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Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

A 4-term MFP is available to start in June or September for those who need an additional term of English Language.

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme. It offers you guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you to improve your English whilelearning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression route.

How long will I study for?

Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

1 term

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research study skills, including a major project, plus English language.

2 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also study an additional academic subject unit, depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also study two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree.

Academic subject units are arranged by pathway, and include:

Modules:

  • Organisations and Behaviour and Principles of Management (Sept start)
  • Principles of Management and Business Environment or Marketing (January start)

All MFP students follow these modules at ONCAMPUS Sunderland but are able to progress to any Master's degree listed on our progression degree pages (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria).

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

Programme details:

Course length: 1, 2 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master's degree starting in
3 25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £9,900 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £9,900 Sept 2018
2 08 January 2018 – 10 June 2018 £6,600 Sept 2018
2 26 March 2018 – 17 August 2018 £6,600 Sept 2018
1 11 June 2018 – 17 August 2018 £3,300 Sept 2018
3 24 September 2018 – 09 June 2019 £12,750 Sept 2019
1 24 September 2018 - 14 December 2018 £4,250 Jan 2019
j 07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 £12,750 Sept 2019
2 07 January 2019 – 09 June 2019 £8,500 Sept 2019
2 25 March 2019 – 16 August 2019 £8,500 Sept 2019
1 10 June 2019 – 16 August 2019 £4,250 Sept 2019

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.

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