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GAME CHANGING, WORLD CHANGING, LIFE CHANGING. UK/EU Undergraduate Prospectus 2017


WE ARE THE TOMORROW-MAKERS, THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS. WE ARE AWARD-WINNING TUTORS, CREATORS, FUTURE SHAPERS, BOUNDARY BREAKERS. WE ARE A SHIMMERING COASTLINE. WE ARE A CITY CHANGING FAST SUCH IS LIFE, AND OUR WORLD. BUT FEAR NOT, IF WE ARE THE DREAMERS OF DREAMS, THE FOREVER OPTIMISTS, IT SEEMS. ITS FUTURE IS OURS TO DECIDE.


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Campus Life Our two campuses Libraries Accommodation

Student Life BEST UNIVERSITY IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND Whatuni Student Choice Award 2015 (voted by students)

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Our City

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Courses

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Academic life Partner College study Art Business and Management Combined Subjects Computing Design Education and Training Engineering English Health, Nursing and Clinical Sciences History Journalism Law Media Performing Arts Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Sport and Exercise Sciences Tourism, Hospitality and Events

How to apply

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GAME CHANGING “We are the tomorrow makers” Game changing. A bold statement for a university, and not something most universities could claim to be. But Sunderland isn’t most universities: we’ve shaken up what it means to earn a degree. Come to the University of Sunderland and you’ll graduate with more than just an academic qualification: you’ll have a CV full to bursting with the essential extra-curricular skills and experience you need to get ahead in your career. You’ll be encouraged to take on relevant placements with local, regional or national companies. You’ll have the chance to learn from visiting speakers, and take masterclasses given by industry experts. You’ll be given opportunities to team up with professional people who can mentor you and introduce you to their networks. To make it easier for you to discover everything on offer, we wrap up everything that helps you become irresistibly employable and give it a simple name: ‘Sunderland Futures’.

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Sounds good? It gets better. Our students are enterprising and creative, and there are many student-led activities that you can take part in. You can do everything from working at Spark FM, our award-winning student radio station, to building a racing car as part of Formula Student. Even when you’re studying, you’ll be using industry-standard equipment – whether you’re in a science lab, a computing suite, a TV studio or a photography darkroom. We believe that a university education is about more than just gaining a qualification: we believe it’s about encouraging you to challenge yourself, develop yourself and build up the qualifications, knowledge, experience and attitude you need to land the career you want when you graduate.

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WORLD CHANGING “Movers, shakers, award-winning tutors” The University of Sunderland is an ambitious university with a global reach. We’re internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and we’re proud to be one of the most popular study destinations for overseas students. This creates a fantastically diverse student population, and means that you’ll be studying alongside – and perhaps making lifelong friends with – students from over 100 countries around the world. For many students, university is the time for exploration, discovery and adventure. We will give you the chance to take that spirit of adventure around the world. We offer scholarships to make it easier for you to live and study in another country as part of your degree, and we also offer a free language scheme so you can learn or improve your language skills in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin or Arabic. Closer to home, you’ll experience the international excellence of our research in every lecture. All our research staff teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree. And it really is cutting-edge research: 10 of our research areas include world leading and internationally excellent research according to the latest Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in all of the UK’s universities. Our reach goes well beyond the north east of England – as well as our two campuses in Sunderland, we also have around 2,000 students studying at our site in London situated in Canary Wharf, and a further 6,500 students studying our courses in their own countries, as part of transnational partnerships. A world changing university helps develop world changing students. The University of Sunderland will expand your horizons, internationalise your prospects, and give you every advantage possible to thrive in a global economy.

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LIFE CHANGING “Creators, future shapers, boundary breakers” A degree at the University of Sunderland is, quite simply, life changing. You’ll make friends for life. You’ll discover what you’re capable of. You’ll create unforgettable memories. Studying with like-minded people for three or four years will be an experience unlike anything else you will have known. For many students, this will be your first opportunity of true independence – your chance to stand on your own two feet and show the world what you’re made of. It’s an exciting prospect, but if it feels slightly daunting too, that’s OK – you’re not alone. Sunderland is well known as ‘the friendly university’, and that’s because we genuinely care about the wellbeing of all our students. Our job is to make sure you have the best possible experience at university, and so if you need any support while you’re with us, we’ll be there. As well as our professional support teams such as Counselling, Careers, Disability Services, Financial Advice and Health and Wellbeing, we also offer financial support in the form of scholarships.

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Every student benefits from at least one of our scholarships, because you’re guaranteed either free travel or discounted accommodation in your first year. In 2015-16 we had 8 scholarships available for all sorts of situations, such as getting great A Level grades, coming from a low-income family, playing high-level sport, or studying abroad during your course. Take a look at the scholarships calculator on our website to see what you could be eligible for or turn to page 55 for more details. Whether you’re fresh out of college or a mature student, moving hundreds of miles from home or living with your parents, throwing yourself full-time into studying or balancing a part-time course with other commitments, you will undoubtedly have a truly life changing experience at the University of Sunderland. But don’t take our word for it – throughout this prospectus and on our website you’ll see hundreds of examples of students and graduates who made the right choice in coming to Sunderland.


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SUNDERLAND FUTURES helps students develop skills for work We are committed to making sure that when you come and study with us you get the best possible experience. Our life changing offer means that we will give you every opportunity to develop your potential and you will leave university well-prepared for your chosen career. Your time at university will help shape what you do for the rest of your life.

Get skills You will be given professional advice to help you in graduate recruitment processes – from CV writing to interview techniques. A Professional Mentoring Scheme is available to you connecting you to professionals from employment sectors across the country and to our own graduates. These individuals are hand-picked to give you the right advice and guidance for your future. Masterclasses in specific fields of expertise are also on offer to give real world knowledge and understanding. They also provide you with valuable insight into a range of employment sectors to help you make informed decisions about your career plans.

Get experience We will help you find the right experience through paid and voluntary work experience, placements and part-time jobs. Gaining the right employment, project work or voluntary experience alongside your academic course is crucial to helping you get your dream graduate job. A four-day leadership programme, called Leading Lights, offers leadership skills. Our Enterprise Place is for students and graduates interested in setting up a business – providing practical support on how to succeed.

Get noticed Sunderland Futures encourages you to record all your experience and skills culminating in the opportunity to apply for a Sunderland Professional Award (SuPA). This award demonstrates your value to employers enhancing your CV and job prospects. By recording achievements and experiences you can also obtain a nationally valued Higher Education Achievement Record.

Get a whole lot more In addition to Sunderland Futures we also offer a huge range of hands-on experiences for you to enhance your CV. Whether you’re working as a presenter on the University’s radio station Spark FM or helping to build the Formula Student Racing Car, you can be sure you’re positioning yourself for a great career.

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I took part in the University’s Professional Mentoring Scheme, where I met my first boss, Jim Casey, Plant Manager for Lear Sunderland. He was impressed with my background and my enthusiasm, energy and drive. I never even applied for my job! An international background is important to understand how people from different cultures and backgrounds react and deal with different topics. This is very relevant for business relationships as well. I’m now looking after industrial engineering in Lear’s Barcelona plant, which requires me to co-ordinate with teams in Europe, Russia and the USA. For me, spending more time in different cultures is very important to shape the person you want to become.

Florian Hildebrand Lead Plant Engineer, Lear European Holding

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PLACEMENTS Placements put you ahead of the competition and set you on your career path. Research shows that more than half of students who undertake work experience get offered a job with their host company on graduation. Each Faculty has a placement team who will support you in finding the right company. Charlotte Knill BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics “I see my placement as essential for building up the experience that will help me stand out from other graduates when we are all searching for jobs. My chosen field – computer forensics – is not the sort of thing you can do as a Saturday job. The best way to get your foot in the door is to build up your credibility and reputation over the course of many months. That’s exactly what I’m doing through my year-long placement with Northumbria Police.

Amalia Pilar Management Controller at Nissan BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management Amalia Pilar began a full-time job with Nissan’s HR department at their Sunderland Plant before she had even graduated. The job is the end result of four years of hard work and ensuring she took advantage of the placement scheme available at the University in her third year.

“My first two years at University were great at giving me theory and skills. But it’s my placement year where everything is coming together and making sense. As I put theories into practice, I understand them better and see how they relate to practical problem-solving. “I’m currently working in the High Tech Crime Unit, which deals with cyber-crime and gathers evidence from mobile phones and computers. It’s a fascinating and important area – especially when retrieval of a text message or email might be vital for a successful prosecution. “The modules I took at Sunderland are directly relevant to my work. One of my tasks is to use advanced retrieval software to find information that might have been deleted, deliberately hidden, or just filed unthinkingly. As one of my tutors says, it’s like trying to find one particular needle within a haystack that’s got lots of other needles in it! “Overall I’d certainly recommend a work placement between your second and final year. If you don’t invest your time in undertaking one, how will you answer potential employers when they inevitably ask about your work experience? There is a huge difference between one person who has only studied a subject at a theoretical level, and another who has spent time actually tackling real-life problems and putting theory into practice.”

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During the 12-month placement, Amalia worked with the global car giant’s Recruitment and Employee Relations team, and travelled to Nissan’s plant in Barcelona to experience life at another plant. When the placement ended, she applied to the Nissan Graduate scheme, landing a full-time position.


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PROFESSIONAL MENTORING SCHEME Sunderland’s Professional Mentoring initiative is designed to help you develop the workrelated skills you will need to realise your career ambitions. It draws upon the knowledge and experience of some of the UK’s top employers, and your mentor will offer help and advice throughout your course to make sure you are prepared for the future. Students are matched by career interest with mentors and take part in one-to-one mentoring sessions, where they develop an understanding of the skills needed to be successful in the world of work. Bilal Raja BA (Hons) Business and Management “The mentoring sessions more than met my expectations. It’s been an amazing experience, and it’s helped to build my confidence and become a much more rounded and professional individual. “Grundfos Human Resource (HR) Manager Catherine Attwell was a fantastic mentor. She worked with me from scratch, equipping me with the vital tools to improve myself as a professional and showed me how best to showcase my ability to potential employers. “Catherine set me all sorts of objectives, from practical sessions in personality profiling and looking at my work style to interview practice, as well as guidance on improving and updating my CV, networking with professionals and opportunities though social media.

“HR is an area I’d like to work in eventually and Grundfos invited me to spend a day work-shadowing the team. This gave me an invaluable opportunity to develop practical work-based skills and find out information about HR best practice at a major company. “My mentor also invited me to attend a major HR conference alongside her, where I was able to discover the latest information on employment law and make many new connections with the professionals attending the event. “Thanks to these experiences I am now President of the University of Sunderland Students’ Union. “Mentoring has had a huge influence on my final year, which I entered as a much more confident person, which will help me stand out in the eyes of potential employers; I’m now ready to just go for it.”

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Careers and EMPLOYABILITY ServIce The graduate jobs market is competitive but the Careers and Employability Service will help you stand out from the crowd. You will be given many opportunities to gain paid and voluntary work experience during your course that will enable you to leave university with the skills and experience sought after by employers, as well as a strong academic qualification. We will support you as you launch your graduate career and can advise you on your career options, postgraduate study and self-employment.

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We offer:

Supporting your career

Individual information, advice and guidance regarding career options and choices

Opportunities to gain work experience and develop employability skills through parttime work, paid projects and volunteering

The Careers and Employability Service helps you make informed career decisions, develop skills through work experience, understand the graduate recruitment market and become effective applicants for work or further study.

Access to Opportunities Online, a web-based vacancy service advertising graduate jobs regionally, nationally and internationally as well as part-time and vacation student jobs

CV and application coaching

Interview and assessment centre coaching

Workshops and presentations, covering topics such as looking for a job, preparing a CV and preparing for interviews

Employer events and presentations

An extensive careers library and online resources providing information on occupations, postgraduate study, graduate jobs and employers

Access to free online resources including practice aptitude tests and Going Global, a resource advertising job opportunities and internships across the world


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Using the Careers and Employability Service – What’s in it for you? 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. Employers value any work experience, whether it’s 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.

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HELPING YOU STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Alexandra Chapman Marketing and PR Intern, Tyneport Coatings now Marketing Assistant, Redde BA (Hons) Public Relations Careers experts at the University of Sunderland have been there every step of the way to help graduate Alexandra Chapman get her feet onto the employment ladder. From helping to shape her CV and finding relevant work experience to steering her first steps into the workplace, the team at Sunderland Futures have been on hand. Alexandra said: “The most important starting point was my CV. I thought it was fine until I sat down with the experts to really knock it into shape. Modules on my degree involved securing work experience, which my improved CV helped me to find. “And when it comes to finding work and planning a future, the first stop for every student has to be the careers and employment team at Sunderland Futures. “They pointed me in the direction of the Graduate Internship scheme which matches students with jobs in industry, while contributing part of the wages.

“My initial role didn’t really work for me so I went back to the careers team for advice. I spoke to them on a Monday, by Thursday I had an interview with local company Tyneport Coatings, and the Monday after I was starting work with my new employer! “The internship went well and I had the opportunity to use more of the skills I studied on my degree course. “Tyneport Coatings manufacture high performance compounds and coatings for offshore and other industries. I looked at the company’s marketing materials and website and engaged with customers using social media and proactive PR. “I must admit in my last year when we had people promoting the internship schemes I was sceptical, but always kept it in my mind. “Now my advice to students is to listen and take what they have to offer – I genuinely have no idea where I would be now without the support I’ve received.”

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OPPORTUNITIES WHEN YOU GRADUATE Graduate internship schemes offer an excellent way to begin your graduate-level career. As an intern, you will be working for an organisation on a full-time basis and earn a wage of at least £17,000 pro rata. You will be working on projects under the guidance of a supervisor from the host company, as well as the University’s dedicated Internships Team. Many of our interns are later offered permanent positions with their host companies. An internship is also a fantastic way to start building a network of professional contacts in your chosen career. Robert Gillis Commercial Recruitment Consultant, Gem Partnership BA (Hons) English Language and Literature “In my final year the Internship Factory gave a presentation about why students should consider internships. It helped open my eyes to the value of broadening my experience and trying something new. I felt I had a lot to gain yet little to lose. So I logged into the online job board, selected an interesting internship, and made a successful application. “The paid six-month internship started soon after graduation. For the first few weeks there were blocks of structured training and then I was expected to make a significant contribution within a project team. I steadily became involved in more and more areas, taking advantage of every opportunity. The internship was extended and overall it lasted for a year. It felt good to be paid to gain some fantastic experience.

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“As the internship reached the one year mark, I got back in touch with the Internship Factory to check on what else was available. As luck would have it, there was another internship that appealed to me, initially for four weeks. I went for an interview with the CEO of Yerra Solutions Ltd in London, then a second interview in the County Durham office. A few days later I started. “This internship had a different feel. There was much more of a sense that my manager was giving me a test drive before deciding whether to offer me a full-time position. It was a test drive the other way too: I was checking whether I would want to accept any offer. “Fortunately the internship was successful from both our points of view. They offered, and I accepted, the role of Legal Operations Manager. This was a big opportunity for me and the role allowed me to build on all the previous work experiences that I had. After a year in this role I have moved my career on further with a role at Gem Partnership. My internships have definitely helped me start my career and I’d encourage anyone to try one if they can.”


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ExCELLENCE IN ENTERPRISE The Enterprise Place brings together budding student and graduate entrepreneurs at all stages of development from any discipline and helps them to launch a business. It provides the perfect environment to test their idea and turn it into a reality. The Enterprise Place membership offers free access to professional workspace, support from specialist business advisers and mentors, networking opportunities, masterclasses and a business planning course. For more details visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/enterpriseplace Aman Sharma Producer, Northern Bear Films Ltd MA in Media Production (Film/TV)

Jerome Vyland Creative Director, Northern Bear Films Ltd BA (Hons) Design: Multimedia and Graphics Jerome Vyland shares his thoughts on how The Enterprise Place played a pivotal role in establishing Northern Bear Films, a film and media production company he co-created after graduating from the University of Sunderland, he said: “I met my business partner, Aman, while studying at the University. Aman was producing independent films and I was working as a freelancer and always wanted to start my own business. A friend recommended The Enterprise Place, and we made an appointment to meet with an adviser. We were asked to put together a business plan, which we presented at the interview and we also pitched our business idea. “We were nervous and excited at the same time to present as we didn’t know what to expect, but the advisors were really friendly and offered us free office space for a year, which we were really happy about. The Enterprise Place expanded my knowledge and gave me in-depth information about how to build a start-up business; I had limited knowledge about the different types of companies, such as limited and sole trader, and what the legality behind different

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companies was and their responsibilities. The mentoring service The Enterprise Place provided helped me gain a better understanding of the requirements to run a successful business, for example, the advice around HMRC was really useful and gave us a solid financial understanding. “In our first year of establishing Northern Bear Films, The Enterprise Place supported us with one-to-one business advice. We were also invited to networking events and attended monthly breakfast networking sessions, which gave us the opportunity to meet with other businesses in the area and increase our client base.” Talking about their company and the support The Enterprise Place provided, Aman said: “Northern Bear films, took its first steps at The Enterprise Place, which was the right platform for us to come out of, as a successful business. The support they provided was great. As recent graduate entrepreneurs we were impressed with the free office space. You’ve got computers, printing services, telephone services and meeting facilities – it’s a very professional environment. We were given a broad range of advice in terms of how to keep on top of our business activities. We had mentors that came in to work with us every two weeks, from North East Business Innovation Centre and marketing specialists who supported us through workshops, to specialists who provided legal, accountancy and business advice.


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“The Enterprise place offers great support for start-up businesses coming out of the University, and they provide the right business environment to start your journey with. For people who don’t have business knowledge, receiving mentoring and advice from specialists is really important. The advisors are great and they have extensive knowledge of starting a business, including social support, and providing networking opportunities.”

Jerome added: “Towards the end of our first year, we got back in touch with The Enterprise Place and we were given another six months’ extension on our workspace, which allowed us to plan ahead and grow our business to where it’s at today. As a result, we have established ourselves in the creative sector, having produced films for the likes of Creative England and British Film Industry, as well as delivering TV and online content for clients such as The National Trust and Software City. We have some exciting new projects in the pipeline for 2016.”

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...AND HERE‘S WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE Student Ambassador Scheme

Volunteering and Paid Projects

The Student Ambassador Scheme gives current students opportunities to gain experience, develop invaluable skills, represent the University through recruitment orientated activities, meet new people and earn money too. It’s a great way to get involved with life on campus beyond lectures, and helps you make the most of your university experience.

Volunteering is a great way to get work experience with local organisations, charities, and community groups – often essential for careers in the education, health and the social care sectors. Popular volunteering opportunities are working with children or the elderly, conservation work, and sporting activities. Paid projects are shorter-term, and tend to be based around a particular project or skills shortage in a local company. Paid projects and volunteering both give you the opportunity to gain valuable work-related skills and experience that are relevant to your chosen career.

Professional Masterclasses Open to all students, the University hosts a range of interactive Masterclasses that attract high-profile inspirational speakers. They are free to attend and give you the opportunity to hear from and to question individuals who are experts in their fields. Recent Masterclasses have included some of UK’s most celebrated individuals from the worlds of sport, television and film, science, literature and politics, including former filmmaker Lord David Puttnam, scientist and documentary maker Lord Robert Winston, newscaster Alastair Stewart OBE, former politician turned writer Chris Mullin, and writer and television broadcaster Denise Robertson.

Leading Lights Leadership potential is an attribute that employers have at the forefront of their minds when they are recruiting graduates. Leadership organisation Common Purpose has joined forces with the University of Sunderland to give you a valuable insight into how to become a leader. This four-day course, which is open to all students, teaches you what you need to know to be a great leader. Students have been taught the skills of effective leadership by staff from a range of companies, including Barclays, the BBC, John Lewis, Nissan, British Airways, Nexus, the Police and Fire Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sunderland Football Club.

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Right Choice If you think you’ve got what it takes to inspire young people then the Right Choice Mentoring Programme is a great way to do this and to get a worthwhile project on your CV. Using your experience and working closely with school pupils during a number of sessions, you will help them to consider a future in further and higher education.

The University Language Scheme The University Language Scheme is your chance to learn French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese or Arabic. You can start as a complete beginner, or if you already have some knowledge of the language you’re interested in, you can join at a more advanced level. The University Language Scheme is open to all undergraduate students, and you can take a language module as one of your electives, which means it will count as credit towards your degree and will appear on the transcript of results for your main course.


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...And there’s more... We have some initiatives to boost your CV and employability, but there’s also a world of other activities on offer at Sunderland that you can get involved in to enhance your university experience, and some offer additional accreditation to your degree qualification. For example, Spark Sunderland is the University’s community radio station, TV station and magazine, and it’s a great way to get real media experience; the Mooting and Debating Society offers a chance to practice your legal advocacy skills; if you’ve got an idea for a new business you can enter the Blueprint business planning competition; and if you’re interested in engineering you can build a racing car with Formula Student. To see what other activities you could get involved in, take a look at the clubs and societies on page 44.

“It was then up to me match the right modules on the course and make sure my programme leader agreed with them. Once this was done and I was accepted into the university I arranged flights, visas and accommodation with the support of the international team. “It was a fantastic trip and well worth the effort. As well as the course and the lifestyle I also secured an internship with Time Out Melbourne where I helped out with listings, previews and features.

Study Abroad This scheme offers life changing opportunities to study for one or two semesters at one of our exchange partner universities. The time you spend abroad replaces the time you would have spent in Sunderland so it won’t prolong your studies. This broad experience will help develop your skills and awareness of other cultures, and make you an attractive prospect to employers, as Adele found out.

Adele Johnson BA (Hons) Journalism Studying at Sunderland is opening up a whole new world down under for student Adele Johnson. As part of her journalism degree, Adele successfully applied to spend a year studying with a partner university in Australia. She had such a great experience and made so many friends that she now plans to head back there after she graduates. Adele said: “I had no idea students could study abroad until I met the International Team during Freshers’ Week. They told me about the Study Abroad programme which lets students complete a year of their course in another country. “The University has partners in Canada, Hong Kong, USA, Europe and Australia with students from abroad also heading to Sunderland. Once I applied, the International Team matched me with La Trobe University in Melbourne.

“I’ve really grown as a person. Before I started university I doubt I would have had the confidence to travel to a foreign country and live on my own for a year. “The year out has also given me a different outlook on life and it gave me the opportunity to soak up another culture and travel. “I’m really glad I chose Sunderland. As well as the amazing opportunity to study in Australia, the course is great. “Now I’m looking forward to graduation. I’ve got a one way ticket and a visa so I can work and travel around Australia and decide where to go from there.”

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Around £75m is being invested in City Campus to ensure we continue to offer one of the best student experiences in the UK.

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CitySpace, the flagship development, houses a six-badmintoncourt sports hall, 70-station fitness suite, sports massage and injuries centre managed by members of Team GB, multi-purpose room, indoor climbing wall, and social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. CitySpace was a pre-Olympic training provider for the 2012 London Olympics.

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THE SIR TOM COWIE CAMPUS This impressive riverside campus sits right next to one of the best stretches of coastline in the UK.

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It is home to the Faculties of Business and Law, Applied Sciences, Education and Society and the Media Department.

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Two of the main buildings on the campus are The David Goldman Informatics Centre an extraordinary space with over 300 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, 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.

14 St Peter’s Gate 15 St Peter’s 6th Form College (Sunderland College)

17 The Reg Vardy Centre 18 The David Goldman Informatics Centre 19 The Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre 20 St Peter’s Library 21 Prospect Building 22 The David Puttnam Media Centre 23 National Glass Centre 24 Panns Bank Student Accommodation 25 Scotia Quay Student Accommodation (inc. Bonded Warehouse)

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FIRST CLASS

FACILITIES The University’s facilities are undoubtedly among the best in the UK. Almost £130m has been invested in our two campuses over recent years. The two uniquely placed campuses – one in the city centre and one by the sea – offer an unforgettable student experience.

CITY CAMPUS CitySpace CitySpace is a £12m sports and social facility at the heart of the City Campus, with a vast sports hall, 70-station fitness suite, functional training space equipped to develop strength and body conditioning, sports massage and injuries centre, multi-purpose room and indoor climbing wall as well as social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. The centre is a strong addition to the University’s support for world-class athletes, and was used by the Grenada Team as a Pre-Games Training Base for the 2012 London Olympics. CitySpace is central to the University’s sporting provision, bringing together academic expertise and the Institute of Sport’s growing sports arm. It is for people of all sporting abilities to enjoy. The centre has links with the University’s sporting partners, including Sunderland Association Football Club, Sunderland Marina, Durham County Cricket Club, The Sunderland Tennis Centre and the 50m pool at Sunderland Aquatics Centre.

Sciences Complex The £14m Sciences Complex offers one of the best student experiences for those studying the sciences. The teaching spaces, laboratories and shared areas are being transformed in a phased refurbishment programme; Phase 2 will be completed in summer 2016. The complex boasts industry-standard research and teaching laboratories and testing equipment in pharmacy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences.

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Our science 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 busiest buildings on City Campus is The Gateway, which is home to the vast majority of the University’s support services, including financial support, careers advice through Sunderland Futures, counselling, accommodation and health and wellbeing. Also on City Campus are Murray Library and The Design Centre. The Murray Library, which was refurbished in 2012, is the University’s main library with three floors of books, journals, computers and other learning and research resources.

Design Centre Our courses in fashion, animation and game art, graphic design, game and app design, advertising and illustration, are based in the Design Centre. You will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, but most of all you will be in an environment filled with creative thinkers of the highest calibre. We also have our own gallery that curates and hosts exhibitions of national and international significance.


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CitySpace, City Campus

Northern Centre of Photography

Priestman Building

The University of Sunderland has one of the best photography departments in the UK. Based on the City Centre Campus in its own building, the Northern Centre of Photography brings together a range of expertise and interests in creating and understanding

The historic Priestman building has undergone a ÂŁ6.5m transformation fit for 21st century academia, accommodating the fine art, performing arts, culture and social sciences courses, with a new art gallery, teaching and learning spaces, art studios and workshops.

the photograph.

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THE SIR TOM COWIE CAMPUS at St Peter's The campus is situated in a fantastic location, nestled between the River Wear and the sea and is home to: The David Goldman Informatics Centre The centre is one of the University’s most striking buildings inside and out, with over 300 computers available to use in one space on the ground floor. It is home to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Education and Society.

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

National Glass Centre The University is proud to be a centre of excellence in glass, architectural glass and ceramics. We 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 one of the largest kilns in Europe. The world’s leading glass-blowers come to Sunderland to demonstrate their techniques to students, who also benefit from study visits – to Venice, Amsterdam and Dublin – and exchange programmes across Europe and America. The University recently invested £3.7 million in the National Glass Centre, refurbishing and improving student and gallery spaces.

The David Puttnam Media Centre Packed with industry-standard media equipment and a 200-seat HD cinema, The David Puttnam Media Centre was specifically designed for media practice and media theory teaching. It is home to the subject areas of journalism, TV, video, radio and new media production, film studies and cultural studies. Production facilities include two broadcast standard TV studios, complete with a green room as well as seven Steadicam rigs,

dolly, track and motorised-head 20-foot jib arm, 70 state-of-theart HD Edit systems with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro, all with Blu-ray burning capabilities and all linked to our edit share server. Recent investment in DaVinci colour grading suites which is widely used in the film and TV industry for soundtrack, music and voice-over mixing as well as the industry’s leading stand alone music and sound design system adds to our array of facilities. There are two high-definition studios, comprehensive non-linear digital production and post-production facilities, and extensive location recording kits as well as dedicated video teaching spaces and an HD cinema. Radio is also an exclusively digital operation. Students have access to six radio studios, including a transmission suite for Spark FM our student-run community radio station. We also have a radio drama/teaching studio, comprehensive digital editing capabilities plus 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, Adobe Audition 3 and pro tools – the Industry standard audio editing software developed and manufactured by Avid Technology and therefore integrates well with the Avid Editing systems we have. The latest addition is the mediaHUB, an innovative digital publishing and broadcasting space. The mediaHUB is strongly influenced by the design of Google and, Netflix’s offices, and it’s the home of our five student digital publications: Spark, Fashion North, Northern Lights, SR News and SportsByte. The professional standard of our equipment and facilities can’t be overstated, and it’s the reason why local television station ‘Made in Tyne & Wear’ has its headquarters in The David Puttnam Media Centre.

The Reg Vardy Centre The Reg Vardy Centre is a self-contained teaching and learning facility which houses a café as well as specially designed discussion and breakout areas. The building is also home to the University’s Moot Court and features high-spec IT equipment throughout all of its 24 lecture and seminar rooms.

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LIBRARIES Whether you visit us on campus or online you can be sure that our exciting, flexible and welcoming library and IT services are designed with you in mind, helping you to make the most of your experience and fulfil your true potential at the University of Sunderland. Library Services offer access to excellent resources and the support and skills you need to make best use of them. Each library houses fantastic subject collections for you to borrow whilst a considerable range of books, journals and module resources are available online. Most importantly we are here to help you make the most of our services. Everyone needs something different from their library. For this reason each of our libraries have spaces designed with you in mind, from silent study and flexible group working areas to lively cafĂŠs and excellent IT facilities. Our expert staff will ensure you develop the skills you need and are always ready to help you, no matter where you may be.

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WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY –

ACCOMMODATION Living with other students is a brilliant way to make new friends from day one. Our accommodation is all within 1.5 miles of the city centre, and if this is your first time studying in Sunderland we can guarantee you a room in university accommodation. All accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. We understand the importance of having a reliable and fast internet connection, and so we upgraded our Wifi in 2015. The internet service provides unlimited downloads and uploads as standard; with the connection speed increasing by 5Mbps per year. The rent includes heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wifi (wired/wireless) and personal possessions insurance, and our rent prices are amongst the cheapest in the country. We have five student accommodations available, including The Forge U Student Village. When you apply for accommodation you can choose who you want to live with, whether that’s with friends you already know, in a single gender flat, or in a single culture flat. We also have family accommodation for students coming to Sunderland with a partner and/or children. Most of our accommodation has technology to support students who are deaf or hearing impaired, and we also have rooms, kitchens

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and bathrooms which are easily accessible for students who use wheelchairs. We can also help if you have any other needs, such as needing a personal fridge for storing medication. Accommodation is available throughout the year, including during the seasonal holidays, so there is no need to pack up all your belongings and move out. Some students enjoy their first year so much that they choose to live in university accommodation in every year of their course. If you come to one of our Open Days you will be able to see the facilities yourself on an accommodation tour. See a full list of upcoming Open Days at www.sunderland.ac.uk/opendays To see all of our student accommodation online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk/ accommodationservices For more information telephone The Accommodation Office in The Gateway on 0191 515 2943 or email: accommodation@sunderland.ac.uk


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Honestly, moving to halls was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It’s like a little family – I’ve made some lifelong friends from staying in University accommodation. I’m still close to people I met who I wasn’t actually living with. Two girls I lived with in particular were like my sisters. I’ve just had a reunion with all the girls I lived with in my first year.

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ACCOMMODATION (Self Catered And Mixed Halls*) Residences and Rent (All rents are subject to change) 2016/17

UNIVERSITY HALLS

HALLS OF RESIDENCE

PRECINCT

CLANNY HOUSE

PANNS BANK

SCOTIA QUAY

THE FORGE U Student VILLAGE

NUMBER OF PLACES

262

637

270

228

548

WIRELESS AND HARDWIRED INTERNET ACCESS

YES (40Mbps)

YES (40Mbps)

YES (40Mbps)

YES (40Mbps)

WIRELESS ONLY (40Mbps)

PERSONAL POSSESSIONS INSURANCE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

LAUNDRY (COIN OPERATED) PAY AS YOU USE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

FREE PARKING ON-SITE

YES

YES

YES

YES

£200 TO RESERVE A PARKING BAY

CYCLE STORAGE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

SECURITY (24/7, 365 DAYS A YEAR)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

SUPPLIED KITCHEN CROCKERY

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

ON-SITE STUDENT SHOP

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

ON-SITE STUDENT BAR

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

CASHPOINT (FREE TO USE)

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

COMMUNAL PC SUITE

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES (WEB BROWSING)

EN-SUITE ROOMS

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

PRICES PER WEEK

SINGLE ROOMS: £79.25 TO £84.86

MEDIUM: £77.54

SINGLE: £78.70 TO £87.90

EN-SUITE ROOM: £95.25 TO £97.30

STANDARD/ ACCESSIBLE: £82

2-BEDROOM FAMILY UNIT (MAX. 2 CHILDREN): £154

1-BEDROOM FLAT (COUPLE): £132.14 TO £134.89

EN-SUITE ROOM: £102

PRIVATE HALLS

LARGE: £79.25 X LARGE: £84.86 2 BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED (PP): £77.54

*University accommodation internet is provided by StudentCom, options to upgrade to faster internet speeds are also available.

2-BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE (MAX. 2 CHILDREN): £154

1-BEDROOM FLAT: £137 PREMIUM: £90

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A SPORTING LIFE Anyone looking to get involved in sport, physical activity and recreation has a huge array of opportunities available to them. The University operates programmes in over 70 different sports and activities, including cardiovascular and resistance training, group exercise, fitness camps, courses, clubs and teams, performance sport, elite athlete support, volunteering and participation schemes. Whether you are interested in playing, watching, studying or helping to run sport while at university, we have something for you. UoS Active includes a great range of fun opportunities for everyone. Thanks to funding from Sport England students will now have more opportunities to play sport via the University’s Urban Active project. The project offers fun, social and engaging activities for students on and off campus in a number of different ways through Flexi, Club Social and Events programmes. If you simply want to take part in recreational sport our casual ‘Pay & Play’ schemes and our programme of internal leagues and events will appeal to you. The flagship facility CitySpace makes up part of the City Campus and includes a six badminton court sports hall, 70 station fitness suite, functional training space equipped to develop strength and body conditioning, sports massage and injuries clinic, multi-purpose studios, indoor climbing wall and retail, social, catering, leisure and exhibition spaces. Fitness suite membership is available for as little as *£8.33 per month with the additional opportunity to access a wide range of fitness classes. If you’re looking to try something new our coached introduction and taster courses are a great way to develop your skills or enhance your understanding and knowledge.

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We offer full training and competition packages in over 30 different sports all of which include professional coaching and support. We also have over 20 sports teams competing in British Universities and College Sports (BUCS) leagues every Wednesday as well as other competitions throughout the year. All these teams are covered by our in-house sports media platform SportsByte. We provide funding of up to £1000 for talented individuals through our Elite Athlete programme and our ongoing work in sports such as netball, football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, swimming and tennis, has seen a large increase in performance athletes and coaches coming to study in Sunderland. As part of this work, students are also given the opportunity to represent the City at regional and national level in basketball, volleyball and netball as part of Team Sunderland, a community-focused sports programme. To support those who are interested in a career in sport, or who simply wish to add additional skills and experience to their degree and CV, we also operate one of the largest student employability schemes in the UK, called the Sport Career Academy. The Sport Career Academy has over 350 placement opportunities with schools, specialist groups and the community.


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We also provide opportunities in course related and skills-driven environments in the following areas: sports journalism and broadcasting, event management, event and promo team, marketing, sports coaching, sports development, business development and planning, sports science and analysis, sports injuries and rehabilitation. The City of Sunderland has some of the very best facilities in the North East and UK, including the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh, a 110m dry ski slope, an LTA accredited tennis centre, athletics track, rugby and cricket ground, plus a marina and watersports centre situated on the longest beach within the boundaries of any city in England. Those who also enjoy watching sport have a huge array of choices within the very well-connected North East region: Premier League Football, County and International Cricket, European Tour Tennis, Premiership Rugby, National Karate, British League Basketball and Super League Netball are among the many great opportunities which take place across the year. To find out more please visit our website at www.unisportsunderland.com or email us at uni.sport@sunderland.ac.uk

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Sunderland has a brilliant range of sports teams and non-sporting societies. From basketball to business and sikh to sub-aqua, there’s something for everyone. And if we don’t offer it we’ll help you set it up. Getting involved in a sports club or society is not only a way to make friends but also a way of getting the most out of university life while also developing skills that will be essential in your working life. For all your sporting needs: www.unisportsunderland.com To find out about non sporting societies: www.thesochouse.co.uk

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Here is a flavour of what’s on offer: Aikido Afro-Caribbean Society

Hockey Hong Kong & Malaysian

American Football Archery Athletics

Islamic Judo Karate

Badminton Basketball Business Cheerleading

Kickboxing & Self-defence Law Society LGBT Society Mount Kilimanjaro

Christian Union Cricket Debating Dance Enterprise Equestrian Feminist Football Futsal

Netball Pole Fitness Rowing Rugby Union Scuba Sikh Snow Sports Sub Aqua Swimming

Gaelic Football Games Club Golf

Taekwondo Tennis Trampolining

Gothic Handball

Volleyball Water Polo


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Hello

from YOUR

STUDENTS‘ UNION NOT TO BE REDUCED ANY FURTHER THAN 30MM WIDE

One of the best things about being a student is the sense of belonging you get and your Students’ Union is at the heart of this experience.

Whether you want to help raise money for charities, volunteer in the community, get elected and be involved in student democracy, take a leadership role in making positive changes for students or simply wish to ask a question or raise a concern, we are here for you.

Students’ Union membership is free and you are automatically enrolled as a member as soon as you register on your course.

Your Union is all about students. It is governed by a Board of Trustees including five sabbatical officers. These are students (or recent graduates) taking a year out to help run the Union and work with you to make sure the student experience at Sunderland is the best it can be.

Your Students’ Union is run by students, for students, and we pride ourselves on helping you make your university experience valuable for life. We are here to empower you, so you can play an active role in university life, get the support you need while making friends and squeeze as much fun as possible out of your time here.

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For relaxation and recreation, the Union caters for all tastes. We run lots of events across the city throughout the year as well as exploring ways to make life on campus as fun and vibrant as possible. The Union also organises an extensive course of Freshers’ Week events aimed at welcoming all new students to the city as well as to the University.


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The Union also provides support to help make your learning experience here excellent. This includes offering independent, confidential advice to help you through the ups and downs of university life. The Union co-ordinates the Student Representation system, and delivers training for Student Reps empowering them to represent your views on academic issues. We also organise the Connect Group – a great way to meet other students, visit interesting places, and have fun. Regular gatherings, trips and events make sure there is something for everyone and it is a great way to get to know the area too, especially if you are coming to the UK or the Sunderland region for the first time! The University of Sunderland Students’ Union is affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS), which means our students can access hundreds of student discounts though NUS Extra. NUS Extra cards cost £12 a year, and offer many shopping

discounts both online and in store. The average student can save over £180 each year! For details visit www.nus.org.uk. Order your card online and it will be delivered to the Students’ Union offices on City Campus for you to collect. Make sure you come and say hello to us too! For more information about the University of Sunderland Students’ Union go to:

www.sunderlandsu.co.uk /sunderlandsu @sunderlandsu Tel: 0191 515 3030

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SUPPORTING YOU Students are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking for ways to help you get the most out of campus life – that’s why we’re known as ‘the friendly university’. From the moment you apply to the day you graduate, we’ll be there to help if you need us. We can help with everything from the little things: tweet us a question about the best takeaways, or ask a student ambassador to help you find a lecture room; to the big issues: get help managing your finances, or access our free and confidential Counselling service. Whatever support you need, we can help. The Gateway The Gateway is usually the first place to go for any kind of information about the University. The Gateway reception staff are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, and if they can’t deal with your query directly, they’ll put you in touch with the right team at the University who can help you. The Gateway: 0191 515 2222 gateway@sunderland.ac.uk http://services.sunderland.ac.uk/gateway

Student Financial Advice Our Student Financial Advisers are experts who can answer any questions about student grants, loans, state benefits, funding applications, budgeting and money management. You don’t have to be a student to use the service – they’re also happy to help anyone who is considering going to university. Student Financial Advice: 0191 515 2284 / 3478 studentfinancialadvice@sunderland.ac.uk www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentfinancialadvice

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Counselling Even the most confident people sometimes need a listening ear, and that’s where our Counselling service can help. Our counsellors will offer confidential support and advice on a range of topics, including anxiety, depression, exam worries, bereavement, relationship difficulties and feelings of isolation. You can talk to a counsellor in person or on the phone. Counselling Service: 0191 515 2933 counselling@sunderland.ac.uk http://sls.sunderland.ac.uk/counselling

Health and Wellbeing The Health and Wellbeing service is staffed by experienced registered nurses who can offer confidential medical advice on a wide range of issues. Support is available for students with ongoing health problems, and our staff can also apply for help with questions about registering for a doctor, dentist or using other NHS services. Health and Wellbeing Service: 0191 515 2938 health.wellbeing@sunderland.ac.uk http://sls.sunderland.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing

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 University has a full-time Chaplain who co-ordinates a multi-faith team and runs activities for all who wish to explore or affirm their faith. Chaplaincy: 0191 515 3482 chaplain@sunderland.ac.uk www.sunderland.ac.uk/chaplaincy


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Disability and Specific Learning Difficulties

We can also offer extra practical support:

If you have a disability, the Disability Support Team will work with you to ensure that you have all the learning support you need. We can even help you apply to university, and make sure you receive any additional funding you may be eligible for. Any discussion with the Disability Support Team is confidential, and no support strategy is implemented without your permission.

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Disability Support Service: 0191 515 2952 disability.support@sunderland.ac.uk http://sls.sunderland.ac.uk/disability

To access this support contact the Looked After Young People and Care Leavers’ Team or tick ‘yes’ to being a care leaver on your UCAS application. This information is only used to offer you support and will not affect your application.

Support for Looked After Young People and Care Leavers

Looked After Young People and Care Leavers’ Team: 0191 515 3000 care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk www.sunderland.ac.uk/careleavers

If you have experienced being in care, you may have circumstances or concerns that might be different to other students. We want to make sure that studying at the University of Sunderland is as uncomplicated as possible. A care experienced student is any student who has spent 13 weeks or more in the care of the Local Authority (e.g. foster care or children’s home) between their 14th and 16th birthday, were privately fostered until the age of 16 or who were ‘looked after’ until they were subject of a Special Guardianship Order.

£1,500 Scholarships for each year of study Assistance finding accommodation for 52 weeks a year Help moving in and getting settled Storage of belongings over the summer vacation Moral support throughout your course

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Our Looked After Young People and Care Leavers’ Team are here to help. We can help you choose your course and complete your UCAS application, whichever university you’re applying to and if you apply to Sunderland, we’ll be on hand to answer any queries from application to graduation.

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RETURNERS

TO LEARNING If you want to experience university life but think you might have missed your opportunity, it’s not too late! No matter what previous educational experience you may have had, Sunderland can offer a range of courses to meet your needs. Here at Sunderland we are proud to have a long tradition of welcoming adult learners who want to progress into higher education. Mature learners bring a wealth of life-experience to our University and make a very valuable contribution to our learning community. That’s why we make a special effort to welcome students who may have missed out on higher education the first time round. We will take previous study experience and work-related skills into consideration, so entry requirements for adult learners may be different to those specified in the course listing. We have various Extended Programmes to prepare students who may have been out of formal education for a while. This helps you to get back in touch with current study skills and learning methods and provides a taste of what university life is like.

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We also offer a Returners to Learning Progression Scheme, aimed at students who are studying an Access to Higher Education course at a local college. This scheme will give you practical guidance on choosing and applying for a university course, library skills, subject taster sessions and developing and improving the academic skills you need for a university course. Our aim is to ensure that you feel ready and confident about starting your studies here with us. If you are thinking about returning to education and would like further information about a course or your options, why not visit the University and talk to an adviser who will answer any questions you may have. Returners to Learning: 0191 515 3000 progression.schemes@sunderland.ac.uk

University of Sunderland named UK’s Access to Higher Education Provider of the Year 2013 QAA Access to HE Awards 2013


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TOP 5 IN THE WORLD for accommodation satisfaction and cost of living International Student Barometer 2014

MONEY TALK For 2016 the University of Sunderland has a three-tiered fee structure for all full-time undergraduate programmes: £7,500, £8,750 and £9,000. The three tiers reflect the level and the cost of delivering such a wide range of courses. For example, Foundation Degrees delivered off-campus at partner colleges are £7,500 per year, fees for most classroom based courses are £8,750 per year, and fees for resource intensive courses are currently £9,000 per year. Full details relating to our fee levels and financial support for 2016 will be available on our website.

It is worth highlighting a few points about fees and funding: • •

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Fees do NOT have to be paid upfront and will stay the same for the duration of your course Your repayments are linked to your income. You only make repayments when your income is over £21,000 a year. If your income drops below this amount repayments stop Loans are available to cover up to the full cost of the tuition fee Non-repayable grants are also available

To watch a film which explains everything you need to know about student finance, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/feesandfunding

Sunderland is one of the best value places to live in the country, so you’ll find your money goes further. Here’s what you can expect to pay for some of the essentials of student life: Average rent per week in University of Sunderland halls of residence (inclusive of heating, lighting and fuel) £75.00 Internet access in halls

FREE

Personal possession insurance in university accommodation

FREE

Campus Bus from halls to campuses

FREE

Happy hour Italian restaurant meal

£5.95

Daily breakfast deal in CitySpace Café

£1.70

Gym membership – is available for as little as *£8.33 per month with the additional opportunity to access a wide range of fitness classes

Average price of a pint of lager

£2.50

Cinema ticket (with SU card)

£5.75

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SCHOLARSHIPS We know that going to university can be expensive, so we’ve put together a package of scholarships to help as many students as possible. A scholarship is financial support – usually in the form of cash or a discount on tuition fees – which you don’t have to pay back. In 2016 we had eight scholarships on offer: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EVERYONE

The following six scholarships do not require an application form. They’re offered automatically to students who meet the essential eligibility criteria.

‘GET THERE’ SCHOLARSHIP

ON-CAMPUS EXTENDED PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIP

FOR 12 MONTHS

in the first year of study only

FREE UNLIMITED TRAVEL Regional or local ticket depending on your term-time address

OR

£600 discount from Universitymanaged accommodation

For first year full-time home / EU undergraduate students.

OFF-CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIP

£1,200 FEE REDUCTION

FOR EACH YEAR OF CONTINUOUS STUDY For students on a full-time undergraduate franchised programme at a designated partner college.

OFF-CAMPUS PROGRESSION SCHOLARSHIP

UP TO £500

FEE REDUCTION

The Partnership College Off-Campus Progression Scholarship awards up to £500 fee reduction. The scholarship is awarded as £500 tuition fee reduction in the final top-up year on campus. Part-time students will receive a pro-rata rate. Home / EU full-time and part-time undergraduate students.

UP TO £2,700

FEE REDUCTION

For all on-campus extended programme students in the first year of study only. Home / EU full-time undergraduate students.

CARE LEAVERS’ SCHOLARSHIP

£1,500 CASH

FOR EACH YEAR OF CONTINUOUS STUDY (including placement year)

For Home Care Experienced students under the age of 25.

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES YEAR ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

£1,275 FEE REDUCTION

Fee waiver for students studying Modern Foreign Languages during their study abroad year. Home / EU full-time undergraduate students.

DISCRETIONARY SCHOLARSHIPS

We are offering two scholarships that are awarded on a discretionary basis following an application and assessment process. It is always recommended that students read the eligibility criteria and understand what each scholarship offers.

THE UNIVERSITY SUNDERLAND SCHOLARSHIP

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

£1,000 IN YEAR 1, £1,000 IN YEAR 2

To fund short international programmes with an overseas university. Home / EU students.

£2,000 CASH

For students with a household income of £42,620 or less. Home / EU students.

£1,000 CASH IN YEAR 2

The exact scholarships we offer change slightly each year, so visit www.sunderland.ac.uk/scholarships to find out exactly what will be on offer for the academic year 2017/18.

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The ‘Get There’ Scholarship was just the ticket to help Marianne travel to and from University and also throughout the Tyne and Wear region. A scholarship that is available to everyone! She said: “The ‘Get There’ Scholarship was a really huge help to me during my first year as it meant that I wasn’t constantly worrying about having to pay for public transport to university (which can be quite pricey!). I could use it on weekends too, no more paying for taxis!” Marianne’s finances were further boosted when she secured a second award, a Sunderland Scholarship, based on parental income which is worth £2,000 to help with living expenses over two years.

She added: “This was crucial to me coming to university as I had given up employment to study. “The grant support at Sunderland is fantastic. It really is worth applying as it can make a huge difference to your finances. “All first year students also get a free travel pass which is fantastic as I can get the bus or Metro anywhere I please, which is a massive saving.” Marianne is planning a career in Event Management and is currently spending time on an internship with the North East Maritime Trust.

Marianne Leckenby BA (Hons) Events Management See my film on the website.

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CITY BY

THE SEA Sunderland has everything you would expect from a major city. Arts, culture, sport, heritage and history are in plentiful supply. But we also have a few extras. Sunderland has the added advantage of being a city by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and the North Yorkshire Moors on the doorstep. Music Sunderland is a great city for live music. Local bands that have made it big in recent years include The Futureheads, Field Music, Lilliput, The Lake Poets and Frankie and the Heartstrings, and there are plenty of other local bands to see in the city’s pubs and live music venues.

Bars, Clubs, Eating and Drinking As you’d expect from a city with a buzzing student population, Sunderland is a great night out. Gourmet dining, guilty pleasure takeaways, real-ale pubs, sophisticated bars, cheesy clubs, cosy cafés and everything in between – you won’t be short of fun places to go with your new friends. If you prefer huge stadium concerts, keep an eye on Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light where acts to play there have included Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Rihanna, P!nk, Oasis and Bruce Springsteen.

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Sport The North-East is passionate about sport. Whether you’re a spectator or participant, Sunderland has sport around every corner. As a coastal city you’ll find Sunderland is a great place to try your hand at surfing, windsurfing, sailing or scuba diving. Sunderland’s Aquatic Centre is the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh, and if you fancy a go at rock climbing then Sunderland Wall is the place to go – at 23 metres high it’s one of the largest indoor climbing centres in the UK. Keen cyclists are well catered for, there are miles of coastal paths and the city marks the end point of the National C2C network, which runs from the West Coast in Cumbria and ends

In the summer, the skies over the coast come alive with a thrilling display of plane acrobatics at the Sunderland International Airshow, the biggest free annual airshow in Europe and in autumn Sunderland Illuminations spill out from Roker Park and animate the coastline up to Seaburn. Sunderland is bidding for UK City of Culture 2021 so there will be plenty of ways to get involved and experience culture in the run up to the submission.

History and Architecture Sunderland has a very long and proud history and its people love their city, there is a real sense of belonging. The same people have had something of a roller coaster ride over the past hundred years – enjoying massive prosperity through the years of coal mines, shipyards and other heavy industry, then seeing that slip away in the 1980s. After a difficult decade Sunderland bounced back big time in the 90s.

when riders dip their wheel in the North Sea at Roker. If you prefer to watch sport, your choices include top class football in Sunderland and Newcastle, cricket at Durham County Cricket Club, basketball with Newcastle Eagles and Durham Wildcats, and rugby with Newcastle Falcons.

Arts and Culture Sunderland has a year-round diary of events and places to visit. Good places to start are the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, National Glass Centre, and The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. If you’re a fan of theatre then head to the Sunderland Empire – one of the largest theatres in the North East and the only theatre in the region to host the big West End productions, which have included Lion King, Warhorse and Wicked.

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In 1992 Sunderland was granted city status, and saw a wealth of new business and new professionals arrive in the city. International companies such as Nissan, Liebherr and Barclays have come in and 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 has a rich mix of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture. Sunderland’s 7th century St Peter’s Church, built in 674AD was the residence of Anglo-Saxon saint the Venerable Bede, and the Church was also where the oldest existing Latin version of the Bible – the Codex Amiatinus – was written in the early 8th century.


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The Future Sunderland has a rich heritage, ambitious plans and offers a great quality of life. With over £1 billion being invested, 2018 will see Sunderland host the Tall Ships Race. Ships hold a special place in Sunderland’s history – it was once the largest shipbuilding city in the world! In 2015 Keel Square – a new public square in the heart of the city centre – opened, featuring artworks that celebrate Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage; and at the seafront vast improvements have been made to the environment along the beautiful sandy coastline at Seaburn and Roker, including landscaping, seating, planting and lighting, making it a very attractive place to spend time outdoors in all weather. In terms of major infrastructure improvements, work will begin this year on the city’s new bridge – opening up land for investment along the River Wear and reducing congestion; the new Wear Crossing is due to open by 2018. Meanwhile the University of Sunderland continues to shape the city, with recent developments underway or close to completion including a new hotel, an Enterprise Hub and the North East’s first ‘FabLab’. This in itself typifies the University’s innovative approach and ability to respond quickly to opportunity. The FabLab will present students, local residents and businesses alike with the space and tools to experiment, prototype their product ideas, improvise and learn. Sunderland is a city with ambition and a bright future – join us and be part of our story.

Beyond the City North East England is probably the most beautiful region in the country, we think so anyway. It has everything – wonderful countryside, striking coastline, acres of green space and a great quality of life in three cosmopolitan cities. 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 Sage Gateshead, the next you could be exploring the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Whichever direction you head there will be something incredible to fill your day.

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ACADEMIC LIFE Going to university is a big step, an experience that will change your life. You might not know much about how universities structure themselves or what course options are available to you, so here’s a brief guide to understanding academic life.

The University of Sunderland is divided into four Faculties: Applied Sciences

Arts, Design and Media

Business and Law

Education and Society

Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology

Department of Arts and Design inc. National Glass Centre

Sunderland Business School

Department of Education

Sunderland Law School

Department of Social Sciences

Department of Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing

Department of Media

Tourism at Sunderland Business School

Department of Culture

Department of Psychology Department of Sport

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Every student at the University of Sunderland will join one of the four Faculties. Your Faculty will keep you informed about opportunities that will help you develop your employability skills and experience.

Undergraduate Degrees A full-time degree that leads to a qualification such as BA, BSc or BEng usually takes three years to complete. If you take a placement it will take four years. The MPharm also takes four years to complete. If you want more flexibility to your degree and you can’t decide which course to study, you can combine two different subjects in one degree. A Combined Subjects degree is considered just as rigorous as a single subject degree, and some employers especially value the extra flexibility and breadth that a Combined Subjects degree offers. See page 81 for further information.

Intermediate Awards, Extended Programmes and Foundation Degrees Not everyone wants to do a full honours undergraduate degree course, and Sunderland offers a series of intermediate awards on most courses. If you leave after completing one year of full-time study you will gain a Certificate of Higher Education, and if you leave after two years you will gain a Diploma of Higher Education. If you complete all three years of your course you will graduate with a full honours degree. If you don’t have the UCAS points you need for a degree course, you may choose to opt for an extended programme in which you study for a year at Level three and if successful continue on to the first stage of an undergraduate degree, or take a two-year Foundation Degree programme, many of which are taught at partner colleges across the region. Students who successfully complete a Foundation Degree can choose to continue their studies onto the final year of a degree programme at the University to achieve full honours degree status. The full list of Foundation Degrees available at partner colleges is listed on page 67.

Modules and Credits All our courses are modular. A module is a ‘unit of learning’ – a topic with clearly defined content, methods of teaching, learning and assessment and ‘learning outcomes’. Each module is set at a particular academic level (level 4-6 for a 3-year undergraduate course) which gives you an indication of how advanced or difficult it is.

Most modules are worth 20 credits, and the number of credits depends on how much work is involved. Each stage of your course will consist of modules to the value of 120 credits. If you are studying full-time you will do all 120 credits in one year; if you are studying part-time you do fewer and the course will take longer. Some of the modules will be compulsory; in other cases you will choose one or more modules from a selection of options. In any case your selection of modules will need to add up to 120 credits for each stage. We expect most students to have to study for 100 hours for each 10 credits, so a 20 credit module will take around 200 hours. This is a guideline figure – in practice, it may take you more or less time, depending on how much experience you already have of the topic. The study time includes lectures, seminars, private study, writing essays – everything you need to do to achieve the learning outcome.

Teaching and Learning Methods We use a wide range of teaching methods, all of which are designed to help you learn more effectively. We believe you gain more by playing an active part in the learning process. You’ll go to lectures, seminars, tutorials and, where appropriate, laboratory classes, but you’ll also do projects and in some subject areas you will have fieldwork or placement opportunities. You will have to take responsibility for your work, for example by gathering and analysing information for yourself. You could find yourself being part of a discussion group or studying prepared material on your own initiative. During nearly every course at Sunderland you will be assessed throughout the academic year, on the basis of coursework. There will also be some examinations, mostly at the end of the year, the balance between coursework and exams varies from course to course. In some subjects you may be given multiple-choice tests or computer-based assessments. You could also be asked to prove your grasp of a subject by preparing a report, presentation, demonstration or seminar, either on your own or in a group. On occasion, you may have to assess yourself by keeping learning logs or journals. At Sunderland, we place a great deal of importance on the building of strong and lasting relationships between students and staff. It is these relationships that will see you through to your degree. You can relax in the knowledge that Sunderland is a community where people help each other.

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Study a UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND qualification at a College near you The University of Sunderland works in partnership with some of the region’s top colleges, enabling you to study a University of Sunderland Higher Education programme at a College site. The University has partnerships with Bishop Auckland College; East Durham College; Hartlepool 6th Form College; Gateshead College; Sunderland College; South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College. Whilst you are studying, because you are a student of both the College and the University, you can take full advantage of the facilities at your chosen college as well as being able to benefit from lots of things on offer at the University of Sunderland.

Types of programmes you can study in this way:

Foundation degrees A Foundation degree is a Higher Education qualification at Level 5. All full-time and work-based part-time Foundation degrees offered at our partners are studied over two years. Work-based part-time Foundation degrees combine practical work-based learning with academic study. Many of these Foundation degrees are developed to meet the needs of employers and are an excellent way to combine critical thinking and academic experience with practical experience. You would normally be required to be working in your chosen field of study in order to enrol on a work based part-time Foundation degree. Whilst a Foundation degree is a qualification in its own right, it is also equivalent to the first two years of a degree. The Foundation degrees we offer give you the options to extend your study and ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree here on campus at the University.

Extended degree programmes At Sunderland College, you can study University of Sunderland Extended Science programmes in three pathways: Biomedical Science; BioPharmaceutical Science and Psychology. These are full-time undergraduate degree programmes studied over four years; the first year of study takes place at Sunderland College and then the remaining three years are studied here at the University.

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WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

Bishop Auckland College

www.bacoll.ac.uk

01388 443 000

East Durham College

www.eastdurham.ac.uk

0191 518 2000

Gateshead College

www.gateshead.ac.uk

0191 490 0300

Hartlepool 6th Form College

www.hpoolsfc.ac.uk

01429 294 444

South Tyneside College

www.stc.ac.uk

0191 427 3900

Sunderland College

www.sunderlandcollege.co.uk

0191 511 6000

Tyne Metropolitan College

www.tynemet.ac.uk

0191 229 5000

In-Service PGCE / Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training This in-service programme leads to a Professional Certificate or Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training; the main recognised qualification for the post-14 sector in the UK and is aimed at teachers, lecturers or trainers.

Support Services at your College To make sure that you have everything you need on-site at your chosen college, you will access certain facilities and support via your College rather than via the University. This is to enhance your studies and ensure that you can get the help and support you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Support services you will access at your College include things like Careers and Employability Services; Disability Support Services and advice on dyslexia or specific learning difficulties; additional teaching support services such as support for numeracy and literacy; Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Services.

Location of study You will study programmes at your chosen college, although there may be times when in order to enhance your studies, you will also study at one of the University’s main campuses in Sunderland.

How to apply Applying for a University of Sunderland programme with one of our partners could not be simpler. Use the table opposite to check which programmes are offered at which College (please note, colleges only offer programmes listed). For full-time programmes, apply via UCAS using the UCAS code for University of Sunderland (S84) then choose the College campus you want to study at. For part-time programmes, contact the College direct at the number above and apply using their direct application process. This information was correct at the time of printing.


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Courses PROGRAMME

MODE OF STUDY

LENGTH OF PROGRAMME

Extended Programme – Biomedical Science

Full-time

Extended Programme – BioPharmaceutical Science Extended Programme – Psychology

WHERE YOU CAN STUDY

HOW TO APPLY

UCAS CODE

2016/17 FEE

4 years – 1st year at Sunderland College College followed by 3 years at University

Via UCAS

B948

*see note below

Full-time

4 years – 1st year at Sunderland College College followed by 3 years at University

Via UCAS

B901

*see note below

Full-time

4 years – 1st year at Sunderland College College followed by 3 years at University

Via UCAS

C801

*see note below

*Fee for Extended programmes: The fee for the year studied off campus at a partner college is £7,500. This fee rises to £9,000 per year for the remaining years studied here at the University FdA Applied Fine Art Practice

Full-time

2 years

Tyne Metropolitan College

Via UCAS

W1A2

£7,500 per year

FdA Applied Music Practice

Full-time

2 years

Sunderland College

Via UCAS

W390

£7,500 per year

FdSc Computing

Full-time

2 years

South Tyneside College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via UCAS

I100

£7,500 per year

FdA Dance

Full-time

2 years

Sunderland College

Via UCAS

W503

£7,500 per year

FdA Drama

Full-time

2 years

Sunderland College

Via UCAS

W402

£7,500 per year

FdSc Exercise Health and Fitness

Full-time

2 years

Gateshead College; Sunderland College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via UCAS

C606

£7,500 per year

FdA Graphic Communications

Full-time

2 years

Tyne Metropolitan College

Via UCAS

W2M4

£7,500 per year

FdA Health and Social Care

Full-time

2 years

Sunderland College

Via UCAS

BL95

£7,500 per year

FdA Law

Full-time

2 years

Hartlepool 6th Form College

Via UCAS

M200

£7,500 per year

FdA Performing Arts

Full-time

2 years

East Durham College

Via UCAS

W490

£7,500 per year

FdSc Sports Coaching

Full-time

2 years

East Durham College; Gateshead College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via UCAS

CX6D

£7,500 per year

FdA Counselling

Part-time

2 years

Bishop Auckland College; Sunderland College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via College

n/a

£4,500 per year

FdA Education and Care

Part-time

2 years

Bishop Auckland College; East Durham College; South Tyneside College; Sunderland College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via College

n/a

£4,500 per year

FdA Health and Social Care

Part-time

2 years

Bishop Auckland College; Gateshead College

Via College

n/a

£4,500 per year

FdEng Power Engineering

Part-time

2 years

Tyne Metropolitan College

Via College

n/a

£4,500 per year

In Service PGCE / Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training

Part-time

2 years

Bishop Auckland College; East Durham College; Gateshead College; Sunderland College; South Tyneside College; Tyne Metropolitan College

Via College

n/a

£2,250 per year

The University has partnerships with:

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The University of Sunderland is a place to find yourself and discover what talents you have hidden away. I wanted to continue my interest in painting, but I also wanted to try other areas of art and design, so I applied to the Art and Design Foundation course at Sunderland. It was a new adventure for me, and I always remember how supportive and friendly people were. My tutor showed me a book of unusual inventions and encouraged me to draw my own - I discovered I could do it quite well and I’ve been doing it ever since, so feel I owe my tutor and my course at the University of Sunderland a great deal. I’ve since had my work exhibited internationally, including at London’s Design Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I’ve even made an appearance on The Late Show as a guest in New York - the day after Michelle Obama.

Dominic Wilcox Artist and Designer Art and Design Foundation course

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‘Art’ at Sunderland is a subject area that covers a number of creative disciplines: Glass and Ceramics; Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and Fine Art. Our tutors will provide guidance and challenges so that you will develop your talents to the maximum of your ability. Your practical artistic talents will flourish, and you will also develop a solid theoretical understanding that will underpin everything you create. WHY SUNDERLAND? For Glass and Ceramics there is no better place to study than the University of Sunderland – we have the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. You’ll be learning and working in the National Glass Centre, using the very latest glass and ceramics facilities including a water jet cutter, a decal printer and one of the largest kilns in Europe. For Photography, Video and Digital Imaging you will be based in the Northern Centre of Photography, which opened in 2012. You’ll have use of a huge selection of professional equipment and facilities, including photography studios, chemical and digital darkrooms, and camera and lighting equipment. You’ll also have access to one of the best photography libraries in the country. Our Fine Art course includes painting, sculpture, print making and digital media. You will be given your own individual studio space in Priestman Building, which underwent a £7 million refurbishment in 2013. We regularly attract visiting artists to Sunderland: recent names have included Kate Liston, Axel Lapp, Anthony Faroux and Eleanor Morton. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in exhibition trips to major arts festivals in the UK, Europe and the USA. Our Art courses are designed to expose you to the possible routes you could take within the subject. Our supportive tutors will help you decide which of your talents to develop further. Whichever art discipline you choose to study, you will be taught by tutors who are friendly, accessible and supportive, as well as talented and accomplished artists, writers or curators in their own fields. You will develop subject-specific skills and broader skills in communication, team working, independent working, critical thinking and research. You will leave the University of Sunderland as a self-reliant graduate ready to develop a rewarding career or move on to higher study. All our courses provide practical support to help you develop your professional links and networks. You will be guaranteed the opportunity to take a relevant art-based work placement, and/or a place on a one-week Futures Boot Camp to develop your employability and entrepreneurial skills.

The University of Sunderland has a number of other initiatives to help you get the most out of your time at university. These include the Study Abroad scheme that can take you to another country for one or two semesters, the Leading Lights programme for developing leadership skills, and a Mentoring scheme that can match you with an appropriate professional mentor. Other opportunities include the University Language Scheme, where you can learn a new language for free. PART-TIME PROVISION Part-time undergraduate courses – with the exception of Art and Design Extended W908 and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design CID10, all of the courses within the Art subject area can be studied part-time on a daytime timetable. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

You will have opportunities to apply for internships, placements and live projects, working alongside professional artists. We have a regular programme of exciting masterclasses with visiting speakers, and if you have ambitions to become self-employed, we have an on-campus creative business incubation centre called The Enterprise Place.

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BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics UCAS CODE:

W100

The most talented artists can see inspiration all around them. A degree in Fine Art will endorse this and develop your skills and abilities as a creative artist. Since 1860, Sunderland has been supporting students to develop their skills and ideas within the context of contemporary art. In your first year, you will experience a range of working methods. This will allow you to tailor your studies to fit with your career aspirations. Highly trained academic staff who are exhibiting artists, including the world renowned sculptor Eric Bainbridge, bring their experience of exhibiting professionally to their teaching whilst covering both practical and theoretical areas of the Fine Art syllabus.

Art

Dedicated studio-centred practice allow you to explore a range of resources, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital and installations. You will also be able to use digital media to inform your work whatever medium you choose. This creates a professional working environment, helping to prepare you for a career in this sector. Such a wealth of resources is why Sunderland is ‘Best in the North East of England for Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Teaching Quality, and Assessment and Feedback’ – National Student Survey 2013. We also have a specialist Art and Design library, which is home to over 120,000 books and folio resources. As a University, we invest a great deal in research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework, Sunderland was recognised for carrying out world leading research in Arts and Design. This is then fed into the relevant teaching on courses. Our aim throughout your degree is to prepare you to become a professional artist, with transferable skills, whether you decide to continue your own practice, or work in the public, community or commercial sectors. To further support you in doing this, your final year work will culminate in an exhibition, which will allow you to present your work professionally. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Fine Art Skills / Introduction to Fine Art Practice / Drawing 1 / History of Art in the 20th Century / Fine Art Methodology / Fine Art Contemporary Practice / Fine Art Professional Practice II and III / Dissertation / Fine Art Exhibition Presentation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE:

W266

This is the only course of its kind in the North East, and it’s offered by the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. Introductory modules will give you first-hand experience of key techniques: hot glass; kiln-formed glass; architectural glass; and contemporary ceramic practice. In addition, you will study professional skills such as drawing, computer aided design and materials technology. During the course you will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of glass or ceramics, or work across all mediums. Our staff are all award winning professional artists, designers, curators or writers. This level of expertise has allowed them to build a network of international contacts, which is invaluable in helping you to get to know people in the creative industries. You will learn in the vibrant and contemporary research environment of the National Glass Centre, which allows you to share knowledge with other students and visiting artists. Investing in research is pivotal in developing the best courses. For this reason, we hold up to 15 exhibitions per year with world-class artists in glass and ceramics and from other art backgrounds. We host up to 20 established and emerging visiting artists and speakers to give you insights into the latest thinking, students have the opportunity to work alongside these artists in the production of their work. We create as many opportunities as possible for you to share your work at exhibitions, undertake internships, through volunteering and work on real commissions. You will also undertake a professional practice module to help you prepare for your career. This will support you in getting your work recognised, whilst building a professional network and CV. We give you the opportunity to work in some of the best facilities in glass and ceramics in the world, blending concepts and ideas with materials in exciting new ways. You will be encouraged throughout the course to be ambitious in the scale and the context of your work, culminating in your third year, in the creation of a major body of work for exhibition. You will have the opportunity to exhibit at National Glass Centre. The diverse nature of this course attracts students from all walks of life. Previous experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and passion for materials is. We welcome applications from those considering a career change, as well as foundation students and school-leavers. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Studio Practice / Digital Crafts / Key Themes in Glass and Ceramics / Introduction to Professional Practice / History of Art and Design / Realising Ideas in Glass and Ceramics / Exploring Practice: Model, Colour, Space, Image / Developing a Professional Practice / Dissertation and Professional Context ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE:

W651

Photography allows you to see the world completely differently. As everything you see becomes a photo opportunity, the way you interpret things allows you to visually bring a story to life. Sunderland has one of the best photography departments in the UK. Well-established photography experts will guide you through the course, helping you to not only develop your practical knowledge, but also explore the theory and history of photography. This course 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. The course is photography based, you will also have the opportunity to explore video and digital imaging. Situated in the city centre, the Northern Centre of Photography has excellent facilities which include chemical darkrooms for colour and black and white printing, digital darkrooms, photography studios with professional-level lighting and digital studios with video and audio editing facilities. You’ll also have access to a range of industry-standard cameras ranging from 35mm Pentax, a wide range of Nikon DSLR’s – D80, D90 and full frame D800 Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji 6x7, Toyo 5x4, Sinar 5x4 and Leaf backs for high-end digital studio work, as well as HD video cameras.

Artistic student Sarah Heseltine is using every opportunity to improve her employability skills by gaining valuable work experience while she studies. When she is not creating artworks for course work, she is helping to organise exhibitions at the National Glass Centre, where she works part-time. Sarah said: “I started as a volunteer at the National Glass Centre, which is now part of the University. This then led to the chance of a part-time role, which I grabbed. “As well as helping with exhibitions, I work with the education team and visiting groups and schools. This is something I would like to do more of when I graduate. All this experience is really boosting my CV before I have even graduated.”

Sarah Heseltine BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics

Our wealth of photography resources is one of the reasons why Sunderland is number 1 in the UK for ‘Overall Satisfaction’ – National Student Survey 2014. Sunderland’s photography department operates the North East Photography Network, and gives our students access to hear professional photographers who come to the University and talk about their careers. This is an excellent opportunity to make new contacts. Work experience will help you establish what area you would like to work in. We have excellent industry links, and previous students have gone on to have successful careers in a number of areas, including photo editing and fashion photography. MODULES INCLUDE: Realist Photography / Studio Photography / The Digital Image: Moving and Still / The Alternative Print / Video Production / Genres of Photography / Photography and Narrative / Colour Photography / History of the Genres of Photography ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Art and Design – Extended www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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W908

Are you a budding creative? Do you aspire to work within the world of Art and Design? If this is the case then Art and Design is definitely the course for you. Designed to give you experience in a range of Art and Design pathways, studying Art and Design at Sunderland helps you to develop your existing skills and critical awareness, and progress onto the right specialism for you.

Art

This four-year course tends to suit people who are aged over 19 at the start of the course or under 19 but not living locally.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

COURSE CODE:

CID10

Art and Design encompasses many different creative disciplines. Whether you are a budding photographer, or a talented illustrator, studying on this Foundation programme will help you discover where your strengths lie. This one-year course is ideal for students coming straight from school or college.

The course is split into three stages. First of all, you will develop practical studio skills and an understanding of the creative process.

The course has developed a national reputation that includes a recent rating by Ofsted of Outstanding in all areas, making it the highest rated course in the region.

You will do this through studying different pathways including Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Visual Communication, Lens-Based Media, 3D Design, Animation and Glass and Ceramics.

Studying at Sunderland means you will be taught by experts in the Art and Design field. They will support you as you discover which area you would like to focus on.

After choosing a pathway, you will participate in longer, more developed project work. You will also have the opportunity exhibit your work and gain work based experience through live projects.

The course is divided into three stages, with experimental drawing and design development featuring across the whole course. You will begin by completing short projects in different pathways, including: Fine Art, Animation, Visual Communication, Glass and Ceramics, 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles and Lens-based Media.

In the third part of the course, you will choose a theme, which you will develop over the course of nine weeks, as your Final Major Project. This will allow you to build on what you have learned, whilst preparing you to study that specialism at degree level. All practice is studio centred, and led by experienced teachers and practitioners, who will support you in developing your skills. As part of your studies, you will be introduced to the wide range of art-based courses and facilities the University has to offer. This includes state-of-the-art photography facilities, Apple Macs, project spaces, printmaking workshops and glass and ceramics facilities at National Glass Centre in Sunderland. You will automatically gain entry into the art and design degree course of your choice at the University of Sunderland, if you successfully complete the course. Please ask us about a fee scholarship discount in your first year that will bring down your tuition fee. MODULES INCLUDE: Exploration in Art and Design including: Fine Art / Animation / Visual Communication / Glass and Ceramics / 3D Design / Fashion and Textiles / Lens-based Media ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.

Completing these projects will help you establish where your interests lie. You will undertake focused project work in an area of your choice, which will help you prepare for further study and become more aware of current art and design practice. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit your work and gain work experience through live projects as well as support in constructing portfolios and developing your own blogs. You will pick a theme for your final project and develop this across nine weeks with ways of working you have acquired whilst on the course. This will show how your skills and ideas have broadened within your chosen specialism, and help to get you ready to embark on an Art and Design degree. If you choose to apply to courses at other universities, you are given full support to prepare your portfolio and application, otherwise, once you have successfully completed the course, you will automatically be offered a place on an Art and Design honours degree course of your choice here at Sunderland. MODULES INCLUDE: Fine Art / Animation / Visual Communication / Glass and Ceramics / 3D Design / Fashion and Textiles / Lens-based Media ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on the 31st December on year of entry. You are also required to have 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above plus a minimum of 1 A Level or equivalent. This course is not available to students over 19 years of age at the start of the course, but you would be able to apply to the BA (Hons) Extended Art and Design (W908) via UCAS. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BusIness and Management

This is the University that brings you real value. It aims to fulfil your potential by not only teaching the theoretical learning aspect, but also provides real employment opportunities. The lecturers and members of staff were very friendly, helping students learn and look for their career path at the same time, and the course included many company visits to some world leading firms which gave me a truly in-depth understanding of a real organisation. There’s lots to do in Sunderland too, I often went to the beach, went shopping in the city centre, or watched football at the Stadium of Light; Sunderland has everything that an overseas student like me could need.

Jiang Zhong Chassis Programme Leader, Jaguar Land Rover UK Business graduate

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The world of business is constantly evolving. Business leaders of the future will have to demonstrate awareness of international markets, innovation, and adaptability for an ever-changing environment. Real-world business is at the heart of our degrees and the University of Sunderland will equip you to be a multi-skilled graduate, ready to begin a rewarding and challenging business career anywhere in the world.

Business and Management

WHY SUNDERLAND? Sunderland Business School is a member of The Association of Business Schools and we have gained recognition in a number of league tables. Within the North East we are: • • •

No. 1 for course satisfaction, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015 No. 1 for student satisfaction, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2014 No. 1 for teaching quality, academic support and learning resources, according to the National Student Survey 2013

Many of our courses have gained recognition from relevant professional bodies. For example, our Business and Human Resource Management programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. Such recognition provides evidence of the quality of our courses; it can also secure exemptions from some professional exams to accelerate your move towards chartered status. We offer a popular suite of courses that is centred on BA (Hons) Business and Management, with specialisms available in Marketing Management, Financial Management, and Human Resource Management. The first year, which is the same for all courses within the suite, allows you to build a solid foundation of business knowledge and develop practical experience through simulations and team exercises. After the first year, you can continue in the main Business and Management route or study more specialist modules. There is flexibility to change your choice of specialist route before you start your second year, if you wish. We also offer BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance. This provides exemptions from nine of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), speeding up your progress towards qualified status. Whatever course you study, our approach to teaching and learning is student-centred, and there is a rich and active partnership between students and tutor. Built into your course are regular opportunities to check with your tutor and prepare you for the next stage of your studies. As part of your course we also offer you many opportunities to work closely with businesses like Caterpillar, Microsoft and Nissan to ensure that your learning is informed by the most current developments in business. In all our courses our vision is to develop confident graduates for the 21st Century whose employability skills and professional identity is clear to employers. An important aspect of this will be to develop key graduate attributes that will stay with you for the whole of your working life.

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To enhance employability, we offer a range of work placements and industrial projects. Placements are typically 48-week projects, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year. Recent placement employers include IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas. We also offer a leadership programme, called Leading Lights, which will connect you with inspiring leaders from the world of business. Other activities to enhance your CV include the University Language Scheme, where you can learn a new language for free, and the student-run Business Society. If you have ambitions to start your own company, we have an on-campus business incubation centre called The Enterprise Place. By the time you graduate you will have the skills and experience you need to succeed in a fast-changing and competitive business landscape. You will be ready to make an immediate contribution in an existing organisation or succeed in creating your own business. PART-TIME PROVISION BA (Hons) Applied Management (final year only) – CID479. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.


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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

NN41

BA (Hons) Business and Management – Extended Programme www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

N1N2

Accounting and finance experts perform a vital role in all types of business by overseeing essential business functions such as payroll, payments and procurement. A degree in Accounting and Finance can lead to good long-term career options, generous starting salaries and the opportunity to go to the very top in business.

If you just missed out on a place on a business degree, are thinking of making a return to education after a long break or would like more support in making the transition to degree-level study, this extended programme includes a foundation year that gives you an extra grounding in study skills and essential topics.

This course is so closely tied into real-world professional requirements that when you’ve successfully completed it, you’ll be exempted from nine exam papers for an accountancy qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This will speed up the process to becoming an ACCA accountant, which will increase your job prospects.

We provide lots of support during the foundation year and we make access as easy as possible for those who have the potential to undertake a degree.

The blend of modules you will study will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of business. Modules such as Financial Accounting and Business Taxation will help you to develop robust accountancy skills, whilst Business Law and Business Management will prepare you for a career in the world of business. To further improve your employability prospects, you have the option to complete a year-long placement between your second and final year of your degree. This provides the opportunity to put your skills into practice and can help you to build up a network of contacts in the business world. Many students on this course will be considering a career as a professional accountant, whether as a financial accountant or a management accountant. A financial accountant will typically work for many different clients, while a management accountant is employed by just one organisation and has a say in the running of that organisation. A recent study highlighted that among Chief Executives of Britain’s top 100 companies, one in six had a background in accounting or finance. As nearly all businesses rely on accountants, you will be able to put your qualification to good use in a broad range of companies. As well as working in the accountancy profession, graduates typically work in the financial sector or in areas such as management consultancy, general management, marketing or human resources. MODULES INCLUDE: Financial Accounting / International Financial Reporting / Management Accounting / Business Management / Quantitative Methods for Business / Economics / Business Law / Business Finance / Business Taxation / Audit and Assurance / Financial Management / Business Modelling for Decision Making / Managing Projects / Contemporary Developments in Business and Management

The foundation year will introduce you to a wide range of business topics such as organisational management, people management and business issues in a globalised environment. There are also short modules that will guide you through what is expected at university and help develop skills in defining learning tasks, allocating your time, locating appropriate resources and engaging in critical analysis. After successfully completing the foundation year you will progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Management course, which is the broadest and most popular of our suite of business courses. It covers strategic management, responsible business and the business environment as well as offering options in marketing, accounting, human resources and other business functions. Sunderland has a great reputation in business studies, with The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranking us Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction, Satisfaction with Teaching and Satisfaction with Feedback. We are a member of The Association of Business Schools and we host the International Centre for Research into Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (RISE). MODULES INCLUDE: Foundation year: Higher Education Skills and Competencies / Introduction to Critical Academic Thinking / Introduction to Organisational Management / Information Technology for Business Use / Contemporary Business Issues in a Globalised Environment / Organisational Behaviour and the Management of People / Business Management Project Other years: modules will be the same as for BA (Hons) Business and Management ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Studying business at Sunderland led Jessica Duncan to the centre of a European capital city and the heart of Texas. As part of her degree in Business and Management, Jessica spent her second year studying in Berlin while her work placement was spent with a major hotel and leisure chain in Austin, Texas. The placement in Texas went so well she plans to return there seeking employment when she graduates.

Jessica said: “The chance to study and work abroad was one of the main reasons I chose the University of Sunderland. I had an amazing study year in Berlin and then to be able to travel and work in America was a superb opportunity. “The whole student experience has been amazing and life changing.�

Jessica Duncan BA (Hons) Business and Management

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NN2C

Good managers are highly sought-after in every area of business, across the world. Companies from all sectors and of all sizes need people who can direct change and lead the organisation to greater success. This course is the broadest and most popular of our suite of business courses, and covers a wide range of business practices including marketing, finance, human resources and operations. You’ll graduate as a manager with an excellent all round business education, and the skills and knowledge you’ll need to step straight into any business sector. In the first year, you will be introduced to key business and management themes such as leadership and management, marketing and finance, operations and HRM. In your second year you will be able to tailor your course around your particular interests whether those lie in entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing, finance or HRM. During your final year you will develop your strategic understanding of business and management in contexts ranging from the world of corporate finance to the management of organisational change and application of digital marketing. Throughout the course your personal and professional development is a core area of study; and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to work closely with business enabling you to develop the skills and attributes employers demand. Because all our business courses follow a common curriculum in the first year, this means that if you prefer your studies to be more specialised you can transfer to a related business course such as Business and Financial Management, Business and HRM or Business and Marketing Management. Sunderland Business School received Best in the North East for Student Satisfaction – Sunday Times University Guide 2014. Examples of companies that have recently recruited Sunderland students include leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM, Intel), consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector (NHS). TOPICS INCLUDE: Essential Study and Employment Skills / Introduction to Business Operations and Services / Introduction to HRM and Talent Development / Introduction to Marketing / Introduction to Accounting and Finance / Introduction to Managing and Leading People / Personal and Professional Development / Quality Management for Organisational Excellence / Management Thought plus for Business and Management / Global Context of Business / Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Marketing in a Digital World / Strategic Management / Developing the Reflexive Practitioner ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

NN1P

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). People are the most valuable resource any company possesses, and anyone with the skills to manage this resource has a vital role to play in the success of the business. Human Resource Management is essential for organisations across the public and private sectors and a degree in this subject will open up opportunities with the whole range of employers. In Business and Human Resource Management you will study a range of topics, including understanding business, contemporary developments in HR, learning and development, contemporary employee relations and key areas of the legal system that impact on employee-employer relations. Exploring each of these topics will help you to build skills that are highly desirable to employers. To help prepare you for employment after you graduate, we recommend that you undertake a year-long paid placement between the second and final year of your course. Working in a human resource management environment will not only allow you to put your skills to the test, but it will also highlight the link that exists between business and human resource management. Sunderland Business School has placed your personal and professional development at the centre of your learning. During your course you will study topics which will cover areas like Essential Study and Employment Skills and Developing the Reflexive Practitioner. These help you strengthen the six key attributes of being capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook. The modules also help you identify your strengths and aspirations, and plan for personal development. This is one of the reasons why we are the Best in the North East for Student Satisfaction in the Sunday Times University Guide 2014. TOPICS INCLUDE: Essential Study and Employment Skills / Business Operations, Service and Supply Chain Management / Introduction to HRM and Talent Development / Contemporary Developments in HR / Employment Cycle / Designing Learning and Development / Exploring Equality and Diversity / Contemporary Employment Relations / International HRM / Applied HR Project / Organisational Development and Change / Developing the Reflexive Practitioner ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management UCAS CODE:

NN1H

Intelligently managing a company’s finances is imperative to its future success. If you are interested in the financial elements of business, and you want to be a key player in influencing a company’s financial strategy, then Business and Financial Management is the course for you.

Business and Management

With a focus on financial and management accounting as well as business finance, you will study a range of topics, including Financial Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting and Financial Management and this will develop your business and accounting skills. In addition, you will study fundamental business disciplines such as Strategic Management, Contemporary Debates in Business Management and Understanding the Business Environment. This will provide you with the widest range of transferable business skills and will develop both your business and accounting skills, leading to you being a well-rounded graduate. Sunderland Business School has placed your personal and professional development at the centre of your learning. During your programme you will study topics which will cover Employability Skills, Developing Career Prospects and Applying Critical Reflective Practice. This is one of the reasons why we are the Best in the North East for Student Satisfaction in the Sunday Times University Guide 2014. Putting your skills into practice is an important part of the learning experience. You will be encouraged to participate in a year-long placement between your second and final year. This will allow you to build contacts in the industry, whilst using your skills in a working environment. TOPICS INCLUDE: Essential Study and Employment Skills / Business Operations, Service and Supply Chain Management / Introduction to Managing and Leading People / Introduction to Accounting and Finance / Financial Reporting for Business / Management Accounting for Business / Fundamentals of Business Finance / Strategic Corporate Finance / Corporate Governance and Ethics / Strategic Management Accounting / International Financial Reporting / Money, Banking and Finance / Developing the Reflexive Practitioner ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE:

NN1N

Marketing is vital to the success of any organisation. It is a key management process and covers everything from market research, to boosting the reputation of the business, to advertising and engaging with customers. Marketing forms an important part of organisational strategy across the public, private and voluntary sectors and offers a huge range of career opportunities. You will develop a range of higher level skills when studying Business and Marketing Management. Topics such as Strategic Marketing and Marketing Management and Planning will develop your knowledge on marketing-specific behaviours; whilst topics covering areas such as management and leadership, operations and finance, will ensure you have a thorough understanding of how a business operates in today’s globally connected economy. Employment opportunities in marketing are varied with jobs available in marketing agencies or within companies’ internal marketing departments. Previous graduates have taken on positions in marketing analysis, communications and management, in companies including Bloomberg and Colgate-Palmolive. We encourage you to broaden your career prospects through the completion of a year-long paid placement between your second and final years. This is a great opportunity to both network and use your business and marketing skills in a real life context. Placements have an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location. To help you in progressing your career you will also study three topics which will focus on your personal and professional development. Focusing on areas such as Developing the Reflexive Practitioner and Essential Study and Employment Skills. These complement the broader skills that you’ll gain in understanding how businesses create success, how to manage business operations, how to make informed decisions and how to lead change in organisations. TOPICS INCLUDE: Essential Study and Employment Skills / Business Operations, Service and Supply Chain Management / Introduction to Managing and Leading People / Introduction to Marketing / Digital Marketing / Marketing Management and Metrics / Integrated Marketing Communications / Strategic Marketing / Psychology of Marketing / Critical and Emerging Themes in Marketing / Branding and Reputation Management / Marketing Research and Context / Developing the Reflexive Practitioner ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

NN43

BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

NN31

If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification in a subject related to accounting, finance or business, you could turn this into an honours degree with just one more year of study. This will open up a whole range of new career opportunities – some of our recent graduates now work in accounting and finance, sales insurance, retail management and leisure management.

If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification in a subject related to banking, finance or business, you could turn this into an honours degree with just one more year of study. An honours degree in Banking and Finance will see you develop a range of skills that will make you highly desirable to employers in an industry which offers good career opportunities.

This course delivers an excellent all round business education, integrating the key areas of accounting and financial management within a business context. You will build upon your existing skills through the study of modules in Financial Management, Strategic Management Accounting, Business Modelling for Decision Makers, International Financial Reporting, Managing Projects and Contemporary Developments in Business and Management.

You will build on your existing skills in banking, finance and business, by studying a range of subjects including Financial Markets, International Banking, Financial Management and Money, Banking and Finance. These core modules will provide a comprehensive overview of financial intermediaries, financial markets and financial regulations.

By completing the course you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional. For example: •

You will develop expertise in business problem-solving and decisionmaking through the ‘Business Modelling for Decision Makers’ module, which integrates finance and quantitative techniques You will enhance your personal development and knowledge base through the ‘Contemporary Developments in Business and Management’ module

You will develop the generic skill of project management through the ‘Managing Projects’ module, which involves analysing recent projects against key criteria such as risk, design and control. You will leave this course a highly desirable graduate, with an enviable range of skills. Previous students have used their degrees in varying roles, for a range of companies, including Microsoft, Lloyds and P&G. MODULES INCLUDE: Financial Management / Strategic Management Accounting / Business Modelling for Decision Makers / International Financial Reporting / Managing Projects / Contemporary Developments in Business and Management ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND, ABE, IBAM or equivalent qualification. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE at Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

Throughout your course, you will learn about key theories in banking and finance, important financial tools to use in different scenarios, and how to respond to practical issues in banking and finance. The content of the course covers subjects such as financial markets, international banking, financial management and money and finance. You will also study modules in Managing Projects and Contemporary Developments in Business Management. When you complete your studies, you will have a range of skills that are very attractive to employers. Your project management skills will show that you can take the lead, whilst your general business knowledge will demonstrate your aptitude for decision-making. Additionally, your modern management techniques will be highly sought after. The quality of student experience at Sunderland Business School was recognised in The Guardian University Guide 2014, which named us the best business school in the North East for Satisfaction with Teaching. MODULES INCLUDE: Financial Management / Money, Banking and Finance / Financial Markets / Managing Projects / Contemporary Developments in Business and Management / International Banking ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND or Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Business and Management

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UCAS CODE:

NNC2

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UCAS CODE:

NNC5

Effective managers are the backbone of every business organisation. They lead companies to success through their expertise. If you can see yourself in this role, and would like to turn your HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant business discipline into an honours degree, then this course will allow you to do this with just one more year of study.

Marketing is fundamental to the success of every business. If you would like to help lead a business to success through its marketing strategy, and have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, then the Business and Marketing Top-Up course will allow you to turn this qualification into an honours degree and reap the benefits of many new job opportunities.

This one-year course builds on your existing skills and prepares you for roles in sales, finance, general management and the public sector. Modules have been designed around the development of these skills, ensuring you will leave university ready for a career in the world of business.

This course builds on your existing knowledge and prepares you for roles in marketing management, marketing analysis, and marketing communications.

Throughout your course, you will study three broad-based modules related to project management, strategic management and the latest developments in business management. You will then extend your knowledge further by covering specialist modules that are key to the business world. These include Marketing Strategy, Strategic Management of Human Resources and Strategic Management Accounting. The sectors in which Sunderland’s recent business graduates now work include the following: • • • • •

Technology (Microsoft, IBM) Consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas) Banking (Lloyds) Automotive (Nissan) Government departments and agencies

The quality of student experience at Sunderland Business School was recognised in The Guardian University Guide 2014, which named us the best business school in the North East for Satisfaction with Teaching. MODULES INCLUDE: Strategic Management Accounting / Strategic Management of Human Resources / Marketing Strategy / Managing Projects / Strategic Management / Contemporary Developments in Business Management ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND or Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (1 Year Top-Up)

This one-year course will see you study specialist modules including Marketing Strategy, E-Marketing Strategy, Consumer Psychology and Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications. These modules will develop skills that will help you implement a successful marketing strategy. In order for you to have a blend of both business and marketing skills, you will also undertake broader based modules that will develop skills in project management and strategic management. These are essential skills which will impact positively on your career prospects. Combined skills in business and marketing are essential to every business. The versatility in this degree will allow you to use your skills in a number of different sectors. Previous Sunderland graduates have gone on to work for a number of multinational companies, including P&G, Nike, Adidas, Microsoft, IBM and Marriott Hotels. The quality of student experience at Sunderland was recognised in The Guardian University Guide 2014, which named us the best business school in the North East for Satisfaction with Teaching. MODULES INCLUDE: Strategic Management / Managing Projects / Marketing Strategy / E-Marketing Strategy / Consumer Psychology / Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND or Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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I received lots of support from the University to develop skills through volunteering – this has helped set me apart from other candidates. During my time at University, I volunteered for the Mount Kilimanjaro First Aid Community Programme and was awarded Humanitarian Outreach Worker of the Year which has been of great interest to employers. Employers are now looking to see how you apply yourself in real-life situations. The University has excellent resources to help you gain these skills. I’m now a PR Officer at The Sick Children’s Trust – my dream job. One of the subjects I studied was journalism where I learnt many skills that gave me a stepping stone into PR, along with my volunteering experience, it’s been incredibly valuable.

Amy Melody – PR Officer, The Sick Children’s Trust BA (Hons) Criminology with Journalism

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It’s possible to combine two subjects from a wide selection across the University of Sunderland. This increases flexibility and choice, giving you broader knowledge of subjects and a wider range of transferable skills. Combined Subjects are an increasingly popular way for students to equip themselves for today’s fluid job market. WHY SUNDERLAND? At the University of Sunderland there are two ways to combine subjects:

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Dual – where each subject accounts for 50% of your studies Major-minor – where there is an emphasis on one of the subjects (70/30)

Usually you are able to change the balance of studies in the first year, if you decide you want to switch from major-minor to dual, or vice versa. Combined Subjects is normally a three year programme. If you take a modern foreign language as a dual subject, you will spend an additional year abroad. Many subjects can be combined – but not all. Combinations are not possible between: Childhood Studies and Education Studies; Journalism and Media Studies; English and English Language and Linguistics. We will always try our best to find the right options for you. Subjects other than those mentioned in this prospectus may be available, please phone 0191 515 3845 for details. For all subjects, the University’s facilities for teaching and learning are excellent. They include the purpose built Media Centre and David Goldman Informatics Centre. For details of the quality and extent of facilities related to your chosen subjects, please visit www.sunderland.ac.uk Whatever combination you choose, you can take advantage of Universitywide initiatives to help you get the most out of your time as a student. These include the Study Abroad scheme that can take you to another country for one or two semesters, the Leading Lights programme for developing leadership skills, and a Mentoring scheme that offers to match you with an appropriate professional mentor. Other opportunities include the University Language Scheme, where you can learn a new language for free. This is usually in addition to your course.

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Throughout your course you will develop key graduate attributes that will stay with you for the whole of your working life. By the end of your studies you will have been prepared for jobs in the 21st century, ready to make a contribution to employers and society, following previous Sunderland graduates who have progressed into a very wide range of careers. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

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Business (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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In today’s highly competitive business world, the ability to combine business with a discipline of your choice will give you a winning combination of abilities and knowledge that meets the demands of a dynamic marketplace. The business aspect of this degree offers you both a broad business background and the opportunity to focus on an area such as human resources, marketing or finance. In addition there is a strong international perspective that will equip you with an understanding of business in the global economy. This strong business foundation underpins your other discipline and provides you with transferable business skills enabling you to contribute to a wide range of organisations. The University of Sunderland’s experienced tutors provide you with a supportive learning environment. Our employment record is particularly strong: recent Sunderland Business School graduates now work in the banking, consumer goods, hospitality, public and technology sectors for companies such as Lloyds, Nike, Marriott Hotels, the NHS and Microsoft. The Business School has been voted ‘Top in the North East for Course Satisfaction and for Satisfaction with Teaching’ according to the Guardian University Guide 2015. We have excellent facilities to make your university experience the best it can be. The University’s St. Peter’s library contains more than 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism. A full-time librarian is dedicated to business and tourism, which means there will always be someone on hand to help. We also have a dedicated Student Learning Space, designed for business students. As well as a boardroom, this facility also has areas for meetings and group work. MODULES INCLUDE: Please visit the website for the most up-to-date information on course modules. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Childhood Studies (Major, Dual and Minor) Cannot be combined with Education Studies

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Do you love working with children? Are you looking for a career that involves the care, education and development of young children? Childhood Studies forms a natural combination with a number of subjects, including Health and Social Care, to allow you to work effectively with children in a variety of contexts. The knowledge and skills gained from Childhood Studies are relevant to jobs in childcare, social care, education and health. If you are interested in volunteering to gain hands-on experience while you learn, our Careers and Employability Service advertises a variety of relevant opportunities with local organisations and charities. The University of Sunderland provides a very supportive learning environment. According to the National Student Survey 2014, 96% of students said staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching. If you are considering teaching as a career, you can take this course as a minor or dual combination with another subject that is part of the national curriculum. After postgraduate training, you can become a teacher in that other subject – but with additional expertise in Childhood Studies that will give you an edge over other job applicants. Some of the Childhood Studies modules are also included in our Education programme, so you cannot combine Childhood Studies with Education Studies. You can, however, combine it with any other subjects in the Combined Subjects Programme. The optional modules in this course also allow you to pursue areas of personal interest that involve field studies, visits, and placements. These help you put your learning into context, even if you have no prior experience of working with children. Please note that this course does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Child Development / Nature and Culture of Childhood / The Child and the Economic and Social Environment / Health and Childhood / Child Law / Equality and Diversity / Child and Families Transition ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Criminology (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Criminology includes the study of society, psychology, law, politics and culture – making it a fascinating subject with direct relevance to real-world issues and potential employment in the criminal justice system.

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At the University of Sunderland, our focus is on interpersonal violence and abuse, youth crime and youth justice, the criminal justice system, the police, and criminological and political theory. You will engage in the debates surrounding why and how we punish offenders and the impact of gender, ‘race’, ethnicity and social class on our understandings of crime and the criminal justice system. As well as exploring theories within Criminology, you will gain a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the research methods used in criminological enquiry. You will develop an appreciation of the complexities of crime and punishment and the issues and challenges within contemporary crime control. Throughout the course you will develop transferable skills of analysis, communication and social understanding that are useful in many different careers. Our well-established links with local organisations, including the Police, the Probation Service, and HM Prison Service, allow us to invite in guest speakers and arrange student visits. These will help to broaden your learning as you make connections between the theories you have studied and real-world practices. Criminology at Sunderland provides a rigorous education and training that is relevant to a range of employers. These include the Police, the Criminal Courts, the Probation Service, the Prison Service, youth justice organisations, drug and alcohol services and victim related agencies. Your studies will also be relevant to community work, urban redevelopment/regeneration, and local and national government. Some of our graduates go on to postgraduate study. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Criminology / Applied Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences / Introduction to Criminal Justice / Inequality, Diversity and Society / Crime, Surveillance and Social Control / Theoretical Issues in Criminology / Offender Management in Criminal Justice / Applied Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences / Gender, Diversity and Society / Youth, Crime and Criminology / Policing, Past, Present and Future(s) / Re-Imagining Crime and Criminology / Criminology Dissertation / Understanding Youth Justice in the UK / Violence, Gender and Society / Race, Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System / Punishment and Society ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You should also have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Studying Dance as a combined subject allows you to experience dance as a performer, creator and spectator. Our degree also promotes creative and lateral thinking that combines well with careers in community work, education, the media and business. According to the National Student Survey 2015, Dance scored highly in areas including assessment and feedback, organisation and management. From the start of the course, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor, who will not only monitor your progress, but also provide guidance to make sure you get the most out of your university career. A popular subject combination is Education Studies. Dance combined with Education Studies will allow you to pursue your passion for dance while you also develop the knowledge and skills to share that passion with others. Selected modules within the dance programme allow students to make meaningful connections between subject areas relevant to a career path for example liaising with external venues (business), leading dance company physical preparation (sport) and investigating dance within advertising (psychology). You can also add any other subject in our Combined Subjects programme to this course. The modules in this course allow you to experience dance as a performer, creator and spectator through a series of workshops, practical sessions and projects. Our performance professionals also help you gain a thorough understanding of dance theory. In addition, you can gain real-world experience by selecting ‘Live Project’ modules. Along with theory and practice, these modules give you a strong practical foundation. In addition to pursuing a career as a dancer, some of our recent graduates have gone on to become teachers, arts administrators and community workers, while others have set up dance schools and companies. You can also choose to further your training by pursuing a Masters degree, PCET or other professional qualification. MODULES INCLUDE: Dance and Me / Dance Performance / Jazz, Urban and Commercial Dance / Dance Composition and Performance / Experimental Dance / Dance Preparation and Presentation / Staging the Dance / Key Dance Practitioners / Dance Practice and Application / Physical Dance Theatre / Live Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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If you dream of performing or working in the arts and entertainment industry, then this is the course for you. Drama is also an excellent way to develop the interpersonal, communication and presentation skills that are essential in many fields of employment. The most popular subject combinations include Drama with English, Psychology, Sociology, Media and Education Studies. The Combined Subjects route allows students to combine complementary or diverse Drama modules in line with their particular interests. If your focus is on performing, adding another creative art will broaden the range of roles that you can fulfil. You can also add any other subject in our Combined Subjects programme to this course, enabling you to develop a rewarding career in another sector of your choice. This course prepares you for work as an actor, community performer or teacher. You will also gain the skills and knowledge to apply for positions in theatre, applied drama, community arts education and performance projects. You will engage with the core debates in drama within a contemporary and current context. Weekly practical sessions will also support you in developing your performance skills. The University of Sunderland has a unique relationship with the Arts Centre Washington, giving you the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. Our region also has a wide range of arts organisations including Northern Stage, Live Theatre, Bruvvers Theatre Company, Chameleon Theatre Company and Foolsyard Theatre Company. As a result, we are able to invite guest speakers to share their professional insights. We can also offer you opportunities to participate in current projects and placements. MODULES INCLUDE: Theatre for Social Change/ Performer Training / Contemporary Playwrights / Theatre Production / Key Theatre Practitioners / From Page to Stage / Contemporary Theatre Practice / Negotiated Independent Study / Practical Approaches to Shakespeare / Acting and Directing for Performers / Applied Theatre and Drama ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Education Studies (Dual and Minor)

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What is the meaning of ‘education’? Your definition is likely to be affected by your own experiences of education, your sense of its outcomes, and the different situations in which it can occur. The huge variety of definitions and perspectives make education a fascinating and engaging area of study. The core modules of our course consider education in its broadest sense, as learning through life, across all phases of the education system and of human development. You will engage with psychological, philosophical and sociological perspectives and develop an appreciation of their historical, economic and political contexts. You will reflect upon your own educational experiences and relate them to theoretical positions. You will then apply these theoretical positions to current situations in education; at this stage you can undertake an optional placement. By your third year you will be required to evaluate and analyse your understanding of education in different contexts. You will also take a strategic view of the implications of values and assumptions made visible in educational theory and practice. The course’s dominant approach is dialogue and enquiry. Seminars are responsive to the interests and curiosity of the student group. Many of the assessed tasks allow you to choose topics of particular interest and you can tailor your work towards your future career aspirations. By the end of the course you will be prepared for further study and employment in areas such as teaching, coaching, mentoring and other contexts where you support and lead the learning of others. In addition the course is relevant for a wide range of careers in, for example, human resources, social work, youth and community work, local and global development and research. The course is also of value if you wish to better understand your own development as a reflective lifelong learner. Undertaking this course alongside a National Curriculum subject is ideal to gain access to secondary education. MODULES INCLUDE: History and Aims of Education / Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment / Approaches to Meeting Educational Needs / Philosophy in Education / Comparative Education and the Global Citizen / Learning in the 21st Century / Students and Tutors / Developing Creative Solutions / Students as Tutors ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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English (Major, Dual and Minor) Cannot be combined with English Language and Linguistics

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Studying English gives you the ability to effectively communicate, research and analyse – invaluable skills for almost any career. English is the most popular option within our culture programme, and it’s also the most widely studied subject within the Combined Subjects Programme.

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English offers you the chance to explore literature and formulate your own critical responses to it. You can choose to study works dating from the medieval period through to the modern day, including poetry, novels and drama. You will also get ample opportunity to develop your creative writing skills through working on a variety of writing disciplines. By combining English with another subject, you can develop a dynamic mix of skills and knowledge while following your interests. English combined with Childhood Studies or a foreign language can give you a competitive edge when you apply for teaching jobs. You can also combine theory-based English with a more practical subject such as Journalism or Public Relations. Once you have begun this course, you will find that our tutors provide a very stimulating and supportive learning environment. The Combined Subjects programme will provide you with the skills to pursue a wide range of careers. Because of its flexibility, English graduates find careers in a wide range of fields, such as acting, journalism, publishing, advertising, librarianship or public relations. Many English graduates go on to become teachers by taking a PGCE, and there are also opportunities for further study and academic work. MODULES INCLUDE: Studying and Writing about Literature / Introduction to American Literature / Poetry, Lyric and Narrative / Introduction to Modern Drama / Introduction to Creative Writing, Narrative and Poems / Literature: History, Criticism, Theory / Victorian Literature / Renaissance Literature / English Literature 1700-1789 / Twentieth Century American Writing / The Playwright’s Craft / Writing Prose Fiction / Late Medieval Literature / Women’s Autobiography / Contemporary British Fictions / Shakespeare / Jane Austen: Novels, Contexts, Adaptations / Modern Gothic / Critical Approaches 1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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English Language and Linguistics (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Linguistics is the study of the system of language: its components, origins and functions in society. Linguists address thought-provoking questions, such as: ‘What processes are used to form words?’ ‘How do children learn language?’ and ‘Why does language change over time?’ In contrast to the literature-focused modules in English, modules in this course are concentrated on language. You will learn about the nature and functions of language in our society, whilst developing your interpersonal skills. This will encourage you to form your own critical responses on the subject. If you are interested in teaching, a dual or major route in this course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English at secondary level following postgraduate training. If you choose to take another path, you can combine the theory-based modules of English Language with a more practice-based subject. In addition to interpersonal and critical skills, your knowledge of communications will also develop. This is particularly attractive to potential employers. Careers that link in with these skills include journalism, television and radio, publishing and a wide range of businesses. You can extend your overall language skills further by choosing a foreign language as your Combined Subject. Having the ability to communicate in a foreign language can help to set you apart from other candidates and improve your career prospects. MODULES INCLUDE: Language and Culture / Language of the Media / Language of Literature: An Introduction to Stylistics / Language and Childhood / Language and Power / Talking Pages: the language of drama dialogue / Language, Literature and Computers / Researching Language / Broadcast Talk / Language and Gender / English in the North East / The Language of Science Fiction and Fantasy ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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Health and Social Care (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

History (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk SEARCH CODE:

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A career in Health and Social Care offers the chance to help some of the most vulnerable people in society. Our degree will teach you about working with families, offenders, substance users, people with mental health problems or disabilities, children and the elderly, and broader public health issues. Through gaining practical knowledge and analytical skills, you can help address some of the problems of the current health and social care system. Modules cover health inequalities and social exclusion, lifecourse studies, improving public health and assisting with community development. There is also a strong emphasis on social research in terms of qualitative and quantitative research methods. By combining Health and Social Care with another subject you can tailor your studies to your particular interests. This subject combines well with other subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Criminology or Childhood Studies. But whatever path you choose, you will have practical knowledge and analytical skills that will be useful to a wide range of employers. Pivotal to Health and Social Care, is our approach to applying theory to real-world problems and our strong links with health and community agencies across the public, private and voluntary sectors. In addition to ensuring that our modules stay in line with current health policies, guest speakers and field trips allow plenty of opportunities for practical learning. You will attend trips to local healthy living centres, drug and alcohol clinics and community development initiatives and gain valuable insights on how to apply your learning outside of the classroom. MODULES INCLUDE: Understanding Health and Social Care / Dimensions of Health / Applied Qualitative Research Methods / Social Problems / Medicalisation, Normality and the Body / Health Improvements and Healthy Lifestyles / Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences / Life Course Approaches to the Health of Children, Young People and Families / Gender, Diversity and Society / Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives / Substance Use and Society / Disability, Institutionalisation and Medicine / Life Course Approaches to Healthy Ageing / Social Entrepreneurship / Dissertation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

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History teaches us about the past so that we may gain a better understanding of contemporary society. While studying the events that changed the world and our society, you will develop skills in communication, analysis and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. This course covers American, British and European history from the 7th century through to the present day. You will benefit from being taught by a team of supportive and nationally and internationally renowned academic staff. You will also have access to our on-site archive North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (NEEMARC). Our Combined Subjects programme gives you the opportunity to combine History with a related subject, such as Politics or Sociology. A popular combination for students who are considering teaching is to take History with another subject that is part of the national curriculum. You can also combine your History course with other subjects to follow your interests and develop a dynamic mix of skills and knowledge. Sunderland is among the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction with history courses, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. This course will equip you with the skills for a wide range of careers. Historians find opportunities in both the public and private sectors including teaching at all levels, law, business and the Civil Service. If you are interested in gaining first-hand experience of another country, we also offer you the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters during your second year as part of our exchange programme, for further details please see page 25. MODULES INCLUDE: Approaches to History / History in Practice / English Society and Culture 1500-1750 / Introduction to American Studies / Foundations of Modern Europe / Britain Since 1945 / Britain’s Age of Reform / Experiencing the Twentieth Century / European Political Ideas / History of Early Modern Political Thought / British Politics and Government / The American Century / Protest and Terror / Contemporary Issues in American Culture and Society / Heresy, Intolerance and Beyond: Early Modern Europe 1550-1765 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Journalism (Major, Dual and Minor) Cannot be combined with Media Studies

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Journalism offers you an opportunity to be creative, to engage with people from all walks of life, and to potentially reach millions of readers, viewers or listeners. Journalists are clear thinkers, effective communicators and team players who are organised and can meet deadlines – skills that are highly valued by employers.

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Combining Journalism with one of a wide range of other subjects in our Combined Subjects programme will allow you to follow your interests and develop a rich blend of skills and knowledge. One popular approach is to combine practice-based modules in Journalism with the theory-based modules of English Language and Linguistics. Our Journalism tutors are highly experienced professionals who are specialists in their fields. They will support you as you develop skills in writing, interviewing, researching, designing and even filming, editing and broadcasting. You will also have the opportunity to attend daily ‘drop-in’ sessions that are staffed by professional journalists. Journalism prepares you for a wide range of careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, public relations and new media industries. With added skills and knowledge from your Combined Studies subject, your career options will extend to industry, commerce and the Civil Service, as well as to jobs in the arts and voluntary sectors. Recent graduates have been employed by the BBC, Channel 4, Sky TV, MTV, BT Sport, The Guardian, Made TV, regional newspapers and PR companies. This course cannot be combined with Media Studies as we have alternative courses which cover the same areas. Please search for single honours Journalism and Public Relation programmes. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to News, Magazine and Sports Journalism A and B / Introduction to Media Photography / Sports Journalism: Issues and Practice / Introduction to Broadcast Journalism / Introduction to Video Journalism / News Journalism 1 / Academic Research Skills / Magazine Writing / Fashion Journalism / Radio Reporting / News and Online Writing / Magazine Design and Production / Multi-platform News / Practical Project / News Practice / Arts and Entertainment Journalism / Sports Writing / Magazine Writing and Design ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Studying at Sunderland gave Leah Parker-Turnock the confidence to throw herself into life-changing voluntary work in Nicaragua. Her exciting time in the Central American republic also gave her the experience she needed to put together her final year journalism project. The trip of a lifetime came through the UK Government-backed International Citizen Service and forms the basis of a video documentary and photographic journal Leah has produced to go towards her degree. She said: “I made friends for life but also the trip has made me more politically aware and I now plan to work in communications for an organisation committed to improving human rights. “Without my confidence boosting studies at Sunderland I doubt I would have made the trip.”

Leah Parker-Turnock BA (Hons) Journalism with Photography See my film on the course page.

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Law is a fascinating subject that will help you to develop and enhance vital skills such as logical thinking and critical analysis – skills which are applicable far beyond the traditional legal professions. Sunderland was joint 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching, according to the Guardian University Guide 2014. Our law course was also 2nd in the UK for course satisfaction, according to the Guardian University Guide 2014. The course will develop your understanding of the English legal system and allow you to choose from a wide range of modules. If you are interested in pursuing a career in business then you may wish to study intellectual property law, commercial law, employment law, company law or the law of contract. Alternatively, if you are interested in criminal litigation, you may wish to study criminal law, procedure, organized crime and terror, the law of evidence or public law of the UK and EU. The suite of modules available on the law programme is impressive; the department offer a wide array of modules including Medical Law, Space Law, Family Law, Coroners Law and Personal Injury and Industrial Disease Law. If you decide to become a solicitor or barrister, you will need to complete a conversion course before moving on to vocational training. So your next step after completing your degree would be a one year Graduate Diploma in Law followed by the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or Bar Professional Training Course (for barristers). Law modules are taught by a diverse and dynamic team with a wide range of research interests. Practical modules such as Civil Litigation and Mooting and Debating are taught in a mock court room, giving students the opportunity to practice their advocacy skills in a realistic setting. MODULES INCLUDE: Legal Skills and Method / Practical Contract Law / Criminal Law and Procedure / Public Law of the UK and EU / Tort Law / Law of Property and Trusts / Practical Employment Law / International Law / Intellectual Property Law / Company Law / Mooting / Law of Evidence / Medical Law / Personal Injury and Industrial Disease / Coroners Law / Family Law / Civil Litigation / Dissertation / Commercial Law / Space Law / Organised Crime and Terrorism / Child Law / Succession / Sports Law ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Cannot be combined with Journalism or Public Relations

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The media is a growing and fast-paced field. From broadcasting, TV and film, to journalism, public relations and information management, the media is becoming an ever more sophisticated industry with a high demand for bright graduates. Many media graduates also choose to work in other industries, and research shows they are among the most employable of all graduates. You will study several core modules exploring major theories in media studies, such as Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies, Media Histories and History of Cinema. If you choose a dual or major route, you can also choose from a wide range of theoretical and practical options, including Film Theory and Criticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Television and Video Production. You can choose to spend a third, half, or two thirds of your study time on media studies, giving you all the flexibility you need to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals. You will benefit from access to Sunderland’s Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, and a very supportive learning environment with lecturers who are world leading experts in their areas of research. Combining Media Studies with another subject will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a wide variety of fields. Many of our students find employment with high profile organisations such as the BBC, Channel 4, Sky TV, and national and local newspapers. Others enter fields such as the arts, education, the voluntary sector, industry, commerce and the civil service. If you want to get ready for an exciting career in the film, TV or new media industries, or apply your creativity, communication and teamwork skills in an area outside of the media, choosing Media Studies as part of your combined programme will help to make your dream a reality. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies / Celebrity Cultures / Introduction to Digital Media Cultures / Introduction to Video Journalism / American Film and Society / Film Theory and Criticism / Scriptwriting / Radio Production / Popular Music Cultures / Digital Film Production / Multi-platform News / Animated Film ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French (Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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French is one of the world’s major languages. With the current shortage in language graduates choosing it as one of your degree subjects will greatly increase your career prospects. If you are keen to communicate to a high standard in French and to develop your understanding of French culture and society then why not combine French with one of the many other subjects offered by Combined Subjects?

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With our flexible entry you can join us if you have French as an A level, AS Level or GCSE. If your highest qualification is a GCSE you will follow a slightly different route. However, no matter where you start, our tutors will motivate you to pursue your interest in French culture and language in a friendly and supportive environment. All of our routes focus on developing practical language skills and advanced country knowledge. If you choose French as a dual subject (half your course) you will spend a period abroad in a French-speaking country, and your course will last four years in total. We are one of only a handful of universities to offer a fee waiver for the year abroad, meaning that for a four year degree you only pay fees to us for three years. Spending a year abroad will allow you to experience a foreign culture from the inside and help give you an edge over other candidates when it comes to applying for jobs. If you intend to go into teaching you might apply to become a language assistant in a school. Alternatively you can choose to become an exchange student at one of our partner universities or undertake a work placement in a French company. At Sunderland we teach language students in small groups. This ensures that there are lots of opportunities to practise your French reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. You will also be able to make full use of the University’s Language Centre and digital language laboratories as well as a range of online learning materials. Graduates in modern languages are sought after by employers not merely for linguistic skills but also for their broad intellectual training. A wide range of opportunities will therefore be open to you both in the UK and abroad; not only in teaching and translating but also in tourism, business, the media, government, law and many other fields. MODULES INCLUDE: Core modules: Introduction to French and Spanish Studies / French Language and Culture, grades 2-6 (one or two modules per year depending on the route) / Practical Translation / Residence Abroad (French) / Language and Society of France / French Interpreting and Translation / Modern Languages Project Electives: Psychology of Language Learning / Language Learning and Intercultural Competence / Students as Tutors / Post-war European Cinema / Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese or Arabic from the University Language Scheme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language and French or equivalent.

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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Spanish (Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Spanish is a major world language spoken by around 450 million people, so choosing a degree which includes Spanish will open up a wide range of opportunities for you both at home and abroad. The study of Spanish will not only equip you with highly advanced language and communication skills, but also with a sound knowledge of Spanish society and culture as well as a range of transferable skills valued by employers. The flexibility of Sunderland’s course means that you can study Spanish from scratch, post-GCSE, post-AS Level or post A Level. If you are starting from scratch or post-GCSE you will take intensive language modules in your first year. All of our routes focus on developing practical language skills and advanced country knowledge. Spanish can be taken as a dual or minor discipline and combined with a wide variety of other subjects allowing you to tailor your degree to your particular career plans or interests. Popular combinations include Spanish with French, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Business, Tourism and English. Many other subjects and more unusual combinations are also possible. If you choose Spanish as a dual subject (half your course) you will spend a period abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and your course will last four years in total. We are one of only a handful of universities to offer a fee waiver for the year abroad, meaning that for a four year degree you only pay fees to us for three years. Your time abroad is a unique opportunity for you to experience Spanish culture at first hand, to broaden your horizons and to develop invaluable skills for the future. It will help give you an edge over other candidates when it comes to applying for jobs. You can apply to work as a language assistant (particularly if you plan to enter teaching) or you could undertake a work placement or study at one of our partner universities. Graduates in modern languages are sought after by employers not merely for linguistic skills but also for their broad intellectual training. A wide range of opportunities will therefore be open to you in the UK and abroad; not only in teaching and translating but also in tourism, business, the media, government, law and many other fields. MODULES INCLUDE: Core modules: Introduction to French and Spanish Studies / Spanish Language and Culture Grades 1-6 (one or two modules per year depending on the route) / Practical Translation / Language and Society of Spain / Spanish Interpreting and Translation / Residence Abroad (Spain) / Modern Languages Project Electives: Psychology of Language Learning / Language Learning and Intercultural Competence / Students as Tutors / Post-war European Cinema / French, German, Japanese, Chinese or Arabic from the University Language Scheme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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Photography (Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Photographers view everything as a photo opportunity. If you have an eye for a great picture, our course will teach you the technical skills and visual literacy to fulfil your creative potential and carve out a career doing something you love. Students can spend a third or half of their study time on Photography. Popular combinations include Photography with Journalism, Public Relations or Business. However, thanks to the flexibility built into our Combined Subjects programme, there are many options to choose from. We are based on the city campus, in the Northern Centre of Photography and our facilities include chemical darkrooms for colour and black and white printing, digital darkrooms, photography studios with professional-level lighting and digital studios with video and audio editing facilities. You’ll have access to a wide range of industry standard cameras ranging from 35mm Pentax, a wide range of Nikon DSLR’s, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji 6x7, Toyo 5x4, and Sinar 5x4. We also have digital imaging suites, with open-access Apple Macs, loaded with the latest software for editing your images.

Politics (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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The study of Politics focuses on understanding what happens when individuals and groups struggle with one another to achieve their respective goals. It helps us to better appreciate why various types of government behave the way they do and to understand how politics is simultaneously a source of conflict in the world and a means of resolving disputes. Studying Politics could be the ideal accompaniment to many of the other subjects available on the Combined programme. It will give you a fresher, much broader view of the world and our society. You will gain a more sophisticated understanding of current affairs and the power struggles that play out behind the news headlines. Politics students belong to our top-rated Faculty of Education and Society and are taught by a particularly strong staff team who offer students both academic and practical insights into the world of politics. Our Politics lecturers are at the cutting-edge of research in their respective areas of interest and are highly respected across the UK and further afield.

Students also benefit from the University’s North East Photography Network, which connects them with professional photographers working in the area. We run regular events, which provide the ideal chance to make contacts in the industry. This could lead to work experience opportunities and even potential job offers.

You can choose a major/minor combination, with two thirds of your time spent on Politics and the remainder on your second subject, or spend equal amounts of time on both subjects by choosing a dual route. Either way, Sunderland offers you the flexibility to follow your interests and develop a rich blend of skills and knowledge, which will be highly attractive to prospective employers.

Depending on how much of your degree programme you dedicate to photography, you could find yourself putting together a portfolio of work for a final year exhibition. This is valuable experience for anyone interested in launching a career as a professional photographer.

Adding Politics to your programme of studies ensures that you will be equipped with the skills for a wide range of career destinations. Many of our Politics graduates carve out rewarding careers in journalism, teaching and local government.

Photography is one of the more competitive fields around, particularly when it comes to getting your first break, but Sunderland’s credentials can give you the edge over other graduates.

If you would like to learn more about the key issues which shape the fabric of modern society in the UK and elsewhere, Politics at Sunderland has the answers.

Whatever your ambitions are after graduation, your employment prospects will be excellent. If you think working in the music press, medical photography or teaching could be for you, incorporating Photography into your Combined Subjects degree could make that dream a reality.

MODULES INCLUDE: Democracy and Tyranny / British Politics since 1945 / British Politics and Government / Mass Movements and Ideologies / Protest and Terror / Contemporary Issues in American Culture / Early Modern Political Thought / European Political Ideas / From Labour to New Labour

At Sunderland you can shine a light on your creative ideas at the same time as putting the technological, practical and theoretical skills of photography sharply into focus. MODULES INCLUDE: Studio Constructed Photography / Realist Photography / Colour Photography / History of Photographic Genres / Documentary Photography / Self-Negotiated Projects / Exhibition / The Commission / Critical Theory in Photography

Several modules taught on the History and Sociology programmes are also credited to Politics. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Psychology (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Psychology is all about studying the human mind. If you want to understand how childhood experiences shape our adult lives and learn more about the subconscious and how the mind has evolved, incorporating Psychology into your course is the right move for you. Psychology is a highly regarded field of study, which helps you to develop scientific thinking, critical analysis and problem-solving skills, which are suitable for a wide range of careers.

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Sunderland’s state-of-the-art facilities make it stand out from other universities. You will have access to specialist psychological and computer laboratories as well as a dedicated space (dubbed the ‘Sandbox’) where you can collaborate on your studies and research. It’s all based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, less than a mile from the seaside. With all of this in mind, it’s no surprise that 94% of Psychology students are satisfied with the teaching at Sunderland, according to the Guardian University Guide 2015. The best thing about following a programme of Combined Subjects is the flexibility it offers to tailor your studies closely to your areas of interest. One of the most popular combinations is Psychology with Sociology, as it allows you to study the intricacies of the human mind alongside society. If you are more interested in the criminal mind, then Psychology with Criminology will help you to understand this. Lots of students find this a useful combination as it helps them to explore ways to prevent criminal behaviour. Students who select Psychology as a major route will earn graduate basis for chartered membership of the British Psychological Society, which is a key first step towards launching a professional career as a Psychologist. The transferable skills developed by studying Psychology make students attractive to employers in a wide array of industries. You could find yourself working in management, social work, public services, counselling or advertising. MODULES INCLUDE: Genes to Mind / Mind to World / Cradle to Grave / Twenty-four, Seven: Everyday Motivations and Biases / Psychological Research Methods / Occupational Psychology / Clinical Neuropsychology / Environmental Psychology ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Sociology (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Sociology is a great choice for students with an open mind because it’s a platform for viewing the world, and exploring how societies shape our beliefs, behaviour and identity. Studying Sociology offers an excellent grounding in social science, particularly in the research methods that are vital in so many areas of employment today. You’ll be closely studying phenomena such as social inequalities, gender, class, crime and punishment, youth and many other important issues affecting society. You can spend a third, half, or two thirds of your study time on Sociology at Sunderland and can combine it with any of the many other subjects in the Combined Subjects programme. Some popular choices include studying Sociology alongside Psychology or Criminology, but the choice is yours. Modules included cover research methods, social theory, gender and society, medical sociology, violence and crime. You can match Sociology with other Social Sciences, Education, Business, Arts and a whole range of other areas – we currently have over 20 subjects to choose from in our Combined Subjects Programme. According to the National Student Survey 2014 Sociology is ranked 100% for ‘Overall student satisfaction’, 98% for the teaching on the course and 100% for student ‘Personal‘ development. As a result of the course, 94% of our students feel more confident in tackling unfamiliar problems. An extremely supportive learning environment and personal guidance can give students at Sunderland the upper hand. Sociology isn’t just a fascinating subject; it also equips you with the skills and thought processes that employers want, particularly in helping you learn research skills that are in great demand. Recent graduates have gone on to build careers in the Civil Service, local government, non-government organisations, industry, commerce and further education. Understanding how society works will open up a world of opportunities to you. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Social Theories / Social Problems / Social Theory of Industrial Society / Contemporary Issues in Social Policy / Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives / Youth, Gender and Identities / Punishment and Society / The Medical Gaze: Medicine, Disability and Confinement / Gender, Diversity and Society ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Sporting student Georgia Fuller is planning to make a splash when she launches her own business after graduating.

which is why I moved to the North East. The psychology angle of the course will really help me with my business.

Already a part-time swimming teacher for Sunderland City Council, Georgia plans to use her degree skills in sports psychology to start her own swimming school.

“I love it here and can’t imagine moving anywhere else. The people are so friendly and the swimming facilities are fantastic.”

Georgia said: “I’m originally from Gloucester and I swam for the city and at a national level, but slowed down after I lost my confidence which is why I became interested in sports psychology. Sunderland was the only university offering the course I wanted

Georgia Fuller BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk

If you’re a sports enthusiast and want to know more about the psychology of sport and exercise and about how sport and exercise fit into social and cultural life, adding Sport to your studies at Sunderland might be for you. Whether you opt to spend a third, half or two thirds of your course on studies related to Sport, you will build a core understanding of Sports Development and perhaps (depending on your pathway and choices) the psychology or sociology of sport and exercise. Students enjoy using the University’s cutting-edge facilities, including specialist laboratories and state-of-the-art technology. They also receive regular support from a passionate teaching team.

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Throughout your degree you will have a Personal Tutor who will monitor your progress and discuss your career options with you. Sport can be studied alongside any of the other subjects available in the Combined Subjects programme. Lots of students choose to study Sport and Education Studies or another subject which features in the National Curriculum as a route into training to become a sports/PE teacher in secondary schools. Another great option is to combine Sport with Business. The transferable skills you develop, alongside Sunderland’s enviable reputation with employers, will put you in a strong position when you enter the jobs market. Past graduates have found employment with national sports associations, sports and leisure companies, recreation services, local authorities, the NHS, schools and colleges. With the UK’s track record of attracting major global sporting events, a career in sport could be a great option. MODULES INCLUDE: Introductory modules in: Sport and Exercise in the Community / Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology / Sport and Social Issues / Stage 2 and/or Stage 3 modules in Sport and Exercise Psychology / Sports Development / Sport, Power and Social Relations / Sport and Physical Education / Sport, Health and the Media / Sports Management / Professional Skills for Sports Development / Research Methods in Sport and Exercise / Dissertation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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If you would like to combine your love of teaching with travelling and exploring new cultures, studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in your Combined Subjects programme is the course for you. English is spoken as a second language by over 200 million people across the globe and is recognised as an official language in 53 countries. This means that TESOL job opportunities exist in virtually every country you can think of. Students at Sunderland can combine TESOL with any other subject in the Combined Subjects programme and can dedicate a third, half, or two thirds of their study time to it. Lots of students choose to combine TESOL with a modern foreign language because this helps them to settle in quickly to a non-English speaking country if they take up a job opportunity there. Another great combination is TESOL and English Language and Linguistics. This helps you to develop a broad knowledge of the language at the same time as learning how to teach English to others. There’s a strong practical element to the course with a number of the TESOL modules offering the chance to gain real-world experience. For example, when completing the Students as Tutors module, you will spend time teaching in the local community. This hands-on approach puts our graduates a step ahead of the crowd when it comes to finding your first TESOL job. The mixture of academic and practical skills you build will be attractive to potential employers across the UK and around the world. Earning your qualifications at a reputable university like Sunderland, which is highly regarded by employers, will also give you a valuable head start. If you like the idea of having job opportunities in every country of the world where people want to do business in English, studying TESOL at Sunderland can turn that dream into a reality. MODULES INCLUDE: Principles and Practice of TESOL (The Context) / Language and Childhood / Principles and Practice of TESOL (UK Perspective) / Psychology of Language Learning / Students as Tutors Placement / Principles and Practice of TESOL (International Perspectives) / Language Learning and Intercultural Competence ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Tourism (Major, Dual and Minor) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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Tourism is tipped to be one of the most buoyant industries of the 21st century. For people who are passionate about travel, adventure and delivering world-class experiences, incorporating Tourism into your studies will set you on course for a highly rewarding and exciting career. For the last three years the University of Sunderland has been singled out by the Guardian University Guide as one of the top four UK universities to study tourism and in 2014 was ranked No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction, according to the Sunday Times University Guide. The Tourism modules are based on top-level research, some of which has been graded as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework. The course content also reflects our close links with employers, ensuring that it covers what they tell us they are looking for in potential staff. The flexibility of the Combined Subjects course means that you can choose to spend a third, half, or two thirds of your study time on Tourism and tailor your studies to match your career aspirations. One option is to combine Tourism with a foreign language, such as Spanish or French. Having these additional language skills will be a valuable asset when it comes to applying for roles at international tourist attractions and resorts. Another popular combination is Tourism with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This helps you to become internationally mobile with skills that are in high demand from employers across the world. One of the defining features of studying Tourism at Sunderland is that field trips to locations such as Paris, Rome, Berlin and Barcelona are incorporated into the course, so you gain first-hand experience of the tourism industry in action. Sunderland’s excellent reputation among employers means that our students have an enviable record of success in the job market. Many Tourism graduates find exciting positions as hotel managers, tourism development officers or working for airlines, travel agencies, and local authorities. Studying Tourism really will take you wherever you want to go. MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality / Global Tourism / Marketing and Business for the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Sector / Tourism Planning and Development / Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality / Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events / Tourism Management Major Project / Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure / Tourism Fieldwork 3 / e-Tourism / Urban Tourism / Mass Tourism / Ecotourism / Sport Tourism and Mega Events

Youth and Community Engagement (Dual) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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This combined subjects programme provides an opportunity to study youth and community engagement with another subject in a dual combination. The focus of Youth and Community engagement is to help you to empower people to have a voice, influence and place, whilst promoting personal and social development. The modules available in Combined Subjects will develop your understanding of informal education and provide you with skills in group work and managing third sector organisations. Sunderland is one of the few universities where you can combine Youth and Community Engagement with other subjects. You could choose to combine it with Sport (preparing you for roles in Sport Development), Criminology (for roles in Youth Offending) Health and Social Care (for roles in Health Promotion) or Music and Performing Arts (for roles in Community Arts). You could also combine it with Sociology or any of the other subjects in the Combined Subjects programme. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on relating your studies to real-world practice. A clear theme is equality, diversity and empowerment which will help you put a commitment to social justice into practice. An important element of Sunderland’s course is the option to undertake assessed placements in each of the first two years of the course. These placements will allow you to gain hands-on work experience while increasing your employability. MODULES INCLUDE: Principles of Informal Education / Learning from Lives / Understanding Society / Placement / Organisational Management / Group Work and Integrated Practice / Ethical Practice / Placement II / Supervision / Entrepreneurship/Project Management / Equality, Diversity and Social Justice / Applied Research for Professional Practice plus / Dissertation / Education for Transformation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE which must include Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent. Some relevant experience is required and all applicants will be interviewed. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Without studying at Sunderland I would never have got the chance to work at the world’s biggest underground laboratory and the birthplace of the internet. Whilst on my course, I was lucky enough to be chosen from thousands of students to spend a year at the CERN European laboratory, in Geneva, as part of my degree course placement, which ultimately led me to getting a job there. I will forever be in debt to the lecturers for putting me forward for a work placement that has led to an amazing job, surrounded by some of the most brilliant minds. It’s fair to say my university education well and truly broadened my horizons.

Andrew Short Software Engineer, CERN Switzerland BSc (Hons) Computing

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Computing is all around us, in almost every part of our work and play. People with the skills to design, develop and deliver technology can look forward to rewarding careers. Once you have the skills, employers will want you. The number of people employed in Information Technology is forecast to grow by 15% or more between 2012 and 2022, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. WHY SUNDERLAND? Computer Science at Sunderland achieved high ratings in the National Student Survey 2013: • • •

No. 1 in the North East for assessment and feedback No. 2 in the North East for overall satisfaction No. 2 in the UK for personal development

A number of our courses are accredited by the UK’s Chartered Institute for IT, the British Computer Society. Students on accredited courses will automatically gain exemption from some of the requirements for progressing towards chartered status. Such status is a way to demonstrate your professionalism and value to potential employers. Sunderland stands out for the quality and range of opportunities for work placements and industrial projects. We have signed partnerships with Sony PlayStation, CISCO and Sunderland Software City. We also engage with Microsoft, Accenture with IBM, Sage, British Airways and Dynamo North East. Work placements are typically one year in length and might involve roles in, web programming, network administration and software development for example. Placements are usually paid with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year. It is not uncommon for students to be offered a position on graduation as a direct result of their placement. In addition, all students in their second year participate in a group challenge. Working in a team of consultants, you will provide a computerbased solution to a real business problem facing a real company. This develops your presentation and team working skills, which are invaluable for IT professionals in the workplace. Sunderland also offers one of the most modern and best equipped computing environments in the UK. The open-plan David Goldman Informatics Centre is equipped with over 300 computers, which are continuously upgraded and have attracted praise in an independent evaluation by the British Computer Society. Sunderland is an accredited CISCO Academy and we have three laboratories packed with CISCO networking equipment. This includes specialist equipment for simulating frame relay and ISDN links. Our up-to-date facilities mean that you will be familiar with the latest software and can even be a step ahead of industry practices.

Teaching staff are closely involved in IT projects with business partners. This gives them on-going insights into the rapidly changing IT environment. Sunderland is the home of ‘world leading’ research in Computer Science, according to the government Research Excellence Framework. On our courses you will develop specialist ICT skills and a deep theoretical understanding of computing subjects such as cyber security. You will also acquire widely applicable skills in areas such as research, creativity and the capacity to communicate well-reasoned arguments both orally and in writing. These skills, along with expertise in team working and problem-solving, equip our graduates to make an immediate and practical contribution to future employers. FOUNDATION DEGREES The University of Sunderland runs accredited Foundation Degrees in partnership with regional Colleges. Please see the list of full and part-time courses on page 67. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS)

If you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in a subject related to computing, then this course – designed to ‘Top-Up’ your qualification to a BSc honours degree – is for you. Applied Business Computing will further develop your skills and create a number of exciting career prospects.

When you think about cutting-edge, twenty-first century computing, what immediately comes to mind? Mobile devices, multimedia systems and web-based technology are at the forefront of this rewarding and highly-paid field.

This one-year course looks specifically at IT and its use in business. You will study a blend of modules, including project management, applied multimedia and user experience design. The project management module will equip you for working within project teams in large IT departments or specialist IT companies. The applied multimedia module will teach you how to make mobile apps and the user experience design module will teach you how to design, test and evaluate the software you develop.

This course combines the perfect mix of technical training and creativity that you need to become an expert in areas of web design, multimedia and mobile development. You will also cover computer science fundamentals and systems administration to prepare you for a diverse range of careers such as web programmer, IT manager, information analyst and software developer.

You will enhance your research skills, which will prove invaluable when analysing and collecting data. Learning to use this data is also important in helping business growth. By studying User Experience Design, you will look closely at the user experience and make sure it meets the intended needs.

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BSc (Hons) Computing

You will put your learning into action by participating in a hands-on project. This involves developing a working solution to a particular problem. In doing this, you will be able to take full advantage of professional-level developer software and hardware, including Microsoft Visual Studio, which provides an integrated .NET development environment. This is essential for honing your computing skills to produce the computer developments of tomorrow. The North East ranks second only to London for the number of software companies, so there are excellent opportunities for exciting careers in this field. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have chosen to start their own businesses, or become self-employed software developers or IT consultants. The ‘Top-Up’ course is the final year of a BSc honours degree course in Applied Business Computing. As such, you should already have skills and knowledge that will form the foundation for this year of study. MODULES INCLUDE: Product Development / Project Management / User Experience Design / Software Enterprise / Web and Database Systems / Research ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – HND or Foundation Degree or equivalent in a subject related to computer science. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

You will learn a range of programming languages, including Microsoft C#, Java, CSS 3, HTML 5 and MySQL. Developing code to create software for various platforms ranging from desktop PCs to Android mobile devices. In addition to the latest industry software, you will also have access to our impressive facilities, which includes laboratories suitable for Windows, iOS and android development and two laboratories which are packed with CISCO networking equipment. The University of Sunderland boasts the most up-to-date teaching and technologies, aimed at meeting the needs of high-tech employers. Companies that have employed our graduates include British Telecom, Enigma, Sage, the NHS and Capita. As a computing student, you will develop a dynamic e-portfolio that showcases your technical know-how. Combined with the hands-on experience you receive during your Final Year project and our first-rate curriculum, you will be ideally qualified to meet employers’ needs. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Systems Administration / Multimedia Development / Software Development / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Artificial Intelligence / Project Management / Software Enterprise / Web and Mobile App Development / Digital Media Development / User Experience Design ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

FG45

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a cyber-detective? Welcome to the fascinating world of Computer Forensics! With computer-related crime on the rise, this field promises to offer graduates new and diverse employment opportunities for decades to come. This honours degree course aims to develop your skills and knowledge in unlocking hidden digital information. You will also learn how to use ethical hacking to identify, access and recover information that is held in ‘secure’ digital media in order to unveil cyber-criminal activities. In addition, you will gain an understanding of current and emergent technologies; legal, social, ethical and professional responsibilities of computer forensic practitioners; and a broad awareness of the computing industry. Core topics include web applications and programming and software development, where you will learn to use a range of core programming languages, including Microsoft C#, .NET, Java and SQL. Computer-related crime tends to be a software-driven activity and University of Sunderland graduates benefit greatly from the fact that the North East ranks second only to London for the number of regional software companies, providing excellent opportunities for exciting careers in the field. The course addresses the rapidly emerging need of police forces, security agencies, and commercial organisations specialising in computer and digital forensics for skilled professionals in the developing area of computer forensics. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* This course is also accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and provides an assurance of quality to forensic practitioners and employers. MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Foundations of Computer Forensics and Ethical Hacking / Principles of Computer Forensics and Ethical Hacking / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Software Development / Network and Routing Fundamentals / Computing Major Project / Advanced Computer Forensics / Professional Issues in Computer Forensics / Ethical Hacking / Cyber Security / Software Enterprise ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You also need 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

G401

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) Computing work is exciting, rewarding and well paid. The explosion of the information technology sector in recent decades means that there is an ever-increasing demand for qualified computing personnel. If you are looking to experience a broad range of computing subjects and systems, this course is for you. Computer Science covers both practical development and the theory behind how and why computers work the way they do. You will learn all about computing fundamentals: web applications, database systems, programming and software development, where you will study a range of programming languages, including C#, Java, PHP and Javascript. Graduates from this course have the skills necessary to pursue careers as IT managers, information analysts and software developers in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations. Companies that have employed our graduates include Sage, Accenture, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have chosen to start their own businesses, or become self-employed software developers or IT consultants. As a University of Sunderland computing student, you will develop a dynamic e-portfolio that showcases your technical know-how. Combined with the hands-on experience you receive during your Final Year project and our first-rate curriculum, you will be ideally qualified to meet employers’ needs. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Computational Thinking / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Software Development / Web and Mobile App Development / Information Systems / Computing Major Project / Artificial Intelligence / Advanced Databases / Cyber Security / Project Management / Software Enterprise ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

G602

This course is designed to ‘Top-Up’ your HND or Foundation degree to a BSc Honours degree. Thanks to its blend of academic rigour and practical skills it will prepare you for a successful career in the computing industry. Throughout the course, you will use up-to-the-minute industry standard software and hardware to build a range of software systems. You will apply and further enhance your software development skills and knowledge in a range of areas including concurrent systems, the web and mobile platforms. You will also learn about Artificial Intelligence, which is a particular focus of Sunderland’s research.

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For practical experience you will immerse yourself in a hands-on project that involves developing a working solution to a particular problem. To equip you with skills that will appeal to a wide-range of employers, you will also hone your skills in project management and research. Enhancing your research skills will help you to identify problems, whilst project management skills will teach you the principles of overseeing IT-related projects. The North East ranks second only to London for the number of software companies, so there are excellent opportunities for exciting careers in areas such as software development, web development and software engineering. Companies that have recently employed our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have chosen to start their own businesses, or become self-employed software developers or IT consultants. The ‘Top-Up’ course is the final year of a BSc honours degree course in Computer Systems Engineering. As such, you should already have skills and knowledge that will form the foundation for this year of study. MODULES INCLUDE: Product Development / Project Management / Advanced Databases / Artificial Intelligence / Advanced Mobile Development / Research ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – HND or Foundation Degree or equivalent in a subject related to computer science. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BSc (Hons) Extended Computing www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

I101

Do you want to study Computing at degree level but don’t have the necessary UCAS points? Or perhaps you have relevant experience but lack formal qualifications? This extended programme provides an alternative pathway on to our degree courses. The pathway starts with a foundation year that prepares you for success at degree level. You will develop your study and communication skills before building up core knowledge in maths, statistics, IT, systems development, software and networks. We provide lots of support including a Personal Tutor who is a useful point of contact for any queries about your course, extracurricular activities and specialist services such as financial advice. After successful completion of the foundation year you will progress straight to the first year of Computing BSc (Hons). If you wish to specialise in a particular area of Computing, you may be able to transfer on to another of our Computing courses, subject to approval. During your studies you will have full access to the University’s outstanding IT facilities. If you already have experience of industry, you will recognise some of the high-tech equipment in our specialist networking laboratories. We also provide professional-level developer software and advanced hardware through accreditations with Microsoft, Cisco and other major companies. To boost employability, all of Sunderland’s computing courses have a strong emphasis on real-world learning. It’s no surprise that our past graduates have moved on to success as web programmers, IT managers, information analysts and software developers. Companies that have employed our graduates include British Telecom, Enigma, Sage, the NHS and Capita. If you are unsure whether you would be eligible for this course, for example if you are considering returning to education after a long break, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Our aim is to make access as easy as possible for those who have the potential to undertake a degree. MODULES INCLUDE: Study and Communication Skills / Mathematical Sciences / Information Technology / Statistics / Information Systems Development / Software Development / Computer and Network Systems / Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.


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BSc (Hons) Games Software Development www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

GG46

BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

G420

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS)

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS)

Computer games development is one of the fastest growing sectors in the computing industry, and the North East contains the greatest number of games software development companies after London and the South East.

The IT world is fast moving. Communications impact on the world we live in. A degree in Information Communication Technology (ICT) will help you develop knowledge, skills and techniques to use technology to improve business performance.

In this innovative course, you will learn the skills required to develop anything from a simple point and shoot mini-game to the fundamentals of large-scale 3D-based console titles. To do this, you will learn a range of programming languages, including C#, C++, C/C++, PHP and Java. The course covers computing fundamentals, such as networking and computer architecture. In addition, you will gain important general knowledge and skills required by employers in all industries,such as research skills, technical writing, leadership and project management skills. You will have use of our high-quality multimedia and computer graphics facilities and industry-standard games tools, such as Epic’s UDK toolset. You will then move on to use both Microsoft and Sony technologies, such as Sony devkit hardware and software packages, which are not available to the public and require a licence that is held by the University. To increase your employability, you will also develop a dynamic e-portfolio, which will showcase your ability to programme games using the languages you have learned. This will be a helpful tool to take to potential employers, as a way of showing them how skilled you are. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* By the end of the course you will be in an excellent position to gain employment in roles such as a technical games developer, multimedia developer, and educational designer and developer. MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Games Technology / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Games Development / Software Development / Games Platform Programming / Web and Mobile App Development / Games Creation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

This course is designed to follow on from ICT courses in schools and Sixth Form colleges and delivers technical insights into the world of business IT. You will learn about the fundamentals in constructing software, web applications and database systems, using a range of programming languages, including C#, PHP and Javascript. You will also develop skills in computing and systems administration, advanced databases and IT project management. Combined with your programming language skills, having this breadth of knowledge will make you desirable to employers. You will leave Sunderland with the skills needed to head up large-scale IT projects or start your own consulting business. The North East ranks second only to London for the number of software companies, so there are excellent opportunities for exciting careers in this field. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. You also will develop a dynamic e-portfolio that showcases your technical know-how. Combined with the hands-on experience you receive during your Final Year project and our first-rate curriculum, you will be ideally qualified to meet employers’ needs. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* Teaching is fully up-to-date with the latest trends in technology and is enriched by our research that has been classed as ‘world leading’ by the Research Excellence Framework. MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Systems Administration / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Database Driven Information Systems / Web and Mobile App Development / Network and Routing Fundamentals / Advanced Databases / Project Management / User Experience Design / Telecommunications / Software Enterprise ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

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I did a placement year, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I worked for the multinational construction equipment firm Caterpillar, at their offices in Peterlee in the North East. My role at Caterpillar was really varied, everything from technical support to business analyst. I enjoyed it so much that I still work there part-time, which means that I’m still getting an income and I’m still learning.

Hopefully my placement year will result in a full-time career with Caterpillar when I graduate, and even if it doesn’t, I’ll still have two years of work experience to take straight to my next employer. I’m looking for a business-focussed role in ICT, such as project management or software consultancy, and I’m confident that my experiences at Sunderland have prepared me well for that career path.

Sarah Hawley BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT)

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BSc (Hons) Network Computing www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

G403

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) If you want to be at the forefront of the fastest growing sector in the computing industry, then a degree in Network Computing is for you. Taught with a focus on designing and building networks, you will develop skills that will open up a multitude of career opportunities. This course has a strong focus on computer network technologies. You will develop both practical skills in designing and building networks, as well as expertise in five key areas of network management: fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security. You will also learn about computing fundamentals: web applications, database systems, programming and software development. To provide you with hands-on experience of the latest equipment and software, you will receive free access to Microsoft app development products, operating systems and server applications. We are also an accredited Cisco Network Academy, so you will have access to Cisco’s most up-to-date networking equipment. This practical experience will give you a valuable edge in the job market. The North East ranks second only to London for the number of software and ICT companies, so the region offers excellent opportunities for exciting careers in this field. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS, and according to official data, the top type of job gained by our graduates is ‘information and communication technology professional’. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers. * As a computing student, you will develop a dynamic e-portfolio that showcases your technical know-how. Combined with the hands-on experience you receive during your Final Year project and our first-rate curriculum, you will be ideally qualified to meet employers’ needs. MODULES INCLUDE: Fundamentals of Computing / Systems Administration / Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation Project / Software Development / Network and Routing Fundamentals / Scaling and Securing Networks / Virtual Networks / Telecommunications / Ethical Hacking / Cyber Security / Project Management / Advanced Routing ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

GH46

A career in computing can put you at the forefront of exciting changes in our society. If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent in a computer networking discipline, then this course will enable you to upgrade it to BSc Honours degree to extend your knowledge in this area and give you an edge in a rapidly developing industry. This one-year ‘Top-Up’ course is tailored to develop both your practical and academic skills in the area of network technologies. You will start the course by completing a module on approaches to research. This will allow you to develop skills in both identifying and resolving problems, both of which are key attributes for a career in the IT industry. Network Systems is a unique course, in that you will study Network Management, Telecommunications and Ethical Hacking. Within this you will learn about Performance and Security, digital telephony and the legal and security weaknesses in computer systems. Such skills will improve your employee prospects in the IT arena. From a practical standpoint, you will immerse yourself in a hands-on project that involves developing a working solution to a particular problem. In doing this, you will be able to take full advantage of professional-level developer software and hardware. This includes a Microsoft Visual Studio, with an integrated .NET development environment, and three laboratories with CISCO networking equipment. The North East ranks second only to London for the number of software and ICT companies, so there are excellent opportunities for exciting careers in this field. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have chosen to start their own businesses. The ‘Top-Up’ course is the final year of a BSc honours degree course in Network Computing. As such, you should already have skills and knowledge that will form the foundation for this year of study. MODULES INCLUDE: Product Development / Project Management / Advanced Routing / Telecommunications / Ethical Hacking / Research ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – HND or Foundation Degree or equivalent in a subject related to computer science. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BSc (Hons) Extended Computing on page 100. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

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When I first thought about university I wasn’t sure what to apply for, but decided on a course that allowed me to experience many aspects within design and animation, whilst narrowing it down later. During the initial modules I was exposed to new areas and gradually learnt where my skills and interests lay. I suppose it was a voyage of self-discovery. It was useful to connect with a tutor who saw my strengths and encouraged us, making us put theory into practice and build up our practical experience. During the second and third years I undertook a series of 2D animation projects, connecting with my own clients, so by the end of the degree I had enough material to put together a showreel and portfolio. I was then offered a role at Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment, where I’m now creating a 2D animated series to be aired on Channel 5.

Joe Sutherland Animator, Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art

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Our approach acknowledges that design is complex and never stands still. New designers need to be well prepared and informed to meet future global challenges; we make sure they are. At Sunderland you will engage with design both as a cultural activity and as an innovation process. It’s about delivering creativity wherever needed – regionally, nationally and internationally.

WHY SUNDERLAND? Design at Sunderland is ranked joint first in the North East for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014. Within our region the Survey also ranks Sunderland as:

The University has close relationships with a number of regional organisations who offer work experience opportunities. These include: Sage Gateshead, National Glass Centre, North East Photography Network, Cultural Spring, Washington Arts Centre, and FabLab.

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No. 1 for assessment and feedback No. 1 for academic support No. 1 for organisation and management

Our staff are closely connected to the design industry and they work with employers to ensure that all courses are industry-focused. The University is a corporate member of the Design & Art Directors Association (D&AD), an influential body that stimulates, enables and awards creative excellence in design and advertising. Your time at Sunderland will include hands-on projects and case studies and there is a wide range of opportunities for undertaking work placements, tackling live briefs and meeting internationally renowned speakers and visitors. All our design courses share a strong culture of experimentation, innovation and debate. Our intention is to maintain a dynamic and vibrant environment that encourages risk and originality, diversity in thinking, opinions and ideologies. Our Design Centre, in which you will study, reflects the type of creative studio spaces that are found in the professional world of design. It’s a place where interdisciplinary projects flourish and where research is on-going – the government Research Excellence Framework described research work carried out in design at Sunderland as ‘world leading’. We have our own gallery that curates and hosts exhibitions of national and international significance. Within our cutting-edge Design Centre, we have a graphic design studio called Hothouse, which takes on real-life projects for clients. You will gain invaluable experience working on these live briefs alongside staff and technicians. We are rightly proud of our graduates’ achievements. Our alumni form part of an international network of creative individuals who have shaped, and continue to shape, the culture surrounding all of us. For example: • •

Callum Prior and Marc Rayson beat 22,000 other entries to win a prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil in 2013 Ryan Davies works as motion-graphics designer for Tyneside-based Eutechnyx, which produces some bestselling PlayStation games including Grand Theft Auto Tim Holman works as a model maker in New Zealand and his credits include two of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy of films – ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ and ‘The Two Towers’

Andy Sandoz will take up the presidency of the internationally influential D&AD in 2015

All our courses provide practical support to help you develop your professional links and networks. You will be guaranteed the opportunity to take a relevant design-based work placement, and/or a place on a one-week Futures Boot Camp to develop your employability and entrepreneurial skills.

We have a regular programme of exciting masterclasses with visiting speakers, and if you have ambitions to become self-employed, we have an on-campus creative business incubation centre called The Enterprise Place. If you want to make a difference through design and innovation, and if you are creative and passionate about what you do, then we want to meet you. PART-TIME PROVISION All of the courses within the Design subject area can be studied part-time on a daytime timetable. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

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BA (Hons) Advertising and Design www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

W220

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UCAS CODE:

W221

The advertising and design industry needs highly-skilled and talented creative people who can generate effective ideas that promote brands and capture the imagination of an audience. It is a fast-moving and exciting profession to be involved in.

Do you dream of making animated movies that are box office hits? Are you an avid fan of computer games and their special effects? The film, TV, games and special effects industries are always searching for the next big talent to create animation that has a unique point of view.

At Sunderland, we help you foster your creativity with practice-based modules that include developing advertising campaigns, effective copywriting, computer skills and creative portfolios. You will also come to understand the significance of branding and identity within the industry.

Our degree in Animation and Games Art is distinctive in its combination of theoretical and practice-based modules that cover all aspects of Animation and Games Art.

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 and online advertising. We encourage you to forge relationships with fellow classmates as it is great preparation for the workplace where you can collaborate as a team to maximise creativity – the bigger the ideas, the better the campaign. Like all our design degrees, Advertising and Design allows you to cultivate your own style and point of view. In your final year, you will develop a Professional Engagement Document that highlights your self-development activities and engagement with the industry and gives you an advantage over graduates from other universities.

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BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art

According to the National Student Survey 2015 there was an overall 100% satisfaction rate with this course. Our staff also have extensive relationships with regional and national advertising agencies, many of which provide work placement opportunities where you can learn from professional copywriters and art directors. We actively encourage you to participate in competitions and award schemes including those run by the Design & Art Directors Association (of which we are a corporate member). Being an industry recognised and industry-focused course has helped our graduates gain jobs in many of the biggest agencies in London and beyond. What you learn at Sunderland will remain with you throughout your career. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Advertising / Visual Communication / The Book / Integrated Campaigns / Graphic Communication / Design Theory / Creative Team Campaigns / Introduction to Digital Imaging / Branding and Identity ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

We will teach you the principles and theory of animation alongside traditional 2D and 3D techniques as well as current digital practices. In your final year, you can either specialise in one technique or mix techniques to produce a more varied show reel. During the course, you will also learn all areas of the film production process, which includes scriptwriting, storyboarding, editing, sound, character development and film language. We encourage you to research and produce your own ideas, and learn how to draw and design to express ideas creatively. We emphasise individuality – there is no house style. To enhance your real-world learning, you will have the opportunity to participate in live projects that encompass award schemes and entries for festivals and competitions such as Red Bull Canimation and E4 Stings. You will also attend international animation festivals and have opportunities to apply for internships. Our graduates now work as animators, production assistants, storyboard artists and games level designers, to name but a few careers. They work with world-renowned animation and games companies including Aardman, Rockstar, Studio AKA, Ubisoft and CITV. They have won Baftas and Royal Television Society (RTS) awards and continue to make a worthwhile contribution to the Animation and Games industries. By the end of your course 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. MODULES INCLUDE: Introductory Classical Digital and Performance Practice / Animation Techniques / Design Theory 1 and 2 / Preproduction Practice / Maya for Beginners / Animation for Music, Titles and Idents / Animated Performance – Dialogue / Applied Animation / Professional Practice / Final Major Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Art and Design Management (1 Year Top-Up) www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

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3N4M

If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification in design or business, you could use this course to top it up into an honours degree with just one more year of study. It combines cutting-edge practice in design and creativity with project management, financial management and e-marketing. As one of the very few courses of its type, it’s an innovative way to gain broad-based skills in two complementary disciplines. It will equip you for a career in any type of industry that requires creative, skilled, confident and entrepreneurial individuals. The University of Sunderland is a natural place for this collaboration between disciplines. Our academic team in arts and design are professionals at the cutting edge of their field and they bring their industry insights and experience directly into their teaching. The government Research Excellence Framework described our research in design as ‘world leading’. At the same time, Sunderland International Business School is ranked first for course satisfaction in the North East of England, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. Our business provision has been particularly highly rated in the areas of teaching quality, academic support and learning resources; the National Student Survey 2013 ranked us best in the North East in all three of these areas. The course is based in our Design Centre where the excellent facilities include digital suites and design studios. The Centre is a creative space that promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration and innovation. The course culminates in a major design project that gives scope to engage with industry, perhaps undertaking part of the work with clients/ partners. This will allow you to make connections that will improve your prospects of gaining employment in your desired area. By the end of the course you will be equipped for opportunities that require skillsets in both art & design and management – setting you up for a stimulating and rewarding career in creative areas which are recognised strong points of the UK economy. MODULES INCLUDE: Managing Projects / E-Marketing Strategy / Financial Management / Design Final Major Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND or Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

WN25

The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion up from £21 billion in 2009 (source: Oxford Economics 2014). This distinctive course combines a focus on designing specialist fashion products with fashion promotion and branding strategy. You will study the concepts and theories behind fashion, alongside the branding, marketing, retail concepts and consumer research associated with promotion. Through hands-on projects, you will become experts in understanding garment construction and the fashion design process. You’ll learn skills in a range of subjects including: fashion illustration, fashion photography and styling, digital design and printing, as well as being given access to the full Adobe CAD packages. You’ll also learn about website design, print and fashion media and develop essential skills in design and communication. During your first two years, you will gain the foundation skills and knowledge you need to undertake an in-depth portfolio. In your final year you will also develop a major project. We encourage work placements and practical industrial experience throughout the course, collaborating with industry and national competition briefs. We organise Employability Days where employers and past graduates critique your portfolios and give constructive advice that will give you an edge over other graduates and help you secure future jobs. To increase your visibility with employers, you have the opportunity to exhibit your work during Graduate Fashion Week in London, in your final year. Graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch in the USA, Vogue, TopShop/TopMan, Matalan and All Saints. We have invested heavily in our Design Centre, which has excellent facilities and resources to enrich your learning. You will use workshops, design suites, digital print facilities and industrial sewing machines to develop garments, jewellery, and accessories. You will also have access to laser cutting and 3D printing which are at the cutting edge of design development. There are over 800,000 people working in fashion in the UK alone, and you will be equipped to join them at the end of this course. Our graduates embark on careers in design, brand development, fashion publishing, marketing and many other fashion-related creative industries. MODULES INCLUDE: Introduction to Fashion Product / Introduction to Fashion Promotion and Design Practice / Design Theory / Advanced Fashion Product / Advanced Fashion Promotion / Professional Portfolio / Design Dissertation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Game and App Design www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

3R8Z

There has been massive growth in games and apps for mobile, tablet and web. This course will equip you to create interactive user experiences that are highly engaging and marketable across a range of mobile platforms. You will develop core skills in creative thinking, digital design and specialist technical processes. Topics include how to visualise concepts as well as how to design characters, games, interaction and user experiences. You will move on to skills in production of games and apps. This will include audio production, pre-production and prototype development. At the same time you will develop expertise in how to market and commercialise your games and apps. The emphasis on creative enterprise, and the invention of intellectual property, gives our course a unique identity. There is plenty of scope to use the University’s business start-up services for high-potential games and apps.

Design

You will be based in our Design Centre where you will be able to develop your creativity within your own work space. Our specialist technical staff offer back-up and help in making the most of our cutting-edge software. Live projects and placements form a key part of the curriculum. Our strong industry connections will enhance your professional practice. Your final market-ready project will boost your employability and facilitate a smooth transition from student to employee. At the end of the course you will be well-placed to respond to job openings in game and app design. A career in the creative technology economy offers the opportunity to combine your existing interests with excellent prospects. MODULES INCLUDE: Principles of Game Design / 3D Characters and Assets / Principles of Interaction Design / Design Theory 1 and 2 / Game and App Pre-Production / Prototype Development / Professional Practice and Enterprise / Specialist Professional Development / Design Research Project / Final Major Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

W214

This course is part of Sunderland’s suite of design courses that have been winning top international design awards and accolades for almost three decades. We will challenge you intellectually, help develop your creative identity and instil the highest standards of digital and traditional professional practice. You will explore and experiment with creative ideas related to branding, corporate identity, logos, typography, mobile apps, web, packaging, editorial design, promotional items, advertising and many other creative graphic outcomes. The aim is always to excite, challenge and persuade target audiences. During your second year there will be opportunities to study abroad at one of our many partner institutions. We also arrange visits to important design galleries and conferences. Past trips have included New York, London and Barcelona. Graduates have gone on to work in graphic design, editorial, infographics, motion graphics, advertising, web, packaging and interactive design, to name just a few. However this creative degree can also open doors into many other careers or further study to Masters or Doctorate level. It is possible to join the course in the final year if you have sufficient credits from previous studies, or equivalent relevant experience. Those who join the course in this way will gain a full honours degree with just one year of study. With fantastic facilities, award-winning staff and students, and a focus on employability and commercial application, this course is for those who have the motivation and commitment to succeed in the professional world of design. MODULES INCLUDE: Design Theory / Introduction to Visual Communication / Packaging Design / Web and Mobile App Design / Branding, Position and Identity / Beyond Desktop Publishing / Motion Graphics 2 / Computer Illustration / Design Research Project / Graphic Design and Professional Practice / Graphic Design – Final Major Portfolio ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. For direct entry to the course’s final year students require BTEC HND, Foundation Degree or 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject. We will consider applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but who do have relevant experience.

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BA (Hons) Illustration and Design www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

W215

If you love images, are passionate about drawing and are full of creative ideas, then this course will cultivate your talent and lead you to the inspiring world of professional illustration. At Sunderland, we encourage students to push the boundaries of illustration. The course blends core modules in design theories with practice-based modules, and traditional techniques with computer technology. Your first year combines an exploration of design principles, illustration, printmaking and principles of drawing. Throughout the course, we will help you produce a highly personal portfolio that will impress future employers in not only the illustration profession but also other related design industries. Students will be encouraged to undertake professional practice and engage with work experience relevant to their interests during the course. You will have the opportunity to enter national and international competitions, which involve responding to live briefs. Our staff of practicing illustrators and designers have excellent contacts with the industry, particularly the Association of Illustrators, so we are able to attract a range of top names to give guest lecturers. They will broaden your learning and provide fresh perspectives. We visit professional studios and exhibitions, both locally and in London, enabling you to see how the professional world works as well as making important contacts. With personal studio space and well-equipped workshops, our Design Centre offers high-tech digital and traditional resources. The University has been recognised as carrying out world leading research in Arts and Design, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our research is then fed directly into courses. This course will allow you to launch a career as an illustrator or graphic designer, or take up any other roles where creative skills are important. Some of our graduates are now freelance illustrators commissioned by companies and publications such as The Guardian newspaper, Sunday Times, the Royal Academy, Harper’s Bazaar, Walker Books, Oxford University Press, Hallmark Cards and Virgin’s design department; others work in design studios or related businesses. MODULES INCLUDE: Design Theory 1 and 2 / Illustration, Media and Printmaking / Key Principles of Drawing for Illustration / Sequential, Narrative and Concept Illustration / Illustration and Contemporary Practice / Printmaking for Illustration / Computer Illustration / Beyond Desktop Publishing / Design Research / Illustrator as Professional ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

Illustrator Stuart Taylor plans to forge a career in the resurgent art of satirical cartoons thanks to skills picked up at university. Each illustration student is taught to market themselves as individual micro-businesses to find their future path and Stuart has honed these skills thanks to work experience at Northern Bear Films and entering prestigious national competitions such as the Penguin Design Award. Stuart said: “I have developed a real interest in editorial satire and have already started developing my own website and marketing materials as I prepare to go out and network at events. “The facilities together with the friendliness of the staff and students really sold the University to me and when I graduate I feel prepared to take the next step.”

Stuart Taylor BA (Hons) Illustration and Design

Portfolio interview required – see page 184. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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educatIon and traInIng

Being able to become a fully qualified English teacher within three years suited me perfectly. The course fuelled my passion and made me feel I could make the biggest impact on young people. The tutors were behind us every step of the way, motivating and inspiring, with support around the clock. All of the students on my course had secured jobs before they’d even graduated. I absolutely love my job. The best part is standing in front of a classroom full of young people, teaching them about the subject I’m most passionate about.

Danielle Dakers Head of English at Dene Community School BA (Hons) English Education (11-18 yrs) with QTS

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Our undergraduate courses, which lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), will enable you to make a positive difference to the educational achievement and lives of children and young people. We provide school-led and university-based training to enable you to become a teacher of English, Mathematics and Science at the secondary level, or to become a Primary Teacher or a Primary Teacher with an option to specialise in Mathematics. Your teaching qualification (QTS) will provide you with excellent employment opportunities and future career prospects. (95% of our 2014 Primary Education Graduates are in employment). WHY SUNDERLAND? Our education courses were ranked 16th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2016, and 93.5% of students were satisfied with their course. Following our recent Ofsted Inspection, (October 2015) both our Primary and Secondary provision was rated ‘Good’. Some key strengths of our provision include: • • • • • •

‘Aspirational vision to train high-quality teachers’, ‘Partnership well respected by trainees, former trainees, NQT’s and schools’, ‘Clear drive for improvement provided by the primary team based at the University’, ‘Trainees value strong specialist knowledge and pro-active support from university tutors’, ‘Strong relationships with the school with which they work’, ‘Employment rates of primary, some secondary subjects and further education trainees, overall, are strong’

The Department of Education has over 100 years of excellence in teacher training, and are committed to maintaining the highest standards. All our courses are underpinned by current research, enabling students to base their work on up-to-date findings. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is the opportunity to gain experience in schools. During placements you will work alongside teachers and their students, developing practical teaching skills as you progress towards Qualified Teacher Status. The quality of placements reflects the strong relationships we have developed with primary and secondary schools and colleges across the North East region – ‘The partnership leaders have strong relationships with the schools with which they work’. Schools are closely involved with the leadership and management of the partnership, and in delivering bespoke training packages, which enhance the knowledge and understanding of trainees’ (Ofsted Report, October 2015).

The University of Sunderland has a number of other initiatives to help you get the most out of your time at university. These include the Leading Lights programme for developing leadership skills and the University Language Scheme for learning a new language for free. After graduation you can look forward to a fulfilling career in teaching. Employment rates are typically high: 95% of those who complete our Primary education degree/QTS courses are employed or in further study within six months, with an average starting salary of £22,244 (source: www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk) FOUNDATION DEGREES The University of Sunderland runs accredited Foundation Degrees in partnership with regional Colleges. Please see the list of full and part-time courses on page 67. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

The facilities at Sunderland provide comprehensive support for your learning, with excellent library and computer facilities. You will find yourself in a positive environment with an enthusiastic and supportive team of tutors who help you make the most of your time at University.

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BA (Hons) Education Studies www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

L9N8

This course prepares you for working in a wide range of educational contexts with young people and adults. It does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but it will help to guide you in choosing a phase of education in which to undertake further study and qualifications, such as Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Further Education.

Education and Training

The course provides a rigorous understanding of the aims and values of education in society today. Topics include how people learn throughout life, how educational movements have influenced the systems we have today, and important concepts in educational theory, practice and policy. You will also consider ways to address the needs of those in society who are potentially disadvantaged. There will be placement opportunities in a variety of settings where you will develop skills in supporting others to become more literate and numerate. These practice-based opportunities will complement your exploration of education through philosophical, sociological, historical and psychological perspectives. Your studies will be supported through the excellent facilities at the University of Sunderland: 90% of our Education students felt they had been able to access general IT resources when they needed to, according to the 2015 National Student Survey.

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UCAS CODE:

XQ13

As a secondary school teacher you can really make a difference to the lives of your pupils. You can teach a subject you love whilst nurturing your pupils’ learning and helping them reach their full potential. This three-year course enables you to become a fully qualified English teacher within three years. According to OFSTED, fewer than 25 institutions are ‘outstanding’ in Initial Teacher Education for people who would like to teach at secondary level – and Sunderland is one of them. Over the first two years, you will study modules that form part of our other English courses to develop your theoretical and conceptual understanding of English. In your final year, you will study at master’s level and spend at least 120 days in school to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will learn from staff in partner schools, and gain valuable experience in the classroom. Most students take at least four years to become a secondary teacher, having to first complete a three-year degree then a year’s PGCE. But you become a fully-qualified teacher within three years, which will save you time and money on course fees.

The content of the course is designed to be highly relevant to many different roles related to learning and development, some of which will require further study and qualifications. These include being a teacher (QTS will be required), youth worker, social worker, community worker, careers adviser, educational psychologist and speech and language therapist.

Teaching has many benefits: the average starting salary is £22,244, which is high compared to other graduate starting salaries, and teachers see their salaries rise by an average of 30 per cent after their first four years in the job. This course has produced many successful high-calibre teachers, many of whom now hold senior positions in English departments across the country.

MODULES INCLUDE: History and Aims of Education / Understanding Experiences of Education / Socio Cultural Issues in Education / Contemporary Issues in Education / Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment / Developing Personal Skills in English / Developing Personal Skills in Mathematics / Approaches to Meeting Special Educational Needs / Developing Creative Solutions / Students as Tutors / English and Society / Mathematics and Society / Philosophy and Education / Comparative Education and the Global Citizen / Ethics and Education / Leading and Managing Education / Dissertation / Advancing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

MODULES INCLUDE: Studying and Writing about Literature / Text and Performance / Language in Childhood / Drama in Secondary School / Literature in the Secondary School / Introduction to Education / Literature: History, Theory, Criticism / Critical Approaches / Teaching and Learning / Shakespeare in Secondary Schools / Poetry in the Secondary School / Describing English

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, not including General Studies. We also require passes at GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), including at least one subject at B grade. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Interview required – see page 184. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. For more entry requirement information and additional mandatory entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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Successful young entrepreneur Grant Ridley turned to the University of Sunderland to help him spread the enterprise message to the next generation. Grant had previously studied at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Manchester, founded by the Dragon’s Den star, to help young business stars of the future. He successfully went on to run his own marketing agency but decided to put his enterprise on hold to get a respected teaching qualification from the University of Sunderland.

Grant said: “As well as investing in a qualification, studying at Sunderland offers the opportunity to invest in yourself and your own life experience. I am looking forward to using this and my qualification to teach enterprise and English in schools.”

Grant Ridley BA (Hons) English Education (11-18 yrs) QTS

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BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education (11-18 yrs) with QTS www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

XG12

Maths is a key curriculum subject that all young people deserve to be taught to the highest standards, it will help young people fulfil their potential. So if you are passionate about Mathematics and enjoy applying it to everyday life and explaining to others why it’s important, this course is for you.

Education and Training

This three-year course forms part of our line-up of Initial Teacher Education for secondary level. As a qualified mathematics teacher you can take advantage of a current shortage of trained professionals in this subject area. We focus on developing your understanding of mathematics, your professional practice and your personal skills. The first two years of the course will enhance your knowledge of Maths, and in the final year you will gain teaching experience in schools to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This teaches you to think critically about the subjects you study and about how people learn. You are taught alongside other education students by mathematics education tutors and other specialists with a deep interest and commitment to teaching and learning. This develops an atmosphere encouraging interaction with the tutor and fellow students through discussions and collaborative activities. Throughout the course you will spend a minimum of 120 days on placement, through the University’s strong partnerships with more than 230 schools and colleges in the area. When on placement, you will have a school-based mentor to help your development. Teaching skills improve through working with individual pupils and whole classes. There is a high demand for maths teachers in England. Not only will you benefit from excellent training, and a great chance for career progression once you have qualified. You will also receive a competitive salary and job security, as good maths teachers are always essential. MODULES INCLUDE: Structure and Pattern 1 and 2 / Using and Applying Information Technology in Mathematics 1 and 2 / Errors and Misconceptions / Mechanics in Action / Statistics in Action / The Development of Geometric Thinking / The Nature of Mathematics / The Development of Mathematics / Professional Training ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), with a minimum of grade B in A Level Mathematics. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Interview required – see page 184. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. For more entry requirement information and additional mandatory entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

BA (Hons) Physics with Mathematics Education (11-18 yrs) with QTS www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

T53W

This unique course will allow you to teach two core subjects in schools, improving your employment prospects and career options considerably. The course provides an extra year to help you to develop your core skills and knowledge over two National Curriculum subjects, giving you the confidence you require to pursue a career in teaching. This course is an alternative route to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those with a lower number of UCAS points. You will complete a foundation year that will help bring your subject knowledge up to the appropriate A Level standard. You can then progress to the main part of the course, which lasts a further three years. If you already have the required entry requirements you can start straight on the main course. For two years the main focus of this course is developing your knowledge of concepts and techniques in physics and maths, with additional exploration of contemporary issues in education. During the final (professional) year the focus shifts to how to be an effective teacher in the classroom. There will be blocks of in-school experience that will allow you to improve your teaching skills through working with individual pupils and whole classes. The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and, on successful completion, you will become a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). You will be able to step straight into a classroom and teach physics and maths up to GCSE standard. If you would like to teach maths up to A Level please see our BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education. Physics and maths are both subject areas where qualified teachers are in short supply. The course’s dual focus is excellent for employability with great potential for career progression as well as a competitive salary and job security. With your teaching qualification, you can really make a difference to the lives of pupils up to the age of 16. MODULES INCLUDE: Foundation year: Fundamental IT and E-learning Skills / Core Concepts in Physics / Mathematical Techniques / The Scientific Method / Calculus and its Applications / Contemporary Issues in Education Other years: Developing Concepts of Energy / Waves and Fundamental Particles / The Physical World / The Nature of Science / ICT to Support Mathematics Teaching / Applications of Mathematics / The Nature of Mathematics / Theory of Teaching / Professional Studies / Teaching Experience / Development of Learning: A Case Study ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 80 points for the foundation year, in subjects related to Science and Mathematics, and in the region of 120 points for direct entry on to the course, including A Levels or equivalent in Physics and Mathematics. We also require passes at GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics, Science and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. Interview required – see page 184. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. For more entry requirement information and additional mandatory entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 yrs) with QTS www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

X122

Being a primary school teacher offers a rewarding career in which you can help children get the best possible start in life through a good education. This course has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you’ll graduate with everything you need to step straight into the classroom. During your time on the course, you will develop the essential skills and knowledge required to teach all primary curriculum subjects including English, science and mathematics. You will also follow a specialist route in years 2 and 3 of the programme providing you with greater breadth and depth within a chosen area of the curriculum, giving you more career options and enhancing the contribution that you can make to a school. Throughout the three year course, theory and practice are blended through taught modules and in-school experience in several of our partnership schools. This allows you to put your theoretical learning into practice and gain first-hand experience of teaching. You will undertake extended placements in which you will develop teaching and learning skills and confidence in the classroom, by progressing from teaching small groups to whole classes. During the course, you will teach and observe different age groups and levels to ensure you are fully prepared for your career ahead. Whilst this is a 5-11 years programme, there are opportunities for trainees to undertake modules and placements in Early Years settings as well as in Special Educational Needs contexts. There are many benefits to a career as a primary school teacher. The average starting salary is approximately £22,244, which compares very favourably with other graduate starting salaries. You will also reap the rewards of seeing your students develop as a result of your teaching skills. MODULES INCLUDE: Modules studied in Year 1: Core Curriculum Subjects / Professional Studies / Wider Curriculum / School Experience Modules studied in Year 2: Core Curriculum Subjects / Professional Studies / Wider Curriculum / Specialist Subject / School Experience Modules studied in Year 3: Core Curriculum Subjects / Professional Studies / Specialist Subject / Curriculum Innovation Project / School Experience ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Typical offer – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award), with a minimum profile of BCC plus additional qualifications such as AS Levels and/or vocational awards. We also require five passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. Interview required – see page 184. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. For more entry requirement information and additional mandatory entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

BA (Hons) Primary Education with Mathematics (5-11 yrs) with QTS www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

XG13

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher in a primary school? Would you like to be able to develop and lead mathematics practice? This course allows you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in just three years, which will save time and money compared to traditional routes. You will develop the essential skills and knowledge required to teach all primary curriculum subjects including English, mathematics and science. There are also two specialist modules in mathematics: ‘Developing, Representing and Communicating Enhanced Mathematical Thinking’ and ‘Enhancing, Improving and Managing Mathematics in a School Context’. These will equip you to move towards the role of mathematics subject leader, giving you more career options and enhancing the contribution that you can make to your school. The course blends theory and practice, with a mix of University-based taught modules and in-school placements that allow you to gain firsthand experience of teaching. The University of Sunderland forms part of a primary partnership, which includes over 200 schools in 12 different local authorities, so there are wide opportunities for placements. At the end of the course you will not only have a degree but also QTS, which is a requirement for many teaching posts. You will have everything you need to step straight into a classroom. 93% of our 2014/15 students on our primary education course were satisfied overall with their course, according to the National Student Survey. There are many benefits to a career as a primary school teacher, including a starting salary that compares favourably with other graduate starting salaries. You will also reap the rewards of seeing your pupils develop as a result of your teaching skills, and helping them get the best possible start in life through a good education. MODULES INCLUDE: Teaching for Learning in the Core Subjects / Professional Studies / Learning within the Wider Curriculum / School Experience / Curriculum Innovation / Developing, Representing and Communicating Enhanced Mathematical Thinking / Enhancing, Improving and Managing Mathematics in a School Context ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent, with a minimum profile of BCC plus additional qualifications such as AS Levels and/or vocational awards. We also require five passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. All applicants must have achieved grade C in A level mathematics or statistics. Interview required – see page 184. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185. For more entry requirement information and additional mandatory entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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I chose the University of Sunderland because of its facilities and its connections with industry. I enjoyed my course, which was very technical and practical, and the facilities allowed me to turn my designs into a reality. The general support, standard of lectures and workshops were of a high level. I loved that Sunderland is close to the coast, Newcastle and Durham. I made friends with other international students, and learnt about different cultures. The Students’ Union sport and nightlife allowed me to socialise with people outside of my course. A highlight of my studies was undertaking my work placement in motorsport. This provided me with a clear direction, and the desire to pursue a career as a Design Engineer in motorsport. I now specialise in chassis design for F1 cars.

Thomas Cepe Composite Design Engineer, Ferrari F1, Modena, Italy BSc (Hons) Automotive Design and Technology

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Engineers revolutionise the way we live by developing ever more complex feats of engineering: the latest cars, aircraft, ships, energy conservation systems and medical equipment. Job prospects in engineering are excellent, with starting salaries well above average. Experienced professional engineers are amongst the UK’s top ten earners. WHY SUNDERLAND? Sunderland was rated 5th in the Guardian League Table 2016 for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. We also achieved high ratings for mechanical, production and manufacturing engineering in the National Student Survey 2014: • •

Top 5 in the UK for academic support and assessment & feedback Top 10 in the UK for teaching

A number of our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Graduates from an accredited course have enhanced employment potential and can progress faster towards CEng status. We are the North East’s leading automotive engineering university and we host the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP). The Department carries out research in control engineering, automotive materials, maintenance manufacturing and human factors. We are becoming one of the leading knowledge sources for the manufacturing and automotive sectors across the whole of the UK. A real strength of Sunderland’s courses is relevance to the needs of today’s employers. You can expect to use your new knowledge and skills as soon as you start in the workplace. Employers provide significant input into the design of our courses, including Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd which runs Europe’s most productive car plant right on our doorstep. Sunderland also stands out for the quality and range of opportunities for work placements and industrial projects. We engage with industry leaders such as Gestamp Tallent Ltd, Assystem UK, and Fabricom Offshore Services. Work placements are typically one year in length and usually paid, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year. It is not uncommon for students to be offered a position as a result of their placement. At Sunderland you will have access to excellent facilities. These include dedicated engineering laboratories, state of the art metrology suite, an engineering library and workshop facilities. You will also use industry standard Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) software, including solid modelling (2D and 3D) software. You will have the opportunity to join the Formula Student team which designs, builds, tests and races cars.

Recent engineering graduates have been employed by companies such as Aston Martin, Triumph, Millbrook, Expert Tooling and Automation, Johnson Controls and British Engines Ltd. They are now moving ahead in a challenging and rewarding profession that is an integral part of the North East economy and also the UK and global economies. FOUNDATION DEGREES The University of Sunderland runs accredited Foundation Degrees in partnership with regional Colleges. Please see the list of full and part-time courses on page 67. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

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H3WF

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

This course is accredited by the IET Do you see past the aesthetics of a vehicle and think more about the mechanical beauty of how it works? Do you have ideas on how to change the future of motor vehicles, in line with the current environmental challenges the industry faces in today’s commercial climate? This course will equip you with the skills you need to be an accomplished Automotive Engineer. In your first year you’ll build a strong foundation in fundamental engineering principles, which include Maths, Mechanics, Electrical Principles, Thermodynamics, CAD and practical skills. Year 2 takes many of the year 1 subjects to a higher level, and you’ll also start to specialise in the field of Automotive Engineering, specifically Vehicle Drive Chain, Chassis Systems and Thermo Fluids and Engines.

Engineering

We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* A large part of your final year is the individual project. This is your chance to pick a subject area that particularly interests you, and use the skills you’ve learned on the course to research and create a design, or conduct experimental analysis in your chosen area. You’ll also develop professional skills and knowledge in areas that employers are particularly interested in, such as Project Management and Control and Ethics. We have forged great links with many local industrial companies via our work with AMAP, this includes the Nissan plant and its supply chain. These links will prove useful if you choose to join the Formula Student team, where you can design, build, test and race a 600cc single-seat racing car. You will then compete against other universities as part of the Formula Student Contest. Throughout the course you’ll be using our specialist laboratories, which include mechanical, electrical and material test and fabrication facilities. Our students have an excellent track record of employment with companies such as Ferrari, Triumph, Jaguar, Nissan, McLaren and Johnson Controls. MODULES INCLUDE: Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Applied Mechanics / Computer-Aided Engineering / Vehicle Chassis Engineering / Thermofluids and Engines / Design Methods and Applications / Automotive Dynamics and Control Systems / Professional Engineering Management Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BEng (Hons) Extended Programmes Science – Engineering Pathway on page 119. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE:

H601

This course is accredited by the IET The modern world is completely reliant upon electronics. If you are the sort of person who wants to know how they work, then a career in Electronic and Electrical Engineering will allow you to put the interests and skills we will develop within you into fields as varied as aerospace, automotive, medicine and power generation. In your first year, you will cover a broad range of engineering skills which will allow you to develop your knowledge of core electrical and electronic principles as well as other engineering disciplines. In the second year you will further develop your skills in electronics and expand them to cover Power Systems, Machines, Instrumentation and Control. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* The course’s focus on Electronics, Power and Industrial Control Systems continues into the final year, where you will also manage and perform a project to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you’ve learned throughout the course. All theoretical work on this course is supported by specialist laboratory facilities and industry-standard software. As an engineering student, you also have the opportunity to join the Formula Student team where you could help to design, build, test and race a car. You will be aware that many companies are finding it difficult to recruit engineering graduates with the right mix of skills and experience. At Sunderland, we tailor our Electrical and Electronic Engineering course to fit the needs of employers and develop you into an individual who is able to pursue employment in a range of industries as an engineering professional. MODULES INCLUDE: Electronic and Electrical Principles / Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Manufacturing and Materials / Engineering Mathematics / Electrical Power Systems and Machines / Control and Instrumentation / Electronic System Design / Professional Engineering Management Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, this must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our BEng (Hons) Extended Programmes Science – Engineering Pathway on page 119. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.


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UCAS CODE:

H600

If you have an HND in Electronic and Electrical Engineering this course will allow you to turn it into an Honours degree, developing your skills as an Electronic and Electrical Engineer. This one-year ‘Top-Up’ course links in with the needs of various different industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical and power generation industries. In addition to completing modules on Electrical Power and Electronic Systems, you will also undertake a Final Year Project. This will be related to your selected topic of electrical engineering, where you will be expected to demonstrate the skills of an Honours degree-level student, which includes a clear argument, critical analysis and solid conclusions. You will learn from experienced tutors, and your studies will be enhanced by our research into areas such as control engineering, materials and structural analysis, manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance. Our strong links with many local industrial companies, including regional giants Nissan, will not only prove beneficial to your learning experience, but will also help you to build a network of contacts in the industry. This, alongside the skill set you develop throughout the programme will create numerous career options. Many companies are finding it difficult to recruit engineering graduates with the right mix of skills and experience. At Sunderland, we tailor our Electrical and Electronic Engineering course to fit the needs of employers and develop you into an individual who is able to pursue employment in a range of industries as an engineering professional. MODULES INCLUDE: Electrical Power / Electronic Systems Design / Final Year Project / Manufacturing Systems Design / Professional Engineering Management Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE: AUTOMOTIVE H330 MECHANICAL H300 ELECTRONIC H602

Do you want to study Engineering at degree level but don’t have the necessary UCAS points? Or perhaps you have relevant experience but lack formal qualifications? This extended programme provides an alternative pathway on to our engineering degrees. The pathway starts with a foundation year that prepares you for success at degree level. You will develop your study and communication skills before building up core knowledge in maths, statistics, IT, sciences and technology. We provide lots of support including a Maths Support Tutor who runs regular sessions to help with the maths and statistics. After successful completion of the foundation year you will progress straight to one of the following degree courses: Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) H330; Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) H300; Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) H602. During your studies you will benefit from the University of Sunderland’s on-going investment in outstanding facilities. If you already have experience of industry, you will recognise some of the cutting-edge equipment in our specialist laboratories for electronics, and robotics and programmable logic controllers. We also have advanced modelling software that sets the industry standard. Career prospects are excellent for graduate engineers, who have the ability to command high salaries. Engineers are in demand in sectors from aerospace to power generation and from medicine to manufacturing. If you are unsure whether you would be eligible for this course, for example if you are considering returning to education after a long break, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Our aim is to make access as easy as possible for those who have the potential to undertake a degree. MODULES INCLUDE: Study and Communication Skills / Mathematical Sciences / Information Technology / Statistics / Electrical Technology / Introductory Engineering Mathematics / Mechanical Technology / Project ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.

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BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (1 Year Top-Up)

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UCAS CODE:

H701

UCAS CODE:

H700

Are you looking for an engineering degree that gives you expertise in a wide range of areas, from principles and design through to project management and advanced maintenance? A key focus of this course is enhancing your employability within all sectors of manufacturing, including the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sectors.

If you already have an HND in Manufacturing Engineering (or a similar course), and would like to turn this into an honours degree, then the Manufacturing Engineering 1 Year Top-Up course is for you. By extending your existing skills and knowledge of engineering principles, you will make yourself more employable and open up many new opportunities.

You will study manufacturing engineering and management as well as both mechanical and electrical engineering. You will be trained in applying management techniques and improving reliability and productivity of manufacturing plants.

You will develop skills and knowledge in Operations Management. You will also explore the techniques behind product planning, including Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), and supply chain management.

In the first year you’ll cover the fundamentals of engineering, which include maths, mechanics, electrical principles, thermodynamics and practical skills. In your second year you’ll take many of these subjects to a higher level and you’ll also start to specialise in manufacturing engineering. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000-£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.* A large part of your final year is the individual project. This is your chance to pick a subject area that particularly interests you and find new ways to apply the skills you’ve learned on the course. You will also take specialist modules in operations management, the design of manufacturing systems, and techniques for maximising the efficiency and smooth-running of manufacturing facilities. Throughout the course you’ll be using our specialist laboratories for electronics and electrical power, robotics and programmable logic controllers. As a centre of excellence in Automotive Engineering, Sunderland hosts the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP). This has allowed us to forge great links with many local industrial companies including the Nissan plant and its supply chain among others. Students from the University of Sunderland have an excellent track record of employment and, by the end of your course, you’ll be well equipped to take up roles in a range of sectors as an engineering professional. MODULES INCLUDE: Engineering Mathematics / Design, Drawing and Practical Skills / Manufacturing and Materials / Applied Mechanics / Energy Conversion and Thermodynamics / Electronic and Electrical Principles / Microprocessors and PLC / Manufacturing Processes / Electrical Power Systems and Machines / Computer Aided Engineering / Professional Engineering Management Techniques / Operations Management / Advanced Maintenance Practices ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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*Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required.

You will also study a number of different elements throughout the course that will equip you with essential employment skills, including research skills, problem-solving skills and knowledge in ethical issues relating to engineering. The tutors at Sunderland have extensive industrial experience in the design and manufacture of products such as power generation equipment, automotive components, mining equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Your learning will also be enriched by our research into areas such as materials science, automotive dynamics, manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance. Sunderland has over 100 years’ experience of teaching engineering, and we also have a range of excellent specialist facilities. These include laboratories for electronics and electrical power, robotics, programmable logic controllers and mechanical systems. We also have advanced modelling software that is the latest industry standard. Many of our graduates go on to careers in the automotive, materials, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. MODULES INCLUDE: Manufacturing Systems Design / Individual Project / Operations Management / Advanced Maintenance Practice / Professional Engineering Management Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – An HND in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent level qualification in this discipline or a related discipline. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.


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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

H3W2

This course is accredited by the IET Are you fascinated by how things work in the world around you? Do you think about the design and technology behind everyday items? If so, this could be an ideal course for you. The skills you will develop here will open up careers in engineering, management and manufacturing. In the first year of this course you will gain a solid grounding in a range of engineering disciplines. You will learn fundamentals of Engineering, including engineering mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, mathematics, electrical principles, electronic principles, manufacturing, materials,and design. Studying these subjects will equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will need to design and construct new equipment, machines and processes. You will also develop as an engineer and be able to apply your degree within a range of engineering environments, improving your problem solving and ability to work within a team. These are skills which employers value. We also encourage you to apply for a placement year between your second and final year. These are usually paid, an average of £14,000£18,000 a year allowing you to put your learning into practice and make meaningful contacts that may lead to future job offers.*

Engineering student Jennifer Parkins is clocking up the miles to get as much experience as she can during her degree studies. To increase her employability skills, Jennifer is leading the way on the University of Sunderland’s entry into the Formula Student competition, where universities from across the world are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car from scratch which they then race at Silverstone. Jennifer said: “Studying at Sunderland has created so many opportunities and I have taken up every one. I wanted to use my time at university to make me the best person possible at the end, so that I would be more attractive to future employers and hopefully walk into a job when I graduate.”

Jennifer Parkins BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

You will also study many of the skills necessary to gain employment as an engineering professional and about modern management and business techniques in the context of engineering projects. We encourage our engineering students to take part in the Formula Student initiative, where you design and build a 600cc single-seat racing car, and then race against other universities from around the world. Sunderland’s engineering facilities include laboratories equipped for studying mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronics, and robotics. In the past our students have secured paid placements with companies such as Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem UK, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel. MODULES INCLUDE: Applied Mechanics / Manufacturing and Materials / Engineering Dynamics and Thermofluids / Microprocessors and PLC’s / Design Methods and Applications / Computer Aided Engineering / Professional Engineering Management Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, this must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular programme please see our BEng (Hons) Extended Programmes Science – Engineering Pathway on page 119. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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Studying at the University was one of the key reasons I got the job at Cedrec. They’re a Sunderland-based company and were completely behind the idea of helping local graduates to get their start and obviously with my course I was well suited to the job. Working with the Careers and Employability Service was massively helpful. I attended their CV Workshop, which made my CV so much more attractive to employers. After doing that, I started to receive job offers. In the 18 months I’ve been here, I’ve continued to further my education by completing a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and will be taking over the Marketing Executive role at Cedrec. My advice would be to work hard, build good relationships with lecturers and grab every opportunity you can. That way you can build your CV and make yourself attractive to employers.

Amy Batch Legal Author at Cedrec BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

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English continues to be one of the most popular and highly respected university subjects. It equips you with writing and analytical skills that will open doors to a wide variety of careers. As a student of English, you will be inspired to develop a life-long love of literary texts, from the classics such as Shakespeare’s poems and plays, to contemporary British fiction. You will also analyse how language is used in daily life as well as in literature, and you will learn how to use your own talent and imagination in our creative writing classes. WHY SUNDERLAND? Sunderland has achieved high ratings in the National Student Survey 2013, with English Studies being rated: • • •

Top 5 in the UK for teaching quality Top 10 in the UK for academic support Top 10 in the UK for organisation and management

Also, according to the 2015 Guardian University Guide, our English courses were: • • • •

Highest in the North East for satisfaction with the course (95% of students) Second in the North East for satisfaction with teaching (96% of students) Highest in the North East for satisfaction with feedback (88% of students) Highest in the North East for Value Added (this compares students’ individual results with their entry qualification, to show how effective the teaching is) 8/10

Our courses include core modules in areas such as literary history, theory and criticism, language studies, stylistics, creative writing and critical thinking. Optional modules cover areas such as children’s fiction, language and gender, and creative writing. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a research project in an area of personal interest. Our degrees are designed to help you develop skills of critical thinking, communication and analysis – attributes that make English graduates much sought-after by employers. Some of our students become teachers or lecturers, while others go into the civil service, industry, the media, publishing, the wider cultural sector and many other career destinations. There are close links between the English Department and the University’s Careers and Employability Service, with a series of joint sessions across all three years of study. Our library has a wide range of texts and journals, and also provides access to a wealth of electronic resources. On all courses you are encouraged to grow as an independent learner, taking full advantage of new multimedia technologies and award-winning computer facilities.

All English students, regardless of which programme they are on, can become involved in the exciting ‘Spectral Visions’ initiative. We organise an annual conference, where students run break-out workshops on specialist topics. Spectral Visions Press publishes student collections of short stories and poetry and allows you to gain experience of working for a real publishing house. Further opportunities for gaining experience in publishing include the student magazine ‘The Brief’, our student/public writer electronic interface and our journal ‘Monstrum’. There is also the Study Abroad scheme, where you can study in another country for one or two semesters, the Leading Lights programme for developing leadership skills, and a Mentoring scheme that offers to match you with an appropriate professional mentor as well as the University Language Scheme, where you can learn a new language for free. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online listing gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

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BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing UCAS CODE:

Q300

A degree in English offers the chance to inspire or nurture a life-long love of literature and to use the study of some of the greatest writing in history to develop skills that employers really value. This course offers you the chance to explore English literature, and formulate your own critical responses to the subject, alongside like-minded people in a stimulating and sympathetic learning environment. You will study how language is used in ordinary life, and develop the skills of critical thinking, communication, writing, analysis and research, which are so highly prized by employers.

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UCAS CODE:

QW38

Does literature inspire you? Would you like to be a screenwriter for film or television? Are you the next J.K. Rowling? English and Creative Writing is for those who enjoy analysing what they read and writing their own original pieces of work. This unique course combines the study of literature with the development of technical skills required for both creative writing and gaining employment in publishing, editing, copywriting and many other occupations associated with the wonderful world of writing.

Whilst covering the core modules, you will learn the principles of both studying and writing about literature. This will encourage you not only to think analytically about texts, but it will also develop your communication skills.

Throughout the course we encourage you to develop your craft, widen your understanding of literature and hone your skills in expression. You will study and write plays, poetry, prose and screenplays. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to have your work published in a commercially available collection of short stories. In your final year, you will create a portfolio that will showcase your skills as a talented writer to publishers, agents, and potential employers. You will also have the opportunity to work within Spectral Visions Press, which is our own professional publishing house. It will enable you to gain in-house work experience in ways that most other universities cannot match.

English has always been one of the most popular and well-respected university courses and is a recognised qualification for entry to many graduate careers. Successful students have gone on to work in business, journalism, teaching, the Civil Service, publishing and a wide range of other professions.

According to the 2015 National Student Survey, English and Creative Writing at the University of Sunderland received the astonishing score of 100% in response to ‘the course is intellectually stimulating’, ‘the staff have made the subject interesting’ and ‘the course has helped me to present myself with confidence’.

You will learn from experienced staff who love their subject. Many of them have outstanding international reputations for their research and a supervised 6,000 word dissertation will enable you to pursue your own research interests.

English at Sunderland is recognised for the quality of its research, some of which has been classed as ‘world leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework. A high proportion of the lecturers who teach this course are published authors and prize winners.

The course comprises a wide range of modules, including Studying and Writing about Literature, Lyric Poetry and Narrative Poetry and Critical Approaches. This will broaden your understanding of the discipline of English, and introduce you to the most important writers throughout history, including Byron, Shelley and Shakespeare.

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In the National Student Survey 2014 English was ranked at 94% for ‘Overall Satisfaction’ with the course. MODULES INCLUDE: Studying and Writing about Literature 1 and 2 / Critical Approaches / Literature: History, Theory, Criticism / Lyric Poetry and Narrative Poetry / Introduction to American Literature / Romanticism / Victorian Literature / The Novel: from Realism to Modernism / Contemporary Irish Poetry / Representations of Totalitarianism and the Holocaust / Contemporary British Fictions ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

The knowledge and skills you gain from the course, including skills in communication, research and critical analysis, are highly-prized by employers and relevant to a number of career paths. You might pursue a career as a novelist, screenwriter, poet, dramatist or technical writer. Alternatively, you might work in publishing, copywriting, editing, proofreading, typesetting, advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism or teaching, to name just a few. You do not need to have studied Creative Writing in the past or indeed to have written creatively; most of our students haven’t when they begin. All we ask is that you have the enthusiasm and aspiration to do so. MODULES INCLUDE: Studying and Writing about Literature / Introduction to Creative Writing: Narratives and Poems / The Language of Fiction / Reading and Writing Drama / The Art of Modern Poetry / The Playwright’s Craft / Introduction to American Literature / Victorian Literature / Reading and Writing Children’s Fiction / Writing Prose Fiction / Writing Genre Fiction / Modern Gothic / Creative Writing and Critical Thinking / Creative Writing and Publishing ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

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BA (Hons) English Language and Literature www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

Q320

Do you love reading? Are you curious about language? Studying English Language and Literature will engage you in learning about some of the most celebrated authors and playwrights of our time and give you a strong grounding in the linguistic study of English – how it works, how children acquire it and how it varies. Throughout the degree, you will discover how English functions in both literature and society. Within a creative and supportive atmosphere, you will critically and independently analyse a variety of texts, ranging from Renaissance literature to contemporary fiction, from both literary and linguistic perspectives.

BA (Hons) Humanities www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit our website and search the course database using this course ID number.

UCAS CODE:

L9M1

If you just missed out on a place on an English or history degree, or if you would like more support in making the transition to degree-level study, this extended programme includes a foundation year that gives you an extra grounding in study skills and essential topics. Our typical offer is in the region of 80 UCAS points rather than the 120 points for our three-year degree programmes. If you are unsure about coming to University, or are thinking about a return to education after a long break, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We provide lots of support during the foundation year and we make access as easy as possible for those who have the potential to undertake a degree.

In core modules, you study key aspects of literary study, linguistic analysis and the linguistic study of literature. Additionally, you can pursue your own areas of interest through a wide variety of optional modules that cover topics such as language in childhood, broadcast talk, gothic fiction and language in science fiction and fantasy. You will develop a love of English language and literature alongside like-minded students.

The foundation year will introduce you to a wide range of fascinating areas of study, such as the shaping of our world through industrialisation, our place in a globalised world, and questions of human and regional identities. There are also short modules that will guide you through what is expected at university and help develop skills in defining learning tasks, allocating your time, locating appropriate resources and engaging in critical analysis.

In your final year, you will enhance your transferable skills in research through writing a 6,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also develop essential skills in communication and critical analysis that are in great demand in sectors including education, the media, advertising, public relations and publishing. An English degree is also a well-proven route into many graduate training schemes.

After the foundation year you can progress to any of our three-year BA (Hons) Humanities programmes: History / English / English and Creative Writing / English Language and Literature. Please note that your progression to one of these degree courses is guaranteed as long as you have successfully completed the foundation year.

Studying English Language and Literature at Sunderland is enjoyable and rewarding. In fact, 94% of our English Language and Literature students are satisfied with their course, according to the 2014 National Student Survey. MODULES INCLUDE: Studying and Writing about Literature / The Language of Fiction / Language and Culture / Language in Childhood / Introduction to Media Language / Writing and Reading Narrative Fiction / Introduction to Film Studies / Introduction to Modern Drama / Introduction to Creative Writing / Literature: History, Theory and Criticism / Talking Pages: Drama Dialogue and Conversation / Language and Power / Writing Works / Renaissance Literature / World Englishes in Fiction / English in the North East / Contemporary British Fiction / Language and Gender / Style in Science Fiction and Fantasy / Broadcast Talk / Late Medieval Literature / Shakespeare / Modern Gothic ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

According to the 2015 National Student Survey, 91% of our students are positive about teaching quality in history. Sunderland has ‘internationally excellent’ research in history and ‘world leading’ research in English, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University’s initiatives include ‘Spectral Visions’, a popular conference focusing on Gothic literature, and the student-run History Lab that hosts discussions and guest lectures. After successful completion of your first year of this 4 year course, if you wish to transfer onto Year 1 of another 3 year course then this may impact on your Student Loan funding. For further details visit the Fees and Entry Requirements section of the online entry for this course. MODULES INCLUDE: Foundation year: Origins of Identities: North East England / Globalisation / Industrial Society / Post-colonialism and the End of Empire / Extended Project / Stepping up to Higher Education / Fundamental Information Skills Other years: modules will vary according to your choice of degree programme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.

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I knew what I wanted from my degree – an investment in my future as a biomedical scientist. But what I hadn’t anticipated were the life-changing opportunities that shaped me as an individual. After my second year, I completed a placement year in the Microbiology department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead. It was a tremendous experience and a real confidence boost. Thanks to my lecturers, my final year project was published in the Oxford Journal and I landed my first full-time job at Scarborough General Hospital. I love my job and I know none of this would have been possible without Sunderland and my lecturers. My whole student experience was so much fun and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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HEALTH, NURSING AND CLINICAL SCIENCES Health can be defined not just as the absence of illness but more broadly as a state of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. By completing one of our courses, you will be able to contribute to your chosen area of health, helping people towards more positive life outcomes. Your learning will enable you to pursue a rewarding career where your work will make a difference. WHY SUNDERLAND? Our graduates are highly employable; for example 99% of our graduates in Physiological Sciences are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to Unistats. Many of our graduates go on to work in the NHS and private health sector. Our courses are purposeful in design; they take account of the ever changing healthcare environment and evolve to match the strategic needs of employers. Many of our courses are accredited or approved by professional bodies, ensuring that after graduation you have the right skill set for employment: • • •

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science is accredited by IBMS, approved by HCPC and fulfils the requirements of Health Education England’s Healthcare Science Programme Board specification for the Practitioner Training Programme BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice is open subject to approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Our teaching methods are designed to develop your professionalism and, as part of this, we adopt a problem-based learning approach alongside the more traditional forms of teaching. The majority of our courses have individualised learning pathways and flexible provision, which supports a multi-disciplinary approach. In all our courses we emphasise the application of specialised knowledge to real-life problem-solving. As part of this, we encourage work placements, either in the form of short non-paid placements or a full year’s placement – depending on your course, for example on the Public Health course you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement at each level where you will be allocated a supervisor who will support and guide you to ensure you get the most out of the experience. These placements will enhance your employability and help make sure that you are well prepared for the workplace.

On every course you will gain appropriate expertise in how to use the University’s specialist equipment for health-related sciences. Our Sciences Complex includes a Point of Care Centre that provides training in the rapidly growing field of ‘near patient diagnostics’. We also have SimMan 3G simulation manikins that allow you to practise clinical skills within scenarios that are as close as possible to real life. We have an enormous depth of expertise that allows us to support you through every academic level. Our staff represent many different disciplines and they all have extensive experience in their field. There are a number of University-wide initiatives to help you get the most out of your time as a student. These include the Leading Lights programme for developing leadership skills, the University Language Scheme for learning a new language for free, and a Mentoring scheme that offers to match you with an appropriate professional mentor. FULL COURSE INFORMATION AT WWW.SUNDERLAND.AC.UK This prospectus gives a brief description of our undergraduate courses. Our online course gives you more detailed information. Each online profile has everything you need to know about a course, including: • • • • • • •

Course content and modules Teaching and assessment information The facilities you’ll be using Details of exactly where you’ll be located Fees and full entry requirements Course-specific employment and careers information What support will be available to you

NOW WHAT? To find a course online, go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and enter the course UCAS code into the search box. Sign up to our University mailing list at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/stayintouch UCAS Tariff – see page 186.

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Health, Nursing and Clinical Sciences

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UCAS CODE:

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Our exciting and innovative new Nursing course has been developed in collaboration with Sunderland CARE Academy partner organisations including; City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) along with our Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) members.

Biomedical Science gives you well-rounded knowledge in the scientific investigation of human health and disease. You will learn how the human body functions and what happens when disease affects it. Throughout the course you will develop a comprehensive understanding of biomedicine, as well as acquiring specialist knowledge in medical microbiology, immunology, pathophysiology and clinical biochemistry.

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult).

This course results in one of three possible degree titles: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science. You may also be able to transfer to BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science. All three courses are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, with Applied Biomedical Science and Healthcare Science also being approved by the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). Healthcare Science is also accredited by the Academy of Healthcare Sciences.

This course is one of the new initiatives supporting increasing availability and access to nursing education and is not NHS funded. During your time at the University you will be taught by an enthusiastic and committed team of highly-skilled professionals. All members of the team have at least one specialist area of both clinical and teaching expertise and are active in health care research and service development work. Our PCPI members actively support the course and you will regularly meet and work with patients and carers as part of the course. Fifty percent of your time on this three year full-time course will be spent in clinical practice under the supervision of registered practitioners working in a range of clinical settings in and out of hospital. Working in a host of different environments, combined with regular assessment and feedback, will aid your progression as a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable professional. The integration of theory and practice is at the centre of our Nursing course. Learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice promoting high quality and compassionate, patient-centred health care provision. You will be supported in relating nursing theory to clinical practice, demonstrating your competence in clinical nursing, underpinned by evidence-informed decision making skills. You will be based at the state-of-the-art Sciences Complex in our City Campus. Much of your teaching will take place in the Living Lab, opening in June 2016. You will utilise a range of new resources there, including a mock ward, point of care centre with consulting rooms, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) suite, dispensing pharmacy and patient home setting, ensuring your development in a high-quality and contemporary learning environment.

Real-world experience is a great way to develop your skills and improve your career prospects, and so we encourage our students to apply for placement opportunities offered either in hospital, industrial or research laboratories. Graduates with a degree in Biomedical Sciences often work for the NHS, clinical laboratories and drug companies in a wide variety of roles. Alternatively, a degree in Applied Biomedical Science is relevant to careers within NHS Pathology departments as you undertake a 48-week unpaid placement in a pathology department as part of this route. If you choose the Healthcare Science route, you will be fully prepared for roles in blood, cellular, infection or genetic sciences within the NHS, dependent on your chosen route through this course. This degree also has placements periods in NHS laboratories. MODULES INCLUDE: Biomedical Science route includes: Human Physiology / Biological Chemistry / Infection and Immunity / Cell Science / Blood Science / Medical Microbiology / Human Genetics and Genomics Applied Biomedical Science route includes: Same modules as Biomedical Science with a 48-week clinical placement Healthcare Science route includes: Biomedical Core Modules / Clinical Biochemistry / Immunology / Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Cellular Pathology / Molecular Pathology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, which must include a Health or Science related subject. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels/AVCE or equivalent including Biology or Chemistry. You also need 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

If you intend to undertake the work-based training element of this course then please see page 185 for mandatory entry requirement information.

Interview required – see page 184.

More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required – see page 185.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this particular course please see our Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes: Biomedical Science Pathway on page 129.

More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. *This course is open subject to approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes: Science – Biomedical Science Pathway BSc

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As a Practitioner in Healthcare Science, you can play a crucial role in improving the lives of others through the analysis, detection and treatment of disease. You can choose from two main routes within this course: Physiological Sciences or Life Sciences. Unlike most of our degrees, you cannot apply directly for this course. If you choose to take the Physiological Sciences route, you will gain an indepth understanding of how the body functions, and how cells, tissues and organs work together. You will have the opportunity to specialise in either cardiac physiology or audiology. Cardiac physiologists explore the function of the heart to assist in diagnosing heart disease. Audiologists assess and treat hearing and balance disorders by providing appropriate rehabilitation. If you would like to follow these routes, then you should apply for Physiological Science BSc (Hons) and change to your preferred degree route during the first year.* You will then graduate with a degree in either Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) or Healthcare Science (Audiology). If you choose Life Sciences, this route explores the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This route is further divided into four specialist degrees available namely, Blood Science, Cellular Science, Infection Science and Genetic Science. These degrees also last three years but during some of this time you will be required to work in a relevant laboratory to gain work experience. This additional placement work has the advantage that by the end of these courses, you will be fully equipped to work as a health practitioner within the NHS – this course fits closely with the Department of Health’s Modernising Scientific Careers agenda. If you would like to follow these routes, then you should apply for Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) and then change to your preferred degree route during the first year.* MODULES INCLUDE: Physiological Sciences route includes: Introduction to Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science / Applying Cardiac Physiology / Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging

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Are you interested in taking a science degree, but don’t have the necessary qualifications? If you have taken A Levels (or equivalent) but not reached the necessary grades, this course offers an alternative route onto BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. The first year of this course is based at Sunderland College where you will gain a solid grounding in science and the study skills needed to tackle a degree. Upon successful completion of the first year, you are guaranteed a place on BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. As a student of Biomedical Science, you will learn how the human body functions and how a variety of diseases are treated and diagnosed. In your first year at Sunderland College you will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and group-based work and projects. You will also participate in laboratory experiments and seminars at the University of Sunderland. You will be enrolled as an undergraduate student from the start of this course – regardless of whether you are studying at Sunderland College or the University of Sunderland – and you will have the same benefits and entitlements as all our other students. This course leads to many employment opportunities. A degree in Biomedical Science will allow you to work for the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories and drug companies. MODULES INCLUDE: Study and Communications Skills / Statistics / Information Technology / Physiology / Chemistry / Biology ENTER REQUIREMENTS Please check the website for information on entry requirements for this course.

Life Sciences route includes: Clinical Biochemistry / Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Immunology / Cellular Pathology / Human Genetics and Genomics ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels/AVCEs or equivalent including either Biology or Chemistry. You are also required to have 3 passes at Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185. If you intend to undertake the work-based training element of this course then please see page 185 for mandatory entry requirement information. *Places are subject to the following: the availability of placements, a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), a medical check and be subject to interview by the hospital work placement provider.

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Would you like to improve your current qualification in nursing and enhance your career prospects? Our Nursing Top-Up course allows you to top-up your current diploma nursing qualification to an honours degree in only one year of study.

Health, Nursing and Clinical Sciences

Throughout the course, you will cover the concepts of clinical governance, critical appraisal, reflective practice and public health. Your learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice, which promotes the development of high-quality healthcare provision. You will also consider healthcare in the wider social context of health and wellbeing. A key emphasis of this course is on relating healthcare theory to clinical practice and enhancing the patient/service user experience. You will be taught by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of highly skilled professionals, who are actively involved in consultancy work and healthcare research. Each member of the team has at least one specialist area of clinical and teaching expertise. Right from the start, you will notice Sunderland’s supportive atmosphere. We work hard to ensure that your confidence and professionalism develop over the course of the year. On completing this course, you will have a degree that underscores your advanced clinical expertise and proficiency. This course will help you approach a wide range of challenges in your future career. Qualifications at degree-level are also becoming increasingly vital for moving up the career ladder. Our graduates have gone on to secure many senior positions in nursing. MODULES INCLUDE: Research Methods / Theory and Practice in Health Care / Evidence-Based Practice / Management of Care / Preparation for Mentorship / Law and Ethics in Healthcare / Dissertation

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B120

Physiological Science is one of the most fascinating areas of science to work in, as you will come to understand how the human body functions in order to diagnose and treat abnormalities and disease. Whether it’s caring for patients in the cardiology department of the NHS or working as a research scientist in a clinical or research laboratory, you can really make a difference to someone’s life as a Physiological Sciences graduate. During the course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how cells, tissues and organs work together in the body. The course covers the systems of the whole body in health and disease and you will also have the option of studying the body at the molecular level. Many of the optional modules are shared with the Biomedical Science degree, and give you a thorough understanding of physiology and cell biochemistry. Depending on the availability of suitable placements and your choice of modules, you may be able to switch from a degree in Physiological Sciences to Healthcare Science, specialising in either Cardiac Physiology or Audiology. As a Cardiac Physiologist, you will assist in diagnosing heart conditions; as an Audiologist, you will provide rehabilitation for hearing and/or balance disorders. These routes are part of the accredited training programme for working in the NHS as a healthcare science practitioner. If you graduate with a degree in Physiological Sciences, you will be fully equipped to work as a researcher or scientist for employers including the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and molecular biology companies. If you choose to specialise in either Cardiac Physiology or Audiology, you will be fully prepared for roles as a healthcare science practitioner within the NHS. Sunderland scores highly in science during assessments. The most recent review by the Quality Assurance Agency awarded biology the highest possible score of 24 out of 24 and physiology 23 out of 24.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS UK students are required to be a registered nurse with the NMC and hold a HE Diploma Level Nursing qualification (Level 5) for entry onto the course.

MODULES INCLUDE: Physiological Sciences route includes: Cell Science / Infection and Immunity / Pathophysiology and Therapeutics / Immunology / Exercise Physiology

More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) route includes: Introduction to Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science / Applying Cardiac Physiology / Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging Healthcare Science (Audiology) route includes: Applied Physics and Measurement / Pathophysiology of Auditory and Vestibular Systems ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels/AVCEs or equivalent including either Biology or Chemistry. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you intend to undertake the work-based training element of this course then please see page 185 for mandatory entry requirement information. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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UCAS CODE:

B910

With a career in Public Health you will be improving people’s lives by helping to prevent and manage health problems. Public Health is often described as the science and art of preventing and managing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society – including public and private organisations, communities and individuals. You’ll be tackling some of the most important issues facing our society today, including the damaging health effects of smoking, alcohol, drugs, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. You’ll examine the wider influences that affect health such as education, housing, transport, and environment, and learn how we work with marginalised communities to improve health. This course identifies and explores the health of both populations and the individual, examining the social, cultural, economic, political and global determinants of health and wellbeing. You will learn how to critically think about the complex nature of improving health whilst acquiring solid analytical, theoretical and research skills. By the end of the course, you will have an in-depth understanding of health, both nationally and globally. In the second and third years of the course, you have the option to undertake placement opportunities to allow for practice-based learning and build future employability skills. In addition, there are optional modules such as Drug and Alcohol Issues in Health, Public Mental Health and Global Issues in Health which allow you to explore specific areas of interest to you. To ensure you are getting the most out of the course, you will have a personal tutor who will support and guide you throughout the process. The government has a number of public health initiatives, including health improvement, reducing health inequalities, changing health behaviours and focusing on the wider aspects of health. On graduating, you will be in a position to develop careers in these initiatives and help improve the lives of others and make a real difference in the world. You will be fully equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a diverse range of areas including healthcare, public health, social care and the voluntary sectors. When you come to apply for these rewarding and challenging roles, a degree in Public Health is the relevant qualification that employers will be looking for. MODULES INCLUDE: Community Perspectives on Health / The Politics of Health / Fundamentals of Social Science / Introduction to Research Methods / Determinants of Health / Social Exclusion and Health / Drug and Alcohol Issues in Health / Law and Ethics / Critical Issues in Health / Work-based practice / Global Issues in Health / Public Mental Health / Introduction to Epidemiology / Research Methods in Health / Health Improvement / Contemporary Issues in Health / Building Healthy Communities

Paula Ros is making up for lost time after missing out on school education in her teens. Now thanks to her success in the Access to Higher Education programme she is pursuing a degree course in Public Health while juggling parenthood and working for a homeless charity. Paula said: “I was a classic teenage rebel and barely went to school. I went on to work in homecare but when I had my son I realised I needed to change my life to provide for him in the future. “Now I just can’t get enough of university life and it’s given me the kick-start to get involved in other projects like the Streetwork soup kitchen which feeds homeless people.”

Paula Ros BSc (Hons) Public Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TYPICAL OFFER – In the region of 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels/AVCE or equivalent. You are also required to have 3 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. More entry requirement information – see pages 183-185.

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how to apply FOR DEGREES, FOUNDATION DEGREES, HND COURSES AND FOUNDATION YEARS* Applications for entry must be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications can be made online at www.ucas.com *The University has Partner Colleges which run franchised full-time foundation year programmes which you can progress to degree level in Science, Sport and Psychology.

FOR PGCE COURSES Applications for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education can be submitted online through UCAS Teacher Training (formerly Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) at www.ucas.com

FOUNDATION STUDIES IN ART AND DESIGN How to Apply

For more information and to apply to this programme, key in CID10 into our Find a Course feature.

WHAT IF I CAN’T GET A PLACE ON MY CHOSEN COURSE? Don’t be discouraged! There may well be other programmes at a similar level that you may be eligible for and a member of the admissions team may contact you to discuss the choices available to you. If you decide you would like to pursue a suggested alternative course, all you have to do is tell us and we will arrange the rest.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ADVICE For further information or advice on any aspect of the full-time courses and entry requirements, including direct entry, contact the Helpline: Tel: 0191 515 3000 Email: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk Write to us or call in and see us at: University of Sunderland, The Gateway, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland SR1 3SD.

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Entry RequIrements The University of Sunderland fully embraces the Government’s ambitions to broaden the curriculum and is an advocate of lifelong learning and widening participation. We strive for and continue to promote the advantages of an inclusive national framework which recognises the value of both academic and vocational qualifications. The University of Sunderland provides study opportunities for all applicants who have the potential to benefit from them. Factors such as work experience or vocational training can be taken into account when considering an entry application and admissions tutors and the admissions team have considerable discretionary powers to assess each case on individual merit.

APPLICANTS TO DEGREE, FOUNDATION DEGREE AND HND COURSES WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE ACHIEVED: National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 2 and 3 qualifications. LEVEL Examples of NQF qualifications Entry

- Entry level certificates

- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

- Skills for Life

- Functional Skills at entry level (English, maths and ICT)

Entry requirements, including pre-requisite subjects and the UCAS tariff points specific to individual programmes are listed within the relevant section of the University Prospectus.

Level 1 - GCSE grades D-G or equivalent numerical score 3-1

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS The University accepts all national and internationally recognised advanced qualifications for entry to higher education and welcomes applications from candidates of all social and ethnic backgrounds giving equal consideration to academic and vocational qualifications for all programmes of study. Entry to Teacher Training programmes may be specific, see the Education and Training section for more information. The University’s general offers are based around the UCAS Tariff* (pages 186-187).

- BTEC Introductory Diplomas and Certificates

- OCR Nationals

- Key Skills at Level 1

- Skills for Life

- Functional Skills at Level 1

Level 2 - GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent numerical score 9-4

- Key Skills Level 2

- Skills for Life

- Functional Skills at Level 2

Level 3 - A levels

*ABOUT THE NEW UCAS TARIFF 2017

- BTEC qualifications

As you may be aware, a new UCAS Tariff will come into place for applicants starting courses in September 2017. The new UCAS Tariff points, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017, are based on a very different number system.

- GCE in applied subjects

- International Baccalaureate

- Key Skills Level 3

The new Tariff has been developed in partnership with representatives from the university sector, schools and colleges. The new Tariff is designed to provide a fair and more transparent process of allocating Tariff points across a wider range of qualifications, to support widening participation.

Level 4 - Certificates of Higher Education

Information about how many new UCAS Tariff points each of your qualification gets is available in “UCAS Tariff tables: New Tariff points for entry to higher education from 2017” which can be found via UCAS at the below website:

Level 6 - National Diploma in Professional Production Skills

www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entryrequirements/new-ucas-tariff

Level 5 - HNCs and HNDs

- Other higher diplomas

- BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards

Level 7 - Diploma in Translation - BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards

Level 8 - Specialist awards

Your teacher or adviser should be able to show you what this means for your qualifications or answer any further questions you may have regarding converting your qualification to the new Tariff We will, however, consider individual applicants that meet the required academic criteria. Please refer to the University website or UCAS for full details of requirements.

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Please refer to the UCAS tariff tables overleaf for details of tariff points for standard UK qualifications. We will also consider those qualifications not awarded UCAS tariff points such as: • • • • •

The full International or European Baccalaureate; A recognised Level 0 or Higher Education Access programme; Professional Qualifications; Foundation Degrees; Other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University.

Entry Requirements

Employees without formal qualifications may qualify for entry through relevant work-based experience.

EXTENDED PROGRAMMES (LEVEL 0) Applications are welcome for Level 0 programmes from students who have studied NQF Level 2 + 3 qualifications.

CAN I DEFER ENTRY? The University is prepared to consider applications for deferred entry for students taking a break before study. Applicants wishing to do so must contact the Admissions Team on: Tel: 0191 515 3000 Email: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk

COURSES REQUIRING AN INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW SELECTION CRITERIA

Art and Design

Portfolio Interview – All suitably qualified applicants for Art and Design courses will attend an interview with their portfolio. This is an opportunity to see our excellent facilities and ask any important questions you may have. You should bring a carefully selected portfolio of work, demonstrating the range of your experience, which includes, alongside finished work, sketch books, notebooks, preparatory work sheets, and examples of 3D work (or photographs if this is not possible). Among the qualities sought at interview is evidence of creative ability, competence in handling a range of media, motivation, curiosity and above all, enthusiasm for your subject. We often consider the portfolio more important in selecting applicants than formal qualifications.

This is applicable to all courses within both the Art and Design subject areas.

Journalism and Media BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

You will be invited to attend an interview event. This will involve participating in a group interview at which you will discuss relevant topics such as current affairs and media content as well as exploring your interests, reasons for applying to your chosen course and your ambitions.

This is applicable to all courses within the Journalism subject area. Performing Arts This is applicable to all courses within the Performing Arts subject area. Education and Training

Audition – You will be asked to give a one minute performance or take part in a workshop plus you will take part in a group discussion. Among the qualities sought at audition is evidence of creative ability, motivation, curiosity and above all enthusiasm for your subject. There is a fee payable for the audition for BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music. All successful applicants on our education courses which lead to QTS will be invited to attend a half day interview. During this time applicants will be judged on: - their subject knowledge, knowledge of education and issues, including knowledge of the current National Curriculum - the consideration you have given to the choice of the particular phase of teaching - evidence of any relevant experience of working with children/other learners, including any school/college visits - personality, including enthusiasm and commitment - communication skills - suitability for teaching The above will be assessed through you delivering a short presentation to a small group, a mathematics paired task, a group task, a written exercise followed by a one-to-one interview.

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All suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend a half day interview event. This event includes a numeracy and literacy test (which must be passed), a group and individual interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will have an opportunity to demonstrate how their values align to those within the NHS Constitution.


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COURSES WITH ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS Performing Arts

ENTRY CRITERIA

BA (Hons) Community Music

You will be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check within 3 months of joining the course. For further information please go to the DBS website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

Education and Training

Applicants to education courses which led to QTS are required to: - P ass the National College Teaching and Learning (NCTL) Skills Test in both Literacy and Numeracy: http://sta.education.gov.uk/ - Complete a Medical pro forma (Fitness to Teach: Guidance for Employers and Initial Teacher Training Providers, DfES, 2007) - Y ou will also be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview The University will do all it can to accommodate the needs of candidates who declare a specific learning difficulty, while taking into account the current Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCFS) and Teacher and Development Agency (TDA) Regulations

Combined Subjects Programmes BA/BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies BA/BSc (Hons) Education Studies BA/BSc (Hons) Youth and Community Engagement* Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MPharm)

You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when starting the course. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview. *All applicants on this course will be interviewed. Pharmacy is a registered health care profession for which the ability to practise safely and effectively is essential, so all pharmacy students will be subjected to Fitness to Practise procedures. This means you are required to complete two self-declaration forms, one about your health and the other about your conduct. You will also be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

Social Sciences BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when starting this course. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work Studies

It is essential you have experience (voluntary or paid) in a community and/or youth work setting. You should clearly describe your experience in the personal statement section of your application. All applicants will be interviewed. You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when starting this course. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

BA (Hons) Social Work

It is essential you have experience (voluntary or paid) in a social care type setting, usually beyond college placements. We also accept personal experience as a carer or involvement with social care or social work. All applicants will be interviewed. All successful applicants will be required to complete a Medical pro forma to assess their Fitness to Practise. You will also be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For further information please refer to the website www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview. You also need: 2 satisfactory references; a satisfactory health clearance; a completed self-declaration form detailing any previous criminal convictions, spent or unspent, and any disciplinary hearing or investigation related to vulnerable adults or safeguarding young people. Any offer will be subject to passing the suitability requirements of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) who regulate social work education. Finally, you are required to be competent in the use of IT.

Health, Nursing and Clinical Sciences BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences (Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences) BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

During your first year of study, if you decide to undertake the work-based training element of these courses, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a medical check and an interview by your work placement provider.

All applicants to the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice course are subject to Fitness to Practise procedures, this means you are required to complete two self-declaration forms - Medical pro forma  isclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For further information please refer to the website: www.gov.uk/disclosure- D barring-service-check/overview The University will do all it can to accommodate the needs of candidates who declare a specific learning difficulty, while taking into account the current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Regulations.

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Terms and Conditions

Course directories and prospectuses describe programmes available from the University of Sunderland (‘the University’). Every effort is made to ensure that all details are correct at the time of going to press but these may be subject to alteration. Should you become a student of the University, you will receive further documents describing the teaching, examination, assessment and other educational services (‘the educational services’) offered by the University, including details of fees payable. In the event of any inconsistency between the information contained in a Directory/Prospectus and the information set out in these further documents then the further documents will prevail. The University will take all reasonable steps to provide the educational services in the manner set out in each Directory/Prospectus and in those further documents. The University does not, however, guarantee their provision. The educational services, programmes, facilities and other arrangements for students described in each Directory/Prospectus are regularly reviewed and are naturally subject to change from time to time, sometimes without notice. In order to continue to provide high quality educational services to students, the University may make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of programmes and modules, discontinue and merge or combine programmes and modules in response to; professional, statutory and/ or regulatory body requirements, feedback from students and/or external examiners, the need to enhance student performance and achievement, changes to the theory in an area of research and/or changes to the practices around the subject or its delivery. In the event of any changes to programmes or modules, or the discontinuation of any programme, the University will use reasonable endeavours to help affected students switch to a suitable alternative programme or alternative HE provider if they wish to do so. Further details of the University’s process for change can be found in its ‘Process for Modifications to Programmes and Modules’ on the University’s website: http://bit.ly/AQH-E1 The University will not be deemed to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions, or otherwise liable to its students in any manner whatsoever, for any failure or delay in its ability to provide the educational services due to an event beyond the reasonable control of the University. Such an event, for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, means any cause preventing the University from providing the educational services arising from or is attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond the reasonable control of the University including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts or other industrial disputes, protests, war or national emergency, an act of terrorism, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or government order, rule, regulation or direction, breakdown of plant or machinery, utilities failure, fire, explosion, an Act of God, flood, storm, epidemic or other natural disaster, or default or delays of suppliers or sub-contractors. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to minimise the resultant disruption to those services. It is the students’ responsibility to familiarise themselves with and to ensure compliance with the requirements of any professional body which they wish to join either before or after graduation. Students should be aware that a change in their circumstances whilst studying (e.g. acquiring criminal convictions or certain physical or mental ailments or illnesses) may affect their continued compliance and in such cases should be notified both to the relevant professional body and to the University for clarification. It should be noted that criminal convictions may not necessarily be a bar to study, but should nevertheless be notified to the University. Where appropriate, registration on a programme may be conditional upon compliance with any requirements arising from legislation or regulations made from time to time in relation to the protection of children and vulnerable adults,(including a Disclosure and Barring Service check), and/or the submission of a Medical Clearance form. International students are responsible for complying with the terms of their visa, and with Immigration legislation as in force at the relevant time more generally. International students may be required to provide evidence to the University that they are complying with these terms.

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International students studying at the University on a Tier 4 visa are required as a condition of their contract to maintain English language skills at least at the level required on entry to the University for the duration of their programme. The University reserves the right to re-test students at any point during their programme. The University cannot accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability for damage to or loss of students’ property whilst on University premises or the transfer of computer viruses to students’ equipment unless caused by the negligence of the University. Whilst registered as students of the University, the University requires its students to familiarise themselves with and comply with its ‘Rules in Respect of Student Conduct and Discipline’, copies of which can be obtained from the University and can be found on its website: www.sunderland.ac.uk/regulations The University requires its students, as a condition of enrolment, to ensure the payment to the University in each academic year of academic fees and charges made up of the tuition fee and any other additional charges pertaining to the programme upon which they are enrolled. Additional charges may include but are not limited to payment for study materials provided by the University such as creative art materials, computer disks, and special paper or learning packs which are intended as cheaper alternatives to textbooks, and the cost of mandatory field trips included in the programme. Students should be aware that if a student has not paid the due academic fees and charges the University reserves the right to neither allow the student to register nor continue in their studies, nor award a degree or other certification and reserves the right to take action to recover outstanding monies.

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Facilitating the enrolment process;

supplying operational services, including teaching and other forms of education;

organisation of study abroad;

organisation of work placements, internships, volunteering and student jobs;

maintenance of the student record (including but not limited to personal and academic details) and management of academic processes (for example, academic audits, examination boards and awarding degrees);

operating a biometric attendance register system;

meeting the University’s responsibilities under immigration law;

management of student accommodation;

general routine administrative functions such as access to buildings and library borrowing (which will include the use of an individual’s photograph as it appears on their student card);

publishing information (such as on examination notice boards, and for University prospectuses and marketing materials);

use of photographs on the University website and in marketing materials either taken direct from the student card or taken specifically;

operating a CCTV and automatic number plate recognition system;

the provision of advice and support to students (via, amongst others, Student Services, Student Accommodation Services, the Advice Service, the University of Sunderland Students’ Union, and the Careers Service);


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alumni operations and correspondence which may be sent to you during your time at the University and continue to be sent to you after you have left the University.

The University (via academic departments, Student Services and other ancillary departments) discloses student information to a variety of recipients, including third party organisations, some not connected to the University including but not limited to:

distress. It should be noted that although you can object in some circumstances, the University may be required to hold certain information in order to deliver the course in question and to comply with specific sections of the Data Protection Act 1998. To discuss any objections or concerns, or to obtain a copy of the current personal information held about you, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at the following address: The Data Protection Officer University of Sunderland 4th Floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

employees and agents of the University;

the University of Sunderland Students’ Union;

students’ sponsors, loans organisations and scholarships schemes (such as LEA’s, the Student Loan Company, and funding councils);

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the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – further details can be obtained from www.hesa.ac.uk/collection-notices;

the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) or their agents;

relevant government departments or agents acting on their behalf to whom the University has a legitimate need or obligation to release information (including, but not limited to, the Home Office, Council Tax Offices, Local Authorities, the Child Support Agency, the Benefits Agency, the Department of Work and Pensions);

Under the Education Act 1994 any student has the right not to be a member of a Students’ Union and not to be unfairly disadvantaged with regard to the provision of services, or otherwise, by reason of having exercised that right. At the University of Sunderland all students, members and non-members alike, have in general the right of access to services provided by the University and the University of Sunderland Students’ Union (USSU). However, there are some rights which are not extended to non-members, and these include the following:

Higher Education Institutions (where exchange or placement programmes are being undertaken);

employment agencies, prospective employers and third parties requesting confirmation of awards;

current or potential employers of students;

current or potential providers of education to students including, but not limited to, partner or franchise institutions in connection with the delivery of academic programmes of education; and

the providers of the Campus Card.

The University may process sensitive personal data about you, such as details about your mental or physical health and/or disability, information concerning ethnicity, domicile, religious or political opinions, sexuality, criminal record, or alleged criminal activity for the purpose of planning or monitoring. In limited circumstances the University may also disclose this sensitive personal data to third parties, where there is a legitimate need or obligation, during or after your study. The University undertakes to maintain student data in secure conditions and to process and disclose data only within the terms of its Data Protection Notification. The details above indicate the nature of this notification but are not exhaustive – the University’s Data Protection Officer should be contacted if students have any specific questions. Please note that the University is reliant on students for much of the data it holds: please help the University to keep records up to date by notifying any alterations to student addresses, personal details, or course enrolments. The University may wish to contact you when you have completed your programme of study to inform you about products or services which may be relevant to you, and to keep you informed about University activities. The University complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Guidance on Data Protection issues can be found in the Data Protection Policy and the Data Protection Guidance available on request from the Data Protection Officer. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 an individual has the right to a copy of the current personal information held on them by the University and a right to raise an objection to data processing that causes unwarranted and substantial damage and

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a-z of courses Additional information on every course in this prospectus can be found by accessing the University website: www.sunderland.ac.uk Simply key in the UCAS/search code for your course when you search the course database. Each course entry can be printed off. If you do not have internet access, please ring the helpline on 0191 515 3000 or email: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk and our staff will be happy to send you any relevant printed course information.

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Childhood Studies (0-11 Years) (Non-QTS) BA (Hons)

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Community Music BA (Hons)

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Community and Youth Work Studies BA (Hons)

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Computing BSc (Hons)

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Computer Forensics BSc (Hons)

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Computer Science BSc (Hons)

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Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

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Computing Extended BSc (Hons)

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Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons)

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Criminology BSc (Hons) Criminology BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

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Dance BA (Hons) (Can also be taken as a 1 Year Top-Up)

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Accounting and Financial Management (1 Year Top-Up)

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Dance BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

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Animation and Games Art BA (Hons)

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

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Applied Business Computing (1 Year Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

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Digital Film Production BA (Hons)

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Art and Design, Extended BA (Hons)

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Drama BA (Hons) (Can also be taken as a 1 Year Top-Up)

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma

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Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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Science – Engineering Pathway (Extended Programmes) BEng (Hons)

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BioPharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)

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English BA (Hons)

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BioPharmaceutical Science Extended BSc (Hons)

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Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)

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English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

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Broadcast Media Production BA (Hons)

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English Education (11-18 Years) with QTS BA (Hons)

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Business and Financial Management BA (Hons)

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Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

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English Language and Literature BA (Hons)

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Business and Management BA (Hons)

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Events Management BA (Hons)

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Fashion Product and Promotion BA (Hons)

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

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Film and Media BA (Hons)

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Pharmacy (MPharm)

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Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

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History BA (Hons)

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Physiological Sciences BSc (Hons)

91

Politics BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

115

Primary Education (5-11 Years) with QTS BA (Hons)

115

Primary Education with Mathematics (5-11 Years) with QTS BA (Hons)

163

Psychology BSc (Hons)

164

Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)

92

Psychology BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

164

Psychology Extended BSc (Hons)

131

Public Health BSc (Hons)

I 109

Illustration and Design BA (Hons)

101

Information Communication Technology (ICT) BSc (Hons)

179

International Tourism and Hospitality Management BSc (Hons)

179

International Tourism and Hospitality Management (1 Year Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

J 155

Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music BMus (Hons)

138

Journalism BA (Hons)

88

Journalism BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

L 142

Law LL.B (Hons) Single Honours

89

Law BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

M

S 170

Social Sciences BA/BSc (Hons)

169

Social Work BA (Hons)

170

Sociology BSc (Hons)

92

Sociology BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

138

Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)

120

Manufacturing Engineering (BEng (Hons)

90

Spanish, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

120

Manufacturing Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) BEng (Hons)

94

Sport BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

114

Mathematics Education (11-18 Years) with QTS BSc (Hons)

175

Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)

147

Mass Communications BA (Hons)

173

Sports Coaching BSc (Hons)

121

Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

139

Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

149

Media, Culture and Communication BA (Hons)

T

89

Media Studies BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

94

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Combined Subjects

149

Media Extended BA (Hons)

180

Tourism Management BSc (Hons)

90

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

95

Tourism BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

90

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Spanish BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

Y 95

Youth and Community Engagement BA/BSc (Hons) Combined Subjects

193


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Visiting us

Visit Facebook and ask us a question. Have a chat with current students and with others considering Sunderland as their choice of University. Check out our Twitter feed and take a look at ABOUT US, our online magazine for Sunderland students.

Open Days

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If you like the sound of Sunderland why not come and find out more at an Undergraduate Open Day and see for yourself what the University and the city really have to offer. We hold several Open Days a year, which will give you the opportunity to look around our facilities, speak to academics and get a real feel for the place to help you make sure you’ve made the right choice. Visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/opendays to confirm dates and times.

Can’t make an Open Day? Twilight Tours Need to fit a tour around school, college or work? Don’t worry, we can offer you a Twilight Tour instead. These tours include a look at both of our campuses and give you the opportunity to ask our recruitment staff any questions you have about studying with us. Tours are monthly, start at 5.30pm and end around 7.30pm, family and friends are welcome. You can book online for our twilight tours at www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/opendays/twilighttours

Individual Tours Helpline: 0191 515 3000 Email: student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk Web: www.sunderland.ac.uk Visit:

The Gateway, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland SR1 3SD.

Open:

8:30am – 8:00pm, Monday – Thursday. 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday.

For those of you who can’t attend Open Days or Twilight Tours we offer bespoke, personalised Individual Tours of the campus and other facilities. We will also do our best to plan a meeting with an academic to speak to you about your chosen subject areas. Individual Tours must be booked in advance visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/opendays/individualtours/ If you want to discuss these call us on 0191 515 3000 or email: student.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk

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