The course is also a powerful means of self-development. Around 9 out of 10 students on Sunderlands social studies courses report improved communication skills and more confidence in tackling unfamiliar problems, according to the National Student Survey.
During the first year of the course you will refine your professional approach, building up the graduate attributes of a reflective practitioner. You will also cover a range of topics that include child development, early years, the primary curriculum and family studies.
The second and final years build on these foundations and extend them to cover legislation, health issues and equality and diversity. In the final year there is a project that develops degree-level research skills.
A particular benefit of Sunderlands course is the broad knowledge of our academic staff. They have expertise across early years provision, education, health and social care. According to the National Student Survey, around 9 out of 10 students believe that Sunderlands social studies staff are enthusiastic about what they teach and good at explaining things.
Year 1 (all core) (national level 4)
Year 2 core modules (national level 5)
Strand Option modules:
Family and Community:
Policy, Provision and Practice In Early Years Care and Education
Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education
Year 3 core modules (national level 6)
Strand Option modules:
Family and Community:
Policy, Provision and Practice in Early Years Care and Education:
Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education:
Part-time students study the same course as full-time students, just over a longer period of time. If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.
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.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
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Our typical offer will be in the region of 260 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).
We do not accept General Studies as one of the A levels.
We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number
Other acceptable qualifications:
BTEC National: 260 points from a BTEC Certificate or Diploma.
Access Courses: We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent as part of your course.
Scottish Highers: Our typical offer is for 260 points.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Our typical offer is for 260 points.
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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.
Scholarships on offer include cash bursaries, reduced tuition fees, free accommodation and free public transport.