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YOUR FUTURE WITH

SUNDERLAND International Prospectus 2018–19


4TH IN THE UK FOR HOSPITALITY, EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM Guardian University League Table 2018

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94.2% OF OUR UNDERGRADUATES AND 95.8% OF OUR POSTGRADUATES ARE IN EMPLOYMENT OR IN FURTHER EDUCATION WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF GRADUATING Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016 (figures related to UK students)

HIGHEST CLIMBER IN THE UNIVERSITY LEAGUE TABLE Guardian University League Table 2017

TEACHING EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK (TEF) Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Sunderland delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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CONTENTS Why study in the UK?

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Why study at the University of Sunderland?

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Our history

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Support

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Sunderland Futures

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Academic life Our academics Levels of study Our students Cost of living and tuition fees Our courses Art Business Computing Design Education Engineering English Environment Health and Clinical Sciences History Journalism and Public Relations Languages Law Media Performing Arts Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Psychology Social Sciences Sport and Exercise Sciences Tourism International alumni Combined subjects Entry requirements and how to apply English and university preparation courses

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ONCAMPUS Cambridge Education Group programmes

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Our Sunderland campuses

Our graduates Terms and conditions Campus and UK maps Contact details

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WHY STUDY IN THE UK? Thousands of students come to study in the UK every year, and it’s not hard to see why – a British university qualification is universally known and highly respected around the world. University teaching is tightly regulated and developed from new research, which means you’ll develop academic knowledge of the very highest quality. The British higher education system encourages students to develop analytical skills, independent thinking and self-discipline.

This, together with rigorous and high-level academic development, means that students graduate from British universities with the skills, knowledge and attitude that companies are looking for. English is the language of business across the world, and by living and studying in the UK you will be able to develop your English language skills to a very high level. Excellent language skills will open up career opportunities around the world – both in countries where English is a main language, and in countries who trade with English-speaking countries.

The University of Sunderland is extremely proud to be one of the largest recruiters of overseas students in the UK. 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. Our reach goes well beyond the North East of England: as well as our two campuses in Sunderland, we also have up to 2,000 students studying at our London facility next to the iconic Canary Wharf, and 1,077 at our campus in Central, Hong Kong. 6,695 students study our courses in their own countries, as part of transnational partnership. We believe that a university education is about much 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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WHY STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY of Sunderland? The University of Sunderland is an ambitious university with a vast global reach. We’re internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and all of our research-active staff also teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree. And it really is cutting-edge research: we’re proud that 10 areas of our research are considered ‘world-leading’; according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in all of the UK’s universities. The University is also rated Silver in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises our achievements for employer engagement, professional practice, academic support and excellent teaching. 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 do our very best to help you. The North East of England has one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the UK. It doesn’t take long to travel from bustling urban areas to ancient forests and national parks. Sunderland itself is right on the dramatic North East coastline, and there are miles of beautiful sandy beaches just a ten minute walk from the University. The North East is also one of the most affordable regions of the UK, which helps make living and studying in Sunderland extremely attractive. At the University of Sunderland you’ll be encouraged to take on relevant placements with local, regional or national companies. You’ll also have the chance to learn from visiting speakers and take masterclasses given by industry experts. Come to the University of Sunderland and you’ll graduate with more than just an excellent academic qualification: you’ll also graduate with enviable job prospects and lifelong friends.

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OUR HISTORY Sunderland has been an important centre for education since 674AD, when Benedict Biscop founded St Peter’s Church and monastery, which was home to the Venerable Bede and England’s largest scriptorium. Here we take a look back at some of the key developments of the 20th and 21st Century which have helped create the modern University of Sunderland. Special courses for HM armed forces and the Ministry of Labour introduced during the Second World War.

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Sunderland Technical College opened, built at a cost of £27,800. The Principal, Mr Branford, was also responsible for the School of Art, run from the Town Hall.

Departments of Naval Architecture and Pharmacy established.

The College of Arts and Crafts moved to new accommodation in Ashburne House.

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Sunderland Technical College became Sunderland Polytechnic.

Sunderland Polytechnic established the UK’s first degree course in Glass Design.

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Sunderland Teacher Training College opened.

Sunderland Teacher Training College became ‘women only’ and remained that way until 1959.

Priestman Building opened, home to the departments of Mathematics and Mining.

A new complex of buildings on Chester Road was opened by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Sunderland created the UK’s first part-time Bachelor of Education programme.

University of Sunderland established after receiving university status.

Priestman Library at the Sunderland Technical College – now part of the Sunderland University Priestman Building was named after philanthropist Sir John Priestman.


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Sir Tom Cowie Campus opened at St Peter’s, with the School of Business, Law and Psychology situated on the campus. Two years later The David Goldman Informatics Centre opened.

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National Glass Centre reopens after a £2.2m refurbishment.

In 2004 the £9m Media Centre was opened by Baroness Estelle Morris.

The £12m CitySpace sports facility opens in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.

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The North East’s first FabLab opens on City Campus.

Hope Street Xchange opens, the University’s new Centre for Enterprise and Innovation.

Shirley Atkinson appointed Vice-Chancellor.

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Oscar-winning film producer Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE became the University’s first Chancellor in 1998.

Olympic athlete Steve Cram MBE named as new Chancellor.

Priestman Building is reopened following a £6m refurbishment as a centre for Fine Arts and Culture.

Work begins on the new £9m Enterprise and Innovation Hub.

Launch of the Sunderland School of Nursing and the Living Lab, marking completion of Sciences Complex Phase II development.

The University announces the establishment of a new site in the capital, the University of Sunderland in London.

The University opens a new campus in Central, Hong Kong.

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Our City Campus has the benefit of being in the heart of Sunderland – with a wide range of arts, culture, sports, retail, food & drink and entertainment on the doorstep. Academic areas covered on this campus include Health Sciences & Wellbeing and Arts & Creative Industries, including the Northern Centre for Photography.

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CitySpace – Centre for Sport and Recreation

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Edinburgh Building

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The Sciences Complex

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The Gateway

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University Metro Station

Around £75m has been invested in City Campus to ensure we continue to offer one of the best student experiences in the UK; recent developments include Hope Street Xchange – the University’s new Centre for Enterprise & Innovation and the redevelopment of The Sciences Complex, which includes the Living Lab complete with immersive simulation suite and mock hospital ward for pharmacy, nursing and paramedic students.

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Technology Park

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The Murray Library

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Northern Centre of Photography and St Mary’s Nursery

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Priestman Building

CitySpace, the flagship development, houses a six-badminton-court 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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Shackleton House (inc. Islamic Prayer Centre)


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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. 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.

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Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre

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St Peter’s Gate

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St Peter’s 6th Form College (Sunderland College)

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St Peter’s Church

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The Reg Vardy Centre

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The David Goldman Informatics Centre

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The Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre

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St Peter’s Library

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Prospect Building

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The David Puttnam Media Centre

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National Glass Centre

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Scotia Quay Student Accommodation

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CitySpace

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Our SUNDERLAND Campuses

CITY CAMPUS

Our City Campus has the benefit of being in the heart of the city – with a wide range of arts, culture, sports, retail and entertainment on the doorstep. Around £75m has been invested in City Campus to ensure we continue to offer one of the best student experiences in the UK. City Campus is close to the city centre with its wide range of retail outlets, cafés and restaurants, nightlife, culture and history (read more about the city on page 22).

The Campus features: CitySpace CitySpace is a £12m sports and social facility housing a six-badminton-court 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. The centre is a strong addition to the University’s support for worldclass athletes, and was used by the Grenada Team as a Pre-Games Training Base for the 2012 London Olympics.

Northern Centre of Photography The University’s Northern Centre of Photography is a purpose-built home for photography and digital imaging. It has state-of-the-art chemical and digital darkrooms, fully equipped studios, and student project spaces.

The Sciences Complex

The Sciences Complex Offering one of the best student experiences for those interested in studying in the Health Sciences and Wellbeing faculty, the complex is home to some of the latest facilities and equipment in areas such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences. The complex attracts high-quality sciences students and staff from across the world and its academics have links with the world’s biggest organisations, such as Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline.

The Gateway One of the busiest buildings on City Campus is The Gateway, which is home to many of the University’s support services including financial support, counselling, accommodation, careers and health & wellbeing.

Priestman Building After undergoing a £6.5m transformation Priestman Building accommodates the fine art, performing arts, culture and design courses and features an art gallery, teaching and learning spaces, art studios and workshops.

Murray Library With three floors of books, journals, computers and other learning and research resources, as well as space for individual and group study, Murray is the University’s main library.

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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 and as well as a library, student Gateway support, Students’ Union, 400-seat lecture theatre and catering options, the Campus is the location for teaching across the University’s Education & Society, Business, Law & Tourism, Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing and Computer Sciences faculties, as well as the acclaimed Glass and Ceramics & Media and Communications courses. The Campus features:

National Glass Centre

The David Puttnam Media Centre The David Puttnam Media Centre was specifically designed for media teaching and is home to 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, plus a 200-seat High Definition cinema. 107 Spark FM, our student-run community radio station, operates from one of the six radio studios and the David Puttnam Media Centre also boasts the mediaHUB, an innovative digital publishing and broadcasting space, which runs like a modern news room and hosts BBC Newcastle Journalists who work alongside our students. The David Goldman Informatics Centre

National Glass Centre The department of Glass and Ceramics is based in National Glass Centre, a nationally recognised glass production and exhibition centre with world-class production facilities and publicly accessible gallery spaces, with a programme of international exhibitions and creative workshops and classes. National Glass Centre is also the home of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and its critically acclaimed programme of multi-media exhibitions.

The David Goldman Informatics Centre The David Goldman Informatics Centre is an extraordinary space with over 300 computer workstations, which has been described as a ‘computing cathedral’; it’s home to Computer Science (including Cyber Security), Engineering and Education & Society.

Reg Vardy Centre The Prospect Building At the heart of the Sir Tom Cowie Campus is Prospect Building, which features the main campus library, catering, relaxation and quiet study areas, as well as a student support hub, The Gateway.

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Home to Business, Law and Tourism, the Reg Vardy Centre houses the University’s purpose-built Moot Court, a replica court for law students to demonstrate their knowledge of the law and debating skills, as well as teaching and learning spaces, group study areas and an airy café.


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The Sir Tom Cowie Campus

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University of Sunderland in London

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JOIN THE

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY Sunderland’s reputation as a dynamic, global University extends well beyond the North East of England. We are extremely proud to be one of the largest recruiters of overseas students in the UK. 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. When you study with us, you can be assured that you are benefiting from decades of experience of delivering life changing education to students right around the world. The same high quality courses offered in Sunderland are delivered in a number of global locations too and this international view of the world will be a critical element of your degree.

University of Sunderland in Hong Kong We have a long and distinguished track record of educating students from Asia and our links with our Asian alumni are very strong. We are enhancing these links by establishing a major presence in this hugely influential region. The University of Sunderland’s new campus in the Central district of Hong Kong firmly places us at the heart of one of the region’s most exciting cities where we deliver a large range of business and tourism courses. For more information visit: www.sunderland.edu.hk

University of Sunderland in London Situated right at the heart of London’s vibrant financial district, next to the iconic Canary Wharf, our London facility offers courses in business, management and finance, tourism, nursing and health and English for Academic Purposes to UK, European and International students. For more information visit: london.sunderland.ac.uk

Transnational education around the world The University also works with over 18 educational partners around the world to deliver our courses to 6,695 students in a huge range of countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya and Vietnam.

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WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY

ACCOMMODATION All international students studying at our Sunderland campuses are guaranteed a room in university accommodation for the duration of their course. At the University of Sunderland we have four student accommodation sites (including The Forge U Student Village – working in partnership with the University), which are all located within 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) of Sunderland city centre. Living in university accommodation is convenient, safe, cost-effective and a great way to make new friends. All of our accommodation is covered by 24/7 CCTV security cameras for your safety. Living in Sunderland is great value for money, and the cost of our accommodation includes heating, lighting, internet and personal possessions insurance. There is a free campus bus service which links all accommodation sites to both campuses, and a bedding pack (if required) is available from your accommodation reception on arrival which includes a pillow, pillowcase, duvet, duvet cover and bed sheet. Our accommodation is self-catered, and you will have a fully furnished private single bedroom, and access to a shared kitchen, social areas, and on-site laundry facilities. Cooking for yourself is all part of the fun of living at university, but you also have a lot of meal options within the University and the city. The University of Sunderland has a wide range of food and drink in our food courts and cafés. We offer healthy eating choices that include daily vegetarian and halal options, and we are proud to have Fairtrade status in recognition of our commitment to promoting fair, ethical and sustainable trading. Sunderland itself is a

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multicultural city, and it has a huge range of restaurants and speciality supermarkets. International students tell us that they want to make friends with UK students and experience UK life and culture, so we don’t have separate accommodation for international students – instead, you’ll have exactly the same experience as UK students. If you would like to live with friends, we can arrange single culture accommodation on request. However, this will depend on availability. You can choose to live in a mixed gender, all-female or all-male flat. We are able to provide accommodation that has technology to support students who are deaf or hearing impaired, and we have rooms, kitchens and bathrooms which are easily accessible for students with physical and mobility impairments. We can also help if you have any other requirements such as agreeing to supply your own personal fridge for storing medication. To ensure that this support is available we would suggest you make your requirements known on your accommodation application as soon as possible. Accommodation is available throughout the year, including during holiday times. Our Students’ Union runs a society called Connect, which organises events and activities during quieter times at the University so there will always be friendly students and staff around.


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If you plan to live with your partner and/or children, you can access our family and couple accommodation. At least one of the couple must be a registered Sunderland student, and there may be visa restrictions if you are coming to the UK from another country. Family/couple accommodation is strictly limited and we recommend booking as early as possible. If you are considering bringing your partner or family to Sunderland you should contact the Accommodation Office before making travel arrangements. For more information about University of Sunderland accommodation, and to see virtual tours of all our accommodation sites, go to: http://services.sunderland.ac.uk/ facilities/accommodation If you require further information or would like to speak to one of the Accommodation Services team, we have a dedicated email address for international students; where you are guaranteed a response within 24 hours. Email: accommodation@sunderland.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)191 515 2943

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The University of Sunderland’s student accommodation is among the best in the world. Awards our accommodation has won include: •

Top 10 in the UK – WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015

All University Halls finalist in the North East Student Hall Housing Awards (NESHA) 2017

All our accommodation is also compliant with the University UUK Student Accommodation Code (University Accommodation), ANUK (The Forge U Student Village).

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ACCOMMODATION (Self Catered and MIxed Halls)

Residences and Rent (All rents are subject to change) Accommodation costs for 2018/19 will be confirmed on the website early in 2018 at www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentlife/accommodation

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£200 TO RESERVE A PARKING BAY

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PRICES PER WEEK

MEDIUM: £77.79

SINGLE: £78.95 TO £88.15

LARGE: £79.50

2-BED FAMILY HOUSE (MAX. 2 CHILDREN): £154.25

ROOM WITH PRIVATE WASHROOM: £95.50 TO £97.55

STANDARD ACCESSIBLE: £76

1-BEDROOM FLAT (COUPLE): £132.39 TO £135.14

ROOM WITH PRIVATE WASHROOM: £104

2-BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE (MAX. 2 CHILDREN): £154.25

1-BEDROOM FLAT: £139

X LARGE: £85.11 2-BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED (PP): £77.79

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION

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

PREMIUM: £95

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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Roker Pier

Sunderland Marina

Souter Lighthouse

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SUNDERLAND

AND THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND Sunderland has everything you would expect from a major city: history, culture, arts and sport, with the added benefit of being a city by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Our people are also famous for being among the friendliest in the country. Our city

Theatre and music

Sunderland is a city with a warm heart and a great quality of life. Set on the North East coast at the mouth of the River Wear, Sunderland has a rich heritage. There’s estimated to be around £1.5bn being invested over the next few years in Sunderland’s regeneration work, with infrastructure improvements including a new cable-stayed bridge over the Wear, investment in spaces for culture and performances, older buildings being redeveloped for modern uses and new office, hotel and retail developments in the city centre - the future is looking bright.

If you’re a fan of musical theatre and West End shows, then head to the Sunderland Empire – one of the largest theatres in the North East – and if live music is more your thing there’s a vibrant scene in the city centre’s independent bars and pubs.

Sunderland’s 7th century St Peter’s Church was the residence of Anglo-Saxon saint the Venerable Bede, and the Church was also where the earliest surviving complete Latin version of the Bible – the Codex Amiatinus – was written in the early 8th century; the surviving copy is preserved in the Laurentian Library in Florence.

Arts and culture Sunderland has a world of culture for you to discover. Good places to start are the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, home to over 2,000 tropical plants and flowers; National Glass Centre, the only UK centre celebrating the history of glassmaking and providing a world focus for glass; and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, a place to experience exciting and cuttingedge new art. And Sunderland’s cultural attractions have a great future too: new developments across the city include the renovation of the old Fire Station into a performance space and the regeneration of the new Music, Arts and Culture Quarter and significant heritage sites like Hylton Castle and Roker Pier are being regenerated. Now is Sunderland’s time to stake a claim and the city has submitted a first-stage bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

Sport The North East is passionate about sport and at the heart of it is The Stadium of Light – the magnificent home of Sunderland AFC, known locally by its loyal supporters as the ‘Black Cats’. During football season you can watch a match there or take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides all year round. As you would expect being on the coast we have top class water facilities at the Sunderland Marina and The Marine Activities Centre and there are excellent swimming facilities around the city, including Sunderland Aquatic Centre which boasts the only 50m pool between Leeds and Edinburgh.

Outdoor events Every year the city proudly hosts the Sunderland International Airshow, the largest free airshow in Europe. Up to one million people from across UK flock to Sunderland’s coastline between Seaburn and Roker to see a glorious display of plane acrobatics, including the RAF Red Arrows, one of the world’s best aerobatic display teams. And in 2018 Sunderland will host the prestigious Tall Ships Races, a European maritime extravaganza. Once famed for its shipbuilding prowess, the city is gearing up to welcome ships to the Wear again.

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THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND The North East of England has one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the UK, with striking coastlines, ancient forests and rolling hills.

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside

A third of the North East is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty or a National Park, and there are nine forests and over 50 castles and Roman forts – in fact the North East has more castles than any other English region. The region also has a rich culture and heritage, with 65 museums and art galleries, and worldfamous heritage sites Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne on Holy Island, and Durham Cathedral.

Hadrian’s Wall

Yorkshire – and all are easily accessible by train or car. Whichever direction you take there will be something incredible to fill your day. Travelling from Sunderland to many major cities is easy. Taking the train to London takes just 3.5 hours, historic York is 1.5 hours away and you can reach Edinburgh in Scotland in 2 hours.

Durham Cathedral

The time you spend at the University of Sunderland 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 unspoilt beaches of Northumberland. And getting around couldn’t be easier; Sunderland is ideally placed to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, walking or climbing in Northumberland, the Lake District and North

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SPORT Sport is a way of life in Sunderland, and we provide you with the best possible opportunities to watch, play, coach and study sport. Anyone looking to get involved in sport, physical activity and recreation has a huge array of opportunities available to them. You can play a sport you already know, or try something completely different, and it’s a great way to make new friends. We have over 40 sports teams competing weekly in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Leagues, as well as other competitions throughout the year. You can follow the progress of all these teams through the University’s in-house sports media platform, SportsByte at: sportsbyte.sunderland.ac.uk If you’re serious about sport, the University funds talented individuals through the Elite Athlete scholarship scheme. Our 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. Sport at the University goes far beyond simply playing your chosen sport. Join the Sport Career Academy and access opportunities in health and wellbeing, coaching, officiating, events and media. CitySpace is the University’s iconic facility for sports, fitness and social activity, and it offers something for every level and ability. The newly refurbished fitness suite accommodates state-of-the-art kit including cardiovascular, resistance and plate loaded strength equipment. There is also a fully-equipped sports hall, strength and conditioning room and an indoor climbing wall. CitySpace is also home to Team Sunderland, so you can watch National League volleyball, netball and basketball. We also have a multi-use games facility at the Sir Tom Cowie campus. Sunderland is a coastal city and many students enjoy surfing, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. Sunderland’s Aquatic Centre is the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh, and if you like climbing then the 23m high wall is the place to go. If you prefer to watch sport, your choices include football in Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Newcastle, cricket at Durham County Cricket Club, basketball with Newcastle Eagles, and rugby with Newcastle Falcons.

Join in the fun with our Clubs and Societies We strongly encourage you to join a club or society when you come to the University of Sunderland. It is a great chance to discover new talents and meet new people. Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to make friends with people from across the world, and get the most out of university life. We have more than 70 clubs and societies, and they’re all completely organised by students. To see the full list of clubs, go to: www.unisportsunderland.com For more information on our societies, go to: thesochouse.co.uk

Here’s a list of what’s on offer: Aikido

Jeet Kune Do

Afro-Caribbean Society

Judo

American Football

Karate

Archery

Kickboxing & Self-defence

Badminton

Kuwaiti Society

Basketball

Law Society

Business

LGBT Society

Cheerleading

Malaysian Society (SUMAS)

Chinese Society

Marine Adventure Club

Christian Union

Netball

Cricket

Pole Fitness

Dance

Rowing

Enterprise Society

Rugby Union

Equestrian

Sikh Society

Feminist Society

Snow Sports

Football

Sub Aqua

Futsal

Swimming

Gaelic Football

Tennis

Games Club

Trampolining

Golf

Volleyball

Hockey

Water Polo

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“The University of Sunderland Nigerian Society helps Nigerian students connect at the University and within the local community. “Since starting, the society has continued to grow and provide great support for its members. The society organises celebrations for key occasions such as the Nigerian Independence day annually, the Annual Awards and Dinner night where special recognition is given for the accomplishments of Nigerian students. “It was also a great achievement for the society to win an award from the University for the ‘Best Society’ for the 2015/16 academic year”.

Olugbenga Samuel Oyeniyi, from Nigeria PhD Research Student (pictured above left)

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YOUR STUDENTS‘ UNION One of the best things about being a student is the sense of belonging, and your Students’ Union is at the heart of this experience.

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 coordinates the Student Representation system, and delivers training for Student Reps empowering them to represent your views on academic issues and always keeping your academic interests at the heart of what we do.

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

Your Students’ Union has students at its heart, and we pride ourselves on helping you make your university experience valuable for life. Our team of elected student leaders 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. 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 change for students, or simply wish to ask a question or raise a concern, we are here for you. 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. We also run a wide variety of student led activities including SU Communities, which help you find like minded students and gives you access to support and funding to make your community thrive.

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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 through NUS Extra. NUS Extra cards cost £12 a year, and offers 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 office 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 www.twitter.com/@sunderlandsu www.facebook.com/sunderlandsu Tel: +44 (0)191 515 3030


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MEET YOUR PRESIDENT “The Students’ Union aims to enhance the learning experience of all of our members, build their confidence and connections and support their wellbeing and happiness. “I was elected by students to represent all of our members, shape their university experience and represent them on a local and national level. We believe that our members should have a say in everything that we do. We act as your voice in the University, the City and nationally. “Whether it’s academic advice, campaigning and lobbying or just general support, we at the Students’ Union aim to provide all of the services which will help make your university experience valuable for life. “There are a number of ways for you to get involved with the Students’ Union, whether that be through our events programme, SU Communities, volunteering, union council or becoming one of our coaches or buddies. We aim to provide all of our members with the opportunities and support they deserve. “Our door is always open and we love to talk to you about how we can help you get the most out of your time here at Sunderland. If you have any ideas or issues you wish to explore or you’d just like to find out more information about who we are and how we can support you, get in touch at www.sunderlandsu.co.uk.”

Harry Chirnside President of the University of Sunderland Students’ Union

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Some of the best support you‘ll ever get! Going to university is a big decision for anyone, and we know that it’s a particularly important decision for our international students. Living in a new country, meeting people from different cultures, learning new ways of studying: the time you spend at the University of Sunderland will be an unforgettable experience. 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 of 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 do our very best to help you. Our professional support teams at The Gateway include Counselling, Careers, Disability Services, Financial Advice, Childcare and Health and Wellbeing. Each team is made up of experts who can work with you to make sure you’re happy, healthy and safe throughout your time at university.

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Our Students’ Union has a great support structure in place for international students, organising a lot of social activities and events to help you make friends and settle in to your new life here. For more information about all student support and guidance go to www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentlife/support/

Chaplaincy The University of Sunderland has a full-time Chaplain, a friendly and helpful religious leader who supports students and religious groups of all faiths and denominations. There is also a larger Chaplaincy team which has representative Chaplains for Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Catholicism and the Coptic Orthodox Church. The University of Sunderland has an Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre, and there is provision for prayer spaces at both of our campuses. The Chaplaincy also offers practical information on the many religious groups and places of worship in the City of Sunderland. For more information about the Chaplaincy go to: sls.sunderland.ac.uk/wellbeing/chaplaincy


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The Chaplaincy team of Priests, Imams and faith advisers from many traditions (Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Coptic, Sikh, Buddhist etc.) seek to support and welcome all our International Students. Sunderland is an increasingly diverse city and our prayer facilities on campus are a haven for reflection on faith and life. Get involved with the active faith societies and make new friends from all over the world.

Reverend Chris Howson University Chaplain

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HELPING YOU DEVELOP A BIGGER, BRIGHTER FUTURE Get Skills You will be given professional career information, advice, guidance and coaching to help you in graduate recruitment and selection processes – from CVs, covering letters and application form writing to interviews and assessment centres. A Professional Mentoring Scheme is available to all current students and graduates up to three years after graduation – connecting you to industry professionals from top employers in the country and our own university staff. These individuals will expertly give you insightful advice and guidance to help you now and in the future. An innovative four-day programme, called Leading Lights, will give you the opportunity to learn the leadership qualities and attributes that many employers look for when recruiting graduates.

Get Experience We will help you find the right experience through paid and voluntary work experience, internships and placements. Gaining the right experience alongside your academic course is crucial to helping you get your dream graduate job. Our Enterprise Place is the perfect place for students and graduates interested in setting up a business – providing practical support on how to succeed. We also know that our students are our best ambassadors, and with the Student

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Ambassador Scheme you could offer a valuable insight into university life for those considering higher education.

Get Noticed Sunderland Futures encourages you to reflect and record your experiences and skills gained within your studies and extra curricular activities. This enables you to apply for the Sunderland Professional Award (SuPA). This award demonstrates your value to employers enhancing your CV and job prospects. By recording achievement and experience, you also gain a nationally valued Higher Education Achievement Record.

Our unique offer to you: Work Experience Opportunities (Volunteering, Career-Related Opportunities, Placements and Internships) In an increasingly competitive market, gaining work experience can play an important part in putting you ahead of the competition when securing that all-important first job. Volunteering and Career-Related Opportunities are a great way to build up your experience, and develop valuable work-related skills that we know employers are looking for. The opportunities are flexible, varied and many local businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations greatly value the skills and enthusiasm our students can offer.


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“I knew I wanted to study a tourism related degree, and so I researched universities online. “I found that Sunderland performed really well in this subject in the university league tables, and living in the north east very much appealed to me. “I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a varied placement year at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel as part of my course, gaining valuable experience in a number of different roles throughout my placement. I’ve been able to apply theoretical knowledge to a real working environment and develop my skills in communication, time management and teamwork. “My family encouraged me to study abroad and experience a different education system to further my future career, and I’m glad they did. Experiencing new cultures and foods, and making friends from all over the world really excites me, and it’s great to learn and exchange experiences and ideas with new people. I’d encourage other students to do the same; come to Sunderland and study in a brilliant environment, meet friendly and professional staff, and enjoy a wonderful social life.”

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“I decided I wanted to set up my own business in the second semester of my final year at university, and made an appointment with a careers advisor. He informed me about the Enterprise Place, who have taught me a great deal and made running my own business a reality. “The Enterprise Place offered me lots of helpful services, including a six week course that I took whilst working on my final project, covering everything from finance and insurance, to business plans, invoices, and more. All of this was new to me. I was also offered free office space which I use twice a week, and one-to-one meetings with business advisors. “I now run my own UK based animation and design company called Risk of Bear. I have joined forces with another animator – a fellow graduate from the University of Sunderland – to start our own animation studio together, also with the support of the Enterprise Place. It is extremely challenging, but it just makes it that much more rewarding when things go right. Any mistakes fall on you, but so do all the victories!”

Rosario Rivas Leal, from Argentina Founder, Risk of Bear BA (Hons) Animation and Design

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PLACEMENTS AND INTERNSHIPS From short and long term projects, placements can play an important part in putting you ahead of the competition and setting you off on your career. Research shows that more than half of students who undertake a placement during their course get offered a job with their host company on graduation. Our placement team will support you in finding the right company. Our Graduate Internship schemes offer an excellent way to take a step towards 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 experience the type of career that interests you and start building a network of professional contacts in your chosen career. *Organisations must be UK Border Approved in order for international students to be eligible.

Professional Mentoring Scheme Sunderland’s Professional Mentoring initiative is designed to help you develop the work-related skills you will need to realise your career ambitions. It draws upon the knowledge and expertise 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. You will be matched by career interest with mentors and take part in one-to-one mentoring sessions, where you’ll develop an understanding of the skills needed to be successful in the world of work.

The Enterprise Place Enterprising students who want to set up their own business can get support within the University of Sunderland. The Enterprise Place brings together entrepreneurs at all stages of their development and helps them to launch a business. You can apply for membership which provides free, professional workspace, support from specialist business

advisers and mentors, networking opportunities and a business planning course. International students can apply for a Tier 1 UK Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. Go to www.gov.uk/tier-1-graduateentrepreneur-visa/overview for further information.

Student Ambassador Scheme As a Student Ambassador you can do paid work for the University, helping with activities such as University of Sunderland Open Days. It’s a great way of strengthening your CV, and you’ll also be gaining an insight into how the University runs and supports its students.

Leading Lights Leadership potential is something employers have at the forefront of their minds when recruiting graduates. Discover the core skills it takes to be a leader within the Leading Lights programme, where students learn from staff at some of the country’s leading businesses including Barclays, the BBC, John Lewis, Nissan and British Airways.

University Language Scheme With the University Language Scheme you can learn an extra language free of charge. You can take a University Language Scheme module as part of, or in addition to your degree, and it will appear on the transcript of results for your main course. Languages available in the University Language Scheme: French • German • Spanish • Mandarin • Japanese • Arabic If your first language is not English, you will need to have your level of English assessed before you can take part.

And there’s more There’s a wide range of activities on offer to enhance your university experience, CV and employability and in some cases they can be accredited as part of your qualification. From working on the University’s Spark TV, Radio and Magazine, to building your own racing car with Formula Student, there are numerous clubs and societies to sign up to.

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Helping you stand out from the crowd

Supporting your career

The Careers and Employability Service will help you stand out from the crowd. We offer opportunities to gain paid and voluntary work experience during your course that will enable you to leave university with skills, experience and attributes sought after by employers. We support you as you launch your graduate career and can advise you on your career options, postgraduate study and self-employment.

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

We offer:

Under Tier 4 Student visa regulations, international students studying on a degree or masters course can only work part-time, which is no more than 20 hours a week. For more information on the Tier 4 rules regarding working rights in the UK go to:

Individual advice and guidance regarding your career options and choices

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidanceon-application-for-uk-visa-as-tier-4-student

Opportunities Online, a web based vacancy service advertising graduate jobs with regional and national employers and part-time and vacation student jobs

Using the Careers and Employability Service – what’s in it for you?

Opportunities to gain work experience and develop employability skills with career-related opportunities and volunteering

CV and application advice workshops and presentations – covering topics including looking for a job, creating a CV and preparing for interviews

Employer events including our annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Taking the time to research your career choices and develop a career focus during your studies will help you make effective applications for your ideal job in your final year. Employers also 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 skills, and gives you examples of what you have done and achieved to use in your CV, applications and interviews. For more information on Sunderland Futures and the Careers and Employability Service go to: www.sunderland.ac.uk/futures

Study abroad Studying abroad is becoming an increasingly important part of students’ university courses across the globe, and many of those students choosing to undertake a period of studying abroad, choose to study in the UK.

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Extensive careers materials (including online resources) helping you discover the career options with your degree and how to make successful job and postgraduate applications

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

Students can gain much from living in another country and, at Sunderland, we do all we can to ensure that you receive a first-class education. We also give you extensive experience of international, national and local culture, which further enriches your social, cultural and academic experiences.


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“I always knew I wanted go to another country. I come from Watertown, South Dakota, a fairly small town in a small state. I felt like experiencing another culture and being on my own so far away from home was something I needed to do to grow and really put myself to the test. “At my home university, I study Studio Arts with an emphasis in animation. However, I wanted one solid year where I could focus on just animation, which led me to Sunderland. I believe I gained a better sense of professionalism. I was able to make contacts in my field, and in general expand my knowledge on how to make it in the working world. “Studying in another country was truly amazing. Everything here is so different, but in the end the people are the same all over the world. “You should take part in Study Abroad, even if it scares you a little, because it’s that slight fear that will change your life and make your adventure that much more exciting. I can’t tell you what exactly you will experience, that part is up to you, but I can say no matter where you go or how long you stay there, experiencing that culture is worth it.”

Miranda Schwanke, from the USA On the Study Abroad programme

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AcademIc lIfe The University of Sunderland has a rich academic pedigree; we’ve been providing higher education since 1901 and have over 140,000 graduates around the globe. We’re also innovative and forward-thinking, having recently invested £10m in Hope Street Xchange, our new Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, which includes the region’s first FabLab. We’ve also opened the Living Lab to support the teaching and learning of our health sciences programmes, including the recently opened School of Nursing. Already set to expand into a newly renovated building, graduates from the programme will help to meet the skills shortages in the National Health Service and improve patient care. Don’t just take our word for it – the University is ranked Silver in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF ranking acknowledges Sunderland’s excellent engagement with employers in course development; students’ excellent professional practice through engagement with industrial and community partners; academic support which is tailored to the individual student; and a culture of excellent teaching. Students also voted us the ‘Best University in the North East’ in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2016 and 94% of our graduates are in work or higher level study six months after graduation, according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.

Research excellence In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in all of the UK’s universities, ten areas were identified as having elements of ‘world-leading’ research: Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Business, Social Sciences, Education, English, History and Art, Design and Media. Three areas were identified as having elements of ‘internationally excellent’ research: Computing Software Big Data, Law and Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts. All our research staff teach, so you will benefit from the pioneering expertise our academics possess. This research is fed into our teaching provision, which means that you will learn the latest techniques and receive the most current information.

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Expertise in your subject area We have six Faculties covering a diverse range of subjects, from business studies, computing and engineering to nursing and pharmacy. You can be assured of a high-quality education at Sunderland – we were awarded the Quality Mark by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which is only given to higher education providers who have met or exceeded the UK expectations for quality and standards in higher education. Our academic expertise in a range of subjects is highlighted by results from the latest Guardian League Tables: •

The University has risen 38 places over the past two years

5th in the UK for Nursing

4th in the UK for Hospitality, Events Management and Tourism

4th in the UK for History for overall satisfaction with course

We also perform very well in the National Student Survey (NSS) and are among the best in the country for how our students are assessed and supported with their assignments. According to the latest NSS, 87% of our students feel they receive high quality teaching and 74% of students are satisfied with their assessment and feedback, which is above the national average. Whatever your subject area, you are sure to find fantastic facilities, world-class research and deep academic expertise at Sunderland.


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WE HAVE UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE COURSES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

FILM, MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC SCIENCES

COMBINED SUBJECTS

GLASS AND CERAMICS

PHOTOGRAPHY

COMPUTING

HEALTH STUDIES

PSYCHOLOGY

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

HISTORY

RADIO

DESIGN

JOURNALISM

SOCIAL SCIENCES

EDUCATION

LANGUAGES

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES

ENGINEERING

LAW

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS

ENGLISH

MUSIC

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY (POSTGRADUATE COURSES ONLY)

NURSING AND CARING PROFESSIONS

Visit our website to learn more about the range of subjects you can study, read student stories and graduate case studies, read interviews and opinions from staff, watch videos and much more: www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/ subject-areas/

FINE ART

PERFORMING ARTS

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Our ACADEMICS Dr Sofianopoulou’s main research interests relate to the development, design and implementation of solutions to business applications in Production Planning and Control, Operational Research, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Optimal Design of Production Systems, Discrete Optimization Methods and Discrete-Event Simulation. She holds a PhD and an MSc in Operational Research from London School of Economics. Dr Sofianopoulou lectured at the Athens University of Economics & Business, and was Professor at the Department of Industrial Management & Technology at the University of Piraeus in Greece. She has published more than 50 research papers in scientific journals and conferences attracting more than 500 citations.

Dr Stella Sofianopoulou, Reader in Operations Management

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Professor Peng’s research areas include Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His research has enabled the discovery of new biomarkers for melanoma, breast cancer and male infertility. He is the Chair for Big Data Task Force of IEEE computational intelligence society, a member of Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee of IEEE, a member of the Technical Committee on Big Data of IEEE Communications, and a member of Big Data Task Force of China Information Industry Association. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Big Data, an editorial board member of Journal of Big Data Intelligence, and an academic editor of PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science.

Professor Petrie was recognised for his contribution to glass and ceramics teaching and especially postgraduate support with a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. He is a very experienced PhD supervisor and has worked with research students from the UK, Japan, Korea, USA, and China. He has also examined PhDs in Denmark, Australia, UK, and Sweden. He is Team Leader for Arts, and manages the academic team in the subjects of Glass and Ceramics, Fine Art and Photography. As Professor of Glass and Ceramics his particular interest is ‘blending’ printmaking and glass and ceramics for creative use and critical writing in glass and ceramics.

Professor Yonghon Peng, Professor of Data Science

Professor Kevin Petrie, Professor of Glass and Ceramics


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Professor Elmarakbi’s research interests focus on advanced nanocomposite materials, graphene related materials, energy conversion and storage systems, and multi-functional materials modelling and design. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada. After successful postdoctoral fellowships in Canada and Japan, he moved to the University of Sunderland in 2007, where he is currently Professor of Automotive Composites. He has over 90 plenary lectures, invited talks, and presentations and over 150 peer-reviewed research papers and patents. He recently, produced two patents on novel graphene-based nanocomposites and a book Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness. He has extensive experience managing national and international projects with partners from all over the world.

Dr Faheem’s research interests focus on the use of biodegradable nanoparticles for delivery and targeting of peptides, proteins and SiRNA with anticancer and antidiabetic properties. He graduated from the University of Tanta, Egypt, with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and then a MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology. He gained his PhD in Drug Delivery and Targeting from London School of Pharmacy. He then undertook postdoctoral positions investigating drug delivery systems for pulmonary delivery of anticancer medicines at University of Strathclyde, and for controlled delivery of HIV microbicides at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Faheem was key to establishing a new School of Pharmacy at Ulster University, where he was Course Director for MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr Ahmed Faheem, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

Professor Ahmed Elmarakbi, Professor of Automotive Composites

Sarah Dobbs is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel Killing Daniel was nominated for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novel Award. She has a special interest in flash fiction, progressive prose and hybrid forms; the boundaries of reality and fiction, consciousness and narratology, and creative writing in the community. She was a judge for the Word UK’s flash fiction competition and is a peer reviewer for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. Sarah is editor of Prosegression: Journal of Innovative Literature. She is the organiser of the University of Sunderland/Waterstones Short Story Award.

Dr Sarah Dobbs, Lecturer in Creative Writing

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LEVELS OF STUDY 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 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.

Postgraduate Degrees Taught Masters programmes usually take a year to complete if studied full-time, and are advanced level qualifications which are normally only studied after an undergraduate honours degree. Masters programmes lead to an award such as an MA, MSc or MBA, with typical interim awards of a Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma,

and are usually made up of taught modules (lectures, seminars, practical work etc.), with a significant supervised project or dissertation at the last (Masters) stage of the award.

Postgraduate Research Degrees The University of Sunderland offers Research degrees for postgraduate study. Our research has been classified as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in ten academic areas, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). Research degrees are the highest level of degree awarded by UK universities. If you want to research an area of interest, and make an original contribution to existing knowledge, then a research degree provides the ideal framework to pursue your research aims. All of our research programmes are designed to develop a deeper understanding through original investigation and to generate new knowledge. Each degree is unique as it is built around your personal research on a topic of your choice. We offer the following research degree programmes: •

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Professional Doctorate (DProf) focuses on work-based projects

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work. This route is open to academics whose articles have been published

Higher Doctorate – Doctor of Science (DSc), Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Technology (DTech) and Doctor of Laws (LLD) are for people who are leading authorities in their field of study

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STUDENT ExPERIENCE We asked our students to share their experiences of studying at the University of Sunderland.

“I have enjoyed the very practical approach to learning. After each lecture we had the chance to practice what we had just been taught, a more pleasurable and effective way of learning. The curriculum is continuously evolving to match the latest developments in the field and skills employers want. “At first I was a bit self-conscious about my English, but realised that fellow students were going through the same thing – it was a relief to know I wasn’t the only one. The University is a very friendly and warm environment which makes you feel welcomed right away and they encourage students to meet, socialise and have fun. “I did a placement year with Clicksco as a Junior Software Developer which greatly improved my technical and social skills. I gained experience that will give me an edge when applying for future jobs. “After graduation I have been offered a position at Unified Software working on improving and adding features to their existing products. At some point in the future I’d like to study a Masters part-time.”

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“I really love Sunderland. It’s a very calm, convenient and nice place for a student to stay focused on their studies. I have made many friends from other countries, and we support each other throughout our studies, and socially too. “Cosmetic Science is a new course, and our lecturers are very supportive and always willing to give advice and help whenever we need it. I am really enjoying my time here. “For now I’m going with the flow, but after graduation I hope to work in Europe, and eventually create my own brand of cosmetic products.”

Sabrina Baharin, from Malaysia, BA (Hons) Cosmetic Science

“Sunderland has given me the chance to meet great people from all over the world, from the United States to Nigeria. “The tutors are very helpful and make the whole experience more interesting and enjoyable. The facilities are state-of-theart, and the course itself is very hands on. I am writing for the University’s student news website, SRNews, and I am also a production assistant on Made in Tyne and Wear on their news and current affairs show – The Week. “I am having an amazing time, and I’m learning things I never imagined I would know in the first year of my degree.”

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“Step by step I’ve become more confident since coming to Sunderland. I’ve enjoyed the course, had a great chance to improve my English and I have enjoyed swimming and participating in various sports. I also took part in an International Fashion Show in my Foundation year. I would like to try a lot of different things while I’m studying here. “When I graduate I would like to work in the publishing or advertising industry, making the most of what I have learned in my degree. I couldn’t be any more excited for my next chapter as an undergraduate student at Sunderland.”

Yuno Kido, from Japan, BA (Hons) English Language and Literature


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Like many people, Levinia was initially confused about which university she wanted to go to. “My instructors suggested that studying abroad would widen my job prospects. So after comparing University rankings, scholarships and tuition fees, the University came out on top. “The lecturers are approachable and supportive – even if it is a personal issue. My course has given me the technical knowledge to apply in practical situations, which, coupled with some fantastic help from the Careers and Employability Service, has been instrumental in the fact that I have already secured a graduate position in Cummins Turbo Technologies. “Sunderland helps you make the most of your degree, take on challenges, step out of your comfort zone and help change your life.”

Having already completed his MSc in Public Health at the University, Philip knew the University was the perfect place to continue his studies. He said: “I was taken by the University’s diversity, the rich teaching and learning culture and it’s such a friendly city too. “The University is an ideal place for multidisciplinary research, with supportive facilities, a conducive learning environment and a lively campus life. The research programme journey can be a long and lonely one, but here at Sunderland you are never alone thanks to excellent supervisory support.”

Philip Anyanwu, from Nigeria, PhD Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing

Levinia Mathews, from Kuwait, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

“I’ve enjoyed meeting and getting to know new people from different cultures all over the world. “I’ve really enjoyed giving presentations, which have improved my research skills, my confidence and my communication skills. “I work for The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance in Jordan, who are sponsoring my Masters degree, so after graduation I’ll return there.”

Ayah Aldohni, from Jordan, Masters in Business Administration

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VALUE FOR MONEY EDUCATION Money is always a big consideration when deciding your study options. The good news is that the cost of an education at the University of Sunderland is a value for money investment in your future. The University of Sunderland offers competitive fees for courses and these are guaranteed to stay the same for the duration of your studies. Sunderland is also one of the best value places to live in the country, so you will find your money goes a lot further when you are here.

The University of Sunderland also has an extensive scholarship scheme for international and EU students.

Scholarships for overseas students from outside the European Union (EU) If you are an international student on a foundation or undergraduate degree, you will receive a £1,500 scholarship in each year of your course. If you are an international student on a postgraduate degree, you will receive a £1,000 scholarship in each year of your course. Further details on this can be found by visiting: www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

From accommodation, transport costs and eating out, Sunderland is significantly cheaper than many other parts of the country, particularly the South East of England.

Scholarships for students from the European Union (EU)

There is a free Campus Bus service for students which picks you up from your accommodation and drops you off at either the City Campus or the Sir Tom Cowie Campus. The service operates on a circular route throughout the day.

If you are a student from a country in the European Union (EU) you will have access to scholarships that you must apply for, and others that will be automatically awarded to you when you start. Visit www.sunderland.ac.uk/scholarships for a full up-to-date list.

For more information go to: services.sunderland.ac.uk/facilities/transporttravel

Go to www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/ scholarships-finance for further information.

Full International Tuition Fees for 2018/19 (for overseas students outside of the European Union). TYPE OF COURSES

2018/19

SCHOLARSHIP

YOU PAY

Full-time Undergraduate

£11,000

£1,500

£9,500

Full-time Postgraduate Tier 1 Course

£12,000

£1,000

£11,000

Full-time Postgraduate Tier 2 Course

£12,600

£1,000

£11,600

Full-time Postgraduate Tier 3 Course

£13,200

£1,000

£12,200

MBA

£13,500

£1,000

£12,500

Research Fees

£4,190 to £12,250

£1,500 (only available to full-time, selffunding students who are based on campus)

Price on application

Study Abroad Undergraduate – 1 Semester

£4,250

No Scholarship

£4,250

Study Abroad Undergraduate – 2 Semesters

£8,500

No Scholarship

£8,500

Study Abroad Postgraduate – 1 Semester

£4,475

No Scholarship

£4,475

Study Abroad Postgraduate – 2 Semesters

£8,950

No Scholarship

£8,950

English for Academic Purposes University Preparation Course A

£3,600

No Scholarship

£3,600

English for Academic Purposes University Preparation Course B

£2,700

No Scholarship

£2,700

English for Academic Purposes University Preparation Course C

£1,800

No Scholarship

£1,800

English for Academic Purposes University Preparation Course D

£900

No Scholarship

£900

European Union Students Please visit our website for up-to-date information. For undergraduate students go to: www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/feesandfunding For postgraduate students go to: www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduatefeesandfunding

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Here is an example of what you can expect to pay in Sunderland 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)

£78

Internet access in University Accommodation

FREE

Personal Possession Insurance included as part of the accommodation package

FREE

Campus Bus from University Accommodation to campuses

FREE

Happy hour Italian restaurant meal

£5.95

Daily breakfast deal in CitySpace

£1.70

Gym membership – the price you pay each month is based on an annual membership in CitySpace for students Cinema ticket (with student card)

£10* £6.50

*Terms and conditions apply.

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OUR COURSES Our list of courses are taught at undergraduate or postgraduate level. A typical undergraduate degree usually takes three years to complete. However, if you have completed part of a bachelor degree elsewhere we offer advanced entry to a number of our courses. For more information please contact your local representative. For more detailed information on any of the courses shown in this prospectus, visit our website and key in the course ID number into the ‘find a course’ search on our homepage at www.sunderland.ac.uk Key PC

Preparatory Course

CPD

Continuous Professional Development

UG

Undergraduate

CC

City Campus

PG

Postgraduate

STC

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

DL

Distance Learning

LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design

PC

CID10

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Art and Design Extended

UG

W908

4 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Fine Art

UG

W100

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics

UG

W266

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

UG

W651

3 Years

CC

see page 46

MA Curating

PG

CID611

45 Weeks

STC

Tier 1*

MA Fine Art

PG

CID115

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

MA Glass and Ceramics

PG

CID175

1 Year

STC

Tier 3*

MA Participatory Arts and Media

PG

CID1263

1 Year

CC

**

MA Photography

PG

CID179

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

UG

NN41

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

STC

see page 46

COURSE

Art

Business BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption, CIMA Exemption) BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)

UG

NN43

1 Year – Twin Entry Oct/Jan

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

UG

NN31

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management

UG

NN1H

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

UG

NN1P

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Business and Management

UG

NN2C

3/4 Years – Twin Entry Sept/Jan

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

UG

NN1N

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

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

UG

NNC5

1 Year

STC

see page 46

NNC2

1 Year – Twin Entry Oct/Jan

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

UG

MSc Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (subject to approval) Please contact the Student Helpline on +44 (0) 191 515 3000 for further information about this course. MA Integrated Marketing Communications MA International Management

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PG PG

CID1279

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

CID192

1 Year – Twin Entry Oct/Mar

STC

Tier 1*

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LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

MA Marketing

PG

CID674

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MBA (Enterprise and Innovation)

PG

CID1127

1 Year

STC

**

MBA (Finance)

PG

CID1028

1 Year

STC

**

MBA (Hospitality Management)

PG

CID1128

1 Year

STC

**

MBA (Human Resource Management)

PG

CID1030

1 Year

STC

**

MBA (Marketing)

PG

CID1029

1 Year

STC

**

1 Year – Twin Entry Oct/Mar

STC

**

COURSE

Business

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

PG

CID116

MBA (Supply Chain Management)

PG

CID1031

1 Year

STC

**

STC

Tier 1*

MBM Master of Business Management

PG

CID118

1 Year – Twin Entry Oct/Mar

MSc Finance and Management

PG

CID1167

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

PG

CID125

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MSc International Business Management

PG

CID1280

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MSc Operations and Logistics Management

PG

CID1281

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

Extended Award MA/MBM/MSc

PG

CID1278

15 Months

STC

**

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

UG

G424

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Computing

UG

G400

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

UG

FG45

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

UG

G401

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

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

UG

G602

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Games Software Development

UG

GG46

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT)

UG

G420

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Network Computing

UG

G403

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Network Systems (Top-Up)

UG

GH46

1 Year

STC

see page 46

MSc Cybersecurity

PG

CID1267

1/2 Years

STC

Tier 3*

MSc Data Science

PG

CID1258

1/2 Years

STC

Tier 3*

STC

Tier 2*

STC

Tier 2*

STC

Tier 2*

Computing

60 Weeks – Twin Entry Oct/Feb 60 Weeks – Oct Entry 60 Weeks – Twin Entry Oct/Feb

MSc Information Technology Management

PG

CID131

MSc Network Systems

PG

CID150

MSc Telecommunications Engineering

PG

CID867

BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art

UG

W221

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion

UG

WN25

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (can also be taken as a 1 Year Top-Up)

UG

W214

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Illustration and Design

UG

W215

3 Years

CC

see page 46

MA Applied Innovation

PG

CID1265

1 Year

CC

**

MA Design

PG

CID156

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

Design

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LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

Assessment Only Route to QTS

CPD

CID1099

6-12 weeks

STC/DL

see page 46

BA (Hons) Education Studies

UG

L9N8

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) English Education (11-16 yrs) with QTS

UG

XQ13

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education (11-16 yrs) with QTS

UG

XG12

2 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

UG

X122

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Physics with Mathematics (11-16 yrs) with QTS

UG

T53W

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MA Education (Generic)

PG

CID825

1 Year

STC

**

MA Education

PG

CID718

2/3 Years

DL

Tier 1*

MA International Education

PG

CID1033

2/3 Years

DL

**

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

PG

X341

1 Year

STC

**

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Overseas)

PG

CID1032

34 Weeks

DL

**

COURSE

Education

PGCE Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education – School Direct Route also available in the subjects listed below:

**

– Business with QTS

PG

N1X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Science with Biology with QTS

PG

C1X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Science with Chemistry with QTS

PG

F1X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Computer Science with QTS

PG

IX99

1 Year

STC

**

– Design and Technology with QTS

PG

W9X1

1 Year

STC

**

– English with QTS

PG

Q3X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Geography with QTS

PG

F8X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Mathematics Education with QTS

PG

G1X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Science with Physics with QTS

PG

F3X1

1 Year

STC

**

– Primary Education with QTS

PG

X100

1 Year

STC

**

PC

Computer Science – CID1202 Maths – CID509 / 751 Science – CID511

8 – 24 Weeks

Online /STC

**

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

UG

H3WF

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

UG

H601

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

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

UG

H600

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

UG

H700

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

UG

H701

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

UG

H3W2

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

60 Weeks – Twin Entry Oct/Feb

STC

Tier 2*

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are Free. They are perfect for applicants who have a degree which is not specific to the subject you want to teach. These courses prepare you for Initial Teacher Training by helping you to gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills you need to be able to teach your chosen subject. You may also be eligible for a SKE bursary to help with living costs whilst studying the course.

Engineering

MSc Engineering Management

PG

CID158

MSc Manufacturing Engineering

PG

CID1255

1 Year

STC

Tier 2*

CID133

60 Weeks – Twin Entry Oct/Feb

STC

Tier 1*

MSc Project Management

50

PG

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LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

BA (Hons) English

UG

Q300

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MA English Studies

PG

CID143

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

PG

CID153

1 Year

CC

Tier 1*

PG (FT)

CID876

1 Year

DL

Tier 1*

PG (PT)

CID876

2/3 Years

DL

Tier 1*

PG

CID1246

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

UG

B940

3/4 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

UG

B700

1 Year

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences

UG

B120

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Public Health

UG

B910

3 Years

CC

see page 46

MSc Nursing

PG

CID1083

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

MSc Public Health

PG

CID722

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

BA (Hons) History

UG

V101

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MA Historical Research

PG

CID1261

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism

UG

P507

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Journalism

UG

P500

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

UG

P505

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MA Magazine Journalism

PG

CID920

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MA Journalism

PG

CID921

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MA Public Relations (CIPR Accredited)

PG

CID986

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MA Sports Journalism

PG

CID1075

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

PG

CID472

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

PG

CID625

1.5 Years

DL

**

BA (Hons) Business Law (Top-Up)

UG

M221

1 Year

STC

see page 46

LL.B Law

UG

M100

3 Years

STC

**

LL.M Law

PG

CID1252

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

LL.M International Human Rights

PG

CID925

1 Year

STC

**

LL.M International Law

PG

CID1249

1 Year

STC

**

LL.M Legal Practice

PG

CID1254

1 Year

STC

**

COURSE

English

Environment MSc Environment, Health and Safety MSc Environmental Management and Assessment (Health and Safety) MSc Environmental Management and Assessment (Health and Safety) MSc Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Health and Clinical Sciences

History

Journalism and Public Relations

Languages

Law

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LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

LL.M Criminal Law and Procedure

PG

CID671

1 Year

STC

**

LL.M Commercial Law and International Trade

PG

CID1248

1 Year

STC

**

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

UG

W612

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Film and Media

UG

PW36

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Mass Communications (Top-Up)

UG

P391

1 Year

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication

UG

PP39

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Media Production

UG

HP63

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MA Film and Cultural Studies

PG

CID172

1 year

STC

Tier 1*

MA Media and Cultural Studies (dissertation stage only)

PG

CID351

1 Year

STC

**

MA Media and Cultural Studies (dissertation stage – overseas off campus)

PG

CID351

6 Months

DL

**

MA Media Production (Film and Television)

PG

CID212

1 Year – Feb Entry

STC

Tier 2*

MA Radio

PG

CID352

1 Year

STC

Tier 2*

COURSE

Law

Media

Performing Arts BA (Hons) Dance/Drama/Music (Top-Up) – subjects listed below

– Dance

UG

W501

1 Year

CC

see page 46

– Drama

UG

W400

1 Year

CC

see page 46

– Music

UG

W301

1 Year

CC

see page 46

UG

W430

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science

UG

F100

3/4 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science

UG

B3R5

3/4 Years

CC

see page 46

MPharm

UG

B230

4 Years

CC

see page 46

MSc Drug Discovery and Development

PG

CID995

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

MSc/PgDip Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme

PG

CID1035

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

MSc Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations

PG

CID1101

1 Year

CC

Tier 2*

BSc (Hons) Psychology

UG

C800

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

UG

C8BX

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MSc Psychological Research Methods

PG

CID1108

1 Year

STC

Tier 2*

MSc Psychology

PG

CID210

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

Psychology

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LEVEL

WEB SEARCH CODE

DURATION

LOCATION

COURSE PRICE

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

UG

X310

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work Studies

UG

L522

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Criminology

UG

M930

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

UG

L510

3 Years

STC

see page 46

MSc Practice Development

PG

CID1238

1 Year

STC

**

BA (Hons) Social Work

UG

L500

3 Years

STC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Sociology

UG

L300

3 Years

STC

see page 46

Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Teaching (Overseas)

CPD

CID1208

34 Weeks

DL

**

MA Social Work

PG

CID1191

2 Years

STC

**

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching

UG

C6G2

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Exercise, Health and Fitness

UG

C609

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

UG

CX6C

3 Years

CC

see page 46

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

UG

C601

3 Years

CC

see page 46

MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

PG

CID1081

1 Year

CC

Tier 1*

UG

NN28

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

STC

see page 46

COURSE

Social Sciences

Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

UG

NN82

1 Year – Twin Entry Sept/Jan

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

UG

N802

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

BA (Hons) Events Management

UG

N820

3/4 Years

STC

see page 46

MSc Tourism and Events

PG

CID916

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

MSc Tourism and Hospitality

PG

CID918

1 Year

STC

Tier 1*

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INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI After graduation you become part of the University’s Alumni Association, which provides a global network of over 140,000 former students in 32 countries. You will be able to access alumni branches in places such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria, China, Singapore and Greece, among many others. These run a number of in-country events with the University providing you with an opportunity to extend your professional network. Alumni also continue to support the University by acting as ambassadors, giving careers advice to

students and supporting bursaries and scholarships through the Futures Fund. Our online community enables you to engage no matter where you are based in the world. You will benefit from careers advice, mentoring, professional development and access to the University’s academic expertise. By staying involved you can also keep in touch with friends and your department. Our alumni go on to great things and so will you. www.sunderland.ac.uk/alumni

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COMBINED SUBJECTS In today’s highly competitive job market it is the graduate with the greatest range of subject knowledge and skills that will be able to offer prospective employers exactly what they are looking for. The University of Sunderland offers 21 subjects which can be combined in a variety of ways to create a course tailored to the diverse and demanding needs of today’s graduates and their employers. This offers a unique flexibility for students to combine complementary or diverse subject disciplines in line with their particular interests. Subjects can be combined as either major-minor – (two subjects with an emphasis on one of them), or dual – (two subjects combined on an equal basis). There is also the opportunity to take a range of skills-based modules in areas such as Languages to enhance your employability.

Teaching and assessment Our academic lecturers and staff take great pride in their teaching. Sunderland has succeeded in attracting experts in a wide range of disciplines who are able to inspire and motivate you. You will experience a wide variety of learning and teaching techniques, including: •

Formal lectures, workshops and video presentations

Personal study, based on directed reading and web-based learning

Group work, projects and presentations

Tutorials and surgeries

Video/multimedia presentations

By using each of these techniques, you have the best possible chance to develop the subject knowledge and team working skills that employers demand. Assessment is by coursework, such as presentations, reports, essays, time-constrained tests, group and individual projects and formal examinations.

Combined Subjects is normally a 3 year full-time course, but if you are taking a Modern Foreign Language you will be required to spend a year overseas in a country that speaks the language that you are studying, in addition to your three years of on-campus study. Studying a Combined Subjects degree, you will be supported throughout your course by a team of academic staff who will provide guidance on all aspects of your study throughout your degree.

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You are encouraged to develop as an independent learner supported by a variety of facilities, including the well-equipped library, online databases, full Internet access and a range of other media. You can also obtain excellent support and advice from the University’s Student and Learning Support Service. In addition to your academic subjects, you may also be able to take an elective module at each level. This may be from another subject or may be from a range of generic or skills based modules that are on offer. For more information: Tel: +44 (0)191 515 3000 or go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and search the course database using the course title.


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COMBINED SUBJECT OPTIONS

MAJOR

DUAL

MINOR

Business

YES

YES

YES

Childhood Studies

YES

YES

YES

Criminology

YES

YES

YES

Dance

YES

YES

YES

Drama

YES

YES

YES

Education Studies

NO

YES

YES

Health and Social Care

YES

YES

YES

History

YES

YES

YES

Journalism

YES

YES

YES

Law

NO

YES

YES

Media Studies

YES

YES

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) French Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Spanish

NO

The Customised Awards Scheme This innovative scheme provides a new concept in learning which allows you to customise a course to your personal development aspirations or career aims. The scheme offers both undergraduate and postgraduate routes of study. This scheme is suitable if you wish to specialise in a subject or subjects where a named single honours or Combined Subjects programme does not exist. The title of your award will be negotiated. Alternatively, you might wish to experience a range of subjects and achieve a degree in Customised Studies. Each course of study is individually constructed to ensure that it has academic integrity and coherence. Recent examples of named customised degrees include: •

MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL

YES

BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Studies

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

BA (Hons) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Photography

NO

YES

YES

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics and Film Studies

Politics

YES

YES

YES

Psychology

YES

YES

YES

BA (Hons) English Language Studies

Sociology

YES

YES

YES

BA (Hons) MFL Spanish with Drama

Sport

YES

YES

YES

BA (Hons) MFL Spanish

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

YES

YES

YES

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Tourism

YES

YES

YES

Youth and Community Engagement

NO

YES

NO

Please note that not all subjects can be combined together. Combinations are not possible between: •

Childhood Studies and Education Studies

Journalism and Media Studies

The Customised Awards Scheme can also be used to take one module or a selection of modules from a wide subject base as an introduction to higher education. You might choose to take a module for pleasure, for example a language. You might need to take a selection of modules for professional development in your workplace or you may wish to simply enhance your academic knowledge. As a student on the Customised Awards Scheme you have access to the full range of university services and facilities and your course is supported by the Scheme’s academic team as well as individual subject staff. For further information please contact the Student Helpline on +44 (0)191 515 3000 or email student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk or Freda Cook (CAS Scheme Leader) on +44 (0)191 515 3895 or email freda.cook@sunderland.ac.uk

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO APPLY Academic qualifications The University recognises all internationally accredited qualifications. Each application is considered on its own merits and we give careful consideration to other factors such as work and life experience. To be considered for an undergraduate degree course it is necessary to have the equivalent of a minimum of two UK General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level passes. Please see individual course information on the website for more detail. You can also apply for advanced entry to an undergraduate course (for example, level 2 or 3) if you have a diploma equivalent to one or two years of a UK honours degree in a relevant subject. For postgraduate courses you need to have a degree equivalent to a UK honours degree and, in some cases, relevant work experience.

English language requirement If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of having achieved a score of 6 overall in the International English Language Testing Scheme (IELTS) with all element scores at 5.5 or higher. Please note: some courses require a higher level of English language – read the course description carefully to see if this applies to your chosen course. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) and the University’s recognised English language qualifications/ tests (as approved by the University’s Academic Board) are also accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. If you are applying for a pre-sessional English Language course you must take your IELTS exams at an approved UKVI test centre listed on the UKVI website – https://www.gov.uk/ government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-ukvisa-approved-english-language-tests

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Please note: not all English Language requirements are not listed. For further information please contact the Student Administration Office: +44 (0)191 515 3154.

How to apply For postgraduate and direct entry courses, apply directly to the University via the online apply link or contact your local office or agent in your home country. Applying directly to the University: 1) Go to www.sunderland.ac.uk and search for your course at the top of the course page and click on ‘Apply Now’. 2) Follow the step-by-step guide through to completing your online application form. 3) Once you have completed this, you will be given a unique Personal ID number so you can be kept up-to-date with any developments in your application process.

Disability and Specific Learning Difficulties If you have a disability or have a specific learning difficulty you should contact the Student Support Services: Tel: +44 (0)191 515 2952 Email: disability.support@sunderland.ac.uk The University encourages you to declare any health or wellbeing issues or disabilities in order to allow the University to consider how best to support you, and whether any reasonable adjustments are required prior to you commencing your course.


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APPLICATION PROCESS UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATIONS LOCAL OFFICE OR AGENT

POSTGRADUATE AND DIRECT ENTRY APPLICATIONS LOCAL OFFICE OR AGENT

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WWW.UCAS.COM

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UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

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Options available: • Alternative programme/level • ONCAMPUS Sunderland programme

CONDITIONAL OFFER LETTER ACCEPT OFFER, FULFIL CONDITIONS AND PAY DEPOSIT CAS LETTER

Applying for a visa to study in the UK The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules are controlled by a Points-Based System (PBS). Tier 4 is specifically for students coming to the UK to study. All new non EEA/EU/Swiss National students wanting to study in the UK are required to apply for entry clearance under Tier 4. To apply for a Tier 4 visa, you will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter together with the original copies of all supporting documents. CAS letters are only valid for six months and you cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before your course starts. When your visa is issued, it will be to study at the University of Sunderland and your visa will show the University’s Sponsor Licence Number. Should you wish to study at an alternative higher education institution in the UK, you will be required to apply for and obtain a new visa for the institution concerned before you would be allowed to enrol. Under the UKVI regulations, the University of Sunderland will be required to report any student who obtains entry clearance on the basis of our offer but does not enrol at the start of their programme. Students who enrol at the University of Sunderland but later decide to withdraw, interrupt or suspend their studies, or who fail to attend their classes for significant periods, will also be reported to the UKVI.

For more information about the immigration process: UK Visas and Immigration www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/study-visas UKCISA (Council for International Student Affairs) www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Study abroad If you are coming to study on the course as part of your degree from an overseas institution, and the period of time that you will be studying in the UK is six months or more, you will need a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. You will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter which you will need to submit with your visa application. If you are studying with us for one semester only then you can enter the UK as a Short Term Student. You don’t need a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to study with us for one semester. You may, however, need to obtain entry clearance or apply for your Short Term Student permissions before you come to study. Please check the UKVI website for more information about visa requirements.

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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES PRE-SESSIONAL COURSES Pre-university or Preparatory Courses English If you do not have the necessary English qualifications or would like to build on the qualifications you do have, then you can study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in the months before your degree course begins.

English for Academic Purposes – pre-sessional courses This scheme of short intensive programmes provides you with the language skills required to succeed in higher education in the UK.

If you study on any of these courses then you can stay in university accommodation and you are also granted full university status which allows you to access all of the University’s excellent facilities and services (e.g. library, internet access). We also offer high levels of personal care and support ensuring that you can focus on your studies and achieve your potential.

Classes focus on the development of skills to use English for study and research purposes, for example: note taking, study techniques, seminar skills, writing essays and reports, planning research projects, making presentations, individual study and group work. Running alongside all EAP classes is our Social and Cultural Awareness programme. You will study issues of international, national, regional, and local importance via lectures, workshops and field trips to places of interest.

English for Academic Purposes – in-sessional provision

If you are applying for full-time study then you are recommended to complete one of our four EAP University Preparation courses to get the most out of your degree studies. Courses start between April-August and end in September and October for September/October degree course start dates. There are also

More detailed information can be found on the website at www.sunderland.ac.uk and key in the course code CID897. This course is free to those students who are already registered on one of our courses.

Please visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/international and www.sunderland.ac.uk/eap for the latest details.

We also provide English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Business Purposes (EBS) classes to support you during your studies at the University of Sunderland.

English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional courses

EAP Course A

EAP Course B

EAP Course C

EAP Course D

Overall IELTS or (Element) at:

IELTS 4.0 (3.5)

IELTS 4.5 (4.0)

IELTS 5.0 (4.5)

IELTS 5.5 (5.0)

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20 Weeks

15 Weeks

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

Summer Start

April/May

May/June

June/July

July/August

Winter Start

N/A

September

October

November

Course Fee

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£2700

£1800

£900

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courses starting between September to November for those students who wish to start a degree in January. A detailed outline is on the website at: www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/ international/entry-language-requirements/

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree Overall IELTS 6.0, with a minimum 5.5 in each Element*


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ONCAMPUS SUNDERLAND CAMBRIDGE EDUCATION GROUP PROGRAMMES

ONCAMPUS Sunderland ONCAMPUS Sunderland is part of Cambridge Education Group, which has been preparing international students for the UK’s leading universities since 1952 and was the UK’s first private provider of university foundation programmes. The University of Sunderland works in partnership with ONCAMPUS to deliver high quality preparation programmes for students starting their university education. These programmes offer guaranteed progression* to some of the University’s degree courses if you do not meet the academic and/or English Language requirements to enter your chosen degree course directly. These comprehensive 25-hour week academic and English programmes prepare you thoroughly for the demands of a UK degree. Studying on one of these programmes you’ll benefit from highly trained, experienced staff and a personal tutor will be assigned to you with who you’ll have regular tutorial meetings to ensure successful progress on your course. There are a number of different programmes available, including Undergraduate Foundation, International Year One and Master’s Foundation.

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ONCAMPUS is situated on the University’s City Campus where you’ll have full access to the University’s teaching and social facilities and can enjoy getting involved in clubs and societies. For more information about all of these programmes, please go to: www.oncampus.global/sunderland Students can access their chosen degree by studying the relevant pathway programme for them:

Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business and Management. The following pathways are offered: •

Business

Humanities and Social Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Starts: Terms:

September or January 3

English entry level: from 4.5 IELTS or equivalent


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International Year One in Business Guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of selected Business degrees. Starts: September or January Terms: 3 or 4 terms English entry level: from 5.0 IELTS or equivalent

Master’s Foundation Programme

YOUR ROUTE TO A UNIVERSITY DEGREE ONCAMPUS Programme University of Sunderland Course

Master’s Pathway

Guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees. Starts: January, April, June or September Terms: 1, 2 or 3 terms, subject to your level of English on entry and the level required to progress onto your chosen Master’s degree. English entry level: from 4.5 IELTS or equivalent

Master’s Degree

Undergraduate Pathways Degree Year Three

Degree Year Three

Degree Year Two

Degree Year Two

Degree Year One International Year One

Students with IELTS 4.0 can take a 4 term programme from June or September. English Language Programmes are available from 4.0 IELTS or equivalent.

Master’s Foundation

Undergraduate Foundation

Visit our website for more details: www.oncampus.global/sunderland *Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria for each university course.

English Language Preparation

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Our Graduates Abdelmoniem Hassan is one of the youngest members of Microsoft’s team, tasked with helping transforming how business is done in Egypt. “I am working in the field of Support Delivery Management at Microsoft, moving our customers to the cloud in addition to planning with customers how I can help them reach their business goals. “I applied to Sunderland as the course had the right combination of business and computing that I needed to further my career. I needed a solid understanding of technology, and business skills to organise, operate and manage systems. “Studying in the UK taught me a lot. I learnt to manage my time, and how I studied. It really gave me the skills to be able to fit into different roles in a multinational company. “What I learnt at Sunderland is that you need to collaborate and network to succeed, and that technology is the future. “I believe now that I can learn anything.”

Abdelmoniem Hassan, from Egypt Senior Technical Account Manager, Microsoft Egypt BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing

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Personal recommendation and an excellent choice of courses led Jia Li (Jess) Wong to travel to Sunderland to study advertising and design. Graduate Jess Wong, who now works as a copywriter at Leo Burnett in Kuala Lumpur, explained her time at the University of Sunderland gave her a refreshing perspective on learning that helps her daily in her career. She said: “I’d always wanted to experience life abroad because I believe in pushing myself out of my comfort zone and I thought being exposed to different cultures would open my mind and help me become a better learner. “There’s such a friendly, supportive environment at the University of Sunderland and the course I did has definitely helped to shape my thinking, which is an indispensable skill in my day-to-day role as an advertising creative.”

Jess Wong, from Malaysia Copywriter at Leo Burnett, Malaysia BA (Hons) Advertising and Design

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“Graduating with a degree from Sunderland allowed me to go to London to continue my Masters Degree in International Business and Management. After that I was offered a job as a Business System Analyst at the world’s largest oil and gas company, Saudi Aramco, in the Domestic Joint Ventures Department. Without the University of Sunderland I would not be where I am right now. “The University helped develop my knowledge and skills thanks to its amazing tutors, who are industry professionals. They have so much expertise and enthusiasm; they were extremely friendly and helpful all the way through my course. “The whole place is full of inspiration. I’m not surprised that Business at Sunderland was voted best in the North East for Student Satisfaction (Sunday Times University Guide 2014). “Sunderland is a place for new opportunities that you never thought could be possible. It gave me valuable time to really think about my future and prepare for success.”

Ahmed N. Al-Nasr, from Saudi Arabia Business System Analyst, Saudi Aramco BA (Hons) Business Management

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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 was at a high level. “I loved that Sunderland is close to the coast, and Newcastle and Durham. I made friends with other international students and learnt about different cultures. The Students’ Union’s sport and night life 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, from Czech Republic Composite Design Engineer, Ferrari F1, Modena, Italy BSc (Hons) Automotive Design and Technology

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Dr Andrew Singleton has come a long way from the labs of Sunderland. He is now Chief of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute of Aging, USA, leading one of the world’s top research teams in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. “Sunderland felt like a very supportive place - the faculty wanted you to do well. “The University set me up with a job in a lab in Newcastle working for the Medical Research Council on the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. I went back to this lab after finishing at Sunderland and pursued a PhD in neuroscience.” Now Dr Singleton runs one of the world’s most advanced research labs. He is a Scientific Advisor for The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lewy Body Dementia Association. “I’m incredibly proud of my lab, the people working in it and what we’ve achieved over the last decade. And I am very thankful for the opportunities Sunderland gave me at the start of my career.”

Dr Andrew Singleton, from the UK Chief, the Molecular Genetics Unit Health and Clinical Sciences Graduate

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“My Chinese university had an exchange relationship with Sunderland, and I thought it was a good opportunity for me to go abroad. I didn’t have any particular career plan in my mind, but my module leader encouraged me to pursue a career in Human Computer Interaction, which proved to be the perfect fit for me. “My lecturers were supportive and approachable. My English was rather poor when I joined the University of Sunderland, but the lecturers were patient and I never felt nervous about asking them questions. I also made lots of friends from different nationalities while I was studying here – and the wonderful beach and seafood are another added bonus for food lovers! “I’m now Senior User Researcher in Government Digital Service. I’m currently leading research on the Digital Marketplace, which aims to make Government procurement easier, equal and transparent. “At Sunderland I learnt to be resourceful – not to hesitate to ask for support, and to reach out to experts in my field.”

Tingting Zhao, from China Senior User Researcher, Government Digital Services, The Cabinet Office PhD Human Computer Interaction

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UNIVERSITY‘S

TERMS AND CONDITIONS By enrolling each year, students agree to the Terms and Conditions specified in the Student Handbook issued at the time. The current Terms and Conditions are set out below. These Terms and Conditions may be varied by the University from time to time. 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.

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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. 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.

Data Protection Act 1998: Use of Students’ Personal Data The University of Sunderland is registered as a data user with the Office of the Information Commissioner. Any personal data collected and or processed by the University is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. The University collects and holds personal data relating to its students for a variety of purposes. These include: •

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;


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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);

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.

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;

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.

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);

operating the Day Nursery (some nursery staff may be provided with limited access to some student information for the purposes of billing and administration); and

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:

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 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 Or send an email to: dataprotection@sunderland.ac.uk

employees and agents of the University;

Education Act 1994: Students’ Union Membership

the University of Sunderland Students’ Union;

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

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;

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:

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);

(i)

the right to participate in USSU and NUS (National Union of Students) elections and decision-making processes, including those of clubs and societies,

(ii)

the right of USSU and NUS representation,

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

(iii)

the right of access to USSU bars, and certain USSU commercial activities, except as guests of members,

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

(iv)

the right to commercial advantages negotiated for the benefit of USSU and NUS members.

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.

Should you accept an offer to study at the University and you become a student of the University, these Terms and Conditions shall constitute part of any contract between you and the University and your acceptance will signify your consent to the incorporation of these Terms and Conditions. Any offer of a place made to you by the University is made on the basis that in accepting such an offer you signify your consent to the incorporation of this notice as a term of any such contract and also your agreement to comply with University regulations and procedures.

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.

These Terms and Conditions are governed and are to be construed in accordance with English law. The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute which arises or may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, except that the University may bring proceedings for an injunction or enforcement of any order or judgment in any jurisdiction. University of Sunderland Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland SR1 3SD, UK www.sunderland.ac.uk

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HONG KONG, CHINA

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University of Sunderland in London 197 Marsh Wall Docklands London, E14 9SG United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7531 7333 Email: recruitment-london@sunderland.ac.uk

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(the above office covers Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Americas, Study Abroad and Exchange)

Contact the University in your home country If your home country is not listed, please contact us direct at one of the relevant locations above

EAST ASIA

SOUTH EAST ASIA

AFRICA

University of Sunderland 111 First Floor Xihua Science and Technology Mansion No. 8 Tuofangying South Road Chaoyang District, Beijing City P.R. China Tel: +86 (0)10 8514 4556 Email: china.office@sunderland.ac.uk

Tel: +234 803 307 5007 Email: john.iyekowa@sunderland.ac.uk

Shenzhen Contact Point

University of Sunderland Suite A-07-09, Empire Tower 1 Empire Subang Jalan SS16/1 47500 Subang Jaya Selangor Malaysia Tel: +603 5632 5873 Fax: +603 5612 6873 Email: malaysia@sunderland.ac.uk

Tel: +86 138 2368 4490 Email: southchina@sunderland.ac.uk

VIETNAM

Beijing Office

South East Asia Regional Office

Hanoi Office Guangzhou Contact Point

Tel: +86 1363 6620 756 Email: lisa.southchina@sunderland.ac.uk

University of Sunderland 257 Giai Phong, 2nd Floor Hoa Phat Building Dong Da District Hanoi Vietnam Tel: +84 (04) 3623 1176/75 Email: hanoi.vietnam@sunderland.ac.uk

Hong Kong Contact Point

Ho Chi Minh Office

Tel: +852 5489 9217 Email: sanlia.lam@sunderland.ac.uk

University of Sunderland 307A Nguyen Trong Tuyen Phu Nhuan District Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Tel: +84 (0) 8 62610411 Email: hcm.vietnam@sunderland.ac.uk

Tel: +86 1358 0534 259 Email: yanting.southchina@sunderland.ac.uk

Shanghai Contact Point

Hangzhou Contact Point Tel: +86 1875 817 3753 Email: gina.wang@sunderland.ac.uk

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Sub Saharan Africa Contact Point

West Africa Contact Point Tel: +234 81623 28620 Email: simisola.smith@sunderland.ac.uk

EUROPE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN European and East Mediterranean Regional Office University of Sunderland Dekeleias 11C Nea Halkidona TK143 43 Athens, Greece Tel: +30 210 921 2885 Fax: +30 210 921 2767 Email: europe@sunderland.ac.uk

INDIA

India Liaison Office 5th Floor, Harmony Plaza Building No. 3-6-387/D Himayatnagar, Hyderabad Telangana, India Pin: 500029 Tel: +91 40 65766777 Email: india@sunderland.ac.uk

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