University of Sunderland

Management University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate


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Complete your degree in two years with our accelerated programme.

BSc (Hons) Management with accelerated delivery is for highly motivated and academically capable students who can dedicate the full calendar year to the achievement of their degree and as such, complete a degree course within two years. The course provides high levels of knowledge and skills with a strong emphasis on management practice through work-based learning.

We work with a range of employers so that in each year of study, you will gain valuable insight into business through a substantial work-based experience and project activity, helping to prepare you for a challenging career upon completion of the course.

The focus throughout this course is on innovative teaching and learning by doing and reflecting. One technique is problem-based learning, where you’ll work within a small team to explore issues or decide how to manage a situation. This helps you to dissect, challenge and debate issues.

Other learning techniques include company visits, guest speakers and cutting-edge e-learning technologies. These are in addition to a combination of lectures, seminars, debates, tutorials and workshops.

Your progress will be assessed by work-based activities, coursework, assessed case studies and business simulations, presentations, reports, essays, tests and time-constrained assessments.

As this course is delivered over two years rather than the standard three year cycle, you will continue your academic studies over the summer period. During the final stage of this accelerated programme, you will gain valuable insight into the world of work through a work-based experience and project activity.

Course details


Year 1:

September to June:
Essential Study and Employment Skills (20 credits)
Introduction to Marketing (20 credits)
Introduction to HRM and Talent Development (20 credits)
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
Introduction to Managing and Leading People (20 credits)
Introduction to Business Operations and Services (20 credits)

June to August:
Applied Operations Project (60 credits)

Year 2:

September to January:
Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 credits)
Management Thought and Practice (20 credits)
February to June:

Managing and Leading Change (20 credits)
Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

June to August:
Applied Operations Project (60 credits)

Assessment method

Work-based activities, coursework, assessed case studies and business simulations, presentations, reports, essays, tests and time-constrained assessments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • European Foundation for Management Development

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NN1A
Institution code S84
Campus name Sir Tom Cowie Campus
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Our typical offer is in the region of 120 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


All applicants will be interviewed by the Programme Leader to ensure there is a full understanding of the commitment needed to complete the degree within 24 months and to ensure students bring the necessary skills and drive.

English language requirements

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 studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

For more details on English language requirements, please refer to the course page.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11,100 Year 1
EU £11,100 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £11,100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11,100 Year 1
Scotland £11,100 Year 1
Wales £11,100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road

Course contact details

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