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Published: 24 September 2021

Student talking

If you are reading this article you’ve already made a great choice – taking the first step towards reaching your goals as a University of Sunderland in London student. 

But with so many choices, from undergraduate, postgraduate, top-up and foundation year degrees, you might need a little help working out where to start. 

We can help you with this handy guide to some of our most popular courses – the Masters. 

In brief 

A type of postgraduate degree, Masters are the perfect choice for people wanting to learn about a topic in more detail. 

The knowledge and experience they give you can be a stepping-stone to better jobs and higher salaries. 

But to study for your Masters you’ll need to be ready for a more intense academic experience than your undergraduate. 

What you’ll need 

All Masters courses at the University of Sunderland in London take place over only one year. 

But to be eligible, you’ll need to prove that you have the knowledge to keep up with the level of study. 

Typically, you do this by completing an undergraduate degree, most commonly in a subject related to the Masters you’re applying to.  

For our courses, we ask you to have at least a 2:2 in your Bachelors degree.  

So, if you want to study the MSc Tourism and Hospitality, you’ll need a high enough grade in a course like the BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management, for example. 

You might also be able to use your professional experience as proof that you know enough to study. 

For a full list of what you need, check out the ‘Fees and entry requirements’ section of the course you’re applying to. 

What can you study 

We have a very wide range of Masters degrees available for you, so whatever your path we’ll help you get there. 

Some of our most popular are the MBA or Master of Business Administration degrees.  

These high-level postgraduate courses are focused on giving you the skills and academic theory to be a successful manager in large, international business.  

You could choose to do the general MBA and get a wide range of knowledge or specialise with one of our other MBAs.  

Another option is to study one of our MSc courses. MSc stands for Master of Science and represents the ‘typical’ route for many people choosing to go on to further study.  

At the University of Sunderland in London, you can choose from courses in Business, Tourism, Nursing and Engineering. 

Plus, there are postgraduate degrees in things like Oil and Gas Management and Project Management 

All of our MSc degrees are aimed at giving you the tools to become a successful businessperson in your industry. 

So take some time to go through our course pages and find the right path for you. 

Still not sure what you want to study? You can get more information by registering your interest or booking a personal consultation. 

And if you want to visit the campus, make sure you book your place on one of our Open Days

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