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Entry Requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a Lower second class (2:2) honours degree or equivalent.

You must have a minimum of six months work experience at graduate level and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at a managerial level (applicable in some courses).

For MBA programme, applicants must have a minimum six months work experience at graduate level and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at a managerial level.  For candidates with over five years of experience at a managerial level but without an undergraduate degree, the programme leader will review applicants based upon their suitability for the course.

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.

If English is not your first language

You need a minimum level of English language skills in order to study any undergraduate or postgraduate course the University of Sunderland. If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum qualification:

  • British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS): You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score in each individual element of 51 and 52 overall
  • TOEFL score of 550 or above for Paper Based Tests or 87 Internet Based Tests
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C or above
  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) grade C or above
  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language grades A,B or C (UK Exam board)
  • Malaysian SPM 1119, grade 6 or above (only grades 1,2 or 3 are acceptable for Law)
  • Degree in English