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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 3.95k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 3.95k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 268pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months


    This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

    This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees:

    • BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production
    • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
    • BA (Hons) Criminology
    • BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
    • BA (Hons) English
    • BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
    • BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Film and Media
    • BA (Hons) History
    • BA (Hons) Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Mass Communications
    • BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication
    • BA (Hons) Public Relations
    • BA (Hons) Sociology
    • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
    • LLB (Hons) Law

    Who is this programme designed for?

    This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at the University of Sunderland. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at the University of Sunderland. This programme is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

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

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline as soon as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 3950 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 3950 Module (Non-EEA)
    • 29 September 2014 – 05 June 2015-£3,950
    • 12 January 2015 – 26 August 2015-£3,950
    Start date January,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    How long will I study for?

    The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

    What will I study?

    This programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules according to the progression pathway.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us: the intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start your degree.

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

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    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.

    If your language level is below 4.0 IELTS or equivalent then you will be offered the English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Sunderland.

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