15 months
15500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Fast-track your career in business, marketing, human resource management or finance with the Extended Master's course at ONCAMPUS Sunderland, designed to enable third-class degree holders to pursue a postgraduate qualification. 

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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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Third Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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.


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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Extended Master's
University of Sunderland