&AD and exhibits our graduate work in London annually.

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Creative Typography / Visual Communication / Web Design / Motion Graphics / Design Theory / Communication Graphics / Contemporary Graphic Design / Advanced Motion Graphics / Design Theory / Negotiated Graphic Design / Editorial and Magazine Design / Corporate Identity / Design Research Project / Major Project

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Optional Modules Include: Choices in Fashion Photography and Illustration / Digital Drawing / Drawing for Design / Integrated Creativity / Advanced Web Design / Computer Illustration The University also has a range of electives including languages and marketing which students may access if they so wish.

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design (1 Year Top-Up) If you have completed two years of HND studies or a Foundation degree, then this programme will allow you to move up to degree level. When you have completed the programme you will have expanded your experience and your portfolio to a professional standard. This innovative programme will allow you to improve your design thinking, concept development, layout, typography and presentation skills. Importantly, you will develop your skills of critical analysis and understanding of the historical, social and political context of graphic design. With input from first class professional designers you will benefit from inside knowledge of the industry. Through this programme you will gain an understanding of how the design industry works, both nationally and internationally. You will be encouraged to make contacts within the design community and will be introduced to live briefs and competitions, gaining valuable experience. You will also be given the opportunity to attend design conferences in Britain and New York.

Modules Include: Graphic Design – corporate identity, packaging, environmental graphics, web design and related topics such as copywriting, art direction, and print and production processes. You will also be given the opportunity to work on ISTD briefs. Design Studio Practice – you will work both on your own and as part of a team, just as in professional studios. Dissertation / Design Research Project – this will be on a topic related to your studio work. Final Major Project – you will choose a major project in consultation with your tutors; this will form the backbone of your professional portfolio.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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I love the diversity of this place, not just in the styles of animation you learn but in the people too. You are never short of inspiration for characters! Sonja Halicki, BA (Hons) Animation and Design

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BA (Hons) Illustration and Design If you love to create images, are passionate about drawing and are full of creative ideas then this programme will lead you to the exciting world of professional illustration. Illustration in the context of editorial, narrative and authorial work is all underpinned by a desire to communicate creatively through image making in a contemporary design setting. This programme encourages students to push the boundaries of illustration by combining both the traditional and computer technology.

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BA (Hons) Interior Design Interior Design is an industry that rewards people who have creativity and imagination as well as excellent technical skills. It is much wider in scope than ‘Changing Rooms’ in people’s homes – interior designers are also highly sought after for the improvement of hotels, entertainment venues, hospitals, offices, workplaces, and buildings of all types.

Aimed at developing students’ individual creative responses this programme nurtures visual identity and produces a highly personal body of work that will enable students to enter not only the illustration profession but also other related design industries.

This programme brings together an essential mix of skills that will help you start your career. You will learn about colour selection and forecasting, materials and textiles, and approaches to architectural space, form and function. You will also have opportunities to design furniture and lighting as well as to explore aspects of construction.

With excellent contacts within the illustration industry students will be encouraged to undertake professional practice, enter competitions and engage with work experience relevant to their interests during the programme.

You will gain expertise in drawing and modelling – including computergenerated virtual interiors and ‘fly throughs’. We will help you develop the tools you need to demonstrate your creativity to others and so persuade them to accept your ideas.

Your first year combines an exploration of media, image communication, design principles, printmaking and drawing. The illustration programme works closely with other design programmes within the design area and you could combine your illustration for example with animation. In the second and third years, you pursue specialist study of illustration and contemporary publishing, children’s book illustration, printmaking and authorial illustration and computer illustration.

In your third year you will undertake a major project that you will negotiate with your tutors. This is an excellent opportunity to tackle an ambitious interior design project, benefiting from the state-of-the-art facilities at Sunderland’s Design Centre.

Practising illustrators and designers teach on the programme and work with students on live commercial briefs. Professional illustrators including Clare Melinsky who produced Christmas stamps for the Post Office, James Bell whose illustrations are as diverse as Seaham Harbour and Cuba, Tim Marrs of Black Convoy, and the children’s book illustrator Helen Cowcher are invited to give departmental talks and masterclasses. Visits are organised to exhibitions locally or in London, as are annual trips to design conferences in, for example, London or New York.

By the end of the programme you will be ready to apply for roles as an interior design consultant, a computer 3D visualiser or a corporate style consultant. Your skills may even provide opportunities to go into film, TV or theatre, working on everything from the design of sets to interior styling. Creativity is in huge demand worldwide and, whichever career path you choose, this programme will give you skills and knowledge to stand out from others.

Modules Include:

The University is a corporate member of the Association of Illustrators and visits provide students with up-to-date information about the illustration industry, advice on working within the profession and portfolio tutorials.

Design Theory / Printed Textile Design / Spatial Design and Visualisation / Materials Models and Creative Concepts / Creative Lighting, Colour and Lifestyles / Virtual Interiors and Fly Throughs / Furnishing for Interior Design / The Practice of Interior Design / Design Research Project / Interiors for Competitions / Negotiated Interior Design / Major Project

Modules Include:

Duration: 3 Years

Narrative Illustration / Editorial Illustration / Natural History Illustration / Printmaking / Animation / Web Design / Computer Illustration / History of Art and Design / Professional Practice / Jewellery / Fashion Illustration

Duration: 3 Years

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Postgraduate MA Animation and Design The programme is distinctive, because creativity and ideas can be developed in all types of animation such as cut-out, 3D stop frame model animation, clay animation, pixelation, Smudge’n’Click, 3D computer generated animation, 2D traditional animation, 2D computer generated animation, direct on film, cell animation and abstract and experimental techniques. Students can either specialise or mix techniques, producing a more varied portfolio. There has been a significant investment in new equipment and software, all of which is industry standard. Contextual studies in design theory will underpin the production of practical design work. Students are likely to develop their technical skills enormously during this programme through practice and tutorial support. This MA operates closely with other programmes within the MA Design suite of programmes to facilitate collaborations of work or disseminating of creative working practices.

Career Opportunities Students following this programme can look to be employed within the film, special effects, games, independent film and computer industries. Within each of these areas, job titles may include background artists, character designers, keyframe/inbetween animators, editors, scriptwriters, surfacers, directors, sound and doping technicians, visual effects engineers, idea developers, researchers, scene designers, character and background developers, storyboard artists, layout artists, ink and painters, clean-up people, compositors, programmers, environmental artists, layout artists, modellers, runners and riggers. Recent Sunderland graduates are now working with world-renowned companies such as Aardman Animation – the team behind awardwinning animation such as Wallace and Grommit, Creature Comforts and Chicken Run.

Content Stage 1 Animation and Design 1 This 60 credit module initially provides an opportunity for students to research, expand their knowledge and develop their animation skills. This will lead into and support the second part of the module, where students are required to create a full proposal supported by preproduction work which will be created in stage three of their masters. The module covers both the practical and theoretical elements of the programme. Stage 2 Animation and Design 2 This 60 credit module requires students to build upon and further develop the work that was carried out in stage 1. At this stage, students are encouraged to consolidate their own design philosophy, approaches and design theories through practical explorations. Students are also expected to further explore and strengthen their research methodology appropriate to their chosen field of study. Theoretical inputs are also included during this stage. Stage 3 Animation and Design 3 This 60 credit module builds upon the experiences and work that students have gained through stages 1 and 2 and is the culmination of both their academic and practical research embodied in a portfolio of design and animation based work, supported by a written critical evaluation report.

Teaching and Assessment A wide range of teaching and learning methods are incorporated in the programme, ranging from formal lectures and student led seminars, to group critiques and practical demonstrations. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from a wide spectrum of academic and design backgrounds. Assessment is through portfolio presentation or exhibition, seminar presentation and written assignments.

Placements

Entry Requirements

It is expected that students will obtain an external mentor sin their chosen area.

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in an art, design or media related discipline such as graphics, illustration, digital media, film and TV, media or three-dimensional studies or fine art. Practising professionals with vocational, rather than academic experience may be considered. We interview all suitably qualified applicants to ensure that the programme is right for you and you are right for the programme. International students who are unable to attend an interview are invited to send a showreel, slides, CDs, links to their own website, PDF or other evidence of their creative ability and experience.

External Links Students are recommended to seek membership of appropriate professional bodies, such as the Chartered Society of Designers, ASIFA and BECTU though this is not a mandatory requirement. It is compulsory to attend the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) (self-funded by student).

Please note that this programme operates for one year from September through to September the following year.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA 3D Design Innovation This programme deals with the widest possible research into 3D Design. This area of three-dimensional work literally touches on all aspects of design. This MA is a degree which enables a design graduate, or a professional, to develop and research a design thesis which is both practical and supported by written research. Uniquely this University has a group of advanced specialised subjects and technologies, not duplicated elsewhere. The design team includes architectural, interior, product and industrial design, as well as, public and industrial sculpture, media, digital media, animation, illustration and graphic design tutors. CAD milling, laser cutting and rapid 3D prototyping are also available, and the wider Arts Scheme allows access to advanced technology, such as the water jet cutter at the National Glass Centre. This MA operates closely with other programmes within the MA Design suite of programmes to facilitate collaborations of work or disseminating of creative working practices.

Career Opportunities On completing this programme you will be equipped for employment within the creative industries at an advanced level. The type of career likely to be sought by postgraduates with this award includes: industrial designer, set or prop designer for TV, theatre and film, exhibition designer. The award will also enhance career opportunities within further and higher education.

External Links Students are recommended to seek membership of appropriate professional bodies, such as the Chartered Society of Designers, though this is not a mandatory requirement.

Stage 3 3D Design Innovation 3 Within this 60 credit module, students produce a significant portfolio of innovative, creative work which has evolved from the visual and theoretical research fostered at stages 1 and 2. This will be supported by a final evaluation report either based upon the practical and research outcomes, or the historical or contemporary contexts from which the work has evolved.

Teaching and Assessment A wide range of teaching and learning methods are incorporated in the programme, ranging from formal lectures and student led seminars, to group critiques and practical demonstrations. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from a wide spectrum of academic and design backgrounds. Assessment is through module journals, portfolio presentation or exhibition, seminar presentation and written assignments.

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a 3D Design subject, or a related discipline such as product or industrial design. Practising professionals with vocational, rather than academic experience may be considered. All applicants are expected to present a portfolio of appropriate creative work at interview. International students who are unable to attend an interview are invited to send slides, CDs, links to their own website, PDF or other evidence of their creative ability and experience. Please note that this programme operates for one year from September through to September the following year.

Duration: 1 Year

Content

More detailed programme information?

Stage 1 3D Design Innovation 1 In this 60 credit module students explore aspects of 3D Design Innovation pertinent to their own academic and vocational interests, based upon a negotiated programme of study or rationale. This stage deals with conceptual development from the initial creative idea. There is also a theoretical element to this module which contextualises three dimensional design, alongside other design media, within the broader field of visual communications.

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Stage 2 3D Design Innovation 2 Building upon the experiences of stage 1, this 60 credit module deals with archetype or prototype development testing the concepts in 3D before the final stage. There is also a theoretical element to this module which contextualises three dimensional design, alongside other design media, within the broader field of visual communications.

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MA Design Studies This is a practice based multidisciplinary programme, underpinned by contextual studies in design. Students undertake a series of studio based modules, of negotiated content, based upon individual research and professional goals. Self-directed learning is supported by practical and theoretical lectures, critiques and seminar presentations. At Masters level, students will present a dissertation or case study which supports their portfolio of creative work. This MA offers flexibility in allowing students to combine two or more specialist media disciplines tailoring the programme to the student’s personal interests. This MA operates closely with other programmes within the MA Design suite of programmes to facilitate collaborations of work or disseminating of creative working practices.

Career Opportunities On completing this programme you will be equipped for employment within the creative industries at an advanced level. The type of career likely to be sought by postgraduates with this award might include: multimedia designer, illustrator, animator, model maker, or perhaps as a broad based graphic designer. The award will also enhance career opportunities within further and higher education.

External Links Students are recommended to seek membership of appropriate professional bodies, such as the Chartered Society of Designers, though this is not a mandatory requirement.

Content Stage 1 Design Studies 1 This is a 60 credit module which covers both the practical and theoretical elements of the programme. The practical element enables students to explore aspects of creative studio practice pertinent to their own academic and vocational interests, based upon a negotiated ‘statement of intent’ or rationale delivered in parallel with the theoretical element which contextualises their chosen area of specialist media study, alongside other design media, within the broader field of visual communications.

Stage 2 Design Studies 2 Building upon the experiences of stage 1, this second 60 credit module allows for deeper study through both practical and theoretical research. Once again this will be of negotiated content based upon the student’s creative aspirations. The module also explores the techniques and effective application of visual communication as it applies to a wide range of specialist design disciplines. Theoretical inputs are also included during this stage. Stage 3 Design Studies 3 Within a 60 credit module, students produce a significant portfolio of innovative and creative work which has evolved from the visual and theoretical research fostered at stages 1 and 2. It may also incorporate investigations into a third specialist media area. This will be supported by a critical evaluation report either based upon the practical and research outcomes, or the historical or contemporary contexts from which the work has evolved.

Teaching and Assessment A wide range of teaching and learning methods are incorporated in the programme, ranging from formal lectures and student led seminars, to group critiques and practical demonstrations. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from a wide spectrum of academic and design backgrounds. Assessment is through module journals, portfolio presentation or exhibition, seminar presentation and written assignments.

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a design related discipline such as graphics, illustration, animation, digital media or three-dimensional studies. Practising professionals with vocational, rather than academic experience may be considered. All applicants are expected to present a portfolio of appropriate creative work at interview. International students who are unable to attend an interview are invited to send slides, CDs, links to their own website, PDF or other evidence of their creative ability and experience. Please note that this programme operates for one year from September through to September the following year.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA Design: Multimedia and Graphics This is a practice-based programme in creative design using digital media and traditional processes. Students joining this programme should already be proficient in the use of software for any of the following purposes: web design, multimedia,3D modelling and animation, graphics, typography, calligraphy and lettering, motion graphics, digital image making, computational design or print based design. Contextual studies in design theory will underpin the production of practical design work. Students are likely to develop their technical skills enormously during this programme, but this will be through practice or tutorial support rather than formal software training. The main emphasis of the programme is on exploring an aspect of design thinking using one or more digital media as the main tool. Samples of some past MA titles to give an indication of scope and range:

• Bringing calligraphy to the screen – a series of experiments in digital calligraphy, exploring how well a computer can achieve the same quality of line and marks on computer screen as an expert calligrapher can with pen and ink. • How an understanding of the physiology of the eye can help designers to produce more effective work, by responding directly to the way the human brain interprets images. (This project has now progressed to Doctor of Philosophy study). • A practical investigation into how the design, layout and structure of an interface can influence the communication and retention of knowledge in educational multimedia. This MA operates closely with other programmes within the MA Design suite of programmes to facilitate collaborations of work or disseminating of creative working practices.

Career Opportunities The type of career likely to be sought by postgraduates with this award includes: multimedia designer, web designer, 3D digital modeller, computational designer, digital illustrator, typographer, animator or perhaps as a broad based graphic designer. The award will also enhance career opportunities within further and higher education.

External Links Students are recommended to seek membership of appropriate professional bodies, such as the Chartered Society of Designers or Society of Typographic Designer, though this is not a mandatory requirement.

Content Stage 1 Design: Multimedia and Graphics 1 This 60 credit practical and theoretical module enables students to explore aspects of digital media design pertinent to their own academic and vocational interests, based upon a negotiated programme of study. Stage 2 Design: Multimedia and Graphics 2 Building upon the experiences of stage 1, this 60 credit module allows further development of digital media skills through both practical and theoretical research. The theoretical element of the module explores the techniques and effective application of visual communication as it applies to digital media and other specialist design disciplines. Stage 3 Design: Multimedia and Graphics 3 In this 60 credit module, students will produce a portfolio of innovative, creative work which has evolved from the visual and theoretical research fostered at stages 1 and 2. This will be supported by a final evaluation report either based upon the practical and research outcomes, or the historical or contemporary contexts from which the work has evolved. Theoretical study also forms part of this stage.

Teaching and Assessment Students undertake a series of studio based modules of negotiated content, based upon individual research and professional goals. Self-directed learning is supported by practical and theoretical lectures, critiques and seminar presentations. At Masters level students will present a final evaluation report which supports their portfolio of creative work.

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in digital/multimedia design, or a related design discipline such as graphic design or illustration. Practising professionals with vocational, rather than academic experience may be considered. All applicants are expected to present a portfolio of appropriate creative work at interview. International students who are unable to attend an interview are invited to send slides, CDs, links to their own website or other evidence of their creative ability and experience. Please note that this programme operates for one year from September through to September the following year.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA Illustration and Design This programme gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in illustration and design based on your practical work and theoretical studies. It enables you to determine your own programme of study according to your professional goals and interests, in consultation with the teaching staff. You will be able to explore the many possibilities within illustration and design based work. You will undertake a series of studio-based modules and will study through a combination of self-directed learning, formal lectures, critiques and seminar presentations. This MA operates closely with other programmes within the MA Design suite of programmes to facilitate collaborations of work or disseminating of creative working practices.

Career Opportunities You can use your qualification to progress in a wide spectrum of creative industries and professions such as editorial design and illustration, information graphics, exhibition design or freelance illustration.

Content Stage 1 Illustration and Design 1 The introductory practical element of this 60 credit module will enable you to explore aspects of illustration and design that are relevant to your academic and vocational interests, based upon a programme of study or rationale arrived at by discussion with the teaching staff. The theoretical element places illustration, alongside other design media, into context within the broader field of visual communications. Stage 2 Illustration and Design 2 You will build on your experiences of stage 1 with a further 60 credit module that allows you to develop your illustration skills through both practical and theoretical research. Once again, the content will be decided by discussion with the teaching staff and will be based upon your creative aspirations. You will also explore the techniques and effective application of visual communication as it applies to illustration and other specialist design disciplines. Stage 3 Illustration and Design 3 You will produce a significant portfolio of innovative, creative work that has evolved from the visual and theoretical research fostered at stages 1 and 2. You will support this by a final evaluation report based either upon the practical and research outcomes or the historical or contemporary contexts from which the work has evolved.

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Teaching and Assessment You will be taught by a range of teaching and learning methods, including formal lectures, student led seminars and group critiques. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from a wide spectrum of academic and design backgrounds. Assessment is through sketch books, portfolio presentation or exhibition, seminar presentation and written assignments.

Entry Requirements You are welcome to apply if you hold a good honours degree in illustration, or related disciplines such as graphic design or visual communication or fine art. You can also be considered if you are a practising professional with vocational, rather than academic experience. All applicants are expected to present a portfolio of appropriate creative work at interview. International students who are unable to attend an interview are invited to send slides, CDs, links to their own website, PDF or other evidence of their creative ability and experience. Please note that this programme operates for one year from September through to September the following year.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Postgraduate MA Education

1 Year

MA Education - Children’s Literature

1 Year

MA Education - Special Needs and Inclusive Education

1 Year

MA Education - Teaching and Learning with ICT

1 Year

MA Education by Independent Distance Learning

2/3 Years

MA International Education by Distance Learning

2/3 Years

MA Professional Teacher Educator MA TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Professional Graduate Certificate in Education by Distance Learning or Centre-Based

2 Years 1/1.5 Years 1 Year

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education by Distance Learning or Centre-Based

34 Weeks

Professional Graduate Certificate in PostCompulsory Education or Certificate in PostCompulsory Education (PCET) – Twin Entry September and January

1 Year

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Our programmes are respected and recognised across the globe, helping international postgraduates to find quality teaching posts. Our Masters programmes are proving particularly attractive to overseas students who are coming to Sunderland for our expertise. For example we have had students from Greece for several years who are studying to find out more about how we approach special needs education while the MA in Children’s Literature pulls together international development in stories from myth and legend to contemporary fantasy.

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Our high standards of teacher education and training attract students to our programmes from around the world. We welcome international students to the  University of Sunderland and greatly value the cultural diversity that they bring.

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Many of our highly valued programmes are available through distance learning to people living overseas. These programmes are popular with teachers in international schools looking to boost their skill levels with a recognised qualification from an English university. Sunderland can trace its rich heritage of teacher training back over 100 years and we are now seeing our reputation growing across the globe. The Faculty was established in 1908 as a small ladies teacher training college in Sunderland under the guidance of two academic tutors. By 1992 the college had become the School of Education and Lifelong Learning in the new University of Sunderland and committed to excellence in all phases of education, both nationally and internationally. We embrace our foreign students and pride ourselves on providing a world-class education. All our programmes aim to develop students as people to improve their team skills and selfconfidence. People study from many different backgrounds and cultures, and as they study we help them learn about different perspectives and to gain a new understanding of their subjects. The Faculty continues to match its strong commitment to research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence alongside a strong portfolio of programmes.

Christine Farnsworth Head of Department

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After finishing my studies in Greece I was very interested in studying for a Master’s degree in the UK, and the University of Sunderland offered the best programme in my field. I feel that my horizons have been broadened and my knowledge enriched. I have made friends from all over the world, from different cultures, with different beliefs and even speaking different languages – but we have so many things in common. The City of Sunderland has so many beautiful and interesting places to explore and visit. Living in Sunderland and being a student at the University of Sunderland has been an unforgettable life experience for me. ELENI PAPADOPOULOU, GREECE, MA SPECIAL NEEDS AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION


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MA Education The MA Education is an excellent way to broaden your professional development across a range of areas, thereby helping to further your career. We welcome applications from people outside the UK. To join this programme you should already be involved in education, for example as a teacher or administrator. The breadth of the programme makes it suitable for people from many different countries and backgrounds. During the one year full-time programme you will be able to choose modules from a wide-ranging list. Core modules are Research Methods and the Dissertation (whose subject is agreed between you and the University). By the end of the programme students will have covered a variety of areas at Masters level which will be valuable when applying for promotion in the teaching profession and related fields.

Content You will choose modules from a wide choice of up to 30 modules (depending on timetable constraints) – please see the ‘Content’ sections of MAs in specialised areas of education for lists of modules. You will study Research Methods and also complete a Dissertation which is a guided study based on individual research within the chosen field.

PG STC

MA Education – Children’s Literature If you have a personal and/or professional interest in children and children’s literature, this exciting programme offers you the opportunity to indulge in the pleasure of reading whilst developing high-level skills and understanding in literature and linguistic analysis. You will find the programme personally and professionally enriching. The programme is unusual in that it engages as deeply with primary texts (children’s books) as with academic and theoretical literature. The programme’s themes include:

• developments in children’s literature from myth and legend to contemporary fantasy;

• characteristics of specific authors’ work and links to wider literary themes;

• key social and cultural issues in children’s literature. In all modules, you will use a wide range of theoretical and analytical tools. These are transferable skills that help make you an expert in literary study. Completing the programme will enhance your career opportunities in any field of work with children or young people, particularly in teaching and librarianship. You may also follow this programme for your own personal as well as professional development.

Content

Teaching and Assessment Most modules are taught on campus using a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Some modules, however, involve web-based and open learning so that you can steer your study towards particular aspects of education. There are additional, optional study sessions that help develop your understanding of wider educational issues.

Duration: 1 Year

Stage 1 Choose two modules from the following options: Text and Context: Exploring Intersections between Literature and Culture / Making Sense of the World: from Folk Tale to Fantasy / Boundaries and Traditions: Exploring Authors and Themes / Negotiated Individual Study in Education / Picture Books Plus one module from the MA Education suite

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID825

Stage 2 One further module from the options above / Research Methods in Education Stage 3 Dissertation – a substantial guided study, based on individual research within your chosen field.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA Education – Special Needs and Inclusive Education

PG STC

Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Inclusion involve all professionals who work with children. This programme therefore offers an excellent opportunity to enhance your effectiveness and potential for promotion. A variety of options and assessment ensure that you can develop your professional practice within the workplace. During the programme you will develop your practical knowledge of special/additional needs. You will also have the opportunity to explore the current educational debate on inclusion. The programme allows you to choose options that reflect your own interests and specialisms. You can undertake a school-based project as one module, and also select the topic of your dissertation. You will study five modules, three related to Special Needs and Inclusive Education, one related to research methods and the thesis. We have developed a flexible approach to learning that fits around your employment. In some cases you can study online or take advantage of Saturday workshops. There are no work placements but instead there are opportunities to develop professional practice within your normal workplace. Successfully completing the Masters will prepare you for a development role in the Special Educational Needs sector. Past graduates from this programme have gone on to work in special needs and inclusion posts, and senior management posts in education. One past student has gone on to co-author a book, with a member of the programme team, on supporting children with dyslexia in mainstream school.

Content

MA Education – Teaching and Learning with ICT Are you working in ICT in education and looking for a further qualification? This programme aims to link your existing practice with a study of current developments in ICT and education. Its flexibility allows you to fit your study around your teaching commitments. You can choose modules that are highly relevant to your current employment. For example, the wide range of modules includes e-Learning and digital literacies. There is also considerable choice in the subject of your dissertation, which can be related to your particular interests. When you have completed the programme, you will have the higher professional skills that will help you to apply for promotion within the teaching profession and related fields.

Content Stage 1 Choose two modules from the following options: The Design and Evaluation of e-Learning / ICT and Society / Learning with ICT / Teaching ICT Stage 2 One module from the list above, plus Research Methods Stage 3 Thesis module - a substantial guided study, based on individual research within your chosen field.

Duration: 1 Year

Stage 1 Two modules from the following:

More detailed programme information?

Approaches to Learning for Learners with Special and Additional Needs / Barriers to Learning / Inclusive Education from Policy to Practice

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Stage 2 One module from the list above, plus Research Methods Stage 3 Thesis module - a substantial guided study, based on individual research within your chosen field.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID169

Call our helpline on +44 (0) 191 515 3000 for further information Visit our website: www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

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MA Education by Independent Distance Learning This programme is aimed at people living overseas or in other parts of the UK. You might be a teacher who wishes to enhance your career prospects by having a higher degree, or an administrator in a state or national ministry who wants to broaden your understanding of modern educational practice. An important benefit of the programme is its flexibility. First, you can study the distance learning materials at times that suit you, fitting your studies around existing commitments. The programme is spread over at least two years. Secondly there is the flexibility that comes from a wide choice of modules. What is more, some modules have quite open content so that you can steer your study to a particular subject or aspect of education. In these modules we would negotiate with you beforehand to set the limits of the content. We would usually expect you to have a first degree, normally at honours level, and some experience of an educational system after you graduated. All teaching is by distance learning material on the web. Assessment is by essay, project or dissertation depending upon the module. A Masters degree will be valuable when applying for promotion within the teaching profession and related fields.

Content Stage 1 Choose two modules from the following: Mentoring and Coaching / Leading Organisational Effectiveness in Education and Training / Assessment: Theory into Pedagogic Practice / The Nature of Teaching and Learning / Negotiated Individual Study in Education / Barriers to Learning / Learning with ICT / Advanced Pedagogic Practice in Subject-Related Disciplines Stage 2 Choose one further module from the list above, plus: Research Methods in Education Stage 3 A dissertation that is a guided study based on individual research within the chosen field.

Duration: 2/3 Years For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55.

PG OC DL

MA International Education by Distance Learning The MA International Education programme offers a broad and in-depth understanding of education, from an international perspective. It would suit teachers and people working within education who want to develop their career prospects with a higher degree. The programme is likely to be of particular interest to students who have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Centred Based or Distance Learning programme number CID1032), as these applicants have the necessary qualifications to begin the MA programme at Stage 2. Students who have completed other postgraduate teacher training programmes may also be exempt from Year 1 of the MA; please contact the University for advice. Students who complete Stages 1 and 2 of this programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Students who complete Stages 1, 2 and 3 will achieve the full MA. During the three-year programme you will analyse and evaluate a range of contemporary issues in international education. You will consider different curriculum models and modes of teaching and learning, and explore issues such as bilingualism, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and inclusion. You will also examine a range of issues relating to international schools such as staff development, retention and motivation, and the needs of stakeholders such as pupils and parents. If you already have some teaching experience you will have the opportunity to focus on specific subject areas and improve your teaching practice with practical assessments. Please note that the programme is not available to UK students; it does not provide UK Qualified Teacher Status nor any other state teacher registration. Typically, students join the programme because they want a widely-recognised qualification from a UK university that will help them stand out from other candidates for jobs and promotion.

Content Stage 1 Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (CID1032) or equivalent. Stage 2 Choose two modules from the following: Developing Reflective Practices / Advanced Pedagogical Practice in Subject-Related Disciplines / Leading Organisational Effectiveness in Education and Training / Assessment Theory into Pedagogical Practice Stage 3 Core modules: The International School Curriculum / Leading and Managing in International Schools

More detailed programme information?

Duration: 3 Years (2 Years with relevant qualifications)

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55.

Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID718

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA Professional Teacher Educator For fully qualified teachers, a role as a teacher educator can be a rewarding development towards helping other teachers to develop their skills. The University of Sunderland offers one of the few Masters degrees targeted specifically at teacher education. It has been developed with the support of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) in England. This helps ensure that it is highly relevant to current needs.

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

PG OC DL CC This flexible programme offers you the opportunity to

The field of teacher education is receiving increasing attention from policy makers both in the UK and overseas. Our innovative programme provides a structured route aimed both at those who would like to move into this field, and at those already engaged in mentoring or coaching teachers. This Master of Arts degree will be taught in a variety of ways including interactive classroom teaching, observations of practice, workshops, tutorials, seminars, and research projects and will culminate in the production of a Professional Teacher Educator Portfolio of Practice produced in an ethos of joint practice development in conjunction with a teacher educator team from the relevant phase of education Full time students will be provided with a placement with a teacher educator team from the phase of education relevant to the student’s phase of practice (primary, secondary or post-compulsory). All practical experience will be conducted in an ethos of joint practice development where students will team teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of initial and continuing professional development for teachers alongside a team of professional teacher educators from the relevant phase of education. With an MA Professional Teacher Educator you will be well placed to pursue a professional career as a teacher educator. Specific opportunities include designing and delivering curricula to support the professional development of teachers across subjects and specialisms.

Content Education and the Practice of Teacher Education / Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment / The Discipline of Education / Professional Teacher Educator Practical Teaching Portfolio

Duration: 2 Years

develop your practical teaching skills at any level of education, from primary through to college or university. If you are already working, the distance learning route allows you to fit the programme around your commitments. But if you are able to take a year away and would like to enjoy the benefits of studying in a university environment, the full-time on-campus option is for you. The MA TESOL has been designed to enhance your abilities through a knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the English language classroom. The programme will help you stand out when you apply for jobs or promotion, and is suitable for teachers in both private and state sectors. It also includes a practical teaching module designed to cater for applicants with no prior teaching experience. A Masters qualification can enhance your promotion prospects and improve your employability. For example, the programme could equip you to take up a role in managing change in education or leading a department/school. The University of Sunderland provides a high level of student support. Your tutors within the University will maintain contact with you via email, telephone and written communication and also through face-to-face meetings, if you choose to study on campus. If you choose the distance learning route, you will have online access to the required materials. We will also support you through online tutorials, emails, faxes (if appropriate) and telephone calls. There are three stages to the MA, but if you wish you can limit your studies to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. For full information about the programme, please download our brochure at www.sunderland.ac.uk

Content Stage 1 There are three required modules at Stage 1: The Principles and Practice of English Language Teaching / Linguistics for TESOL / L2 Practical Teaching Stage 2 You will be offered three of the following modules during this phase:

More detailed programme information?

Research Methods in Language Learning and Teaching (core module) / Theories of Second Foreign Language Learning / Language, Culture and Power (available only to distance learners)

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

The following modules are available only to campus-based students:

Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID1004

Language Learning and Educational Technology / The Management of Change in English Language and Teaching Stage 3 Dissertation – you complete a dissertation of 15,000 words on a TESOL-related topic Modules may vary from year to year.

Duration: 1 Year full-time (1.5 Years Distance Learning) For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55.

More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education by Distance Learning

Content

This programme is aimed at teachers, or people who would like to be teachers, who live outside the UK and would like a UK university qualification to help them develop their careers. Within this programme there is a strong element of assessment of practical teaching. The links between theory and practice are an essential part of training to teach effectively. A great benefit of the programme is that it can be combined with full-time employment as a teacher. You should expect to spend at least 6-10 hours a week on your studies but these can be fitted around your teaching commitments. There are two teaching practices and these can usually form part of your day-to-day teaching. A number of our students come from Gulf States (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE) and they spend at least some of their time at an educational centre with other students on the programme. Our other students are spread across the globe and are completely independent distance learners.

The content covers, at a graduate certificate level, the theory and practice of teaching.

Modules Include: Introduction: Experience of Teaching and Learning / The Theory of Teaching 1 / Practice of Teaching 1 / The Theory of Teaching 2 / The Theory of Teaching 3 – a choice of modules will be offered, including: Assessment for Practitioners / Reading Issues and Controversies / Learning to Learn in a Second Language

Duration: 1 Year For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55. More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

CID677

The theory element of the programme is delivered by self-study material, web-based material and video lectures. You will receive online tutorial support throughout your studies. During the two teaching practices you will be monitored and assessed by local tutors, and moderated by visiting University staff or through the medium of video. If you are not currently employed as a teacher you will need to arrange two seven-week placements at a school. You can follow the programme whatever the subject(s) and age group(s) that you teach. However the subject should be the one that your degree equips you to teach. The age groups that you teach for the teaching practice should fall either within primary (5-11 years old) or secondary (11-16) – but not both. Please note that the programme is not available to UK students; it does not provide UK Qualified Teacher Status nor any other state teacher registration. Typically, students join the programme because they want a widely-recognised qualification from a UK university that will help them stand out from other candidates for jobs and promotion.

I came to the University after applying for a scholarship in Bahrain. Studying abroad is one of the most fascinating experiences that has taught me a lot and its something I wont forget. Noor Al-Doy

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PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education by Distance Learning

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This programme would suit teachers, or people who would like to become teachers or who want to enhance their career prospects in schools. The programme also provides an entry route to students interested in the MA International Education (programme number CID1033), as students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distance Learning) programme are not required to take Year 1 of the MA International Education. During the programme you will gain a broad understanding of modern educational practice and expand your knowledge and experience of educational issues within institutions. You will look at issues related to student needs, classroom management, assessment, continuity and progression, equal opportunities and the wider role of the teacher; and apply this knowledge to classroom-based activities. Modules are a mixture of theory and practical teaching. The theory element of the programme is delivered by self-study material, webbased material and video lectures. During the two teaching practices you will be mentored and assessed by local tutors, and moderated by visiting University staff or through the medium of video. Please note that the programme is not available to UK students; it does not provide UK Qualified Teacher Status nor any other state teacher registration. Typically, students join the programme because they want a widely-recognised qualification from a UK university that will help them stand out from other candidates for jobs and promotion.

Content The programme covers the theory and practice of teaching at a graduate certificate level.

Modules Include: The Theory of Teaching 1 / Practice of Teaching / Development of Learning: A Case Study / The Theory of Teaching 2 / The Practice of Teaching / Negotiated Individual Study in Education

Duration: 34 Weeks.For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55.

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CID1032

Professional Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education or Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education (PCET) If you would like to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector, this nationally recognised qualification offers a route into employment. It is designed for those who wish to become teachers, lecturers or trainers. The programme will develop your practical knowledge and skills in designing, delivering and assessing PCET learning programmes. Standards Verification UK (formerly FENTO) endorses the programme. The full-time route is particularly suitable if you do not have previous experience of teaching. As part of it, we will help arrange a 150-hour teaching practice placement. This is a valuable opportunity to design, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning in the sector. Your PGCE (PCET) will enhance your employment prospects throughout the post-compulsory sector. What is more, if you would like to continue your studies, it counts towards Diploma, Degree and Masters programmes in Education.

Content Introductory Module Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This will lead to the PTLLS Award, which is the threshold qualification for those entering the profession. University Interim Certificate Practical Teaching and Professional Development 1 / Developing Theories of Teaching Learning and Assessment in PCET / Practical Teaching and Professional Development 2 Trainees with a Level 3 qualification in their specialist subject then undertake the Professional Certificate in Education (Modules at HE Level 2) Trainees with a degree in their specialist subject undertake the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Modules at HE Level 3) Professional Certificate in Education Contextualising Policy and Curriculum / Enhancing Learning through Innovation and Change / Practical Teaching and Professional Development 3 Incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLSS)

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ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

3/4 Years

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

3/4 Years

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)

1 Year

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

1 Year

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

3/4 Years

BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering

3/4 Years

Postgraduate MSc Engineering Management Twin Entry February and October

60 Weeks

MSc Project Management Twin Entry February and October

60 Weeks

MSc Telecommunications Engineering Twin Entry February and October

60 Weeks

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In fact our reputation is so established within the industry, that top names are now approaching our third-year students and inviting them for interviews. Such is the calibre of our graduates that they have gone on to work for major companies such as GM Motors, Caterham Cars, Triumph, Red Bull and McLaren.

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Sunderland is rightly gaining a reputation of being a leader in the field of the engineering and automotive industries.

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This is partly due to the vibrant mix of expertise we have within our teaching staff – a potent combination of academics and staff who have years of recent experience working in industry – to ensure the teaching is always relevant and up-to-date. The University has strong and wellestablished links with industry and students get the chance to use these links to pursue a range of work placements and industry-linked projects. These help students to increase their self-confidence and practical knowledge, making them more prepared for the real world and therefore attractive to employers. Sunderland’s reputation extends across all fields of engineering, from automotive to maritime and the food and drink industry too. The University particularly excels in the automotive area and has established close links with Nissan, whose Sunderland plant produces a third of all cars made in the UK, as well as other manufacturers across the country such as Toyota, Jaguar, Honda and Mercedes. The research carried out within the Department is classed as world-leading and this knowledge is filtered down to you, to give you that cutting edge.

David Baglee Project Manager

I am studying a top-up programme to bridge the gap between my HND and a degree. I think Sunderland is the best place to study this programme. It was my preferred university after asking around and researching other places with the same programme. The quality of the teaching staff is great and the facilities are very good. EFE IGWE, NIGERIA, BENG (HONS) MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (TOP-UP)

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BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering Do you want to help design or make the cars and motorbikes of the future? Would you like to be part of a racing team? If you want to shape the future of motor vehicles, this hands-on programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to launch a career in the automotive industry or in its supply chain industries. You will complete group and individual project work to test and refine your problem solving skills. As the programme progresses, you will also learn about management, and the business context of engineering projects. In this way, you will gain the confidence to tackle the varied and demanding work of an engineer. You can join our motor racing team – Racing and be part of the team to design, build and race a single-seat racing car! The team competes in Formula Student (www.formulastudent.com) against teams from all over the world, and you can be part of this exciting and challenging competition, perhaps leading to a career in motorsport. The University of Sunderland has developed strong links with the local Nissan manufacturing plant, as well as many other local automotive and manufacturing companies. The University’s Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) works closely with industry, providing solutions for automotive engineering design problems. AMAP is internationally renowned. Its links with industry provide real industrial experience in the delivery of the programme. As an engineering graduate, you will be in great demand for a wide variety of exciting career opportunities. Recent graduates have secured exciting positions, earning in the region of £25,000 in companies such as Jaguar, Perkins Engines and Parametrics Technology. Others conduct research in major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan Technology.

Modules Include: Engineering Applications of IT / Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Engineering Mathematics / Applied Mechanics / Automotive Technology / Computer-Aided Engineering / Engineering Mechanics / Vehicle Electrical Systems / Thermo Fluid and Engines / Project Management Planning and Control / Vehicle Suspension Systems / Automotive Dynamics and Control Systems / Final Year Project

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering This programme is for people looking for broad skills in electronic and electrical engineering as well as in management. You will tackle technical problems and come up with solutions that make the world a better and more interesting place. Many employers are finding it hard to recruit engineering graduates and you could soon be earning between £20,000 and £30,000. Potential employers include the automotive industry, aerospace, medical, power generation and communications. In the first year you will get to grips with core electrical and electronic principles as well as developing design, drawing and practical skills. You will benefit from the latest technology in our Electronics and Electrical Power Laboratory. In your second year you will widen your studies to include microprocessors manufacturing processes, instrumentation and control. You will learn to use our Power System and Power Electronic modelling software. You will also cover Engineering Mathematics and Statistics. We recommend that your third year is spent in a work placement. Research suggests that this can be of great value in helping you create a high quality final year project. It also gives an important advantage when it comes to looking for a job after the end of university. The final year revolves around your final project. You will also study modules such as Project Management Planning and Control and Electronic Systems Design. Throughout the programme you will benefit from our strong links with local engineering employers. These include Nissan whose Sunderland car manufacturing plant is the most efficient in Europe.

Modules Include: Electrical Principles / Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Applied Mechanics / Manufacturing and Materials / Thermodynamics / Engineering Applications of Information Technology / Electronics / Electrical Power Systems and Machines / Measurement and Instrumentation / Simulation / Control / Microprocessor Systems / Industrial Studies / Manufacturing Processes / Engineering Mathematics and Statistics / Electronic Systems Design / Manufacturing Systems Design / Project Management Planning and Control / SCADA and PLCs / Final Year Project

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (1 Year Top-Up)

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If you have an HND in Electronic and Electrical Engineering that included a high analytical content, or an equivalent qualification, this one year programme allows you to achieve an honours degree. As a result you will be able to move ahead in your career and take advantage of new job opportunities. Many employers are finding it hard to recruit engineering graduates, and well-qualified engineers soon earn above-average salaries. There are opportunities in sectors as varied as aerospace, power generation, communications and the automotive industry. Graduates are in demand for contributing to design, project management, and even sales and marketing. If you study at Sunderland, you will have the full benefits of the impressive teaching resources. These include an Electronics and Electrical Power Laboratory, and a Robotics and PLCs Laboratory. The Department also has Power System and Power Electronic modelling software, study areas and meeting areas. Your tutors will encourage you to develop as an independent learner, making good use of facilities such as our engineering library, online databases and full internet access.

Modules Include: Electrical Power / Electronic Systems Design / Manufacturing Systems Design / Project Management Planning and Control / SCADA and PLCs / Final Year Project

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BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) This is a Level 3 Top-Up degree programme for students who have an appropriate higher diploma qualification in Manufacturing Engineering, or similar. It provides an academic framework for study and reflection at a high level, which will result in the initial academic preparation of graduates suitable for employment within the manufacturing industries. The programme consists of five taught modules contributing 80 credits and an individual project that contributes 40 credits. There is a core of modules that develop skills and knowledge in the areas of manufacturing management, including operations management, project management and manufacturing systems design. Accompanying these modules are two more technological subjects, namely materials selection and mechanical design. Materials selection is a key topic for those involved in the processing and manipulation of materials, while mechanical design is essential for designers and manufacturers who must work closely together in the introduction of new engineering products. Students will develop skills and knowledge in product development including value analysis and the design process. They will explore the techniques of production planning, including materials requirements planning (MRP), the supply of raw materials and bought-in parts and assemblies. In addition students will acquire knowledge of ‘Just In Time’ (JIT)/ Lean philosophies and concepts, maintenance strategies and their application, and tools for the analysis of manufacturing systems. They will become able to critically appraise the various sub-elements of the JIT/Lean methodology and apply a range of analytical tools and critically appraise the outcome. In the Project Management module students will acquire knowledge and skills in defining project objectives, comparing the economics of competing projects, the use of network analysis and resource scheduling. Appropriate software will be used within the teaching.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering The muscular shape of the latest Ducati, the effortless operation of a DVD drawer, and the power and functionality of a JCB have all been developed by mechanical engineers. This is an ideal programme if you are excited by technology, and its use in such creative design – it will give you the skills and knowledge to become a modern mechanical engineer. Throughout your studies, you will encounter numerous problems to be solved by you alone or as part of a team. You will need to design and construct new equipment for novel and challenging applications. You will tackle problems using the tools and computer systems available to today’s engineers. As the programme progresses, you will also study modern management methods, and the business context of engineering projects. In this way, you will gain the confidence to tackle the varied and demanding work of an engineer.

Modules Include: Engineering Mathematics / Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Engineering Application of IT / Thermodynamics, Manufacturing and Materials / Applied Mechanics / Electrical Principles / Manufacturing and Materials / Thermo Fluids and Engines / Industrial Studies / Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) / Manufacturing Processes / Engineering Mechanics / Design Methods and Applications / Engineering Dynamics and Strength of Materials / Mechanical Design / Mechanical and Thermo Fluid Systems / Engineering Management / Material Selection / Manufacturing Systems Design

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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You can join our motor racing team, SU Racing, and be part of the team to design, build and race a single-seat racing car! The team competes in Formula Student (www.formulastudent.com) against teams from all over the world, and you can be part of this exciting and challenging competition, perhaps leading to a career in motorsport. As a graduate, you can play a major role in design, management and manufacturing in a wide range of industries; for example, power generation, transport and the automotive industry. Recent graduates have secured exciting jobs, earning in the region of £25,000 in companies such as Rolls Royce, Press Construction and Lloyds Register.

I am so lucky that I have got the opportunity to study at Sunderland University. Lecturers are always here for you. Studying here is not only about gaining an academic qualification but you also learn to develop your personality by meeting new people from so many different countries. Sudakar Ramessur, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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Postgraduate BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering

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Renewable energy is a major growth area but, so far, relatively few engineers have in-depth skills and knowledge in wind, wave, tidal, solar and geothermal sources of energy. So this programme can offer you a gateway to a rewarding and fulfilling career. In your first year you will gain a solid foundation through studying a core of modules that are common to all engineering disciplines. In your second year you will explore renewable energy sources and consider the environmental impact of different energy recovery technologies. Engineering design is a central core running throughout the programme. In your third year we encourage you to complete a year-long work placement in the Renewable Energy sector. This allows you to gain practical experience, put your new skills into practice, and enhance your appeal to future employers. Your final year includes an individual project with a sustainable energy theme. You can expect an interesting mixture of lectures and sessions in workshops and laboratories. We invite industry specialists to deliver guest lectures and we also arrange field trips to renewable energy installations. You will have access to excellent facilities. These include mechanical laboratories, an engineering library, workshop facilities, and state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. There is a shortage of engineering graduates in the UK and there is a particular shortfall in those who have expertise in renewable energy. Engineers who can design, develop, organise the manufacture of, and operate renewable energy facilities are currently in strong demand. That demand will inevitably expand in line with the renewable energy industry.

Modules covering electrical and mechanical engineering / Engineering Science and Mathematics / Design / Renewable Energy and Sustainability / IT for Engineers / Manufacturing Processes / Control Engineering or Manufacturing / Modules concerned with the generation and distribution of electrical power from renewable sources / Project Management / Materials Selection / Major Project on Sustainable Energy

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

– Twin Entry February and October

Do you want to accelerate your career in engineering? This full-time programme will help you stand out and increase your potential for rapid promotion. It is designed to broaden the knowledge and experience of practising engineers in engineering technology and management subjects. Strong links with industry mean contributions by senior engineers with highly relevant expertise. The full potential of technological and operational advances can only be fully realised if they are efficiently managed, using proven principles and methodologies. We will equip you to do this, within the context of today’s engineering and manufacturing environment. You will develop new skills as well as new knowledge. Building on our strong links with regional and national industries, we will help you find a suitable engineering environment for a 17-week individual project. There is a clear need for qualified people in the area of engineering management. Successful graduates will be ready to take up a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Content Stages 1 and 2 Engineering Operations Management / Project Management and Control / Research Skills and Academic Literacy / Decision Support for Management / Project Risk and Quality Management / Managing People and Project Leadership / Advanced Maintenance Practice Stage 3 Project

Duration: 60 Weeks (including an eight-week summer vacation). More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

Modules Include:

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MSc Engineering Management

UCAS CODE NO

H221

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MSc Project Management

PG STC

– Twin Entry February and October

Would specific project-management skills help you to develop professionally? Perhaps you want more responsibility in your current role, or would like to change direction to focus on project management? The vocational MSc Project Management will equip you for a career in planning, managing and controlling large projects in any work environment. You will develop a strong understanding of up-to-date project management methodology and techniques. You will also strengthen relevant management skills. You will benefit from our links with industry. Successful external project managers contribute to the programme, providing real-world case studies. For the award of the Masters degree you will also undertake a substantial individual project. For students, this may mean working on a specific, practical project for a company. The programme has been designed in line with the requirements of the Association for Project Management. There is a clear need for qualified project managers among a wide range of organisations. On successful completion of the programme, you will possess the skills to contribute to a large variety of employers. Graduates have gone on to work in areas such as project management, engineering management, IT management and marketing consultancy. This Masters complements any degree or work experience you already have, preparing you for more senior roles in a wider range of industries. The following is a list of a typical module progression through the programme.

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MSc Telecommunications Engineering – Twin Entry February and October

Do you want to extend your computer science or engineering knowledge into the rapidly developing and vital area of Telecommunications Engineering? This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career in an area where specialists are still in short supply. This programme aims to produce graduates who are able to work as professionals in one of the following two areas. Firstly, as “Network Managers” in modern organisations. The programme will ensure you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to specify, build and manage a large telecommunications network – a vital component of today’s successful companies. Alternatively, on graduating you could undertake the role of “Network Designers” as the programme will also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to enable the graduate to design, test and implement both small and large telecommunications systems exploiting the latest advances in technology.

Content Stages 1 and 2 Broadcasting Systems / Advanced Network Security / Digital Telephony / Network Simulation / Research, Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues / Wireless Communications / Local and Wide Area Networks Stage 3 Project – you will do a project, usually working with an organisation to deliver a real-world benefit.

Duration: 60 Weeks (including an eight-week summer vacation). More detailed programme information?

Stages 1 and 2 Commercial and Contractual Issues / Project Management and Control / Research Skills and Academic Literacy / Decision Support for Management / Project Risk and Quality Management / Managing People and Project Leadership / International Project Management and Practice

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Stage 3 Project – you will do a project designed to bring a real-world benefit to an organisation.

Duration: 60 Weeks (including an eight-week summer vacation). More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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John Wood graduated with a degree in Automotive Engineering and immediately started work at McLaren, home of the British Formula One team. John was part of the Formula Student team who became the first university outside of the US to compete in the Indianapolis

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Motor Speedway’s Electric Vehicle Grand Prix – part of the Indy 500’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2011. John is now working on McLaren’s new MP412C supercar in Woking, Surrey, rubbing shoulders with Formula One superstars Hamilton and Button.


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ENGLISH PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BA (Hons) English

3 Years

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

3 Years

BA (Hons) English and Drama

3 Years

BA (Hons) English and Film

3 Years

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

3 Years

Postgraduate MA English

1 Year

MA World Literatures by Distance Learning

1 Year

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The Department offers five undergraduate degrees – English, English Language and Literature, English and Film, English and Drama and English and Creative Writing.

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This University has a longestablished reputation for excellence in English, with many of the lecturers here regarded as international authorities in their fields. It is this passion and expertise that keeps the programmes fresh, enabling our graduates to pursue a variety of top careers.

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Students can select their core modules and there is a degree of flexibility built in for them to work out exactly what they want to specialise in, so they essentially leave with a bespoke degree. We are aware that some international students may need help in boosting their language skills and consequently free specialist help is provided at the University which can be dove-tailed into the degree programme to ensure all our students maximise their opportunities whilst here. Another strength is the availability and accessibility of the staff – it is not a ‘them and us’ mentality and Sunderland is very much a student-centred university. We instil a sense of value within the students for who they are and when they walk away from Sunderland, they possess a valued degree that will take them into a variety of professions from teaching and journalism to acting, copy editing and managerial positions within industry. Crucially our degrees are also designed to help graduates develop skills of critical thinking, time management, communication, analysis and confidence – attributes that employers throughout the world are looking for and it is what makes our English graduates much sought after by employers.

Dr Alison Younger Senior Lecturer

I have really enjoyed my university programme. The lecturers have created a supportive environment for the students in which you can approach them about any problems you may be facing. They have helped me relax so well into University life. I wanted to study in Sunderland after looking through a university prospectus, and on the recommendation of a Turkish agency. I knew immediately the North East was the place to go. I feel at home here, the people are so friendly, not just in the University, but wherever I go in the city. GONCA TOPAL, TURKEY, BA (HONS) ENGLISH

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Undergraduate BA (Hons) English

Optional Modules Include:

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English literature, and formulate your own critical responses to the subject, in a stimulating and sympathetic learning environment. The programme is designed to develop your skills of writing, articulation, analysis and research. Core modules will broaden your understanding of the discipline of English, and introduce you to its most important writers throughout history. A wide range of optional modules lets you explore individual genres, periods, or areas of study, such as linguistics. An English degree is a recognised qualification for entry to many graduate careers. Successful students have gone on to work in business, journalism and a wide range of other professions. If you are considering a career in teaching then the comprehensive nature of this degree, together with the option to pursue an intensive study of Shakespeare in your final year, makes it an excellent preparation.

Core Modules Include:

Writing and Reading Narrative Fiction / Lyric Poetry and Narrative Poetry / Introduction to American Literature / Renaissance Literature / Romanticism / Victorian Literature / Twentieth-Century American Writing / Shakespeare / The Language of Science Fiction / World Englishes in Fiction / Late Medieval Literature / Storytelling in Post-War American Fiction / Contemporary Irish Drama / Representations of Totalitarianism and the Holocaust / Contemporary British Fictions / Language, Literature and Computers

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects please see page 56.

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Studying and Writing about Literature / The Language of Fiction / Literature: History, Theory, Criticism / Critical Approaches / Dissertation

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The English programme has various interesting aspects which I thoroughly enjoy. With a mixture of language and literature it provides many opportunities for the future. Kayleigh Hughes, BA (Hons) English

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BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing Are you inspired by what you read? Do you find yourself thinking about a book long after you have read it? Are you the next J.K. Rowling? This programme is for people who enjoy both analysing what they read and writing creatively.

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The BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing blends the rigorous study of literature with the opportunity to produce original pieces of writing. Each element enhances the other. Literary criticism and theory informs your own creative practice; the process of writing enables you to analyse texts better. You have the opportunity to study and create plays, poetry, novels, screenwriting and short stories during this programme. Core modules provide historical and theoretical context alongside creative writing tasks. You can also choose from a wide selection of optional modules. In your final year, you produce a portfolio of your own creative writing that contributes to your final degree. Apart from traditional teaching techniques such as lectures, you will benefit from writers’ workshops. These enable you and fellow students to share, discuss, and comment on each other’s work. And when it comes to independent study, you have access to Sunderland’s modern libraries and award-winning computing facilities. The knowledge and skills you gain on the programme will be relevant to a number of exciting career paths. As a writer, you could pursue a career as an independent novelist, dramatist, poet, copywriter or screenwriter. As someone able to analyse creative texts, you could work in the media, advertising, marketing, and public relations. In addition, your skills in gathering, interpreting and presenting information are useful to industries including business, education, museum and library work, archiving, publishing, and the civil service.

Core Modules Include: Studying and Writing about Literature / Introduction to Creative Writing: Narratives and Poems / The Language of Fiction / Literature – History, Theory and Criticism / The Playwright’s Craft / Portfolio of Creative Writing

Language and Culture / Writing and Reading Narrative Fiction / Reading and Writing Poetry / Renaissance Literature / Victorian Literature / Romanticism / The Language of Science Fiction / Writing and Reading the Short Story / Reading and Writing Children’s Fictions / Storytelling in Post-War American Fiction / Contemporary Irish Poetry / Media Discourse in Print

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

If you are interested in both literature and performance then this programme will suit you extremely well. You will be studying a wide variety of English literature as well as directing, writing and acting in plays in our purpose-built drama space. The degree allows you to learn useful analytical skills through the study of texts from Chaucer and Shakespeare for example, to contemporary British and American fiction. You will develop your essay writing skills and gain a broad knowledge of the major periods and genres of English Literature. You will also develop all kinds of interpersonal skills and build your confidence in public performance. The degree will also provide opportunities to express yourself creatively through both acting and writing. These skills will be helpful in the cultural and media business sectors, and in careers in teaching, journalism and theatre.

Core Modules Include: Studying and Writing about Literature / Text and Performance (Realism) / Literature: History, Criticism, Theory / Key Theatre Practitioners / Contemporary Theatre Practice / Text and Performance / Theatre Production

Optional Modules Include: Introduction to Modern Drama / Theatre Production / Talking Pages: Drama Dialogue and Conversation / Shakespeare / The Novel: From Realism to Modernism / Late Medieval Literature / Twentieth-Century Irish Drama / Writing and Reading the Short Story / Contemporary Irish Poetry / Young People’s Theatre Project / Live Project / Performance Arts in Context / The Playwright’s Craft / New Technology: Sound and Music

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Optional Modules Include:

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BA (Hons) English and Drama

UCAS CODE NO

QW38

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BA (Hons) English and Film

UG CC STC Are you interested in literature and film? Do you

want to develop the way you analyse these hugely influential cultural forms? If so, this programme could be right for you. You will develop many skills in analysis and evaluation through studying all aspects of English literature and film. The texts studied on this programme range from Geoffrey Chaucer to contemporary British and American fiction, as well as films from the Lumiére brothers to Scary Movie. You will also study literary and cinematic history and learn how to think critically about both literature and film, and about the similarities and differences between them. Sunderland has a long tradition of excellence in the study of literature and film, and the English and Film Studies staff have close links with teacher training organisations and with employers in a wide range of businesses. This means that you will benefit from their experience, knowledge and wealth of contacts. For instance if you take video production modules, you will work closely with staff who are experienced industry professionals. As soon as you have graduated you will have skills often sought after in careers such as journalism, the media, librarianship, the civil service and the creative industries. If you wish, you will also be well placed to go onto further study. Many of the academics who teach this degree are internationally-recognised experts in their fields of research, in both literary studies and in film and media studies. Literature modules are taught in the recently refurbished Priestman Building in the centre of town, while film studies modules are taught on the award-winning Sir Tom Cowie Campus in the David Puttnam Media Centre, which is equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual and film-making facilities. It also boasts a brand new two hundred seat cinema.

Core Modules Include: Studying and Writing about Literature / Introduction to Film Analysis / Film Theory and Criticism / Literature, Criticism, History / Dissertation

Optional Modules Include: History of Cinema / Introduction to American Literature 1820-1900 / Introduction to the Cultural Representation of Women / Romanticism / Victorian Literature / Renaissance Literature / English Literature 17001787 / Contemporary Irish Poetry / European Film and Society / Video Production / British Cinema / Film Studies Special Topic / Viewing Women – Gazes, Voices, Power / Shakespeare / Late Medieval Literature / Twentieth-Century Irish Drama

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BA (Hons) English Language and Literature If you love reading and are curious about language, this programme, which involves the study of both English language and literature, could be the right programme for you. You will be given a secure grounding in both linguistic and literary study, and will have the opportunity to look at many forms of English, ranging from the writing of Shakespeare to the language of the mass media. Particular attention is paid throughout the degree to analysing how English works in both literature and society. Core modules in each year of study ensure that you cover key aspects of literary study, linguistic analysis, and stylistics, the linguistic study of literature. Alongside the core modules are a range of option modules which allow you to pursue a number of additional topics, such as language in childhood, reading and writing short stories, Irish poetry, broadcast talk, and language in science fiction and fantasy. As you progress through your programme, you will be critically and independently analysing a variety of texts from both literary and linguistic perspectives. As you study, you will be developing expertise in the gathering, analysis and interpretation of information, skills in great demand in education, the media, advertising, public relations, publishing, the civil service, and many other occupations and organisations.

Core Modules Include: Studying and Writing about Literature / The Language of Fiction / Language and Culture / Talking Pages: Drama Dialogue and Conversation / Literature: History, Theory, Criticism / World Englishes in Fiction / Researching Language / Dissertation

Optional Modules Include: Language in Childhood / Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies / Language and Power / English Literature 1700-1787 / Renaissance Literature / English in the North-East / Broadcast Talk / Language and Gender / Shakespeare / The Novel from Realism to Modernism / Contemporary Irish Poetry / Late Medieval Literature / Storytelling in Post-War American Fiction / Reading and Writing the Short Story / Language, Literature and Computers / Reading and Writing Children’s Language / The Language of Science Fiction / Women’s Autobiography

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

Duration: 3 Years

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Postgraduate MA English This exciting Masters programme provides an opportunity to read, analyse and debate a variety of fascinating literary works. It will develop skills of analysis and research that can help launch or advance your career in the arts and media or in academic life.

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You will gain most from this programme if you have a passion for reading literary works from different periods and cultures. You must also be interested in thinking about and debating intellectual ideas. Several members of staff are regarded as international authorities in their fields. Teaching takes place in the Priestman Building which has been recently renovated to include comfortable and convenient learning facilities. This qualification will benefit people wishing to pursue a career in teaching, lecturing, journalism, the media and arts administration.

Modules Include: Approaching Literature / Romantic Satire and the Supernatural in Irish Literature / Literature and the Mind: Cognitive Poetics / Reading Ulysses / The Global City: Modern to Postmodern / British Satire 1785-1840 You will choose options from a list covering literature from Britain, America and Ireland; literature in English translation and literary linguistics.

Duration: 1 Year

MA World Literatures (by Distance Learning) The new MA World Literatures has been designed as a distance learning programme which offers a comparative study of world literatures, incorporating in its core aims the most recent critical perspectives on a variety of contemporary literary issues in the context of twentyfirst century globalisation. The method of delivery takes advantage of a variety of advanced virtual learning techniques which aim to give students the feel of oncampus contact with the flexibility and convenience of distant access. The core module will familiarise students with varied critical approaches to inter-cultural literary studies, including comparative literary studies and the most current thinking in the area of postcolonial theory. The concept of national literatures will also be addressed, with students having an opportunity to bring a knowledge and understanding of their own culture and literature to the material studied. The MA will provide a relevant qualification for those who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism and the media, or teaching at school, college or university level. It will also provide students with key transferable skills useful for a wide range of career paths. For example, the competency in language and cultural issues acquired through this programme will also be useful for those local and international students who are interested in international affairs and professional administration.

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Comparative Approaches: World Literatures and Globalisation

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Plus one option module from: Postcolonialism: History, Theory, Practice / The Global City / Women’s Writing in World Literatures / Fictions of Displacement: Nations, Narration and Identity / Representing Islam: Orientalists, Western Travellers, Arab and Muslim Writers in English / Open Project Module / Dissertation

Duration: 1 Year For an explanation of studying Distance Learning please see page 55.

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ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Environmental Technology

3/4 Years

Postgraduate MSc Environment, Health and Safety IOSH Accredited MSc Environmental Management and Assessment – Health and Safety Online by Distance Learning – IOSH Accredited

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We offer three programmes – an undergraduate programme in Environmental Technology, an MSc in Environment, Health and Safety and a web-based distance learning MSc in Environmental Management and Assessment – Health and Safety.

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Students studying on-campus have the benefit of a wide range of first class facilities at their disposal. We have a new £8.5 million Sciences Complex for students to use, which contains superb facilities and industry-standard equipment, to support the high quality teaching. We also make sure that the programme is industry-linked to best prepare our graduates for the workplace as well as help our postgraduates enhance their careers. Our close links with a wide range of companies help us to keep this focus fresh and relevant and also helps to link students with businesses for work placements and site visits. The teaching staff have great links with the workplace and a rolling programme of guest speakers who are experts in their field, give a very practical element to the programmes. Anyone wanting to study the MSc in Environmental Management and Assessment can do so anywhere in the world, as long as they have internet access. The programme is offered as an online distance learning option, with flexible tutorial support and online seminars. The increased flexibility and reduced studying costs have attracted students from across the world, including the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Both our postgraduate programmes are accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, one of the world’s leading professional health and safety organisations.

Dr Monica Price Senior Lecturer

I chose to come to Sunderland for the brilliant breadth of the programme curriculum, continuous improvement of the University’s reputation and ranking, and of the moderate cost of living here. The interactive nature of my programme and the friendly attitude of university staff and students was outstanding. My programme of study has given me a depth of knowledge in Environment, Health and Safety, and my placement module gave me the opportunity to gain professional working experience in the UK. I now feel well-equipped to move my career to the next level. ANIEDI WILLIAMS, NIGERIA, MSC ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

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The University of Sunderland is recognised for its world-leading research in environmental management and technology, making our programmes hard to beat.

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Technology The programme focuses on the management and application of technologies for renewable energy, water resources, waste management and pollution control. Key themes of the programme are: Resource Assessment and Use – This theme examines the environment ranging across physical, biological and hydrological systems. The skills covered include survey techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as applied to water, land use, vegetation, soils, fuels and climate. Criteria for describing, and appraising the value of the environment are introduced alongside methods of assessing the potential for renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and materials. These are linked to an understanding of current and future patterns of resource use, national and international indices of environmental health and quality of life, and proposals for a low carbon future. Technological Solutions – In a world of contrasting socio-political settings, technological solutions appropriate in developed and developing countries are explored. Topics cover the terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environments. They include the technologies for water treatment and pollution control, efficient use of water and energy in rural and urban environments, flood prediction and prevention, river catchment management, chemical and biological remediation of contaminated land, ecosystem and habitat restoration, low carbon renewable energy production, and carbon sequestration and reduction strategies.

Fieldwork is a vital and exciting part of the programme where you will have the opportunity to develop and practice your skills. This will develop and enhance your learning and employability. Residential field studies in the UK and North Africa are highlights of our programmes and very popular with our students. You will have the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement after the second year with a choice from a wide variety of employers such as consultants, local councils and authorities, large companies (environment departments) and local wildlife trusts.

Modules Include: Technology for Carbon Management / Water Resources Management and Engineering / Ecological Assessment and Restoration / Ethics, Risk and Technology / Geographical Information Systems / Renewable Energy Systems / Pollution Control and Waste Management / Ecosystem Services and Business / Research Project

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

Management Solutions – We cover techniques to aid decision-making in the avoidance, reduction and mitigation of environmental impacts by public and private sector organisations. These include sustainable management approaches to waste minimisation, energy efficiency, optimal management and use of water, product design, pollution control, ecological assessment and carbon footprinting. Techniques to evaluate alternative solutions will include risk assessment, cost benefit analysis, and use of sustainability indicators. Never before has the role of effective communication been greater and we give emphasis to the means by which you can disseminate your knowledge to a wide audience. Policy Framework – The development and communication of policy at global, national and regional level are examined and provide an understanding of the ways in which global environmental issues such as climate change and the politics of carbon reduction determine strategic responses that will eventually affect us all. You will examine how issues around global resource use and security demand increasingly influence strategic co-operation between governments, multi-national corporations and civil society. The role of governmental and non-governmental agencies in these matters is also explored.

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Postgraduate MSc Environment, Health and Safety – IOSH Accredited

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This MSc develops expertise in environment and health and safety, two key areas that have to be managed by business. The modules taught cover both of these areas together with a range of generic skills. Modules covered include: health and safety, risk assessment, management systems, pollution monitoring and control, environmental impact assessment, life-cycle analysis and environmental reporting. The taught section of the MSc leads to graduate status with IOSH. The programme is taught by both academics and practitioners in the field of both environment and health and safety. Further real-life experience is gained through a range of guest speakers and field/site visits. One highlight of the MSc is the eight week placement that is offered to all students. This gives students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learnt during the taught modules in a real-life situation. Research projects are typically developed via the placement. This provides students with the opportunity to extend their relationship with work placement providers by a further twelve weeks. Many students have gained employment as a result of the relationships developed during this period of their MSc. On completion of the MSc students need to complete two years employment and a piece of CPD work in order to apply for chartered status with IOSH. The time spent on placement for the MSc counts towards the two years. The MSc is taught by members of academic staff who are active in both consultancy and research. Research is carried out in the areas of: environmental reporting, life-cycle analysis, air pollution and its effects on health, contaminated land, perception of environmental issues, ecology and health and safety. The majority of students who complete the programme gain employment in the field of environment, health and safety.

Content Stage 1 Data Analysis and Research Methods / Health and Safety 1 / Environmental Auditing and Management Systems / Environmental Impact Assessment Stage 2 Health and Safety 2 / Pollution Monitoring and Control / Environmental Reporting / Life-cycle Analysis

MSc Environmental Management and Assessment – Health and Safety Online by Distance Learning – IOSH Accredited This highly flexible programme can be studied from anywhere in the world that has internet access, full-time (1 year) or part-time (2-3 years). It covers both environmental management and health and safety, allowing you to move into a wide range of potential careers. New laws and higher expectations will rapidly increase the demand for well-qualified professionals. The programme is taught by both academics and practitioners in the field of both environment and health and safety. You begin the programme by gaining expertise in environmental monitoring and management. You then move on to Health and Safety and risk assessment and management. You will also have an opportunity to investigate the impact of new international standards. These include ISO 19011, a new standard covering both quality (ISO 9001) and environment (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (via OHSAS 18001). You can then specialise further via the research project. On completion of the MSc you will need to complete two years employment and keep an IPD log in order to apply for chartered status with IOSH. You can go on from this programme to work in areas such as the management of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in large and small businesses, as well as pollution control agencies, and consultancy and legislative organisations. Possible roles include environment, health and safety officers, managers, auditors and consultants.

Content Stage 1 Environmental Awareness / Data Analysis and Research Methods / Pollution Monitoring and Control / Environmental Auditing and Management Systems Stage 2 Completion of Stage 1 plus: Health and Safety / Risk Assessment and Management Stage 3 Completion of Stage 2 plus: Research Project

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Stage 3 Placement / Research Project

Teaching is through our user-friendly Virtual Learning Environment which uses web-based material, e-Books, multimedia, and much more. e-Seminars allow you to interact with other students and enjoy online class discussion.

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year full-time, 2/3 Years by Distance Learning

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Health Care PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Community and Public Health

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

1 Year

BSc (Hons) Practice Development (Top-Up)

1 Year

Overseas Nurses’ Programme

3-6 Months

Postgraduate MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

1 Year

MSc Nursing

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Our graduates leave with an internationally recognised qualification that will help them easily access jobs in countries across the world, from the UK to America and New Zealand. The programmes offered in this Department are diverse and varied – from a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Nursing to a BSc (Hons) in Community and Public Health, MSc in Public Health, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and an Overseas Nurses’ Programme (Leading to Registration). One thing that connects them all is our focus on ensuring our students receive the up-to-date skills and knowledge they will need to further their careers. Helping us to achieve this is our highly-skilled, research active teaching team whose expertise is current. The programmes are all focussed to ensure our graduates leave with the core skills and expertise that will make them highly employable. As a result many of our graduates go on to gain management positions in a variety of health settings. The feedback from our students is very positive and we constantly listen to suggestions on how to modify what we offer. The proof of our success is reflected in the large amount of word of mouth recommendations we get from students. Many of our students are from overseas, thanks in part to our relationships with countries such as India, China, Nigeria, Singapore and Malaysia, and to reflect this we have an excellent international support network in place. We appreciate the diversity of cultures that many of our students come from and as well as the large amount of pastoral care provided, opportunities are in place to support learning. Sunderland is quite unique. There is a large degree of support built into each programme and a range of options and opportunities to choose from. This ensures that all our students successfully achieve their potential and leave with the expertise and confidence they need to achieve and fulfil their individual aspirations.

Kathryn King Programme Leader

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I come from Burgas in Bulgaria, and I am a qualified nurse. I applied for Registered Nurse for Children status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and they recommended I take an adaptation programme at the University of Sunderland. The programme is designed in response to overseas registered nurses who are seeking to develop their nursing knowledge and skills and also who wish to enter the NMC register and seek employment as Registered Nurses in the UK. There are extensive resources at the University including library, IT facilities and language learning facilities, but by far the best resource are the people who teach here. They are very supportive, and I never hesitate to approach them for help. DORA BIUKOVA, BULGARIA, OVERSEAS NURSES’ PROGRAMME


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Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Community and Public Health

UG CC CS Are you interested in the nation’s health and that of

individuals? BSc (Hons) Community and Public Health gives you the opportunity to study the most important health and community issues facing our society today. Recent government legislation will change fundamentally the provision of health and social care. This will continue to give rise to new challenges in working in health improvement, disease prevention and damaging health behaviour, together with the important area of reducing the enduring inequalities in health. This programme will enable you to focus on linking theory with practical knowledge and experience gained on placements. You will receive a firm grounding in critical analysis and research skills, in addition to broadening your knowledge of health both nationally and globally. We are confident this will allow you to build up a powerful combination of analytical skills, practical knowledge and experience. The BSc (Hons) in Community and Public Health aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for employment in a wide range of health and community settings. Multi-agency partnerships have created job opportunities in line with government initiatives to address health improvement, health inequalities, changing health behaviours and public health needs. As much of the responsibility for public health moves from health to local authorities there will be new employment opportunities in areas such as addressing the wider determinants of health (e.g. education, housing, transport, and environment); developing community based approaches to addressing health, work with marginalised communities and health development/health promotion roles.

Modules Include: Community Perspectives on Health / Work-based Practice / Introduction to Research / Determinants of Health / Fundamentals of Social Sciences / Changing Health Behaviours / Health Promotion Theory and Practice / Health and the Media / Social Exclusion / Prevention and Interventions of Substance Misuse / Sociology and Psychology of Health / Critical Issues in Health / Law and Ethics / Global Issues in Health / Placement / Dissertation

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BSc (Hons) Nursing (1 Year Top-Up) The BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme is an innovative nursing programme which seeks to develop learners’ skills and expertise in such a way as to improve health care delivery and enhance career development. The programme supports the concepts of clinical governance, public health and life-long learning and has a strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice. Furthermore, all learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice which promotes the development of high quality health care provision. In addition to addressing the clinical elements of the programme it also addresses health care in a wider context including social impact of health and well-being. The programme has been specifically designed to allow the health care practitioner to develop professional expertise in a manner and style to suit both work related and personal need. A key emphasis of the programme is upon developing clinical practice and enhancing the patient/service user experience. This is facilitated by the acquisition of skills to apply the theory to practice and allows the practitioner to develop clinical expertise. Recent BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates have developed their nursing careers both within the UK and overseas. Students studying the programme have progressed into senior positions. All modules are taught by experienced and skilled practitioners in modern well-equipped facilities.

Modules Include: Research Methods and Theory and Practice in Health Care / Evidence based Practice / Management of Care / Preparation for Mentorship / Law and Ethics in Health Care / Dissertation

Entry Requirements Registered Nurse Nurse Diploma License to Practice as a Nurse IELTS 6.5

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information?

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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BSc (Hons) Practice Development (1 Year Top-Up)

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If you already hold a diploma in a health care related subject (not nursing), this programme allows you to top it up to an honours degree qualification in just one year of full-time study. The programme is relevant to a wide range of health care roles thanks to the broad scope of modules (listed below). There is a strong emphasis on relating theory to clinical practice. In addition, by choosing your own project in consultation with tutors, you can tailor learning to your particular career aspirations. All learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice which promotes the development of high quality health care provision. Building on your existing studies at Diploma level, this degree programme addresses health care in a wide context. It includes the social impact of health and well-being, as well as clinical practice. It supports the concepts of clinical governance, public health and life-long learning. You can expect a range of teaching strategies including lectures, seminars, case studies, group work, directed study, tutorials and the use of IT to facilitate learning. By the end of the year, you will have widened your practical experience and theoretical understanding, and will be well prepared for employment in a wide range of health and community settings.

Modules Include: Theory and Practice in Health care / Research Methods / Management of Care / Law and Ethics in Health Care / Preparation for Mentorship / Evidence-Based Practice / Project

Overseas Nurses’ Programme This programme is designed to equip overseas registered nurses with the necessary academic and clinical skills to gain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. The philosophy and values underpinning the NMC’s requirements for the programme are determined by guiding principles which relate to professional standing and fitness for purpose. To safeguard the public by ensuring nurses and midwives consistently deliver high quality health care. These include responsibility and accountability with adherence to ‘The Code’ – Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. In addition ensure that they are properly qualified and competent to work in the UK having an understanding of ethical and legal obligations, an ‘inviolable’ respect for individuals and communities. The introduction of contemporaneous nursing practice including public health, clinical governance and evidence-based practice leading to the concept of life-long learning and the opportunity to incorporate scope of practice. In addition, essential mandatory training which includes Basic Life Support, Health and Safety and Moving and Handling will be undertaken in preparation for UK practices along with record keeping, and medicines management reinforcing numeracy and literacy skills. The programme will comprise of a wide range of teaching and learning methods. Formal lectures, seminars, workshops and group-work, problem-based learning, supported distance learning, work-based learning, mentoring and individual advisory support will be the main methods used. These will be supplemented by student-centred and self-directed study and the use of electronic/multi-media learning will be encouraged.

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Students are likely to have a wide range of previous knowledge and experience within their specialist health care fields and therefore differing learning needs in terms of both breadth and depth and, indeed, of focus. Negotiated learning is a key feature of the programme. Students will be required to meet with the Programme Leader and/or Mentor to discuss/agree their particular individual learning requirements. A plan of action will be agreed in terms of a learning contract which will indicate how these needs will be met as well as additional action planning and reflection which will recognise how achieved learning will take place. This plan will be integrated into the students’ portfolio of learning.

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Duration: 3/6 Months

Entry Requirements A Diploma in a health care related subject (not nursing). Overseas students will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Duration: 1 Year

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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Are you looking to upgrade your level of qualification from a degree in any health care discipline? This practical programme builds upon your current level of practice, extending it in ways that will give you an edge when it comes to promotion and job opportunities. It also allows you to make a greater contribution to higher-quality primary and secondary health care. The NHS Plan recognises that professionals of all clinical disciplines have the potential to develop advanced clinical skills to support patients from referral to discharge. Our programme works towards this in three stages: In the first year you will be taught modules in clinical sciences and clinical management. These will widen your practical knowledge and skills. In addition you will gain a solid foundation in research methods and project management that will enhance your contribution to clinical teams. In the second year your learning will be work-based and within a clinical setting. You will build up a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates the skills and knowledge that you have gained. In the third year you will complete a Masters-level project. This could be related to a particular area of clinical practice. Alternatively, it might be more focused on management, for example an evaluation of services offered to patients with recommendations for improvements.

Content Stage 1 Modules in Applied Clinical Sciences / Applied Research Methods / Project Management / Applied Clinical Management will form the basis of the programme which will build capacity between professions and extend the knowledge and practical skills of health care professionals at the front line of health care delivery. In common with the rest of the programme, all learning outcomes are specifically developed to address the needs of a strategic workforce. Stage 2 This will be a work-based learning component, allowing students to engage with learning “in situ� rather than in the traditional confines of classroom based learning. Assessment will take the form of a Portfolio of evidence in which students will demonstrate their acquisition of skills and knowledge whilst on placement.

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PG CC This new Masters level programme will provide

students with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain employment in teaching and learning, leadership and/or public health roles. The programme addresses the global health care strategy to develop a competent health care workforce. There is a strong emphasis on relating health care theory to improving clinical outcomes. The programme also addresses health care in the wider context including the social impact of health and well-being. The programme will be of particular interest to those wanting to build on their undergraduate nursing degree, individuals intending to develop their careers in education and those in public health and leadership roles, locally, nationally and internationally; within the health care workforce capacity. As well as those involved in planning, delivery and transformation of health care services and educational reform. On completion of this programme, students will be eligible to undertake a PhD or gain employment in either a health care setting or a formal teaching setting. The programme will be based on a combination of taught modules, directed study, independent study and a research project. Taught by experts to provide high employability The training provided will give students the breadth and depth of scientific knowledge in this important newly developed area and will allow them to develop personal and transferable skills. It will provide training at the leading edge of science and technology. The programme incorporates a substantial element of hands-on research experience, with enhanced experimental skills being gained alongside experienced researchers. At the end of the programme students will have a systematic up-to-date knowledge of the subject areas covered in their project, as well as a critical awareness of the broader aspects of public health, modern approaches to teaching and learning and research at the multi-professional interface. The design of the programme encourages multidisciplinary learning and therefore encourages both internal and external links with a range of professionals.

Stage 3 This stage of the programme facilitates students in the undertaking of an Applied Practice Project, for example, an Action Research Project, a service evaluation or an advanced systematic review.

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All learning outcomes are specifically developed to address the needs of a strategic workforce. Stage 2 Mentoring Practitioners / Practice Educator / Leadership Stage 3 Project This stage of the programme facilitates students in the undertaking of a Project related to an area of the choice in discussion with their supervisor.

Teaching and Assessment A range of teaching strategies will be utilised. These include: lectures, seminars, case-studies, presentations, group-work, directed study, tutorials as well as the use of IT to facilitate learning. A range of assessment strategies will be utilised. These include: essay, reports, a case study, exams – seen and unseen, and presentations – both in groups and individually.

Entry Requirements An undergraduate degree in Nursing. Where the applicant’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of competence for example TOEFL score of 600 or IELTS Grade 6.5 or equivalent.

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MSc Public Health If you are interested in community and public health then this programme will give you the opportunity to study important contemporary public health issues as they relate to communities. Whether you are already a health care professional or a recent graduate in a health-related subject, this programme will develop your knowledge and understanding in community and public health. The programme has excellent links with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies, including the NHS, local government and health care providers and students will be given the opportunity to have a placement in these areas. The MSc in Public Health aims to equip you for a wide range of careers that have developed in line with current national and international government health legislation and health research areas. There have been considerable developments in public and community health both nationally and internationally, which opens up exciting prospects for working in organisations that address health improvement, health inequalities, changing health behaviour and addressing population health needs. This includes opportunities in areas such as NHS health care providers, primary health care teams, voluntary sector providers, health improvement agencies, health intelligence teams and health research.

Modules Include: Community Health / Public Health / Philosophical Underpinnings of Research Approaches / Research Methods and Data Analysis / Health Promotion / Influencing Health Behaviours / Health and Social Care / Project Management and Research

Entry Requirements An honours degree in a health related subject.

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HISTORY PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BA (Hons) History

3 Years

Postgraduate MA History

1 Year

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There are many reasons why Sunderland has such an established reputation in the field of history. The city itself was first a seat of learning back in the 7th century, when the foundations were laid for an imposing monastery that became a beacon of knowledge and culture across the globe.

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It was home to one of history’s greatest thinkers, the Venerable Bede, who influenced history, nature, astronomy and time through his writings – and continues to do so today. Helping to keep that rich reputation relevant are the history lecturers at the University of Sunderland – all of whom are world-leading in terms of their research. This high degree of excellence is fed straight back to the students as the Department prides itself on its intimate, hands-on approach to teaching. Lecturers with outstanding reputations pass on their published research hot off the press to students. This provides a passion and vibrancy among the Department which filters down to the students. Our history programme ranges from the medieval to the modern, taking in theory and practice and includes training in archive skills. The students also gain access to the extensive archives the University has built up at Murray Library. Many of our students go on to further study or enter a range of careers from journalism, politics and public sector to law and teaching. A history degree from Sunderland really does equip graduates to go on and excel in many walks of life – deepening their understanding of life as well as providing individuals with the skills of communication and analysis that employers everywhere are looking for.

Dr Simon Henig Principal Lecturer

My first language is French, and I came to Sunderland to study partly because English is such a universal language. The EAP programme really was the foundation of my success as a student. I can now speak, read and write English fluently, and can give good presentations. The City of Sunderland is full of friendly people, and there is a great atmosphere here – especially when the football team plays. JOSEPH OMANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo UnDergraduate History student

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Undergraduate BA (Hons) History

UG CC CS The University of Sunderland has the high quality

teaching skills and facilities needed to give you a top class education. Our research in history has been rated very highly (Grade 4 in the latest Research Assessment Exercise), putting us on a par with many long-established universities. You can be sure that you will be taught by historians who are expert in their field and who publish widely and you will have access to primary sources housed in the NEEMARC archive. History both enables us to understand our past and gives us important insights into the contemporary world. It has become increasingly vital to industries such as media and tourism, with the result that an informed knowledge of the past is more valued today than ever before. This well-established programme will develop your powers of critical inquiry and analysis. You will choose modules that range in period and place, from early modern England to modern Russia, regional history to modern European and American history. There is also the option for you to study related subjects such as politics, sociology and modern languages.

If you are interested in history, you could not come to a better place. From Hadrian’s Wall to the heartland of the Industrial Revolution, the North East has it all.

In your second year, you have the opportunity to study abroad at universities in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, or North America. The intellectual and transferable skills you will acquire on this programme are highly valued by employers. History graduates are much sought after by industry and commerce, often working in areas such as sales, marketing, finance and the law.

Modules Include: Approaches to History / Foundations of Modern Europe / Industry, Economy and Society: Britain 1750-1970 / Approaches to American History / British Politics Since 1945 / Britain’s Age of Reform 1760-1846 / Europe in the Nineteenth Century / Early Modern British Social History / Local and Regional History / The American Century / Experiencing Twentieth Century Europe / The English Working Class 1750-1950 / The Civil Rights Movement in Twentieth Century History / Immigration and Race in Twentieth Century Europe / History Special Project / Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective / Northumbria in the Age of Bede

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects please see page 56.

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St Peter’s Church, Sunderland One of the UK’s oldest stone built churches and home to the oldest stained glass in the country

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Postgraduate MA History

Modules Include:

The MA History provides the opportunity to study a range of topics in-depth while also developing Masters level skills of analysis and research. The primary career destinations for graduates from the programme are teaching, commerce and the public sector. You begin with a core module that covers a range of tools and techniques that help increase our understanding of the past. A theory element provides a platform for understanding the philosophical nature of history. A practical element provides guidance on the use of primary source material, historical databases, and other research avenues that will be relevant to your dissertation. Next you move on to three options from a list of modules, which are tailored to the research expertise of the academic staff. So you can expect research informed teaching in areas where staff have particular enthusiasm and authority. Assessment is entirely by coursework, either by a 5,000 word essay or an equivalent mix of assignments.

Historical Theory and Methods / Dissertation

Plus three options from the following: Aspects of British Political History / Culture, Representation and Identity: North East England Since 1815 / Law and Early Modern Society, 1600-1800 / Blasphemy and Unbelief in Early Modern Europe / From Guernica to Godskitchen: A Cultural History of 20th Century Spain / History of Ideas, 1870-1920 / The History of American Liberalism

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CID176

Finally you will craft a 15,000 word dissertation on a research topic of your choice, drawing on both primary and secondary source material. Your supervisor will support you with one-on-one tutorial sessions. At the end of the programme you will have an intellectual toolkit that prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities. The rigorous training in historical methods is also a good preparation for PhD study for those who wish to pursue an academic path. We welcome applications from those who hold a good first degree that contains a History element, and will also consider those with other qualifications and experience.

The programme is fascinating, with enthusiastic lecturers. Each module is interesting and the people are great. I have made some excellent friends already. Kathryn Carr, BA (Hons) History

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Journalism and Public Relations

J OURNALISM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) International Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) News Journalism

3 Years

BA (Hons) Public Relations

3 Years

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

3 Years

Postgraduate MA Magazine Journalism

1 Year

MA News Journalism

1 Year

MA Public Relations

1 Year

MA Sports Journalism

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This is partly due to the fact that we have some of the best university media facilities in the UK to help students make the most of their journalism and public relations studies.

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All lecturers have worked at a high level within journalism and public relations. These include former newspaper and magazine editors, public relations directors, international journalists, sports writers and columnists, feature writers and published authors. The teaching staff also includes specialists in media law and reporting public affairs.

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All our programmes are professionally accredited by the relevant industries and the Faculty has very strong links with employers. We also have a very strong track record of students going on to find quality employment, especially in the public relations field.

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Crucially, all students get the opportunity to have their work published through our strong links with the media industry and our own university student publications. The University even has a dedicated page in the city’s daily newspaper – the Sunderland Echo – written by our journalism students. All programmes are taught in small group sessions, which allows for personal and individual support for all students. This helps them get the most from their studies. PR programmes at Sunderland are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, which is a globally respected industry body. This accreditation has helped our students find public relations jobs across the world. Journalism programmes are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the UK’s recognised professional body for journalism training. The superb journalism and media facilities are the envy of universities across the UK and together with our top class teaching and support we offer international students an unrivalled education package.

Chris Rushton Head of Journalism and Public Relations

The programme offers fantastic opportunities to get involved in real PR activities. I worked on the Tall Ships Races 2010 team after doing an assessment on it. You get to network with public relations professionals on a regular basis. The lecturers are always on hand to offer you help and advice, even if it is not about university work. HANNAH GREEN, UK, BA (HONS) JOURNALISM

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BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council so you can be sure of industry-recognised qualifications. The skills you will learn on the degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in journalism and media production. You will gain expertise in interviewing, writing scripts, news reading (including voice coaching), and researching; also in production areas such as editing and producing broadcast quality news bulletins for TV and radio. You will also learn how to make podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media like Facebook® and Twitter, and how to produce articles for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. We provide excellent links with regional and national broadcast journalism newsrooms, which means you will meet editors and journalists during your studies and spend time in their newsrooms. You will spend at least two weeks on work placement in a TV, radio or online newsroom. You will also be on air on our campus-based community radio station 107 Spark FM, which reaches a quarter of a million people in Sunderland. You will have the opportunity to contribute towards the Spark FM website and in-house TV station. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. You will also study and evaluate the theory and practice of journalism. This includes media law, ethics and cultural studies within a broadcast context.

Modules Include: Media and Cultural Studies / History of Broadcasting / Broadcast Journalism / Media Law / Broadcast Reporting / Media Ethics / Academic Research for Media and Communications

Duration: 3 Years

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BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism is a specialist degree enabling students to take part in the expanding world of fashion media with particular reference to writing and designing online and in magazines. It is the only fashion journalism degree in the UK leading to a professional qualification. Students will be able to take the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma in Magazine Journalism. As with all journalism degrees (except broadcast journalism) you will take the core introductory journalism modules in which you will learn how to interview, research and write news, sport and features. However, you will also take specialist modules in fashion history and culture and fashion journalism. Fashion journalism students go on to gain expertise not only in writing and designing fashion articles, but also in fashion styling and organizing photo shoots. You will also learn more about writing magazine articles, designing magazines, magazine business, media law and shorthand. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. In your final year, you will produce your own fashion magazine in print or online. You can also take options in photography, arts and entertainment reviewing, music journalism, international journalism, sports journalism or newswriting, as well as in radio, TV, video and new media. You will combine your vocational skills with a theoretical understanding of the way in which the media work. That means studying issues in contemporary journalism, media ethics and cultural studies. You will spend at least two weeks on work placement at a magazine. You will also write for our online magazine Detour and have the chance to write articles for our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and report for the University radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre.

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PR graduate Lisa Hogan landed a job as PR and Marketing Advisor for major housing group Gentoo just days after graduating.

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Learning to communicate effectively and developing your teamwork, analytical and IT skills will enhance your career prospects.

Core Modules Include: Fashion Journalism / Fashion Styling / Fashion History and Culture / Fashion Journalism Project / Magazine Writing / Magazine Design and Production / Media Law / Media and Cultural Studies / News and Online Writing / Business of Magazines / Fashion Work Placement

Optional Modules Include: Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Music Journalism / International Journalism / Media Production – Radio, TV and Video / Media Photography

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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P507

BA (Hons) International Journalism BA (Hons) International Journalism is tailored to help you achieve your career goals. It will equip you to write stories for a variety of international news media and to understand and apply different approaches to reporting news and features across the world. As with most of our journalism degrees, you will take a common first year, learning how to interview, research and write news, sport and features for newspapers, magazine and online. That means if you find you prefer sports, news or magazine journalism, you are free to switch to those degrees at the end of the year (subject to taking a sports journalism option module if you wish to change to that subject). International journalism students go on to study international reporting, compare different ways in which the world is represented in newspapers, broadcast and online media from different cultures and political systems and, in their final year, produce their own international affairs magazine in print or online. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. You can also take options in arts and entertainment reviewing, investigative journalism, music journalism, sports journalism or magazine journalism. You will combine vocational skills with a theoretical understanding of how the media work. That means studying issues in contemporary journalism, media ethics and cultural studies. You will also have the chance to write for our online magazine Detour, our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and report for the 24-hour university radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. We also have a Newsroom where experienced journalists can help you turn your ideas into complete stories. All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors.

Core Modules Include: International Journalism / Reporting International Affairs / Introduction to News Magazine and Sports Journalism / Issues in Contemporary Journalism / Multimedia Journalism / International Journalism Project / Media Ethics / Media and Cultural Studies

Optional Modules Include: Sports Journalism / Magazine Journalism / Investigative Journalism / News Journalism / Public Relations / Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Music Journalism / Media Production – Radio, TV and Video / Media Photography

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Journalism and Public Relations

All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with regional employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors.


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BA (Hons) Journalism

UG STC CS BA (Hons) Journalism is accredited by the National

Council for the Training of Journalists so you can be sure of industry-recognised qualifications. There are considerable practical elements and you will gain expertise in reporting, interviewing, research, design, production, media law, public affairs and shorthand. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. As with most of our journalism degrees, you will take a common first year, learning how to interview, research and write news, sport and features for newspapers, magazine and online. That means if you find you prefer sports, news or magazine journalism, you are free to switch to those degrees at the end of the year (subject to taking a sports journalism option module if you wish to change to that subject). You will spend at least two weeks on a suitable work placement in a newspaper, magazine or other media outlet. You will also study and evaluate the theory and practice of journalism. This includes media ethics, cultural studies, language in the media and issues in contemporary journalism. You will also have the opportunity to choose your own topic of interest and study it in-depth. By the end of the programme you will be equipped to apply for a wide range of careers in journalism as well as in the civil service, industry, the arts and the voluntary sector. Recent graduates from Sunderland are now working, for example, at the BBC, The Guardian, magazines, local newspapers, news agencies and PR companies. You will also have the chance to write for our online magazine Detour, our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and report for the 24 hour university radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. We also have a Newsroom where experienced journalists can help you turn your ideas into complete stories. All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors.

Modules Include: News, Magazine and Sports Journalism / Academic Research Skills / Writing for Journalists / Media and Cultural Studies / Critical Issues in Journalism / Media Law / News and Online Writing / Reporting Central Government / Reporting Local Government / Work Placement / Media Ethics and Contexts / Dissertation

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BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, and equips you to work in this rapidly expanding and exciting industry. All students on our journalism degrees (except broadcast journalism) take a common first year, learning how to interview, research and write news, sport and features. If you then find that you prefer news or sports journalism, you are free to switch to those degrees. Magazine journalism students go on to gain expertise in writing magazine articles, designing magazines, magazine business, media law and shorthand. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. You can take options in arts and entertainment reviewing, investigative journalism, international journalism, sports journalism or news writing, as well as in radio, TV, video and new media. You will combine your vocational skills with a theoretical understanding of the way in which the media work. That means studying issues in contemporary journalism, language in the media, media ethics and cultural studies. You will spend at least two weeks on work placement at a magazine. You will also write for our online magazine Detour and have the chance to write articles for our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and report for the University radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with regional and national employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors. The programme allows you to obtain NCTJ magazine entry qualifications, recognised by the industry. Learning to communicate effectively and developing your teamwork, analytical and IT skills will enhance your career prospects.

Modules Include: Magazine Writing / Magazine Design / Magazine Practical Project / Magazine Practice / Media Law / Media and Cultural Studies / News and Online Writing

Optional Modules Include: Fashion Journalism / Sports Journalism / Magazine Journalism / Investigative Journalism / News Journalism / Public Relations / Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Music Journalism / Media Production – Radio, Film, TV and Video / Media Photography

Duration: 3 Years

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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UCAS CODE NO

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P500

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

P5

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BA (Hons) News Journalism BA (Hons) News Journalism is targeted at students who want to produce compelling stories exposing wrongdoing and hypocrisy in government, business and society. Like our degrees in journalism, magazine or sports journalism it is tailored to help you achieve your career goals and is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. BA (Hons) News Journalism equips you to write stories for a variety of news media through teaching a mixture of considerable practical elements and academic study and critical evaluation of the theory and practice of journalism. Most students on our journalism degrees (except for broadcast journalism and one module in sports journalism) take a common first year, learning how to interview, research and write news, sport and features for newspapers, magazine and online. If you then find that you prefer magazine or sports journalism, you are free to switch to those degrees (subject to taking a sports journalism option module if you wish to change to that subject). News journalism students go on to study reporting, interviewing and research, media law, public affairs and shorthand. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. You can take options in arts and entertainment reviewing, investigative journalism, international journalism, sports journalism or magazine journalism, as well as in radio, TV, video and new media. You will combine vocational skills with a theoretical understanding of how the media work. That means studying issues in contemporary journalism, media language, media ethics and cultural studies.

You will spend at least two weeks on work placement in a newsroom. You will also have the chance to write for our online magazine Detour, our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and report for the 24-hour university radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. We also have a Newsroom where experienced journalists can help you turn your ideas into complete stories. All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors.

Core Modules Include: Introduction to News Magazine and Sports Journalism / Issues in Contemporary Journalism / News and Online Journalism / News Journalism Placement / News Journalism Project / Media Law / Media Ethics / Media and Cultural Studies (with options to take Public Relations)

Optional Modules Include: Investigative Journalism / Sports Journalism / Magazine Journalism / Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Magazine Journalism / Media Production – Radio, TV and Video / Film Studies / Media Photography

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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As for facilities, it does not get much better than at Sunderland’s purpose-built media centre, offering industry standard journalism suites, TV studios, digital radio studios and a 200-seat cinema. Oyvind Vederhus, BA (Hons) Journalism

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BA (Hons) Public Relations

UG STC CS If you would like a career in the media then you should

seriously consider BA (Hons) Public Relations. Its graduates have an extremely high success rate in getting interesting, well-paid jobs straight after University. The highest profile PR people are those working for celebrities. Their aim is to build their reputations and to guide them through times of crisis. But PR is much wider than this. It is a fascinating and exciting media-related industry where careers can take many directions. You could end up working in fashion PR or campaigning for Oxfam, promoting healthy living for the NHS or arranging press conferences for the police. The skills that you will gain during your time at the University will prepare you both for the PR world and the wider media industry. You will gain expertise in writing, media relations, internal communications, marketing, crisis management and media law. You will also acquire some knowledge of the business world, including marketing and finance. A particular benefit of Sunderland’s programme is that it is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). This means that your qualifications will be recognised throughout the industry. Graduates are able to put the letters AMCIPR after their names as well as BA (Hons) as they become associate members of the institute upon graduation. Further benefits include opportunities to gain direct experience of the media world through work placements and carrying out project work for real life clients. You will be taught by tutors who have wide experience of the PR industry and we also invite visiting PR experts to give guest lectures. The teaching is backed up by Sunderland’s stateof-the-art media and computer facilities. During your time with us, you will get plenty of real life PR experience working for clients, going on placements and preparing final year campaigns. By the end of the programme you will be ready to tackle the stimulating challenges of the rapidly growing and well-paid PR industry. But your skills of effective communication and media know-how will also be highly relevant in many other sectors such as marketing, advertising, broadcasting, commerce, the civil service, teaching and charities.

Modules Include: Theory and Practice of PR / Introduction to Journalism / PR in Marketing / Academic Research Skills / Media and Cultural Studies / PR Strategy / PR Practice / Media Law and Ethics / Crisis Management / Practical Project / Work Placements / Option modules

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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BA (Hons) Sports Journalism The programme is one of only two sports journalism degrees in the UK to be accredited by the industry training body National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). This accreditation is crucial if you want to go on and be a journalist as it means you can leave university with both a professional qualification and your degree. BA (Hons) Sports Journalism equips you to report on sport and the sporting environment for magazines, newspapers, online or radio/ TV. Our students have attended Premier League matches in the press box to see sportswriters at work, and interviewed sports celebrities themselves. We have excellent relationships with Sunderland AFC – a short walk from the University – and Newcastle United which have generated many opportunities for our sports journalism students. Our students have also worked with professional sports journalists from the local evening newspapers to run transfer deadline day online news and discussion sites taken by papers across the UK. But sports journalism is not only about football, with final year students producing sports magazines covering tennis, golf, boxing, American football, Formula 1 Racing (F1), hockey, gymnastics and so on. Sports journalism students gain expertise in reporting sport, interviewing and research, media law, public affairs, sub-editing and shorthand. You will also learn how to make videos and podcasts, how to blog, how to make use of social media such as Facebook® and Twitter, and how to write stories and features for use on other platforms such as websites and mobile phones – all essential skills for today’s journalists. You can take options in investigative journalism, arts and entertainment reviewing, international journalism, magazine journalism or news writing, as well as in radio, TV, video and new media. You will combine your vocational skills with a theoretical understanding of the way in which the media work. You will spend at least two weeks on work placement reporting on sport for a newspaper, magazine, website, radio station or TV station. You will also have the chance to write articles for our weekly ‘On Campus’ page in the city’s newspaper and our online magazine Detour and report for the 24-hour university radio station Spark FM. Experienced industry professionals carry out regular workshops and guest lectures at our state-of-the-art Media Centre. All of our teaching staff have experience within the industry, and maintain strong links with regional employers and organisations such as the Society of Editors. We also work alongside the University’s Institute of Sport to run the Sports byte website.

Core Modules Include: Introduction to News, Magazine and Sports Journalism / Sports Journalism / Media Law / Media Ethics / Sports Journalism Placement / Sports Journalism Project / Media and Cultural Studies

Optional Modules Include: News Journalism / Investigative Journalism / Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Magazine Journalism / Public Relations / Media Production – Radio, TV and Video / Photography

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Postgraduate MA Magazine Journalism This Masters programme covers all the core skills and knowledge required for journalism, plus an additional focus on magazine journalism. It is aimed at people who would like to move on to their first job as a magazine journalist or on the features section of a newspaper. No previous experience of journalism is required. The programme is tightly linked to accepted industry standards. You will benefit from our close relationships with local and national media, and copy clinics with professional tutors. The programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and you can take NCTJ examinations as part of the programme (for which the NCTJ will charge a fee). During the programme you will learn the advanced tools and techniques of features writing, interviews, research, and copy editing for magazines. You will also gain a broad understanding of journalism genres, ethical issues and media law. You can expect to develop expertise in the business skills needed in the commercial and digital organisations of today’s media marketplace. You will have a high level of contact with teaching and research staff. Students work on group projects to develop skills in editorial management, communication and teamwork. There are also seminars where theoretical issues are discussed. A typical module might involve a three-hour workshop, plus a one-hour copy clinic practising what you have learnt. Followed by independent study or in our Newsroom staffed by experienced journalists who can help you. What is more, you will have the opportunity to learn shorthand with the aim of reaching a speed of at least 100 words per minute, the final dissertation, or major project, can be adapted to your particular strengths and interests. The programme is taught in our state-of-the-art Media Centre. It is equipped with some of the latest software and technology – so you can be fully prepared for the standards you will find in the workplace. We would expect students to move on to a job in a regional or consumer magazine, or in the features section of a newspaper. Opportunities are in print and digital media. Other opportunities include further study and teaching.

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Content Stage 1 Magazine Journalism: Principles and Practice 1 / Essential Media Law and Public Affairs / Managing Magazines / Shorthand Stage 2 Magazine Journalism: Principles and Practice 2 / Media Ethics and Society / Reporting / Shorthand Stage 3 Dissertation or Journalism Practical Project

Teaching and Assessment Teaching is almost exclusively through workshops, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is based on a portfolio of work, essays and a major project or dissertation.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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MA News Journalism Are you looking for a Masters qualification to help you start a career as a news journalist? This programme is open to people who have no previous experience of journalism. In one intensive year you will gain essential skills as well as a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the modern journalist.

Content Stage 1 News Journalism: Principles and Practice 1 / Media Law / Reporting Public Affairs / Shorthand Stage 2 News Journalism: Principles and Practice 2 / Media Ethics and Society / Reporting / Shorthand

To prepare you for a job as a news journalist we make sure that the programme is closely linked to accepted industry standards. You will benefit from our close relationships with local and national media, and copy clinics with professional tutors. The programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and you can take NCTJ examinations as part of the programme (for which the NCTJ will charge a fee).

Stage 3 Dissertation or Journalism Practical Project

During the programme you will learn the advanced tools and techniques of news writing, interviews, research, and copy editing for print and online. You will also gain a broad understanding of journalism genres, ethical issues and media law. You will work with tutors and other students in developing your skill for finding stories, and understanding how news journalism fits within the UK media landscape.

Duration: 1 Year

You will have a high level of contact with teaching and research staff. Students work on group projects to develop skills in editorial management, communication and teamwork. There are also seminars where theoretical issues are discussed. A typical module might involve a three-hour workshop, plus a one-hour copy clinic practising what you have learnt. Then you will spend time working on your own or in our Newsroom staffed by experienced journalists who can help you.

Teaching and Assessment Teaching is almost exclusively through newsroom workshops, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is based on a portfolio of work, essays and a dissertation or major project.

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What is more, you will have the opportunity to learn shorthand with the aim of reaching a speed of at least 100 words per minute. Workshops in digital media will prepare you for writing online. The Masters dissertation, or major project, can be adapted to your particular strengths and interests. The programme is taught in our state-of-the-art Media Centre. It is equipped with some of the latest software and technology – so you can be fully prepared for the standards you will find in the workplace. We expect students to move on to a job in the print industry, such as on a regional newspaper or a consumer magazine. Opportunities are in print and digital media. Other opportunities include further study and teaching.

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MA Public Relations If you have a media-related degree, or significant experience of the media, this programme is an excellent way to upgrade your qualifications and enhance your career prospects. Public Relations gets to the heart of media management: it is about identifying who to talk to, how to reach them, and what to tell them.

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MA Public Relations combines a blend of practical and academic elements. The practical elements include how to manage crises and how to interact with new types of media such as blogs and social networks. Sunderland has an international reputation for research into this area, making our graduates of particular interest to employers. The theoretical elements include the social and cultural implications of public relations. You will also gain a thorough grounding in media law and ethics. The result will be a deep appreciation of the context and issues of public relations. The final stage of the programme allows you to choose either a major practical project or a theoretical dissertation. This will consolidate your learning and allow you to focus on an area of personal interest and relevance. MA Public Relations is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. At the end of the programme you will have an excellent springboard for a career in public relations or related communications disciplines. Pay rates tend to be attractive on entry and offer the potential of swift progression.

Content Stage 1 Public Relations: Theory and Practice 1 / Ethics and Contexts / PR and Marketing Communications Stage 2 Public Relations: Theory and Practice 2 / Social Media and PR / Crisis Management Stage 3 Dissertation or Practical Project

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Looking to start a career as a sports journalist but have no previous experience of journalism? This one year Masters programme gives you essential skills and a head start in this popular area. The programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and you can take NCTJ examinations as part of the programme (for which the NCTJ will charge a fee). You will learn the advanced tools and techniques of sports reporting, interviews, research, and copy editing for print and online. You will also gain a broad understanding of journalism genres, ethical issues and media law. As well as seminars on theory, there are group projects where you develop skills in editorial management, communication and teamwork. Workshops can be followed by a copy clinic with professional tutors so you can practise what you have learnt. Our newsroom, staffed by experienced journalists, is an excellent way to further develop your practical skills. The Masters dissertation, or major project, can be adapted to your particular strengths and interests. And you will learn shorthand with the aim of reaching a speed of at least 100 words per minute. The programme is taught in our state-of-the-art Media Centre, equipped with some of the latest software and technology – so you can be fully prepared for the standards you will find in the workplace. At the end of the programme you will have a competitive edge when it comes to applying for sports journalism jobs. Other opportunities include further study and teaching.

Content Stage 1 Sports Journalism: Principles and Practice 1 / Essential Media Law / Public Affairs / Shorthand Stage 2 Sports Journalism: Principles and Practice 2 / Media Ethics and Society / Reporting / Shorthand Stage 3 Dissertation or Journalism Practical Project

Duration: 1 Year

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Teaching and Assessment Teaching is almost exclusively through newsroom workshops, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is based on a portfolio of work, essays and a dissertation or major project.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number.

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Law

LAW PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate LL.B (Bachelor of Laws)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Business Law (Top-Up)

1 Year

Postgraduate LL.M Criminal Law and Procedure

1 Year

LL.M Human Rights

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Our reputation as a top Law Department in the UK continues to grow each year. The law programmes are wide-ranging and include a choice of modules that reflect 21st century life and commerce – from organised crime and terrorism to the law surrounding gender and sexuality. We even offer Space Law, an area of the legal system that encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space.

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We are also one of only a few universities to offer the 2 in 1 Paralegal Accreditation which makes our students all the more employable. Paralegals undertake similar work to solicitors and can be employed as fee earners with their own client base, making them valuable within any legal firm. Students who complete a number of option modules can graduate with a law degree and the NALP Diploma in Paralegal Studies, without any additional assessment. Undergraduates have informed us that this additional qualification has been the added bonus that led them to getting that important first job. The Faculty of Business and Law is housed within the ultra-modern Sir Tom Cowie Campus which includes a dedicated law library. We have our own fully functioning moot court so that students get a taste of law in the ‘real world’. All students are invited to join the Mooting and Debating team to develop and boost their advocacy skills in preparation for future employment. We also encourage students to engage in other extra curricular activities as well as take on pro bono or voluntary work to gain valuable practical experience. We have an open door support policy and students continually comment on the fact there is always someone available to discuss issues or problems. Studying law at Sunderland will keep you ahead of the competition and give you the edge when it comes to looking for employment.

Donna Whitehead Principal Lecturer

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Sunderland’s Law Department was voted best in the UK for student experience and student satisfaction, so I knew it was the place for me. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and some are the leading academics in their fields. They are always approachable, you can email or see them when you need their support, and they are always happy to recommend interesting journals to help with assignments. The law programme gave me the option of taking the paralegal accreditation, which will give me a competitive edge when looking for a job. JUSSI-PEKKA HULKKO, FINLAND, LLB LAW


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Undergraduate LL.B (Bachelor of Law)

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qualification. It provides students with the academic stage of training required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to embark upon the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for those wanting to qualify as a solicitor, or the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) for those wanting to qualify as a barrister. For those not wanting to go into practice, graduates often complete further study to enter into the teaching profession or embark upon a PhD or research post. Other graduates enter the police force or go into employment as paralegals or legal executives. Whatever your intended career may be, the LL.B is well respected by companies wishing to employ a high calibre graduate onto their management trainee programmes both in the private and public sector. At Sunderland we offer students up-to-date career information and advertise relevant employment opportunities. As a student at Sunderland you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree so that it complements your career ambitions. If you plan to work in the commercial sphere you may wish to select modules such as employment law, intellectual property law and company law. Alternatively, if you wish to pursue a career practising as a criminal litigator you may wish to select options such as Evidence, Organised Crime and Terrorism and Civil and Criminal Practice. We also offer a range of modules that approach law in a wider socio-legal context as we recognise that not everyone wants to pursue a career in law. Modules such as Law and Sexuality and Sports Law, amongst others, provide students with a bespoke degree and a contemporary outlook upon the law.

Modules Include: Legal Institutions and Methods / Law of Contract / Criminal Law / Constitutional and Administrative Law / Law of Tort / Land Law / Civil Practice / Commercial Law / Intellectual Property Law / Mooting / Company Law / Family Law / Law Research Dissertation / Commercial Law / Evidence / Succession / Organised Crime and Terrorism / Legal Theory / Law and Sexuality / Sports Law / Conflicts of Law / Coroners Law / Space Law / Law, the Internet and Society / Studies in Public Law

Duration: 3 Years

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BA (Hons) Business Law (1 Year Top-Up) This one-year programme is designed for people who have completed a foundation degree in law, or equivalent, and now wish to achieve a full BA honours degree. The programme will undoubtedly enhance your employability upon graduation. Your studies will be highly relevant to the work of legal departments in large organisations. Three optional modules, in addition to the three core modules, give you scope to tailor your learning to suit your own career aspirations. Within the broad focus of business law you will gain in-depth knowledge of various areas of the legal system. Law at Sunderland has achieved outstanding results in the National Student Survey. Our well-rounded programmes include opportunities for mooting, debating and other activities that develop experience and skills useful for any workplace. You will benefit from the excellent facilities at our Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s and you will learn through a mix of tutor-led sessions, group interaction with other students, and personal study and research. At the end of the programme there are many opportunities for continuing with studies. This may include studying for Masters or PhD qualifications or vocational qualifications in another field, such as human resources or teaching. At Sunderland we offer students up-to-date career information and advertise relevant employment opportunities. We encourage contact with local firms and past Sunderland graduates. Whatever your intended career may be, a law degree is well respected by organisations both in the private and public sector looking for high calibre graduates for their management trainee programmes.

Core Modules Include: Commercial Law / Company Law / Intellectual Property Law

Optional Modules Include: Equity and Trusts / Family Law / Dissertation / Conflict of Laws / Evidence / Succession / Medical Law / Organised Crime and Terrorism / Legal Theory / Law and Sexuality / Sports Law / Employment Law / Cases in Public Law / Coroners’ Law / Space Law

Duration: 1 Year

Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects please see page 56.

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Postgraduate LL.M Criminal Law and Procedure The criminal law is central to the legal process, and this one-year LL.M programme blends theory and practice in order to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to the area of criminal law and procedure. Building on the research expertise of our staff, the programme aims to improve analytical, critical and communication skills, enhancing both your academic understanding and your career prospects.

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During the first term (October-January), you will study two modules: ‘Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine’ and ‘Law, Society and the State’. In the former, you will study theoretical and doctrinal aspects of the criminal law, whilst the latter module aims to place the criminal law in its socio-cultural and historical context. In the second term (February-May), you will study two modules from the following list of options: Legislative Approaches to Terrorism; International Criminal Justice; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Legal Research Project; Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial; Policing, Protest and Public Order. These modules are all designed around the expertise and research interests of our staff, who are leading academics in their respective fields. During the third term (June-September), you will write a 15,000word dissertation on a topic related to criminal law and procedure. To support the dissertation, and running alongside it, student research seminars will be held, during which you will receive research training and opportunities to present your research. We welcome applications from those who hold a degree in law or a related discipline, or who have other relevant experience. Please contact the University for more information about entry requirements.

Modules Include: Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine / Law, Society and the State / Dissertation

Plus two options from: Legislative Approaches to Terrorism / International Criminal Justice / Gender, Sexuality and the Law / Legal Research Project / Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial / Policing, Protest and Public Order

Duration: 1 Year

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The area of Human Rights is one of increasing importance throughout the world, and is a central concern of national and international legal thought. This one-year LL.M programme blends theory and practice in order to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to Human Rights Law. Building on the research expertise of our staff, the programme aims to improve analytical, critical and communication skills, enhancing both your academic understanding and your career prospects. During the first term (October-January), you will study two modules: ‘Family Law and Human Rights’ and ‘Law, Society and the State’. In the former, you will examine the concept of the family and its legal construction in relation to Human Rights. The latter module aims to place the law relating to Human Rights in its socio-cultural and historical context. In the second term (February-May), you will study two modules from the following list of options: Legislative Approaches to Terrorism; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Legal Research Project; Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial; Policing, Protest and Public Order. These modules are all designed around the expertise and research interests of our staff, who are leading academics in their respective fields. During the third term (June-September), you will write a 15,000word dissertation on a topic related to Human Rights. To support the dissertation, and running alongside it, student research seminars will be held, during which you will receive research training and opportunities to present your research. We welcome applications from those who hold a degree in law or a related discipline, or who have other relevant experience. Please contact the University for more information about entry requirements.

Modules Include: Family Law and Human Rights / Law, Society and the State / Dissertation

Plus two options from: Legislative Approaches to Terrorism / International Criminal Justice / Gender, Sexuality and the Law / Legal Research Project / Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial / Policing, Protest and Public Order

Duration: 1 Year

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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Media

MEDIA PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate Foundation Degree (FdA) in Community Radio

2 Years

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

3 Years

BA (Hons) Film and Media

3 Years

BA (Hons) Mass Communications

3 Years

BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication

3 Years

BA (Hons) Media Production (Television and Radio)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Media Production (Video and New Media)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Radio (Top-Up)

1 Year

BA (Hons) Scriptwriting (Film, Television and Radio)

3 Years

BA (Hons) Television and Video (Top-Up)

1 Year

BA (Hons) Television Studies

3 Years

Postgraduate MA Film and Cultural Studies

1 Year

MA Media and Cultural Studies

1 Year

MA Media Production (Television and Video)

1 year

MA Radio (Production and Management)

1 Year


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Quite simply we believe Sunderland is one of the best places to study media in the UK. This was one of the first higher education centres in the country to offer media programmes back in the 1970s and today we have a wide range of degrees and ultra-modern facilities that are the envy of other centres.

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Students studying here are being taught by professionals who have learned their trade within the media industry and by top quality academic staff whose research was officially recognised as being the best in the North of England.* Sunderland’s Media Department is one of the largest in the country, giving you more choice, and our reputation is based on quality of teaching and continued investment to keep up with changes in technology. Our facilities have recently been updated to provide a modern high-definition wide-screen TV environment that is fully tapeless in its operation. We have up-to-date radio studios and a five-year full-time licence to broadcast our own award-winning radio station 107 Spark FM. Hear us at www.sparksunderland.com Employability is a strong theme running through all our teaching and students are encouraged to develop their skills not just in classroom activity but also by getting involved with Spark TV and the Spark magazine. Our programmes are constantly evolving to create a dynamic curriculum that keeps pace with the media world and demands of employers. Importantly, on most of our programmes, students are expected to undertake work placements which give real world experience that counts towards their degree. We offer extensive support to ensure you benefit from this experience as much as possible. Media staff go to great lengths to make international students settle in to their studies here and that any language or cultural differences are quickly overcome.

Professor Guy Starkey *Government funding body RAE 2008

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I came here because it was recommended by graduates of the University for the standard of teaching and good value in terms of tuition fees and accommodation. I support myself, so I wanted it to be affordable and worthwhile. I think it has exceeded my expectations by helping me to develop my career. As part of my programme, we need advanced equipment such as cameras and editing equipment and I can find all of these things here at the University of Sunderland. RONG XIANG, CHINA, MA MEDIA PRODUCTION (TV AND VIDEO)


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Foundation Degree (FdA) in Community Radio

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Have you thought about working in community radio? This two-year foundation degree will equip you to work in this specialist area as well as in the wider radio industry. You will gain a range of practical and theoretical skills with up to a third of your time spent on work placements. An example of community radio is our own Spark FM, a radio station run from the University of Sunderland. During your studies you will be involved in some way with Spark FM, improving your expertise in production and broadcasting. As one of our students you will be able to study a range of radio genres including drama, documentary, radio news, live broadcasting and commercial production. All our students do at least two work placements, one in each year, either in Sunderland or elsewhere in the UK. In addition you can choose to complete a further placement in your second year. This ensures that you gain the practical experience needed to stand out from other people when it comes to applying for jobs in community radio or other types of radio. After the programme you can also, if you choose, take the BA (Hons) Radio (Top-Up) to upgrade your qualification to a full honours degree.

Modules Include:

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production Are you interested in the latest technology for producing films? During this programme you will gain up-to-date skills that will be a valuable springboard to exciting employment opportunities in a fast growing sector of the media world. With ‘digital films’, motion pictures are captured as digital images rather than on film. This drives down costs and, as a result, there is a growing demand for graduates who have specific skills and qualifications in digital film production. During your three years at the University you will develop practical technical skills (sound, lighting, editing) and creative skills (direction, screenwriting, producing). You will also take theoretical modules covering the history of cinema and different film genres. We encourage you to take a work placement module in your second year. This will involve working within one of the region’s many media and cultural organisations, such as the BBC and Tyne Tees Television. A particular benefit of choosing Sunderland is our state-of-the-art Media Centre that complements the extensive computing and library facilities. The University operates an award-winning online TV channel called Sunderland TV where student participation is always welcomed. In the last five years we have been successful winners of the regional Royal Television Society Awards.

Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies / Academic Research Skills / Introduction to Radio: Production and Broadcasting / Introduction to Sound / Community Radio Placement / Media and Cultural Studies / Professional Practice for Broadcasters / Radio Studies / Options in Radio Journalism, Radio Production and Live Radio

By the end of the programme you will be ready for a wide range of careers in the film, TV, video and new media industries. For example, recent graduates have gained employment in the BBC, Channel 4, Sky TV, MTV, and a range of local production companies. Your media skills will also be attractive to commerce, industry, the civil service, arts organisations and the voluntary sector.

Duration: 2 Years

Modules Include:

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Practice modules: Digital Video Effects / Digital Filmmaking / Screenwriting / Documentary Production / Dramatic Production / Experimental Digital Film Production / Work Placement / Major Practical Project / History of Cinema / Contemporary Cinema

Optional Modules: Shakespeare on Film / Asian Cinema / Animated Film / Hitchcock / American Film and Society / Film Theory and Criticism / European Cinema and Society

Duration: 3 Years More detailed course information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the course database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Film and Media This distinctive BA honours degree offers you an impressive range of subjects and skills, combining modules in film studies, media studies and cultural studies, with opportunities for you to develop skills in production. Elements of the programme include: film analysis, film theory and criticism, TV genres, cultural representation, the study of mass media, media products and audiences for the media, cultural theory and popular culture.

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You can choose to complement this theoretical base with practical and studio-based modules across a range of media – radio, video, new media, photography and print. From Hollywood to Asia, Sci-fi to TV drama, you can develop your knowledge through combining areas that appeal to your own imagination and interests. These may lead to specialist study in your final year, for example a dissertation in film or media; or a practical project in production. Teaching on Film and Media is part of the Media and Cultural studies provision, rated excellent by the Quality Assurance Agency (for staff research interest and publications see www.crmcs.sunderland.ac.uk/). You will experience a varied mix of screenings, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will also be using fantastic resources, such as state-of-the-art cinema and the latest professional technologies. Teaching takes place in the Media Centre, which houses our own luxury cinema, and our teaching rooms are equipped to ensure that your exploration of film and media texts is pleasurable, detailed and informed. You will gain a critical understanding of film and media as well as advanced skills in analysis, communication and teamwork. Such skills are highly valued by employers. Graduate success includes careers in the film and media industries, public relations, journalism, advertising and education.

Modules Include: History of Cinema / Contemporary Cinema / Popular TV Genres / Cultural Representation of Women / American Film and Society / European Film and Society / British Cinema / Film, Horror and the Body / Television Realities / Children’s TV / Cyberculture / Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV / Sexual Cultures / Asian Cinema / The Animated Film / Research Skills / Screenwriting / TV, Radio, Video and New Media Production

Duration: 3 Years

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Looking to work in the media? This programme provides a broad range of skills and knowledge, giving you tremendous flexibility when it comes to choosing an exciting career in the media that makes the most of your talent. You will study traditional means of mass communications as well as new niche forms such as social media. You can expect to gain skills in areas as diverse as journalism, digital film production, scriptwriting, public relations, video and new media. Everyone on the programme studies a number of core modules. Around this core there is great flexibility in following your interests. You can choose up to half of your modules from practical modules. Alternatively you can focus more on theory. It is no surprise that media jobs are highly sought after. Journalism, web development, TV and radio, and the design and creative industries are all popular career choices. The knowledge and skills that you will gain through Sunderland’s programme will help you stand out from other graduates. Real world experience and study abroad options make Sunderland’s programmes very attractive. During the programme you can expect to develop skills that are invaluable in any setting. These include time management, teamworking and communication, and independence of thought and research. By the end of the programme you will have a solid foundation in mass communication as well as enhanced skills in how you communicate as a person. We want you to be able to look back on a deeply enriching period of study that has prepared you for a lifetime of working in the media.

Core Modules Include: Media and Cultural Studies / New Media / Film Studies / Academic Research Skills / Media Studies / Cultural Theory and Popular Culture / Cybercultures / New Media, The Web, Society / Dissertation / Media Practice

Media Practice Options Include: Radio / Television / Video / New Media / Scriptwriting / Public Relations / Broadcast Journalism / News Journalism / Magazine Journalism

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BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication

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This innovative programme explores the diverse patterns of human communication, with particular attention to mass media. The increasing prominence of the media in modern society and the parallel developments in contemporary culture provide this ambitious degree programme with its academic focus. Our Media and Cultural Studies programme focuses on how the media both reflect and construct social meanings and personal identities. It offers ways of comprehending contemporary culture and society through both textual analysis and social research. Through our research and teaching we therefore seek to question how media and culture are produced, circulated, and how they are consumed and understood by particular audiences. (For staff research interests and publications see www.crmcs.sunderland.ac.uk/). The University of Sunderland student survey noted that 100% of Media, Culture and Communication students felt that staff made the subjects interesting. The programme is multi disciplinary, thus this degree will give you a broad grounding in the many techniques of communication. You can study subjects ranging from cultural theory and popular culture; language, gender and power; the history of the mass media; popular TV genres; cultural representation of women; popular music; ‘race’ and ethnicity; to American, British, European, Indian and Chinese cinema. Furthermore, it is possible to supplement this theoretical knowledge with practice modules in journalism, photography, video production, television studio production and radio. Through this degree you will learn and develop skills which will enhance your career prospects in general. You will develop presentation/oral skills, critical analysis, written and research skills. This degree equips students to enter a variety of careers. Previous graduates have gone on to careers in the media industry, such as journalism, PR, communication officers and within media production. Other graduates have taken the skills learnt in this degree to pursue careers in teaching (PGCE) and working in the public sector (community education officers and voluntary sector).

Modules Include: Popular Culture / Journalism / Cinema / TV Genres / Public Relations / TV, Radio, Video, New Media and Website Production / Psychology / Language and Gender / Broadcast Talk / Screenwriting / Cyberculture / Media Law / Research Skills / Interviewing Skills / Popular Music / Media and Politics

Duration: 3 Years

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BA (Hons) Media Production (Television and Radio) allows you to combine practical projects in radio and television production with theoretical media studies. You can study both television and radio production, or choose to specialise after the second year. Teaching takes place in a custom built media building, giving access to state-of-the-art high definition video facilities throughout, including TV studio, cinema, video editing suites and field equipment (such as cameras). We use cutting edge technology, including solid-state recording media and an Editshare server. In radio there are five new studios with RCS playout technology, sixteen new SADiE high end audio editing workstations; a host of new Tascam stereo portable recording devices, a Mackie Adobe Audition mix controller; and a new transmission suite for 107 Spark FM. Practical elements of the programme include video production, television studio production, radio production, live radio and scriptwriting. These can lead to specialist study in the final year – for example, a drama or documentary production in Television or Radio, as well as a practical project in either video or radio production. Media and cultural theory elements include the history of broadcasting, cultural theory and popular culture, popular television genres, cultural representation of women, American film, and European film. You can also choose modules in areas such as journalism, new media, photography, language studies, cultural studies, film studies and media theory. This programme will help you acquire a wide range of media related skills – both technical and creative. These include editing audio and video, scriptwriting, camera and lighting techniques, production management, IT competency, time management and presentation skills. Media production is a compulsory element of this degree and previous experience of these activities through work experience, as a hobby, or on a formal programme would be helpful although not essential.

Modules Include: Media and Cultural Studies / Cinema / Production – Radio, TV, Video, New Media / Journalism / Public Relations / Screenwriting / Photography / Professional Practice for Broadcasters / Multimedia / Research and Interview Skills / Media Law / Web Design

Duration: 3 Years More detailed course information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the course database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Media Production (Video and New Media)

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At a time when so much of our media experiences are now conducted online and via mobile platforms, smartphones, iPads and gaming consoles, studying on our cutting edge Media Production (Video and New Media) programme enables you to explore these most current of media production practices, technologies, software and hardware at the core of producing content for an ever changing and evolving transmedia landscape. During your three years at University you will study video production, new media theory and practice, and digital video effects, in addition to our existing suite of drama, documentary and options for TV studio modules, underpinned by critical and theoretical modules including cyberculture and new media theory as well as film, media and cultural studies options. By your final year you can choose to specialise in either video production, or producing a multi-platform new media production. Teaching takes place in a custom built media building, giving access to state-of-the-art fully-equipped computer-based workshop area for new media modules running industry standard software including Avid and Final Cut Pro video editing software, the Adobe suite of creative media and new media software. This is in addition to our high definition video facilities throughout, including TV studio, cinema, video editing suites and location equipment (cameras, lights, sound kits). We use cutting edge technology, including solid-state recording media and an Editshare server. There are journalism suites, and five new radio studios plus sixteen new SADiE high end audio editing workstations.

Modules Include: Introduction to Video Production / New Media Theory and Practice / Introduction to Sound / Professional Practice for Broadcasters / Advanced New Media for Multiplatform Content / Drama Production / Documentary / TV Studio / Work Placement / DVD / Surround Sound / Research Skills

Media and cultural theory elements include: The history of broadcasting, cybercultures, cultural theory and popular culture, journalism, photography, language studies, cultural studies and film studies.

Duration: 3 Years More detailed course information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international Visit our website and search the course database using this Course ID number.

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BA (Hons) Radio (1 Year Top-Up) Are you looking to upgrade your qualifications from an HND / Foundation Degree or equivalent in a subject related to radio production or broadcasting? If so, this one-year programme will take you to the next level and allow you to gain a full honours degree. You will start with a core module in Media Studies. You will then study specialist areas of radio/audio production through a practical project and additional options covering drama, documentary, live broadcasting or audio-based internet content. For your practical project you will be allocated a tutor who will advise you and regularly discuss progress. Our students benefit from the University’s strong links with radio stations in the region and beyond, including BBC, commercial and community stations. We hold a Community Radio Licence for Spark FM which broadcasts from our campus. We are members of the Community Media Association and the RadioCentre. Past media students are now working in the BBC and commercial radio stations as producers, presenters, studio managers, journalists, news editors, commercial writers and broadcast assistants. Some of our graduates are working in and running production companies and making radio commercials for clients around the world.

Modules Include: Media Studies / Practical Project Plus options in: Live Radio Broadcasting / Radio Drama / Radio Documentary and Feature Production / Web Radio / Radio and Gender / Radio Journalism

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P312

Media

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BA (Hons) Scriptwriting (Film, Television and Radio)

UG STC

This degree allows you to combine practical projects in writing with theoretical studies in film and media. It is an excellent preparation for careers in TV, radio, video and new media industries. It can also be a springboard into careers in public relations, marketing, organisational communications, advertising and journalism. Practical projects include screenwriting, writing for radio, and writing for factual television and journalism. These can lead to specialist study in your final year, for example, a practical dissertation in screenwriting or writing radio drama. Theoretical studies include film criticism and analysis, media and cultural studies, popular TV genres, writing gender, media language, American and European film, poetry and popular culture. You can also choose additional modules in the production of TV, video, radio and new media. During these modules you will need to work effectively with other students. You will develop advanced skills in communication, diplomacy and dedication to the team and the production. You will benefit from our state-of-the-art Media Centre which has a journalism suite, a radio drama/talk studio, a radio editing suite, a computer suite, and a plush surround-sound cinema. Throughout the programme you will need to manage your own time effectively. Outside timetabled class time you might be researching an essay, writing a television script or preparing for a presentation. You can expect to acquire a wide range of media-related skills, both analytical and creative. This is the right programme for you if you are enthusiastic about media and have some experience of creative writing (e.g. short stories, poetry, plays, sketches, etc). You will have an understanding of the subject and will be keen to develop your skills when discussing all forms of media.

Modules Include: Media and Cultural Studies / Radio Drama / Screenwriting / Film Analysis / Media Language / Writing Gender / Popular TV Genres / Academic Research Skills / Writing Radio Comedy / Researching Language / Poetry and Popular Culture / Film Criticism / Writing for Radio

BA (Hons) Television and Video (Top-Up) allows you to combine practical projects in video and television production. There is the opportunity to undertake single camera video modules producing documentary, and a multi-camera television module producing a factual/drama television programme. Other practical elements of the programme include screenwriting, interactive DVD production, DVD surround sound production and digital video effects. You will also produce a major drama or documentary project. Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is based on group and individual work and methods include project work, essays and presentations. You will also undertake a media and cultural studies module which includes study of television, advertising and modern life raising questions of ideology, power and identity. There is also the opportunity to study other theoretical modules in the area of Media and Cultural Studies and Film Studies. Also as part of practical projects, you will have the opportunity to attend regular master classes from industry specialists. These include talks and workshops from documentary film makers, specialist sound recordists, directors in drama and television and film producers. This programme will help you acquire a wide range of media related skills – both technical and creative. These include editing audio and video, scriptwriting, camera and lighting techniques, sound recording, publishing video online, production management, IT competency, time management and presentation skills.

Core Modules Media Studies 2 / Practical Project: Video

Designated Modules Include: Television Documentary Production 2 / Television Studio Operations 2 / Interactive DVD Production / Television Documentary Production 2 / DVD Surround Sound / Screenwriting for TV and Film 2 / Digital Video Effects

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This programme enables students to convert an HND or a Foundation Degree in Television or Video Production into a full undergraduate qualification.

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 3 Years

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P390

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P310


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Postgraduate BA (Hons) Television Studies This programme aims to equip you for professional success in the fast-moving world of the media. It provides an in-depth understanding of media theory as it relates to television; it also develops excellence in analysis, research and communication.

PG STC

During the three years of study you will gain specialist knowledge in television studies, with an ability to speak with authority on media issues and take part in current debates and issues. Core modules – such as History of Broadcasting and Popular Television Genres – help you both understand the past and participate in the future. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Whatever your choices, your tutors will consistently encourage the development of skills needed by the media and many other employers: excellent communication, analysis and presentational skills as well as IT capability. These skills can be further developed through our work placement scheme with relevant employers. As a media student you will benefit from the outstanding facilities at our David Puttnam Media Centre. Resources include two purpose-built TV studios, video and audio edit suites, radio studios and a state-ofthe-art cinema. At the end of the programme your career opportunities may include roles in TV management and the media. Your skills in communication, analysis and IT will also be useful in non-media sectors such as sales and marketing, human resources, leisure and tourism, health and social services, the civil service, teaching, and public relations.

Modules Include: Media and Cultural Studies / Research Skills / Popular Television Genres / History of Broadcasting / Cultural Theory and Popular Culture / TV: Past, Present and Future / Dissertation

Optional Modules Include: Cultural Representations of Women / Screenwriting / Writing Gender / Television Studio Operations / Cybercultures / Children’s Television / TV Realities / TV and Cultural Representations / Cultural Theory and Popular Culture / Science Fiction and Fantasy TV / Plus other modules from our Media programmes

Duration: 3 Years

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Whether you have existing expertise or you would like to develop your knowledge and critical skills, the MA in Film and Cultural Studies is for you. The MA programme is taught by leading academics in the fields of film, media and cultural studies and highlights the interconnections between the study of film and the study of culture. Flexible options enable you to address topics of personal interest, alongside critical understanding of theories, methods and debates within film and cultural studies. The programme begins with two core modules introducing key perspectives, themes and issues, mapping the fields of film, media and cultural studies, as well as giving you a thorough grounding in research methods and analytical techniques. You also choose three optional modules, and complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of particular interest to you. The programme is located in the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland which has a vibrant research culture including a series of research seminars to which students on the MA programme are invited. For more information, visit the Centre’s website at www.crmcs.sunderland.ac.uk/. As well as formal teaching sessions, students are supported by a variety of research events and conferences so that you are part of the research community within the Centre. Past graduates from this programme have gone on to work in the media and cultural industries as well as lecturing in Further Education and Higher Education. More than 25% of graduates have continued to study for MPhil or PhD qualifications.

Content Stage 1 Engaging with Theory: Key Writings, Thinkers and Concepts / Research Methods in Film, Media and Cultural Studies Stage 2 Three options which may include: Body, Horror and Cinema / Post-war European Cinema / Film, Music and Performance / Shakespeare on Film / Feminism and Film / Consumption and Everyday Life / Feminism and Cultural Studies / Language, Culture and Power / Media in Everyday Life / Modernity, Globalisation and Identity / Modern Television: Context and Genres / Reaching Audiences Note: Options on offer may differ from year to year.

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MA Film and Cultural Studies

UCAS CODE NO

P301

Stage 3 Dissertation

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Media

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PG STC

MA Media and Cultural Studies Designed for students with arts, humanities or social science experience, this programme will give you a critical understanding of theories, methods and debates within the fields of media and cultural studies. The programme includes two core modules introducing key perspectives, themes and issues, mapping the fields of film, media and cultural studies, as well as developing your practical skills in analytical skills and research methods. Core modules encourage you to engage in the critical study of a wide range of texts and cultural practices. You also choose three optional modules, and complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of particular interest to you. The programme is located in the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, home to internationally recognised scholars in Film, Media and the Cultural Studies, including Professors Andy Crisell, Christine Gledhill, Shaun Moores and John Storey (see staff profiles at www.crmcs. sunderland.ac.uk/) As part of your studies you will attend the Centre’s series of research seminars given by invited speakers from across the UK and the world (detailed on the Centre’s website at www.crmcs.sunderland.ac.uk/). In addition to formal teaching sessions we have a lively programme of research events and dedicated conferences to make you part of the research community within the Centre. At the end of your studies at Sunderland, you will be equipped to move on to a wide variety of roles in the media and cultural industries; teaching and research. If you already work in these industries, this MA is an excellent way of enhancing your existing career. More than 25% of our graduates have gone on to further postgraduate study and careers in higher education.

Content Stage 1 Engaging with Theory: Key Writings, Thinkers and Concepts / Research Methods Stage 2 Three options which may include: Consumption and Everyday Life / Feminism and Cultural Studies / Language, Culture and Power / Representing Sexualities / Media in Everyday Life / Modernity, Globalisation and Identity / Modern Television: Context and Genres / Reaching Audiences / Body, Horror and Cinema / Post-war European Cinema / Film, Music and Performance / Shakespeare on Film / Feminism and Film

PG STC

MA Media Production (Television and Video) This MA will develop your technical programme-making skills as well as your creative and managerial abilities. You will gain a broad knowledge of production, legal, business, and marketing issues that will give you an edge in the competitive media marketplace. Your practical skills will be honed by projects that make full use of our broadcast-standard production and post-production facilities in the predominantly digital Media Centre. You will be taught by academic staff with industry experience as well as high-profile visiting practitioners. Together we will help you develop expertise in media management, media marketing and media distribution. The postgraduate degree builds on the creative, operational, and managerial strengths that you may have gained at undergraduate level in media-specific degrees at Sunderland or elsewhere. You will build up a firm set of applied skills in all areas of production (legal, media business, media management and marketing) which will ease your move into the ‘real world’ of the media. After the programme, you will be able to identify profitable areas for programme-making for national and international delivery. You will also be able to pursue career opportunities in the management or technical/ operational sectors of the audio-visual industries.

Content Stage 1 Team-taught module which covers Scriptwriting / Editing / Camera and Lighting / Sound Techniques Stage 2 Production Management / Media Marketing and Distribution / Video for New Media Stage 3 Practical Media Project

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Note: Options on offer may differ from year to year. Stage 3 Dissertation

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MA Radio (Production and Management) Do you want to work in radio, or advance your career in radio station management and production? This programme covers all stages of programme making. It also includes hands-on experience of radio station management at our outstanding Media Centre. We have five radio studios, including a drama studio, a transmission suite for our community radio station and a 20 station digital audio post-production area complete with four voiceover booths. We teach top industry software, such as SADiE, RCS Selector and Master Control. You will be taught by skilled professionals: our team has extensive experience of radio work and research specialisms in radio. The programme offers a range of creative radio production modules. They cover a full range of areas such as targeting ideas for audiences, budgeting, research, editing, studio production and post programme evaluation. You will also explore radio production and management in its social and historical context. You will gain a wide theoretical perspective through studying radio history, technologies, audiences, texts and genres. You will address a wide range of issues relating to radio station management through classes and the experience of setting up a small radio station project. The programme includes study of public service radio, commercial radio, community and access radio, and the role of the independent producer.

Content Stage 1 Radio Studies 1 / Radio Station Management 1 / Production and Research Stage 2 Radio Studies 2 / Radio Station Management 2 Plus options in Advanced Radio Production that may include: Commercial Production and Copywriting / Documentary and Experimental Production / Writing and Producing Radio Drama / Community Radio / Music Radio / Internet Radio Stage 3 Practical Project / Dissertation

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CID352

The radio department has excellent links with radio industry organisations and funding bodies such as the UK Radio Academy, the Radio Studies Network, the Community Media Association, IREN (International Radio Research Network), AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters), Arts Council England, North East and New Writing North. Past students have gone on to work in various BBC radio stations and departments, Century Radio NE, Metro Radio, Sun FM, Capital Radio Group, Resonance FM, Chrysalis Radio, Galaxy Radio NE, Real Radio, and stations in Europe, the USA and Australia.

My degree at Sunderland changed the course of my life. I now have the skills to produce quality radio documentaries and work in a sector that is growing in Indonesia. Alvia Zuhadmono, MA Radio (Production and Management)

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Pharmacy, PHARMACEUTICAL and Clinical Sciences Programme

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes (Level 0) in Science Level 0 Science Extended Programme BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Route-P)

4/5 Years 4 Years

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science

3/4 Years

BSc (Hons) Biotechnology (Top-Up)

1 Year

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences

3 Years

MPharm

4 Years

BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences

3 Years

Postgraduate MSc Drug Discovery and Development

1 Year

MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology

1 Year

MSc Medicines Management

1 Year

Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme [OSPAP])

1 Year

Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Further to this, the education of pharmacists and health care scientists continues to require high levels of clinical skills training and we are at the forefront in developing new, innovative curricula to meet these needs, internationally. Students coming to Sunderland can take advantage of some of the best teaching and research facilities in the country. The University has just invested ÂŁ8.2 million in the new Sciences Complex buildings which include multi-disciplinary science laboratories and can boast new state-of-the-art equipment across all subject areas. Students coming to Sunderland will get a sound scientific knowledge base as well as the practical skills needed. For example, we are the only educational establishment in the country to be accredited for updating our courses in line with the new educational standards for undergraduate training laid down by the General Pharmaceutical Council. We know what it takes to produce top quality graduates. Sunderland has been teaching pharmacy education at a top level since 1921, making it one of the oldest faculties of its kind in the country. Our courses are constantly developed and modernised to ensure we are at the top of our profession and, accreditation from organisations such as the General Pharmaceutical Council in the UK are recognised around the world and sets our students up for a well paid and respected job where ever they begin their career.

Andy Husband MPharm Programme Director

Everyone here is very helpful and I am very satisfied with the programme and it has helped me to decide what I am going to do as a career. The University of Sunderland also helps its students to take the next steps into employment, which is really supportive. ZOE STAVRIDOU, CYPRUS, MPHARM

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Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences

The North East of England is widely recognised for its established and dynamic pharmaceutical industry. Many of the companies situated here are amongst the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing names. The University of Sunderland is unique in the region, being the only university delivering an MPharm programme and having academic staff with a background in the manufacture of medicines.

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Undergraduate CPD OC

Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes (Level 0) in Science Are you interested in taking a science degree, but do not have the necessary qualifications? The solution is to take our one-year foundation science programme which takes place at City of Sunderland College which then enables you to progress onto one of our 3/4 year degree programmes shown below. The aim of the programme is to provide students without appropriate normal entry requirements with the knowledge necessary to progress onto level one of a range of science based programmes at the University of Sunderland. The programme also promotes the University’s aim of widening access to higher education. As part of the programme you enrol as an undergraduate student at the University, with the same benefits and entitlements. Upon successful completion of the programme you will progress on to the first year of one of our science programmes which includes: Programme title UCAS code BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science B948 BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development C603 BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science C608 BSc (Hons) Psychology C801 As on our degree programmes, teaching methods include lectures, seminars, supervised project and group work, and resource-based learning. Assessment is carried out through time-constrained tests, continuously assessed reports and seminar presentations.

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Level 0 Science Extended Programme BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Route-P) This offers an alternative route on to the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry. Once you have successfully completed this Level 0 programme, you will be able to move on to Level 1 of the degree programme. This Level 0 programme will also allow you to apply for our Master in Pharmacy, if you achieve at least 60% in all the modules. In addition to this you must satisfy the Fitness to Practice requirements and complete an interview successfully. During the one-year programme you will be based at City of Sunderland College, Shiney Row campus. Once on the three-year BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, you will be based at the main University. The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science prepares you for a career as a biomedical scientist in the NHS or as a research scientist. It is also relevant to opportunities in medical writing and medical sales. If you progress to the MPharm programme you will be able to pursue a career as a pharmacist. Opportunities are available in hospital, community, primary care and industrial pharmacies in the UK and abroad.

Modules Include: General Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Biology / Physiology / Mathematics

Duration: 4 Years

Modules Include: Study and Communication Skills / Statistics / Information Technology / Physiology / Biology / Chemistry / Sport / Psychology

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Duration: 4/5 Years

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UCAS CODE NO

B901

CID110

University of Sunderland is the best and cheapest in the UK. Cheapest doesn’t mean that the quality of education is low; the very best standard of education is being provided. There are a lots of job opportunities. The Project placement gives exposure to the UK business environment. Azim Riaz, Msc Enterprise in Biotechnology

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Rated excellent by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA maximum score of 24)

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This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS www.ibms.org). In addition the Applied route (including an integrated clinical placement) is approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC www.hpc-uk.org/index.asp) so that you will be eligible to join the HPC register as a Biomedical Scientist following graduation. A biomedical scientist analyses specimens from patients to provide data to help doctors diagnose and treat disease. The degree will give you a thorough grounding in the scientific investigation of human health and disease. You will learn how the human body functions, and how a variety of diseases are diagnosed and treated. You will gain knowledge and skills relevant to a wide variety of careers in NHS pathology laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and biotechnology companies. This programme builds on your basic scientific background, and gives you a well-rounded education in the various fields of biomedicine. You will learn how a healthy body functions, at the levels of the whole body, organ, tissue, cell and sub-cell. You will then learn how these systems can go wrong in various diseases, and how clinical laboratories make accurate diagnoses and contribute to the treatment of disease. Students have the opportunity to take an integrated clinical placement in a hospital or research laboratory. Students who are successful in obtaining a clinical placement will in future be able to complete the Life Science strand of the Department of Health’s ‘Practitioner Training Programme’ and graduate with the ‘discipline specific’ BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiology, Audiology, Cell Science, Blood Science. Infection Science, Genetics Science). As the programme progresses you will develop specialisms in a number of Biomedical areas including medical microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, haematology, cellular pathology and clinical biochemistry. In your final year you will carry out a laboratory based research project, chosen from the topics you find most interesting.

Modules Include: First year: Human Physiology / Biological Chemistry / Laboratory Skills / Fundamentals of Pharmacology / Molecular Biology and Microbiology / Cell Biology / Clinical Skills Second year: Pathophysiology / Blood Science / Infection Science / Cell Science / Life Science Dissertation Third year: Biomedical Project (lab based) / Pathophysiology / Immunology / Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Medical Microbiology / Clinical Biochemistry / Molecular Pathology / Cellular Pathology / Human Genomics

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UCAS CODE NO

B940

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BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science Over a quarter of all industrial research in the UK and a significant proportion of global research spending, is performed by pharmaceutical companies. The wide range of theoretical knowledge and extensive practical skills gained through completion of the BioPharmaceutical Science programme will ensure that graduates can play an important role in this challenging field and prepare them to follow exciting modern career paths. This programme is designed to produce graduates at the forefront of research into the development of new drugs, as the nature of new types of medicines change from classical molecules towards an ever increasing proportion which are large biopharmaceutical molecules. These compounds are related to large biological molecules such as antibodies, DNA, RNA, proteins and peptides. The development of these and other types of drugs will be taught using a responsive curriculum covering areas of the major branches of chemistry and pharmacology, combined with pharmaceutical, clinical and chemical analysis. The high level of practical skill gained through this programme will be contextualised through the option of a 12-month placement in a relevant industry. This provides valuable experience and, commonly, enhances the possibility of securing a permanent position on graduation. In the past our students have been placed at GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, AstraZenica and Sanofi-Aventis amongst others. During your first year you will be introduced to the methods of characterisation of compounds of a synthetic and biological nature. This provides a foundation to properties of molecules important to biological processes and the treatment of disease. The second year builds on these areas and introduces the development of new biologics and pharmaceuticals. After the optional placement year, you then complete the programme by taking a number of advanced modules and an independent research project. This programme makes extensive use of the multi million pound analytical laboratory and contains the latest instruments and methodologies. These techniques are used in many, diverse fields and ensure that on completion of the programme you will be uniquely skilled and equipped for a rewarding career in a number of scientific fields, having excellent knowledge of the latest equipment and techniques for biopharmaceutical research.

Modules Include: Biological and Organic Chemistry / Basic Analytical Science / Pharmacology / Molecular and Cell Biology / Human Physiology / Application of Statistics and Data Handling / Analytical Techniques: theory and instrumentation / Clinical Science (including toxicology and disease diagnosis) / Bioorganic, Bioinorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Drug Design / Approaches to Drug Delivery

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F100

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences

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BSc (Hons) Biotechnology (1 Year Top-Up)

UG CC

The national quality inspection of our programmes scored excellent in the latest QAA assessment. Our teaching is varied and innovative. Our BSc (Hons) Biotechnology (1 Year Top-Up) programme enables you to convert a second level study in bioscience subjects to a biotechnology degree. It offers a specialist programme of biotechnology subjects directly related to contemporary employment as well as providing a sound base for postgraduate study. Students will work alongside biotechnology professionals and academic tutors to gain an integrated balance of academic study and practical skills. Part of the programme will involve an industrial project, working on challenging aspects of bioscience developments and their applications. The demand and potential for biotechnology graduates is increasing nationally in the UK and internationally. Large and small employers require graduates with an up-to-date knowledge of biotechnology to develop products ranging from drugs and diagnostic tests to bioremediation and agricultural materials. Biotechnology is regarded by many economies as the next technological revolution and promises strong career prospects in a range of applications. In addition, we offer business support for biotechnology ideas which may have commercial prospects and which may provide you with self employment. Our facilities for biotechnology are extensive and support active research and commercial applications in biomedical areas, bioremediation, genomics, immunology, diagnostic testing, food science, nanotechnology and microbiology. The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology also provides a direct route to our MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology which supplements advanced biotechnology study with business skills. By combining business skills with an improved knowledge of biotechnology, this MSc can further enhance your potential for employment and entrepreneurship.

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences This is a specialist programme linked to the Department of Health’s training programme for healthcare scientists, who help medical staff to assess patient’s health and manage disease and disability. At the end of your programme you will be able to register as a Healthcare Practitioner. We are offering two routes, allowing you to specialise in either Life Sciences or Physiological Sciences. Life scientists carry out a range of chemical and biochemical tests on samples of blood and other bodily fluids to help in the diagnosis and management of disease. Physiological scientists measure, evaluate and record the capacity of various parts of the whole body to function normally. These routes depend on sufficient unpaid clinical work-based training being available between the spring vacation of Year Two and the winter vacation of Year Three. Given availability, you can select any one of the following six programmes: Life Sciences (Blood Science / Cellular Science / Infection Science / Genetics Science) / Physiological Sciences (Cardiac Physiology / Audiology). Your final degree title would reflect your chosen programme, in the format of ‘BSc Healthcare Science (specialist route)’. In Year One, all the modules are common to all routes. This gives you time to find out what you enjoy most, before making a final decision about your preferred route. Career prospects for healthcare scientists include the NHS where salaries for healthcare scientists range from around £20,700 to £79,000 per year. There are also opportunities in medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and universities.

Year 1 Modules Include: Laboratory and analytical skills / Human Physiology / Biological Chemistry / Cell Science / Clinical Skills / Professional Practice

Year 2 and Year 3 Modules Include:

Advanced Molecular Biology / Immunology / Medical Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Environmental Microbiology / Clinical Biochemistry / Biotechnology Project (The biotechnology project may comprise a real life investigation for a collaborating company. Students will be supervised by biotechnology experts and industrial mentors.)

Life Sciences Project / Pathophysiology / Cellular Pathology / Clinical Biochemistry / Molecular Pathology / Immunology / Haematology with blood transfusion / Medical Microbiology / Human Genomics / Analytical Sciences / Infection Science / Blood Science / Life Sciences Dissertation / Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation / Research Methods / Audiology (including work-based training and practical project) / Cardiology (including work-based training and practical project).

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 3 Years

Modules Include:

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C900

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MPharm Rated excellent by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Pharmacists are expert in the design, development and therapeutic use of drugs. The MPharm programme aims to facilitate the development of this expertise via integration of clinical and scientific knowledge with communication skills ultimately allowing you to function effectively as a pharmacist within the UK Healthcare System or Pharmaceutical industry. You will gain the scientific, clinical and professional skills you need for a stimulating, challenging and varied career in pharmacy. You will be competent to work in community, primary care, hospital and industrial pharmacy in the UK and EEC countries. These skills will enable you to provide an efficient and effective pharmaceutical service to patients, applying not only the legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy, but also the clinical knowledge and communication skills that can be so crucial in the effective use of medication. You will have an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences which will allow you to progress on to higher study or progress to a career in industry. To achieve this, the programme is fully integrated to ensure that all material you encounter has a clear application in the practice of pharmacy. Subjects will include the drug synthesis, analysis, formulation, action and uses of drugs combined with clinical therapeutics as well as the social and behavioural aspects of delivering care. You will learn how drugs are discovered and how they are formulated as safe and effective medication. You will study the effects that drugs and endogenous substances have on the human body, and how the body deals with drugs. You will understand how to choose the best medicine for a patient, as well as how to communicate with patients and other health care professionals. We will also give you a thorough grounding in fundamental clinical examination skills, pharmacists are increasingly working in a prescribing role in practice and we feel it is important that the postgraduate qualifications required to do this are underpinned in your undergraduate studies. On completion of the programme you will be able to conduct a basic physical examination of most of the major body systems. The programme builds from Level 1, delivering an underpinning chemical, pharmaceutical and physiological base interwoven with how this applies to the practice of pharmacy. Material will be delivered in workshops, seminars and laboratory work. We will also provide you with regular small group integration sessions where the material covered to date is considered in the context of practice based scenarios. These sessions will be designed to show you the importance and relevance of first principles pharmaceutical science to patient care as well as encouraging you to develop clinical judgment skills. Progressing through each year, the emphasis is placed on a particular body system such as the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or central nervous system or clinical specialty such as oncology. We will then guide you through the management of disease in each of these areas whilst taking the opportunity to demonstrate aspects of drugs design, formulation and pharmaceutical care in context of the patient.

Throughout the programme we will help you to develop the communication skills necessary for your role as a pharmacist. You will learn formal models of clinical consultation and have the chance to practice with fellow students, volunteers, academics and actual patients. Visits to community and hospital pharmacies are provided at all levels of the programme and are integrated into individual modules. This is a very important aspect of the programme in terms of helping you to develop context for the academic knowledge you have gained and also to further improve your ability to communicate effectively and with confidence in your ability. Placements can include integrated learning with other health care undergraduates such as doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. You will have the opportunity to research specific areas of pharmacy in the third year, developing your skills in identifying and analysing data. This project will be supervised by one of our academics who will have a specific interest and expertise in your chosen area. You will have the choice to work in a hospital or primary care environment or to tackle a pharmaceutical science project where you will investigate a problem in our newly developed state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. After successfully completing this four-year degree programme, you will be able to undertake the compulsory one-year postgraduate period of pre-registration training, usually in a community pharmacy or a hospital or a combination of both. It is possible to complete your pre-registration training in an industrial setting usually in combination with a hospital to ensure that you gain sufficient clinical experience. Please note that successful completion of this degree programme does not entitle you to practice as a pharmacist in the UK. You must then complete the one year pre-registration training and pass the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Pre-registration exam to become eligible for registration.

Modules Include: Functional Group Chemistry / Biological Macromolecules / The Process of Rational Drug Choice / Aspects of Drug Delivery and Quality Assurance / Consultation Skills / Introduction to Physical Examination / Cardiovascular Therapeutics / Gastrointestinal Therapeutics / Respiratory Therapeutics / Central Nervous System Therapeutics / Endocrine Therapeutics / Oncology and Infectious Disease / Preparing for Practice

Duration: 4 Years A place on the programme offered is subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks and health clearance. We also offer a Level 0 Extended Programme – Biomedical Science (Route P – UCAS Code B901). This offers progression onto the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme and may also enable you to progress onto our 4 year MPharm programme subject to grades, interview and fitness to practice requirements.

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B230

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BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences This programme gives you the flexibility either to pursue a broad approach to physiological sciences or to specialise in areas covered by the Department of Health’s training programme for healthcare scientists. Either route will help you turn your interest in science into a fascinating career in a growing area. Physiological scientists “measure, evaluate and record the capacity of various parts of the body to function normally”, according to www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/. They are skilled professionals who help medical staff to assess patients’ health and manage disease and disability. The programme’s first year is the same for both routes, and is also the same as for BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. In the second and third years, the broad route allows you to gain a thorough understanding of body function and how cells, tissues and organs work together. It leads to a BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences. Your new knowledge and skills would be relevant not only to posts in the NHS but also in medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies, or universities. The specialist route, which depends on the availability of suitable unpaid hospital placements, is closely tied to the Department of Health’s Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Programme. This route requires you to spend significant amounts of time in work-based learning, particularly in the second year (15 weeks) and third year (25 weeks). You can choose to focus on either cardiology or audiology if clinical places are available. You would graduate with a BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science: Physiological Sciences. As a healthcare scientist within the NHS you would obtain diagnostic data from patients, working as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses and radiographers. NHS salaries for healthcare scientists range from around £20,700 to £79,000 per year. Practical experience and relevant skills are extremely useful for becoming a healthcare scientist. Sunderland is currently the only university in the North East to offer places in Healthcare Science: Physiological Sciences.

Gaining his PhD in Sunderland has proved a formula for success for Nagendra Singh after being handpicked by one of the world’s leading research centres. The 29-year-old, originally from Mumbai, India, landed a two year post-doctorate research programme with the Americanbased National Institute of Health, analysing anti-psychotic drugs used to treat patients with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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The flexibility of the programme means that you do not have to make decisions about your preferred route until the end of the first year. This gives you time to find out what you enjoy most. At any point, you can be sure that your studies are informed by the latest situation in healthcare.

Modules For Physiological Sciences Include: Life Sciences Project / Pathophysiology / Cellular Pathology / Clinical Biochemistry / Molecular Pathology / Immunology / Haematology with blood transfusion / Medical Microbiology / Human Genomics / Analytical Sciences / Infection Science / Blood Science / Life Sciences Dissertation

Modules for Healthcare Science Include: Pathophysiology / Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation / Research Methods / Audiology (including work-based training and practical project) / Cardiology (including work-based training and practical project)

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Postgraduate MSc Drug Discovery and Development (including option of undertaking designated routes in Pharmacology, Drug Design, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmaceutics) MSc Drug Discovery and Development was originally conceived to ensure a supply of graduates to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical and related industries in the North East of England. However it instantly proved popular with international students. It allows students to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to the entire range of activities taking place in the modern global pharmaceutical industry and also affords them the opportunity to develop a specialism in specific constituent technical areas such as pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, drug design, pharmaceutical analysis or pharmaceutics. In the ever-evolving global pharmaceutical industry there is a continuing urgent need for well-qualified professionals who can contribute to the process of developing new drugs that will improve medical care across the world. This Masters programme provides advanced skills and knowledge that are highly valued by global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Throughout the programme special consideration is given to supporting students from a wide range of different types of background knowledge in coming to terms with technical areas of the programme with which they will only have had limited exposure before joining. During the first Stage of the programme you can expect in-depth introduction to essential research and study skills and subsequently these skills are applied throughout the programme. While adopting lecturebased teaching in the very early weeks of the programme to allow students from a wide range of different backgrounds to settle in, we subsequently make a point of using a diversity of teaching methods so that you will be exposed to both traditional lecture and laboratory classes and also more student-centred activities, including critical paper reviews, problem-solving exercises and group mini-projects where you will work as a team with students of different nationalities. In Stage 1 of the programme, there is also general coverage of the different processes and activities taking place in the pharmaceutical industry with special emphasis on regulatory aspects. By Stage 2, students are ready to take on modules on specific technical areas involved in pharmaceutical research and development. The culmination of the programme, Stage 3, is your final project/dissertation. This

can be negotiated in any area that is related to the programme. The number of options means that the programme is suitable for many different educational backgrounds and employment needs. We actively seek support and sponsorship from the pharmaceutical industry for student projects. This can be an important first step towards employment. Importantly we ensure that the topics studied are closely aligned to the needs of pharmaceutical companies and that you will write your report/dissertation in scientific journal-style. The latter develops the ability to write to a prescribed style and encourages students to think positively about having their work published. Particular benefits of Sunderland are our state-of-the-art laboratories and buildings. This has always been the case but now applies even more so following an ÂŁ8.5 million investment in refurbishing buildings. ÂŁ1 million has been spent on the latest models of topof-the-range analytical instrumentation including GC (x7), U-HPLC (x7), GC-MS, U-HPLC-MS and U-HPLC-QToF-MS. Importantly for employment, students will be able to gain hands-on experience of LC-MS. Sunderland also has close links with the pharmaceutical and related industries and our students benefit from guest lectures and seminars from leading researchers and industrialists, site visits and the involvement of pharmaceutical companies in projects. At the end of the programme you will be ready to apply for careers in the many areas relating to Drug Discovery and Development. To name but a few, these include pre-clinical research, pharmaceutics, chemical analysis, product licensing, quality assurance and clinical research.

Modules Include: Research and Study Skills / Modern Pre- to Post-Clinical Research / Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products Registration / Advanced Pharmacology / Pharmacogenomics and Proteomics / Advanced Drug Design / Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis / Advanced Pharmaceutics / Project and/or Dissertation Constantly running through these modules is an underlying theme of keeping in touch with current areas of interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Seminars on contemporary issues in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry will run throughout the year.

Duration: 1 Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

CID995

The University of Sunderland helped me to build a strong foundation in science, it opened a lot of doors and broadened my interest into many different scientific backgrounds. University life played a big part in studying the subject, which will enhance my experience for years to come. Amber Rizwan, Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology Biotechnology companies are expected to grow strongly in the future, providing many career opportunities internationally at all levels. By combining business skills with an improved knowledge of biotechnology, you can enhance your potential for employment and entrepreneurship. The importance of biotechnology in everyday life is increasing rapidly; today biotechnologists require a broad knowledge of business and marketing to develop ideas and products either for sale or application. Our MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology extends your business skills and enables you to apply these to bioscience projects. The programme covers wide-ranging subjects, from molecular biology to biomedical sciences, from pharmaceutics and agriculture to environmental management. Whatever your bioscience specialism, you will simultaneously develop your skills in marketing, financial forecasting and business management. You will work alongside bioscience professionals and academic business mentors. Part of the programme will involve an industrial placement, working on the commercial aspects of a bioscience business. We also provide you with experience of sales through our trading support and active business enterprises. The MSc qualification will provide you with enhanced career prospects in many areas of the biotechnology industry including proof of concept, product development, marketing and sales. It will also prepare you to develop independent business opportunities. Our New Venture support through our business development unit enables students to test potential business opportunities and to investigate trading as an independent company. If you already work for an employer, the programme will enable you to undertake higher value work at a more senior level.

Modules Include: The Biotechnology Industry / Biotechnology Services / Case Studies in Biotechnology / Advanced Biotechnology Techniques / Biotechnology Placement and Project (final stage) / Managing Information / Marketing Management / Enterprise and Entrepreneurship / Project Management / International Markets

Entry Requirements We welcome applications from holders of an honours degree (at least 2:2) in biology or a related subject. We are looking for evidence of entrepreneurial potential and an interest in turning bioscience into business. We encourage applications from mature applicants with equivalent qualifications and business experience.

Duration: 1 Year

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MSc Medicines Management Do you want to learn more about pharmacotherapy, medicines management and pharmacy practice in the UK? This programme will enhance knowledge and skills in medicines and their place in the prevention and treatment of disease. The programme is available to international pharmacists who want to extend their knowledge of the rational and economic use of medicines. It offers some modules that are similar to our MSc Clinical Pharmacy but there is also a greater emphasis on pharmacotherapy. Thus, this programme focuses on medication use and pharmaceutical care provision, but it does not involve the management of drug products, procurement, human resources or financial issues that are usually taught in pharmacy management programmes or within an MBA. Five compulsory modules of this 180 credit programme provide a grounding in pharmacotherapy and medicines management. Fulltime study is usually three day classes per week. You will be taught by university staff and visiting clinical specialists in tutorials, workshops and a series of specialist keynote lectures. The remainder of your study is directed through open-learning workbooks and self-study. Apart from that, you will be able to visit a hospital and community pharmacy to collect patients’ data and complete relevant coursework. Clinical pharmacists and health care professionals have a key role in improving patient outcomes through medicines management and pharmacotherapy. This process involves educating patients, family and carers, achieving medication adherence optimising therapy and monitoring treatment. The programme opens up careers in areas such as pharmaceutical advisers, practice pharmacists, clinical research associates, health care research, regulatory affairs and teaching. For more information about this programme, please visit our web page or e-mail us at msc.mm@sunderland.ac.uk

Modules Include: Pharmacotherapy 1 / Pharmacotherapy 2 / Pharmacy and Medicines Management / Research Methods / Research Investigation

Entry Requirements You should hold a pharmacy degree with at least a lower-second class honour (60%) or equivalent. If your first language is not English, please provide evidence of English proficiency, i.e. an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. Work experience is not required for this programme but useful for your study.

Duration: 1 Year (mid-September – mid-September in the following year) More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

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CID214

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Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme [OSPAP]) Pharmacy has been taught at Sunderland since 1921 and there has been a very successful postgraduate overseas pharmacist programme established here for over thirty years. The Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme provides cutting-edge pharmaceutical education to those pharmacists registered in countries outside of the EU who wish to qualify and, ultimately, practice in the UK. As required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme is a one year, full-time programme. Teaching during the academic year is divided into two terms, and is delivered over a four day week, with examinations at the end of the academic year in May. The content of the programme reflects the indicative syllabus, provided by the GPhC, and encompasses a wide range of topics relevant to the practice and science of pharmacy. The UK National Health Service (NHS) spends billions each year on medicines. Pharmacists have a fundamental role in managing the planning, selection and evidence-based prescribing of therapies within the multidisciplinary health care team. The OSPAP will give you a detailed insight into the way the NHS and pharmaceutical services in the UK operate, whilst informing you of the health regulatory laws and professional codes a pharmacist must abide by as a registered member of the GPhC. Furthermore, the programme will enable you to develop and apply your science based knowledge in clinical, patient focussed settings. The programme aims to prepare you for professional practice as safe, knowledgeable pharmacists and whilst at the University you will be expected to act professionally, in agreement with the student Code of Conduct and GPhC Fitness to Practice Standards. Upon successful achievement of this diploma qualification, you will be eligible to move towards the compulsory pre-registration pharmacist training year and, following completion, registration with the GPhC will allow you to take full advantage of the UK’s need for professional pharmacists. There are multiple, varied opportunities for pharmacists in hospitals, community, primary care and within the pharmaceutical industry. For information on hospital pre-registration places visit www. pharmalife.co.uk; this is an online application process and details of deadlines are provided on the site. For community pre-registration posts, details will be provided to you during the programme induction by our resident teacher practitioners. You are strongly advised to check the latest visa details or changes in the law on the Home Office website and UK Border Agency website regarding working in the UK. This is very important as you will need to work as a pre-registration pharmacist for 12 months after successfully completing your diploma. It is your responsibility to ensure you are able to work and study according to your visa status.

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Upon entry to the Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme you will have the opportunity to undertake short hospital and community placements, as part of the clinical module, where you can interact with qualified pharmacists and their patients. This will require you to present the University with a letter of good standing from the police authorities in your country of origin if you have not been in the UK for long. You may need to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) application form and health declaration prior to attending these clinical pharmacy placements.

Modules Include: The Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme is composed of five modules, which are core and therefore compulsory. The programme syllabus is delivered by a team of specialist academic staff with research and/or practice expertise regarding each particular subject area. The modules are as follows and their titles describe the constituent material: Pharmacy Law and Ethics / Clinical and Pharmacy Practice / Medicines – The Medicinal Product / Medicines in Society / Medicines – Drug Substance and Drug Action

Entry Requirements The Adjudicating Committee of the GPhC considers each prospective OSPAP student application and will determine whether or not an overseas pharmacist is eligible to apply for enrolment. Applications will only be accepted from pharmacists who have been approved by the adjudicating committee (www.pharmacyregulation.org). A demonstrable ability in the English Language, as indicated by a minimum IELTS score of 7 in each element of the test achieved at one sitting, is also a necessary requirement for programme enrolment.

Duration: 1 Year, delivered within a four day week More detailed programme information? www.pharmacyregulation.org

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Psychology Programmes

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Psychology

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

3 Years

Postgraduate MSc Psychology (Conversion)

1 Year

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Not only has the Department of Psychology come top in the UK for Personal Development for two years running and second in the country for the way students are assessed, it has also been rated as being the third best Psychology Department in the UK out of a total of 102 for Teaching and Learning in the National Student Survey 2010.

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Any student studying Psychology at Sunderland will benefit from an award-winning experience.

Our graduates go on to secure a range of jobs from psychologists through to social workers and teachers and the programme at Sunderland is an excellent vehicle for students to develop a whole range of skills. These include everything from communication skills and critical thinking to self-confidence and general life-enhancing skills – all vital qualities for the workplace. Our staff are research active and there are many opportunities for students to get involved – we regularly advertise for research assistants, which provides excellent experience and is a great addition to any student’s CV. All the research carried out is relevant and underpins everything we teach. We also regularly invite experts from the field to come in and talk to students – giving them the added insight of life beyond university and ensuring that the course remains real and industry-focused. Added to this, students at Sunderland are taught in award-winning facilities and have a range of specialist equipment at their disposal. We are also recognised in the National Student Survey for the quality of support we provide for students, which is a particularly important consideration for international students. It is not a ‘them and us’ situation at all but a very symbiotic relationship through academic staff and students working together as a unit.

Dr David Sanders Head of Department

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The quality of the teaching within the Department is very good and I particularly enjoy the lectures from practicing psychology professionals who give talks on current issues in the field. The programme offers a broad range of subject options to choose from giving a good understanding of different aspects of psychology. Furthermore there is the opportunity for students to assist in real research projects. This is very rewarding and a great experience. GRACE ESSANG, NIGERIA, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY


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UG STC CS How do childhood experiences shape our adult lives?

Is there really such a thing as a criminal mind? What is the subconscious? How has the mind evolved? If you are fascinated by subjects like these, then psychology will help you explore the answers. The programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Psychology so you have the ability to pursue it as a career, undertake further study or to take professional/vocational qualifications. The degree is designed to suit your personal needs, so with this in mind we operate within a flexible framework, which allows you to select specific modules from within the programme to suit your own interests. This programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Graduates from this programme can move into a broad range of careers spanning management, human resources, social work, public services, counselling and advertising, or alternatively pursue postgraduate qualifications in specific fields of psychological practice such as clinical, counselling or forensic psychology.

Modules May Include: Introduction to Psychology / Psychological Research / Foundations of Psychological Research / Psychological Perspectives / Biological and Cognitive Psychology / Social Psychology and Individual Differences / Evolutionary Psychology / Forensic Psychology / Psychology and the Real World / Clinical Neuropsychology / Occupational Psychology / Mental Health and Illness / Counselling Psychology / Psychology of Gender / Psychology of Sexual Behaviour and Intimate Relationships / Psychology of Ageing / Developmental Psychology / Environmental Psychology / Contemporary Evolutionary Psychology / Empirical Project / Psychology, Sport and Spectators / Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology / Child Development and Individual Differences / Psychological Research and Practice in Development Disorders In your third year, you also undertake a practical research project, which allows you to investigate the area of psychology that most interests you.

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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C800

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BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Psychology is about how we think, act, react and interact, both individually and as groups. Counselling is about listening to people and enabling them to explore issues which are important to them. By studying both subjects you will gain great insights and skills in working with others – and this will help open the door to many interesting careers. This programme covers all the core topics in psychology and is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. At the same time, you will develop additional skills and knowledge in counselling. You will explore the various humanistic, cognitive and behavioural, person-centred, and psychodynamic approaches to counselling. For example, you will see how a person’s particular problem or condition might be caused by deeper underlying problems. You will explore different ways that the person can move towards a full or partial resolution of the problem. By the end of the programme you will be ready to move into one of the vast number of careers where it is an advantage to have a wide understanding of people. You could also choose to pursue postgraduate qualifications in order to enter specific fields such as educational counselling (where you help deal with difficulties in learning and social adjustment), forensic counselling (where you become an expert in psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour), and clinical counselling (where you deal with mental and physical health problems).

Modules May Include: Psychology: Introduction to Psychology / Psychological Research / Foundations of Psychological Research / Psychological Perspectives / Biological and Cognitive Psychology / Social Psychology and Individual Differences / Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and Developmental Psychology / Empirical Project Counselling: Mental Health and Illness / Forensic Psychology Counselling / Introduction to Counselling Theories / Developing Reflective and Academic Skills / Counselling Theories 2 / Introduction to Counselling Skills

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COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

C8

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This programme enables you to explore two complementary disciplines, Psychology and Sport Sciences. Sport and Exercise Psychology emphasises an understanding of how psychological variables affect the behaviour of individuals, teams or organisations in sport, and how to promote lifelong participation in exercise and physical activity. This programme covers all the core topics in psychology and is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This specialised programme provides optimal avenues for employment in a variety of fields compared to many other degrees. Both psychology and health-related fields are recognised as assets by employers because they develop skills and knowledge that are invaluable when working with individuals. Also graduates from this programme can pursue careers as professional psychologists as well as a number of postgraduate programmes in psychology, including applied, clinical, health, and sport and exercise. This programme provides the opportunity for you to develop skills and knowledge of sport science theories and research within the context of psychology. Ultimately this programme will appeal to students who are interested in psychology and want a degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society, but who also see the benefits of developing additional skills and knowledge in sport or exercise.

Modules May Include: Psychology: Introduction to Psychology / Biological and Cognitive Psychology / Social Psychology and Individual Differences / Concepts, History and Developmental Psychology / Foundations of Psychological Research / Psychological Research / Sociology of Sport and Leisure / Practical Studies in Sport / Sport Psychology / Exercise Psychology

Optional Modules Include: Biomechanics / Coaching Theory / Health Promotion / Exercise Management / Psychology / Sport and Spectators / Clinical Neuropsychology / Coaching Theory / Psychology of Ageing / Sports Medicine

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UCAS CODE NO

C813

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MSc Psychology (Conversion) The MSc in Psychology is a conversion programme designed for honours graduates in any discipline to gain a Master’s level qualification in Psychology. You will be introduced to psychological theories and research methods, carried out in our purpose-built laboratories, and conduct an independent research project. The programme is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of Psychology and is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and students can pursue further training in Psychology leading to (as examples) Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology and Occupational Psychology qualifications. Next to further training in psychology graduates from this programme can pursue a variety of careers, including teaching, marketing, advertising, management, social care or teaching.

Modules May Include: Social Psychology / Cognitive Psychology / Biological Psychology / Developmental Psychology / Individual Differences / Concept and Historical Issues in Psychology / Psychological Research / Individual Master’s Project

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Social Sciences PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (0-11 years) (Non-QTS) *

3 Years

BA (Hons) Community and Youth Studies

3 Years

BA (Hons) Criminology

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

3 Years

BA (Hons) Social Work

3 Years

BA (Hons) Sociology

3 Years

Postgraduate PgD/MA Career Guidance

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All the programmes allow students to explore how a range of services are organised and delivered and are designed to develop knowledge, skills and understanding which gives our graduates that cutting edge in the jobs market.

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Social Sciences offer a broad range of interesting and exciting programmes, some of which have professional accreditation which make them highly employable.

We have programmes that range from Childhood Studies and Social Work to Criminology, and at the University of Sunderland students are equipped with the expertise to enable them to make a significant contribution to their chosen field. Our programmes contain a balance of theory and practical experience, with students being taught by experts in their field in modern, wellequipped facilities. Members of staff include both experts from the field as well as academics. A lot of the staff are research active too and that has a huge impact on the teaching of the students. Not only do they benefit from all the research carried out but there are also many opportunities for students to get involved at the cutting edge of research, through seminars and workshops. Students also have 24-hour access to award-winning computing facilities and an excellent library which contains a massive range of useful resources. Employability is a big consideration for the programmes. We see our role as steering students towards career opportunities and helping them set up their individual pathways to what they want to do. There are many career opportunities for graduates – the North East of England health care economy alone is worth £4bn and employs 172,000. Thanks to our links with the professionals in the field, we have also established a very good reputation with employers and students have an excellent track record of taking up quality employment after leaving university. The student support on offer is also excellent and a high emphasis is placed on both the academic and the pastoral elements of the programme.

Margaret Parsons Principal Lecturer

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my programme at the University of Sunderland so far. The lecturers make sure you think outside the box. They have also given me the confidence to look at social problems from a broad range of perspectives. I now make sure I look at all the issues surrounding social policy. I would recommend the University of Sunderland to any international student: the support, teaching and facilities are wonderful. CHARITY HEBLIJ, NIGERIA, BA (HONS) HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE


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BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (0-11 years)*

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Are you interested in young children and their development – their care and education? This programme will help you to work effectively and skilfully with children in a variety of contexts. In year 1, you will be introduced to specialist areas such as Children and Families in the Community, Early Years Care and Education or Education and Curriculum, one of which you will study in years 2 and 3 of the programme. Alongside your specialism, you also develop core skills and knowledge in areas such as child development and special needs, the culture of childhood, law and health. In your third year you will be able to make a personal study of an aspect of childhood that interests you from within your specialism. In addition to the specific knowledge you gain about children, you will also acquire broader communication and presentation skills that will equip you for a range of careers. Many students go on to study at Masters level or take additional professional qualifications to work in education social care, social work and management in the childhood sector. With an honours degree you will also be able to work in a range of occupations that welcome highly qualified graduates.

Core Modules Include: The Culture and History of Childhood / Child Development and Special Needs / Introduction to Specialisms / The Child and the Social and Economic Environment / Child Law / Health and Childhood / The Care and Education of Young Children / Equality and Diversity / Professional Development

Optional Modules Include: The Nature of the Primary Curriculum / Contextualising Children’s Position within Society / Play and Learning in the Early Years / Local Study Project / Observing, Assessing and Reporting Young Children’s Learning and Development / Contextualising Family Units and Diversity / Supporting Family Units and Protecting Children’s Rights / Learning and Progression in Primary Core Subjects / Leading Practice in Early Years and Care and Education

BA (Hons) Community and Youth Studies This programme allows you to study for a BA (Hons) in Community and Youth Studies whilst gaining a nationally accredited professional qualification in community and youth work endorsed by the National Youth Agency. The programme has an established reputation with particular strengths in supporting students from non-traditional backgrounds and equipping students for the changing nature of the profession. The programme has been designed for people who are active in their communities, and have experience of community and youth work, either in a paid or voluntary capacity. The programme’s focus is on linking theory with practical experience gained on placements. This will help you develop the professional skills needed to become a competent, reflective practitioner in community and youth work. Past graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of community and youth work settings as well as related fields, such as youth justice, health, education and regeneration.

Core Modules Include: Individual Context / Social Context / Professional Context / Practice Skills / Policy Context / Organisational Context / Project Management / Group Work / Research Skills / Supervision / Education in Community and Youth Work / Equity and Diversity In addition to the taught core modules students undertake a period of practice placement at each level of the degree programme.

Optional Modules Include: Optional modules are also available at Level 3 in a range of contexts such as Youth Justice / Health / Gender

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

Duration: 3 Years *Non-Qualified Teacher Status Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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social science degree programmes offered by the University of Sunderland. Our Criminology programme focuses on developing an advanced understanding of crime and criminal justice. It is concerned not only with explaining the presence of crime in society, but equally how society responds to it via, for example, the institutions of the criminal justice system (e.g. policing, courts, prisons etc).

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

UG CC CS The teaching on this programme has the highest possible

Criminology is a broad subject area that seeks to understand and explain the way that our lives are governed, and our routine conduct regulated, by formal and informal processes of social control. Given this breadth, the subject requires an interdisciplinary approach which combines elements of gender, sociology, socio-legal studies and youth and community studies. It is a feature of our Criminology degree that students will be offered opportunities to experience the criminal justice system in practice, and past examples of this include visits to magistrates and crown courts and prisons. Our degree in Criminology will equip you for a wide range of careers within the voluntary and statutory sectors. However, the number and variety of career opportunities related to crime control has increased in recent years, as well as the traditional criminal justice agencies, there is an increasing demand for suitability qualified people, in the voluntary, public and private sector. Some of the careers that students have gone on to follow include the probation and prison services, police, community and youth work, the Home Office and community safety partnership working, and every year a number of students go on to take a masters degree or progress to research training.

ratings from the Quality Assurance Agency. This exciting and innovative programme will help you to understand the issues involved in health and social care in modern British Society.

The programme introduces you to the increasingly complex debate surrounding welfare provision in our society, theories of social care, and approaches to research. Issues in health and social care are viewed using a cross subject approach. A major strength of this programme lies in its applied nature. In your third year, you will pursue a practical application using the skills and knowledge you will have acquired, in research or vocational experience. The analytical skills and theoretical training you will develop on this degree will equip you for employment in a wide range of settings, including: the statutory and voluntary welfare sectors, education outreach, policy development, and care and support agencies. Students have also gone on to advanced study and postgraduate research.

Modules Include: Understanding Health and Social Care / Dimensions of Health / Medicalisation, Normality and the Body / Working in Organisations of Care / Practical Applications / Geography of Social Exclusion

Optional Modules Include: Substance Use and Society / Disability, Medicine and Society / Lifecourse Approaches to the Health of Children, Young People and Families / Organisational Contexts / Comparative Social Policy

Modules Include:

Duration: 3 Years

Introduction to Criminology / Introduction to Criminal Justice / Applied Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences / Introduction to Sociology / Social Problems / Introduction to Gender, Diversity and Society / Theoretical Issues in Criminology / Contemporary Criminal Justice / Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences / Youth, Crime and Criminology / Social Policy / Re-thinking Gender and Violence / Protest and Terror / Policing Past, Present and Future(s) / Re-Imagining Crime and Criminology / Criminology Dissertation / Race, Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System / Understanding Youth Justice in the UK / Corporate Responsibility and Environment Movements / Prevention and Intervention of Problematic Substance Use / Punishment and Society / Youth and Popular Culture

Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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UCAS CODE NO

M930

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

M9

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L510

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Social Sciences

BA (Hons) Criminology

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BA (Hons) Social Work

BA (Hons) Sociology

We have been successfully delivering education and training in social work in Sunderland for over 25 years. The current BA (Hons) Social Work programme combines an academic degree with the professional qualification in social work. As the programme is offered in partnership with local social work employers and service users and carers, they are very involved in the teaching and make sure you benefit from the most up-to-date practice. The programme covers all areas of social work. As well as developing an understanding of individuals and their difficulties, you will explore the impact of government policy decisions on people’s lives and on social work practice. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of values and ethics in social work, and on developing empowering ways of working. You will develop an understanding of how theory and research inform practice and over the three years of the programme you will spend 200 days in placement in a range of social work settings.

Modules Include: Sociology / Social Policy / Psychology / Law / Social Work Principles and Practice / Working with Children, Young People and Families / Working in Organisations / Working with Adults / Comparative Social Policy / Social Work Ethics / Dissertation (in your area of interest) The degree qualifies you to work in the full range of social work settings, for example, work with children and families, older people, people experiencing mental health problems, disabled people, people with learning disabilities, people with substance misuse problems. Successful students may be eligible for a bursary. Contact the University for further information.

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L500

UG CC CS Sociology at Sunderland offers students a solid grounding

in theories and approaches to sociology, and will develop your critical understanding of society not just here in Britain, but across the globe.

You will acquire knowledge and experience in social research techniques, and have the opportunity to pursue specialist knowledge in the areas of sociology that most interest you. Through this curriculum you will explore the most important issues facing our society today. After the introductory level, there are pathways within the range of our Sociology provision which enable students to pursue issues of health and body, family and identity, globalisation and social change, gender and culture, over their second and third years. The pathways are not compulsory, rather to help students follow their own interests. Specialist options reflect the interests and research strengths of our Sociology staff, who are actively engaged with the areas as investigators, researchers and commentators on many aspects of society and its problems, as well as sociology itself. We offer a flexible approach to studying Sociology, full-time, or as part of our Combined Subjects Programme. Through development of transferable skills, students can be better equipped to increase employability. For example, skills of different forms of presentation, information technology, presentation, time management, group working, and organisation and evaluation of data are some of the essential skills which can be transferred into the world of work. You could follow graduates from this degree into careers in management, industry, civil service departments, education and international institutions, as well as further academic and social research degrees.

Modules Include: Introduction to Sociological Theories / Social Problems / Exploring Social Research / Introduction to Gender, Diversity and Society / Social Theory of Industrial Society / Social Research Projects / Modern Social Theory / Sociology Dissertation

Optional Modules Include: Social Policy / Globalisation and Poverty / Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives / Medicalisation, Normality and the Body / Issues in Criminology / Gender, Diversity and Society / Youth and Popular Culture / Disability, Medicine and Society / Gender, Sex and Identity / Lifecourse Approaches to Health and Ageing / Power and Wealth in Global Society / Punishment and Society / Ideas and Images of Gender / Re-imagining Crime and Criminology / Youth, Gender and Cultural Identities

Duration: 3 Years Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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UCAS CODE NO

L300

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

L3

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Postgraduate PgD/MA Career Guidance This programme has a track record of providing excellent employment prospects. It incorporates the Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) validated by the Institute of Career Guidance which is required for many careers guidance positions. Employment opportunities include the Connexions Service, careers companies, careers and recruitment agencies, educational institutions and other guidance services. During the programme you will learn how to make a difference to people’s lives. You will explore the theory and practice of careers guidance, including different methods, models and techniques. The programme is designed to meet the professional requirements of the Institute of Career Guidance, with which it has close links.

Social Sciences

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You can gain hands-on work experience through placement opportunities with schools, colleges and Connexions/Careers Services. The programme is ideal if you want to work with people, enjoy variety, and want to develop a rewarding career. With an PgD/MA Career Guidance, you will be well placed to apply for opportunities with a range of career guidance providers.

Modules Include: Theory and Practice of Career Guidance / Career Guidance: Professional Practice / Career Education and Guidance / Equity and Diversity in Professional Practice / Research for Guidance Practitioners / Dissertation / Project

Entry Requirements We welcome applications from people with a degree. In exceptional circumstances we may consider people who do not have a degree but instead have appropriate experience or alternative qualifications. All applicants to this programme are required to have undergone the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure process prior to commencement of study on their chosen programme. Currently the CRB levy a cost of £64 for processing of each enhanced disclosure. Applicants will be required to undertake an interview with a member of the staff team as part of the selection procedure (by telephone or in person).

We both loved the academic and social side of being a student at Sunderland and we have made new friends we will have for the rest of our lives. But, most importantly, we found each other.

Duration: 2 Years (1 Year PgD and 1 Year MA) More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

CID607

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Josh and Faith Barr both graduated from BA Social Work in 2011. The couple met and fell in love while studying on the course, and were married in September 2010. A week after graduation the young couple celebrated another success – when they both landed posts as social workers for Sunderland City Council, working with children and families in the city.


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Sport and Exercise Sciences PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

3 Years

BSc (Hons) Sport Studies

3 Years

Postgraduate MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

1 Year

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In order to do this, we have always worked closely with employers to ensure our graduates leave with the very qualifications and experience that the industry is looking for.

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Also thanks to millions of pounds worth of recent investment, we now have some of the best sports science facilities in the country, which is attracting students from across the world. Our programmes range from health and well-being through to the elite sports end of the sector and ultimately we are seeing our graduates go on to be employed in these areas.

Sport and Exercise Sciences

The very ethos at the heart of the sports science programmes at Sunderland is to create a pathway to quality employment for students.

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We value ourselves highly as a team in preparing students for the employer route and jobs market, delivering much more than a degree qualification to students. All of our teaching staff have worked in the sports sector before moving into lecturing which we believe gives us an edge in really giving our students the inside knowledge they will need in the workplace. Our students go on to achieve great things. Sunderland graduate Michael Oliver has just become the youngest referee in the English Premier League, while former student Graham Guthrie has gone on to oversee food in schools at Sunderland City Council. Many former Sunderland sports students are now in positions where they are managing and employing our young graduates coming through today. That is because they know they will get quality graduates and they trust the training and education they have had. As well as the UK we have graduates working in sports science, health and coaching across the world.

Morc Coulson Senior Lecturer

I came to Sunderland aged 16 when I signed a three year professional contract with Sunderland Football Club. Unfortunately my contract did not get renewed. I was always realistic and knew the likelihood of having a long, successful career in football was slim, so going to university was my plan B. I’m now studying on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the University of Sunderland really is a great university. My programme gives a fantastic insight into the ever-growing, ever-changing world of sports and exercise science, and there is a good balance between lecture and lab time. NIALL MCARDLE, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, BSC (HONS) SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES

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Undergraduate UG CC

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

Throughout the University you will also benefit from excellent technical support and first class library facilities.

Do you want a career that involves coaching a sport that you love? This programme will help you attain success in sports coaching, an area where professional qualifications are becoming more and more important. The programme blends the practical aspects of sports coaching with studies in sports sciences, social sciences, and coaching theory. Despite the sports science content you will not need a great deal of scientific experience, but you will need coaching experience or a record of sporting achievement such as selection at county level or above. At Level 1 you will study a broad range of sports and take part in general sports-related activities with students from other sport-related programmes. At Levels 2 and 3 you will specialise in your discipline specific areas and in your favourite activities. You must also successfully complete three coaching awards from one of the following areas: racquet sports, indoor team games, outdoor team games, gymnastics, aquatic activities, water-based activities, however, you may be able to study other sports that conform to UK coaching certificate principles and national occupational standards awards systems. These awards are essential to make the programme vocationally relevant. They will also give you better opportunities after finishing your degree. For the coaching awards, you will have to pay fees to the relevant National Governing Bodies of Sport. However, the University offers voluntary leadership opportunities to students through which coach education ‘credits’ can be awarded.

By the end of the programme you should be able to coach a wide range of sports and ability levels. You will also be helping to meet the government’s target of keeping people healthy as well as improving the country’s sporting performance.

Modules Include: The combination of specialist coaching modules and more general modules includes the following (some core, some as options): Introduction to Practical Studies in Sport / Introduction to Practical Studies in Exercise / Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise / Coaching Theory 1 and 2 / Coaching Practice 1 and 2 / Physiology of Sport and Exercise 1 / Sport Psychology 1 / Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 1 / Sports Injuries

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

UCAS CODE NO

CX6C

You will benefit from our well-equipped laboratories and state-ofthe-art research facilities. Other facilities include CitySpace our new £12m Centre for Sport and Recreation which opened in September 2009. CitySpace features a six badminton (two basketball) court sports hall, 70 station fitness gym, sports massage and injuries centre, multi-purpose room, indoor climbing wall, social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. The fitness and conditioning suite has modern cardiovascular training equipment and a range of resistance training equipment, both free-standing and stationary.

The Sport and Exercise Sciences Department has grown over the three years I have been here. There are far more opportunities available for the students, such as the wide variety of coaching courses. Will Hogg, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development

UG CC

Sport and exercise development is a growing subject area that builds on practical aspects of sports coaching and exercise management using the theoretical knowledge of processes, organisations, business and management skills to enhance applicability to the world of work. This enables graduates to facilitate development of sport and physical activity in a range of environments. The core subjects are sport development, sports coaching and exercise management, supported by input from scientific disciplines, such as sport or exercise psychology. There are many opportunities for practical experiences and the staff will encourage you to involve yourself in assisting in coaching, sports development or exercise leadership within the local community. These opportunities are made available through the University’s new Sport Career Academy and are a welcome development to enhance student skills, experiences, and employability. Some practical components of the programme take place in the University’s new sport and recreation facility, CitySpace and other facilities in the area. We have strong links with regional and national sporting organisations as well as with facilities such as the Sunderland Marina and Sunderland’s new Aquatic Centre. There are also further affiliations with local hospitals, local authorities, and health and fitness centres. By working with both regional and national organisations you will have the best possible opportunities to broaden your experience. Sport and exercise development is an expanding area of employment within the public, commercial and voluntary sectors of the sports, leisure, and health promotion industries. That demand is national and international. There is the need for professionally trained and qualified personnel to enable people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and exercise. This programme offers opportunities to fulfil these needs.

Introduction to Practical Studies in Sport / Introduction to Practical Studies in Exercise / Introduction to the Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise / Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise / Sport and Exercise Development 1 and 2 / Sociology of Leisure and Sport / Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise / Physiology of Sport and Exercise 1 / Sport Psychology 1 / Exercise Psychology 1 / Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise with Special Populations

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information? V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

If you want a deeper insight into how to help others achieve optimum sports performance, or how to help people become fit and active for fun, enjoyment or to assist in prevention of or rehabilitation from injury or illness, this programme is for you. Sport and exercise sciences studies provide the knowledge and skills that enable you to apply science to the practice of sport and physical activity. As a sport and exercise scientist you will learn about physiology, psychology and biomechanics and their interactions with sport and exercise. To complement the high content of practical work, the University has state-of-the-art sport and exercise sciences laboratories that you will use extensively. We also have strong links with regional and national sporting organisations and affiliations to local hospitals, local authorities, and health and fitness centres. The disciplines of sport and exercise sciences are expanding nationally and graduates provide the scientific support to the ‘hands-on’ practical work of the coach, leader or instructor. There are increasing opportunities to work in other vocational health-related areas. The attributes of the sport and exercise scientist are relevant to providing clinical support services to health or medical professionals working in a variety of specialities. In addition, the skills and knowledge acquired on this programme have positively enhanced the backgrounds of students who wish to pursue a career in teaching or postgraduate research.

Modules Include: Introduction to Practical Studies in Sport / Introduction to Practical Studies in Exercise / Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise / Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 1 and 2 / Sports Injuries / Physiology of Sport and Exercise 1 and 2 / Research Methods / Sport Psychology 1 / Exercise Psychology 1 / Metabolism and Nutrition in Sport and Exercise

Duration: 3 Years More detailed programme information?

Modules Include:

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

UCAS CODE NO

C602

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C601

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Postgraduate BSc (Hons) Sport Studies

UG CC CS This programme is designed for people with an interest

in the general areas of sport, culture, exercise and health. You do not need in-depth scientific experience to undertake and successfully complete this programme. However the programme does allow you to specialise in areas that appeal to you most. The aim of the programme is to blend the practical aspects of sport and exercise with studies in the social sciences. This means that you can experience and analyse sport from the perspectives of a participant as well as that of a facilitator or an observer. You will have access to well-equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art research facilities. Practical sports sessions take place in the University’s new sport and recreation facility, CitySpace and other locations on and off campus such as the Puma Sunderland Tennis Centre. This qualification can be utilised as a basis for many careers in teaching and leisure management. It provides insight into the cultural and sociological issues in society and so could lead to careers in media, journalism and sports tourism. Additionally, you can further extend your studies into postgraduate educational opportunities. Your potential employers include national sports associations, national governing bodies, leisure companies, leisure and recreational services, local and regional authorities, medical services, commercial and education establishments.

Modules Include: Introduction to Practical Studies in Sport / Introduction to Practical Studies in Exercise / Introduction to Physiology for Sport and Exercise / Introduction to Psychology for Sport and Exercise / Introduction to Sociology of Leisure and Sport 1 and 2 / Sport and Exercise Development 1 and 2 / Sociology of Leisure and Sport 1 / Sport Psychology 1 / Exercise Psychology 1 / Research Methods / History of Sport / Historical Enquiry in Sport

PG CC

MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences This programme develops Masters-level skills that equip you for careers in enhancing sports performance from grass roots to elite levels, developing community exercise programmes, and working as a strength and conditioning specialist. It is also a good preparation for teaching, lecturing, or further research studies. To fit your career aspirations, you can choose between three pathways:

• Sports Performance (focussed on services to professional sports people);

• Physical Activity, Health and Well-being (focussed on services to communities);

• Sports and Exercise Sciences (generalist pathway). There is a core of five modules that are common to all pathways. These include preparation for, and completion of, a research project in an area that is of particular interest to you. To enhance your employability, the modules have been designed with professional accreditations in mind. For example, our Strength and Conditioning module aligns with the accreditation syllabus of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. It is also possible for our students to start Supervised Experience, the initial stage towards accreditation with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). During the programme you will undertake 100 hours of work-based learning. Where appropriate, we can support you in finding places to do this, based on our long-standing links with professional football clubs, UK Athletics, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise referral units, sports injury clinics, and other specialist organisations. A particular benefit of Sunderland is our excellent facilities. In our newly refurbished gym you will find fitness and conditioning equipment that would be the envy of most modern gyms. The technologies in our sports laboratories are among the best in the North of England.

Duration: 3 Years

Modules Include:

Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology / Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology / Applied Research Methods and Data Analysis / Professional Skills and Practice / Research Project

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UCAS CODE NO

C605

COMBINED SUBJECTS UCAS CODE

C6

Additional modules for the ‘Sports Performance’ pathway: Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise / Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation / Strength and Conditioning Additional modules for the ‘Physical Activity, Health and Well-being’ pathway: Two options from: Applied Weight Management / Independent Learning Project / Health Promotion in Practice / Managing Health Behaviour Change / Community Health Additional modules for the ‘Sports and Exercise Sciences’ pathway: Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise / Plus one option from: Applied Weight Management / Managing Health Behaviour Change / Independent Learning Project

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Karl Spratt is the Regional Director for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps in the USA. Karl, who graduated from Sports and Exercise Development in 2005, lives in Providence Road Island where he runs youth soccer initiatives in New Hampshire, Maine and Ontario Canada. He is also the Head Academy Goalkeeper coach for professional soccer team the New England Revolution, who play in America’s Major League Soccer – the USA’s equivalent of the UK’s Premier League.

Sports Studies graduate Katy McLean is the pride of England, and one of the world’s top athletes. A leading figure in British sport, the so-called “female Jonny Wilkinson” stepped out onto the field at Twickenham as England’s No 10 in the 2010 Women’s Rugby Union World Cup final. The team’s fly-half, playmaker and ViceCaptain, Katy was instrumental in getting the team through to the World Cup final, and in 2011 she was rewarded for her talent and hard work when she was named Captain of the national team.

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TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Undergraduate BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management

3/4 Years

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

1 Year

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

3/4 Years

BA (Hons) Events Management

3/4 Years

Postgraduate MSc Tourism and Events

1 Year

MSc Tourism and Hospitality

1 Year

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In Britain alone, tourism, hospitality and events directly support more than 1.7 million jobs and a degree from Sunderland will help you to open all the right doors.

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The University offers the widest range of programmes in the region, with three undergraduate degrees in Tourism, Events Management and International Tourism and Hospitality Management. All the programmes are underpinned by world-class research by staff in the Department to give graduates that cutting edge in terms of expertise. The programmes are also very industryfocussed as we believe students can learn more in a real working environment than in the classroom. We regularly organise field trips to destinations such as London, Prague and New York. Students are also offered an incredible range of work experience opportunities thanks to the long-established links we have with major employers such as Sunderland Football Club and The Marriott hotel chain. All programmes offer overseas field classes and at the University of Sunderland you can choose to study abroad for all or just part of your second year as we have exchange agreements with universities all over Europe, from Lapland to Portugal. To keep the teaching vibrant and completely up-to-date we also invite expert guest speakers in from around the world to complement the expertise of the Department, which has a very international set up in terms of staff. As a university we place great value on employability skills, which not only prepare graduates for the workplace, but also make them a very attractive asset in today’s competitive job market.

Kevin Hannam Associate Dean

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Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Tourism is one of the single largest industries in the world and it can offer an extremely rewarding career with a unique mix of people, culture and business.

I have enjoyed university life because of the friendly and approachable staff, the diverse mix of students, the world-class facilities and the wide range of teaching formats. I feel I have now established many useful connections here in Sunderland that will always help me to network in my career. I can definitely say I now feel prepared to take my qualifications anywhere in the world and put them to good use. ATHANASIOS RODAKOPOULOS, GREECE, PHD TOURISM


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BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management This programme brings an international flavour to degreelevel studies in one of today’s faster growing industries. You will gain the skills and knowledge that are increasingly in demand by employers worldwide. Your new skills will be focussed on how to play an exciting role in international tourism and hospitality. Modules include event management, human resources, information technology, marketing and research methods. At the same time you will be developing the general academic and employability skills that will help you progress in your career. We have developed the modules in close collaboration with industry consultants nationally and internationally. You can expect a focus on real-world learning with live project work and guest speakers. Your practical experience will be extended through day visits and (at an additional cost) residential field study visits. There are hands-on opportunities for short-term work placements during the second year. You will also have the option of a year-long paid placement between the second and final years. Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the Tourism and Hospitality industry. Graduates also go on to undertake postgraduate study on either Masters programmes or PhDs to further their understanding of the subject. Those with a more hands-on approach to the subject take advantage of our one year internship programme of hotel management in the USA.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality / Tourism Fieldwork 1,2 and 3 / Tourism and Heritage Management / Marketing and Business for the Hospitality Sector / Global Tourism / Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions / Human Resource Management for Tourism and Hospitality / International Hospitality Management / Urban Tourism / International Tourism and Hospitality Management Major Project / Sport Tourism and Mega Events / Tourism and Sex / Ecotourism / e-Tourism / Managing the Event / Destination Branding / Research Methods for Tourism and Leisure / Hospitality Placement / Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality / Cultural Tourism Festivals and Events

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year More detailed programme information? www.sunderland.ac.uk/international V  isit our website and search the programme database using this Course ID number

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BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (1 Year Top-Up) Do you have a Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in an area related to travel, tourism and hospitality? If so, this programme will upgrade your qualification to a full honours degree in just one year of study. It will strengthen and build on your existing studies and practical experience. As a result you will have the skills and knowledge that are increasingly in demand by today’s employers. Tourism is a growth area and there are exciting opportunities in managing and developing tourism and hospitality businesses. You will study highly relevant modules that cover marketing, destination management, human resources, information management, planning and research, and more. During the programme you will also develop wider skills in communication, team working, problem solving, application of number, use of information technology, and improving your own learning and work performance. These will not only help you launch your career but also provide a framework for lifelong learning. We have developed the programme in close collaboration with industry consultants. You can expect a focus on real-world learning with live project work, local day visits and guest speakers. There are two residential field study visits (at an additional cost) which will add to your existing practical experience. You will benefit from our excellent computing facilities which help you be up-to-date with the latest technology. You will also benefit from our strong links with the tourism industry, not only in the NorthEast but also through participation in EU development programmes within Europe. Recent University of Sunderland tourism graduates have gone on to positions within major tourism companies, economic development agencies, tourism development bodies and local authorities. There are also opportunities in regional and national government in the UK and overseas. You will also be equipped for many positions in the wider service sector and for moving on to postgraduate research.

Modules Include: Urban Tourism / e-Tourism / International Hospitality Management / Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure / International Tourism and Hospitality Management / Major Project

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as businesses. You will gain the skills and knowledge that are increasingly in demand by employers worldwide. There is a ‘sandwich’ option available that allows you to spend a year on a placement in industry. This is excellent experience, especially if you aspire to be a destination or operations manager. By gaining expertise in the nature of tourism alongside the practicalities of management, you will be well placed to move straight into a fulfilling management career. Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the Tourism and Hospitality industry. Graduates also go on to undertake postgraduate study on either Masters programmes or PhDs to further their understanding of the subject. Those with a more hands-on approach to the subject take advantage of our one year internship programme of hotel management in the USA. By taking advantage of local trips, residential field studies, the sandwich year, or maybe studying abroad, you will gain a wealth of practical knowledge and experience that employers will value highly. Recent graduates have gone on to work in major tourism companies and in associated jobs regionally, nationally and even overseas.

Modules Include: Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality / Tourism Fieldwork 1, 2 and 3 / Tourism and Heritage Management / Marketing and Business for the Hospitality Sector / Global Tourism / Tourism Planning and Development / Tourism and Heritage Management / Urban Tourism / Tourism Management Major Project / Sport Tourism and Mega Events / Tourism and Sex / Ecotourism / e-Tourism / Managing the Event / Destination Branding / Research Methods for Tourism and Leisure / Tourism Work Based Placement / Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality / Cultural Tourism Festivals and Events / Travel and Tourism Histories

BA (Hons) Events Management Events management is an exciting, creative and fastmoving industry – whether you want to organise music festivals, sport events or conferences, the BA (Hons) Events Management is designed to help you succeed in this growing sector. The programme offers a great balance of academic knowledge and practical experience. It is structured to provide you with an in-depth grounding in relevant theories, ranging from marketing to event strategy. You will also gain first-hand experience in planning and managing events, with more responsibility given to you each year, and the chance to do industry placements. There will be opportunities to visit and analyse a range of regional, national and international events and companies. These opportunities will add to your solid understanding of the conference and events market. After the second year you will have the chance to spend a full year on a paid work placement. This will provide valuable experience and allow you to put your new skills and knowledge into practice. At Sunderland we place great value on employability skills, which not only prepare you for the workplace but also make you very competitive within today’s job market. Our assessments help provide you with further skills necessary to work in the event sector, such as developing and presenting event concepts, sponsorship and fundraising strategies, event/conference feasibility studies and other project reports. During your studies you will benefit from the outstanding facilities at Sunderland, including state-of-the-art libraries and learning resources. By the end of the programme you will be ready for a career in the events industry, equipped with a CV and an employability portfolio that reflect degree-level skills as well as practical experience.

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Fundamentals of Events / Staging Events / Experiencing Events / Events Fieldwork / Study Skills for the Hospitality Industry / Impacts of Festivals and Events / Marketing / Leadership and Fundraising for Events / MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions / Research Methods / Cultural Tourism and Festivals / Managing Projects / Contemporary Issues in Events / Events Research Dissertation

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Optional Modules Include:

Duration: 3 Years or 4 Years with an Industrial Placement Year Can also be studied with another subject as part of Combined Subjects. For an explanation of Combined Subjects see page 56.

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Events Work-Based Learning / Events Field Trip / Managing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity / Events Independent Study / International Hospitality / Tourism Fieldwork / Urban Tourism / Sport Tourism and Mega-Events

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MSc Tourism and Events This Masters programme combines the study of tourism with a specialist focus on event management. You will explore how to plan, monitor and evaluate events that draw in tourists – in the areas of arts, sports, culture and business. Throughout the programme you will engage with best practice and strategy in the tourism and events management sector. The programme offers a balance between practical and real world experience and classroom based modules dealing with issues such as the social construction and meaning of events, conferences and exhibitions, marketing and motivations and experience and performance of events. We encourage applications both from graduates in a discipline related to tourism and events and from people (including non-graduates) who have appropriate experience. To make the programme as relevant as possible to your situation you can choose between three option modules at the second stage: a one-semester work placement, practical fieldwork, or independent study. At Stage 3, you work on a major project that can be directly related to your particular interests.

Content Stage 1 International Tourism Development / Events Management Study Stage 2 Stage 1 plus: Critical Tourism Theory and Methods / Choose one of: Events Work-Based Learning / Cultural Tourism Development Fieldwork / Tourism Development Independent Study / Mediatised Tourism Landscapes / Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Stage 3 Stage 2 plus: Tourism and Events Major Project

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MSc Tourism and Hospitality The industries of tourism and hospitality are growing rapidly and this Masters qualification will help you make the most of opportunities. It is aimed both at people with a specific background in tourism/hospitality and people with a more general background in social science or business. The MSc in Tourism and Hospitality has been designed to facilitate a combination of real world experience and critical reflection through company visits, field trips and classroom based activities. The programme applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on social and cultural constructions of hospitality, commodity chain in tourism, mobilities and human resources. A particular strength of the programme is the consideration of linkages between the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in relation to organisation and management, as well as providing satisfactory experiences to the consumer. The programme is attractive not only to recent graduates but also to people (including non-graduates) who already work in the industry and who are now looking to enhance their qualifications. To make the programme as relevant as possible to your situation you can choose between three option modules at Stage 2: a onesemester work placement, practical fieldwork, or independent study. At Stage 3 you work on a major project that can be directly related to your particular interests.

Content Stage 1 International Tourism Development / Hospitality Management Studies Stage 2 Stage 1 plus: Critical Tourism Theory and Methods / Choose one of: Hospitality Work-Based Learning / Cultural Tourism Development Fieldwork / Tourism Development Independent Study / Mediatised Tourism Landscapes / Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Stage 3 Stage 2 plus: Tourism and Events Major Project

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PROGRAMME INDEX Additional information on every programme in this prospectus can be found by accessing the University website: www.sunderland.ac.uk Simply key in the UCAS/CID code for your programme when you search the programme database. Each programme entry can be printed off. If you do not have Internet access, please ring the helpline on +44 (0)191 515 3000 or email: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk and our staff will be happy to send you any relevant printed programme information. 62

64 Level 0 in Art and Design 64 Foundation Studies in Art and Design (EdExcel Diploma Level 3) 65 BA (Hons) Fine Art 65 BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics 66 BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging 66 MA Ceramics 67 MA Curating 67 MA Fine Art 68 MA Glass 69 MA Photography 70 BA (Hons) Performing Arts (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) 70 BA (Hons) Community Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead) 71 BA (Hons) Dance (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) 72 BA (Hons) Drama (can also be taken as a Level 3 Top-Up) 73 BA (Hons) Dance/Drama/Music (1 Year Top-Up) 73 BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music (in collaboration with The Sage Gateshead) 74

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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

BTEC HND in Business and Management BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption) BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) Business and Management BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Business Management (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited) BA (Hons) Sports Management MBA Master of Business Administration (with opportunity to major in Finance/Marketing/HRM or Supply Chain Management) MBM Master of Business Management MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited) MA International Management MA Marketing

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BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Business Computing BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) BSc (Hons) Games Software Development BSc (Hons) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) BSc (Hons) Network Computing BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up) MSc Computing MSc Information Technology Management MSc Network Systems DESIGN

Foundation Degree in Calligraphy with Design (taught within a studio at Kensington Palace, West London) BA (Hons) Advertising and Design BA (Hons) Animation and Design BA (Hons) Design: Multimedia and Graphics BA (Hons) Fashion, Product and Promotion BA (Hons) Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Graphic Design (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Illustration and Design BA (Hons) Interior Design MA Animation and Design MA 3D Design Innovation MA Design Studies MA Design: Multimedia and Graphics MA Illustration and Design EDUCATION

MA Education MA Education - Children’s Literature MA Education - Special Needs and Inclusive Education MA Education - Teaching and Learning with ICT MA Education by Independent Distance Learning MA International Education by Distance Learning MA Professional Teacher Educator MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education Professional Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education or Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education (PCET) ENGINEERING

120 BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering 120 BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering 121 BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) 121 BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) 122 BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 123 BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering 123 MSc Engineering Management

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BA (Hons) English BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) English and Drama BA (Hons) English and Film BA (Hons) English Language and Literature MA English MA World Literatures

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HEALTH CARE

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Foundation Degree (FdA) in Community Radio BA (Hons) Digital Film Production BA (Hons) Film and Media BA (Hons) Mass Communications BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication BA (Hons) Media Production (Television and Radio) BA (Hons) Media Production (Video and New Media)

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PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES

172 Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes (Level 0) in Science 172 Level 0 Science Extended Programme BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Route-P) 173 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 173 BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science 174 BSc (Hons) Biotechnology (1 Year Top-Up) 174 BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science – Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences 175 MPharm 176 BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences 177 MSc Drug Discovery and Development 178 MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology 178 MSc Medicines Management 179 Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Overseas Pharmacists Applied Programme [OSPAP])

144 BA (Hons) History 145 MA History 146

BA (Hons) Radio (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Scriptwriting (Film, Television and Radio) BA (Hons) Television and Video (1 Year Top-Up) BA (Hons) Television Studies MA Film and Cultural Studies MA Media and Cultural Studies MA Media Production (Television and Video) MA Radio (Production and Management)

PSYCHOLOGY

BSc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc Psychology (Conversion) SOCIAL SCIENCES

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (0-11 Years) (Non-QTS) BA (Hons) Community and Youth Studies BA (Hons) Criminology BSc Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Social Work BA (Hons) Sociology PgD/MA Career Guidance SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES

192 193 193 194 194

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons) Sport Studies MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

196

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

198 BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management 198 BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (1 Year Top-Up) 199 BSc (Hons) Tourism Management 199 BA (Hons) Events Management 200 MSc Tourism and Events 200 MSc Tourism and Hospitality

Programme Index

126

165 166 166 167 167 168 168 169


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