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University of Sunderland

About University of Sunderland

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) 
  • Workstations 
  • Sciences Complex 
  • Living Lab 
  • 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 

Location Specialities

  • 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.

Teaching Quality

University has been awarded with SILVER for their teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Academic Divisions

  • 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.

Financial Aid

The University offers a variety of Financial Aids, in which some are Automatically awarded, and for some, you need to apply.

  • All International students and Graduate Students receive a Scholarship of 1,500 GBP and 1,000 GBP respectively. This scholarship is credited automatically, no further Applications are needed.
  • If you are a Full-Time Home Medicine MBChB student then you will receive an Accommodation scholarship, Travel Scholarship, Cash Scholarship, for which you don’t have to submit another application. This Scholarship lies in the Automatically awarded Scholarships.
  • Study Plus Scholarship: All first-year International and EU students are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Elite Athlete Scholarship: Any student of Sunderland can apply for this Scholarship. It provides finding and Support worth 1000 GBP.
  • We Care Scholarship: This is providing to full-time home Undergraduate or Post Graduate Students. Which provides funding of 2000 GBP per year.

Famous Aluminis

  • Gita Ramjee - South African scientist and researcher in HIV prevention
  • Mike Rumbles – Former Scottish Liberal Democrat politician.
  • Tony Scott – English film director and producer


University Of Sunderland Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1992
Graduate Job Rate 94.2%
Annual Turnover £135 million
Overall Student Satisfaction Rate 84%
Cost of Attendance £14,500
Applications Accepted Online
Number of Students in the University  19,531
Undergraduate 15,153
Postgraduate 4,028
Percentage of International Students 36%
Work-Study Available
Intake Months January and September
Mode of Program Part-Time, Full Time and online

University Of Sunderland Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses


Average fees

English programmes

£100 - £500/week

Foundation programmes

£6000 - £8.000 /year

Undergraduate programmes

£9.000 - £15.000 /year

Postgraduate programmes

£9000 - £16.000/year

Student accommodation £100 per week
Bills (except in halls of residence, where they are included in the rent) average is £21 per week
Food £50–£70
Clothing average is £12 per week
Course costs average is £32 per week
Travel average outside London is £15 per week; inside London £18.
Social activities average is £38

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,000 per month to study in inner London boroughs, and £ 800 per month to study outside London boroughs.

Application Processes

he UCAS code of the University is S84.

  • Application Fees: 18 GBP
  • Deadline: As the University offers an enormous number of Courses, the deadline for applying for every course varies.
  • Documents: Here is the list of Documents you will need while applying for the University.
    • Complete Application
    • Academic Transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • References
    • English Language Proficiency
    • Financial Statement
    • GMATGRE score (For Graduates)
    • Visa Certification
    • Copy of Passport

English Language Proficiency Qualifications Accepted

If an International Student applying for the University is from a nation where English is the First Language, it is required to Qualify in any of the Given Examinations as a minimum.

  1. IELTS: A overall Score of 6.0 (with at least above 5.5 in each Component)
  2. Pearson Test of English Academic: A minimum score of 56 with not less than 51 in each Skill.
  3. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: A grade of C or above.
  4. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: A grade of C or above.

If you have any other Qualifications, then you can contact the International Office for Advice or any Queries.

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Visa Requirements for International Students

  • There two kinds of Visa you can apply for studying in the UK.
    • Tier 4 General Student Visa: You can apply for this Visa if your Course duration is for more than six months. The Student can apply for this visa if he/she is over 16 years old. Tier 4 Visa
    • Short Term Study Visa: This Visa is for Short term courses. The validity of Visa is normally for a period of Either six months and eleven months.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Sunderland Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 11,750


£ 12,550

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 6,550

Campus accommodation

£ 6,500

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.