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Demonstrate your value to employers and qualify for senior roles with significant responsibility.

These 15-month programmes prepare you for senior roles, your aim is to accelerate your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership. On completion of the first term of the Extended Master's course at the University of Sunderland, you can transfer to a range of postgraduate courses, including:

  • MSc International Business Management (15-month)
  • MSc Operations and Logistics Management (15-month)
  • MA Integrated Marketing Communications (15-month)
  • MSc Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (15-month)
  • MSc Tourism and Events (15-month)
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality (15-month)
  • LLM (15-month)
  • LLM Criminal Law & Procedure (15-month)
  • LLM International Human Rights (15-month)
  • LLM International Law (15-month)
  • LLM Commercial Law & International Trade (15-month).

What Will I Study?

You will study your Foundation programme at the state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus. During the first term, studied at ONCAMPUS Sunderland, you will take the module ‘Introduction to Postgraduate Projects, Research Methods and Study Skills’ (PGBM001), which will give you the skills required to undertake a project relevant to your chosen course. It will also assess your ability to apply your knowledge of the sector, use appropriate analytical skills to investigate a sector-related topic and solve problems.

Why Sunderland?

  • ‘World leading’ research in Business, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework
  • Engage with real-world practice for example, with industry competitions, real life case studies, company visits and the guest speakers programme

Programme Structure

Course Structure

  • The programme normally requires 15 months of full-time study. Teaching methods include: classes, lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, directed study, independent learning and will be conducted in and out of the Centre. Students will be given guided learning hours, but should note that not all of the hours will be conducted in the classroom setting. You will be actively encouraged to research using problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Modules Include

  • As well as the final award there are two interim awards available to those wishing to leave the course having gained 60 M-level credits (excluding PGBM001) – apostgraduate certificate, or 120 M-level credits (excluding PGBM001) – a postgrduate diploma.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Third Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Third Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To apply for this course you will need a third-class honours degree, or equivalent. 
  • If you do not meet these requirements, in exceptional circumstances you may be considered at the discretion of the programme leader subject to interview.
  • All applications should be made directly to the University of Sunderland.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Sunderland

  • 758 - 1440 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


International students are eligible for a £1,000 tuition fee reduction. UK and International Alumni are eligible for a £1,000 loyalty payment.

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