For further information contact the EAP Administrator or contact the Faculty of Education
and Society through telephone or fax below.
Tel: +44 (0)191 515 3192
Fax: +44 (0)191 515 2628
Welcome to University of Sunderland
Welcome to English for Academic Purposes University Preparation 2011
Our EAP University Preparation Program provides students with the language skills and the inter-cultural
competence required to succeed in higher education in Britain and successfully progress onto a full-time
programme of study.
The academic programme consists of up to fifteen hours intensive small group teaching each week, as well
as large group lectures, British studies project work including out of classroom activities and one to one
tutorials time with your EAP tutor.
Students study in small, closely supervised groups with trained and experienced lecturers and have access
to modern facilities including a language laboratory, a computer room, and a well-equipped centre for
self-access language work.
All EAP University Preparation Course students can use the University's Information Services.
Students applying for full-time study are encouraged to enroll for a Pre-Sessional Course.
There are four courses of EAP : EAP A – EAP D, the courses are depend on student’s IELTS. To
attend this course you must have reached IELTS 4 or above if your aim is IELTS 6 by September 2011
(or IELTS 4.5 if your aim is IELTS
6.5 or above).
The Social and Cultural Activities
As part of the EAP University Preparation Courses there are social and cultural activities that students
will take part in. Students study issues of international, national, regional and local importance via
lectures, workshops and field trips to places of interest. In addition to this taught course, students are
encouraged to complete a range of projects based in local homes, business or industry, as part of their
independent learning programme with support from their teachers.
Day-trips to areas of scenic beauty in both England and Scotland are offered during each course.
Applying for EAP UP 2011 Courses
You may apply to attend a course depending upon your level of English when you start and the level you
plan to reach by the middle of September 2011 (when almost all University of Sunderland programmes
You must provide evidence of your current level of English in the form of an IELTS certificate or equivalent
qualification when applying for an EAP UP course and you will be re-tested on arrival. Your application
cannot be processed without it.
Progress from one module to another is based upon your results at the end of each module and requires
consistently hard work. A hard working student can normally expect to raise their IELTS score by 0.5 of a
band during one five week course.
For each module the fees are £850, students who have a conditional offer to study at the University of
Sunderland will also receive a £100 discount for the EAP module which begins in August.