Teaching at Sunderland is fully up-to-date with the latest trends in technology and the needs of high-tech employers. Teaching is further enriched by our research that has been classed as world-leading by the Research Assessment Exercise.
You will gain plenty of hands-on experience through challenging projects that develop your creativity and technical skills. These make full use of our outstanding IT facilities. We provide professional-level developer software and advanced hardware through accreditations with Microsoft, Cisco and other major companies.
We encourage our students to undertake a year-long placement between the second and final years, although it is not compulsory. Its a great opportunity to get paid to put your learning into practice and to extend your experience.
The North East ranks as no.2 region in the UK for number of software companies, second only to London. Regional employers include Sage, the FTSE 100s only digital company. As a result there are excellent opportunities for well-trained graduates.
Graduates of our course will automatically gain exemption from some of the requirements of the British Computer Society BCS, the UKs Chartered Institute for IT. Becoming chartered through the BCS is a further way to demonstrate your professionalism and value to potential employers.
This module explores how to manage large installations in Windows and UNIX. It provides an insight into the role of system administrator, which is one of many possible roles for computing graduates after the end of their studies.Year 2 (national level 5)
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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 accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies.
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.
If you have already covered one or more of the topics covered by the course, and would like to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL), please contact the course leader.
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.