• ONCAMPUS Sunderland

    The University of Sunderland is named the best new university in North East England and shortlisted for University of the Year.

  • Excellent student support

    96% of students rated the library services as 'Very good'

  • Among the best facilities in the UK

    £130m has been invested in the two campuses in recent years

  • City by the sea

    Sunderland has the added advantage of being a city by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

  • The Gateway

    a ‘one-stop shop’ for student services and information, dedicated international student support team, counselling and wellbeing

  • Sir Tom Cowie Campus

    voted one of the top four campuses in the UK with the “wow factor” by CABE

  • The Media Centre is among the best in the UK

    with two TV studios, four digital radio stations, a 200-seater cinema and a host of video and journalism suites with the very latest software


Entry Requirements for Sunderland University

Undergraduate Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • from 4.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0, for 3-term UFP *

*Extended programmes are available if you do not yet have the required English language level. This programme lasts 4 terms and includes an English language module (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your undergraduate degree.

Academic requirements

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International Year One

English requirements

  • From 5.0 IELTS or equivalent for 4-term IY1
  • From 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, for 3-term IY1*

* Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background.

Academic requirements

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Master's Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • 3 terms – from 4.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0
  • 2 terms – from 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.5
  • 1 term – from 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.0*

*Extended programmes are available if you do not yet have the required English language level. This programme lasts 4 terms and includes an English language module (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Master’s Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your Master’s degree. 


Academic Entry Requirements

To study this programme you will need to have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university.