The University of Sunderland is a public university based in Sunderland in the North East of England. It was established in 1901 as the Technical College of Sunderland and was given university status in 1992.
The University's Education courses are ranked 2nd in the UK according to The Guardian University's 2020 league tables. The Department also conducts world-leading research in education under the new Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The University of Sunderland has strong links with business and industry, as well as a strong working partnership with a number of leading blue-chip companies.
93.4 per cent of Sunderland graduates are in jobs or further study within six months of graduation, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK undergraduate students).
The University of Sunderland is a global university with campuses in four major locations in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong.
The Sunderland campuses are the City Campus and the Sir Tom Cowie Campus in St Peter's.
The City Campus is situated in the middle of the new city and consists of administration and support services, a library, lecture halls and sports facilities. It is also the center for the Arts and Design courses of the University and the Northern Photography Centre. The campus is also home to the University Pharmacy Department, the Living Laboratories, the Department of Nursing and the School of Medicine.
The University's main hub for computing and engineering Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's is a riverside campus within easy reach of both the city and Sunderland, miles of lovely beaches.
Business, Law, Tourism, Education, Social Sciences and the Media are all focused here.
The London campus is situated near the financial district of Canary Wharf. Professional courses in Business, Finance and Tourism, health programs including Nursing, Health and Social Care are offered here.
Facilities in Campus
Media Centre (TV and radio studios with green rooms)
Research and teaching laboratories,
dark rooms for photography
Game software development lab
Computer forensic labs.
two main libraries
food and drink outlets
cafés and restaurants
Sunderland provides the ideal mix of town and sea and is a fun, diverse and affordable place for students to live and study. Sunderland is about four hours away by train from London.
London Campus is situated in Canary Wharf, the heart of the most important financial hub in Europe.
There are four graduate student complexes across Sunderland, all within a mile of the city centre.
A single study bedroom is guaranteed for all students.
The halls are all self-catering with a fully equipped kitchen.
Free transport connects both the university and the Sunderland campuses.
109th in the Times University Guide 2020
89th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ten subjects at Sunderland were awarded the 4*maximum standard of world leading research.
University has been awarded with SILVER for their teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Technology
Why University of Sunderland
Safest University :Sunderland is home to one of the safest universities in England.
Employabality : 94 per cent of the university’s graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating.
Location :Sunderland is a coastal city with beautiful beaches, historical sites and a modern city centre.
Affordable : Sunderland is more affordable than other cities
Research Excellency : Ten academic areas are classified as having ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research.
How to Reach? Or Travel
The two Sunderland campuses are situated just over a mile away from the center of town.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk from one campus to the other.
There is a direct rail service from Sunderland to the King's Cross in London.
Newcastle is the nearest airport to Sunderland,which is15.7 miles away.
Gita Ramjee - South African scientist and researcher in HIV prevention
Mike Rumbles – Former Scottish Liberal Democrat politician.
Tony Scott – English film director and producer
English Language Requirements:
UG (Bachelors Degree) – 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
PG – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component.
UG & PG – 56 Average with a minimum of 51 in all components.
The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
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