The University of Sunderland is a very well-respected UK university which combines academic excellence with fantastic student support and pastoral care.

They have been providing higher education for over 100 years, and are proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university.

Approximately 17 per cent of students come from countries outside of the UK, and each year they welcome students from over 100 countries.

As of year-end 2014-2015 the University have 19,478 students, and their strengths range from widening access and student experience to research, international and industry links.

The University is committed to ensuring that students have the best learning environments and support by listening to, understanding and acting on their needs.

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Your Global Qualifications Award equals credit toward your degree and Masters at University of Sunderland.

Global Qualifications awards allow for progression into University of Sunderland at a number of points depending on your academic and employment history. Global Qualifications provides access and faster track access to achieve a number of degrees and Masters at University of Sunderland.

Global Qualifications to University of Sunderland Pathways

If you have:

*Your Path:

Admission into Global Qualifications Level 4 or a University of Sunderland bachelor’s degree program at the first year.


If you have Global Qualifications L4:

*Your Path:

Advanced placement into the Global Qualifications Level 5 or second year of a University of Sunderland bachelor’s degree program.


If you have Global Qualifications L5:

*Your Path:

Advanced placement into the final year of a University of Sunderland bachelor’s degree program.


If you have Global Qualifications L7:

*Your Path:

Successful completion of GLOBAL QUALIFICATIONS Level 7 gives you eligibility for admission into a University of Sunderland master’s degree program. You will be required only to complete a dissertation to receive the master’s degree.

*The path is an indication of your progress toward a University of Sunderland degree and masters degree and is based on University of Sunderland’s review of GLOBAL QUALIFICATIONS learning programmes and outcomes. Your path may vary. It’s best to consult with a Global Qualifications advisor to plan your degree path, based on your chosen course of study.