About us

University of Sunderland offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees courses across a wide variety of subjects – from Art to Computer Science and Engineering, from Business Management to Journalism, Digital Media and PR, Psychology, Criminology, Pharmacy and more. Our degree courses are recognised and accredited by leading professional bodies.

We offer a distinctive, challenging and inspiring curriculum designed to develop the capabilities of our graduates need to be highly employable, effective practitioners with a global perspective in a constantly evolving professional world.

Our location

  • We have 2 campuses: One in Sunderland and one in London.

Why choose the University of Sunderland?


  • Ranked 2nd in the UK, in Education (Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2020).
  • Ranked 13th in the UK, in Mechanical Engineering Engineering (Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2019).
  • Ranked 6th in the UK, in Film Production (Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2019).
  • Ranked 2nd in the UK, in Hospitality, event management and tourism (Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2019).

Work Placements & Professional Accreditations

  • The University of Sunderland has 2 campuses : the main one in Sunderland city and another one in London (mainly for Business courses).The 2 campuses are well located to provide you with a full and rewarding student experience, and we offer extensive opportunities and continued support when you graduate to help you stand out from the crowd.
  • Placements can play an important role in putting you ahead of the competition and securing your first job. There are different forms of placements, from two-week projects to year-long paid placements.
  • Many of our degree programmes offer you the opportunity to take a placement year in a company during your course. This experience is invaluable. Students who take advantage of a placement year often find it gives them the edge in the jobs market and it also helps them to achieve a better grade of degree.
  • Shorter bite-sized placements also offer great experience and can still have such an impact, even in a short space of time. We work with some of the country's leading companies and organisations to ensure that each placement meets the expectations of you and the employer.

We can offer you:

  • Careers advice to help you decide what to do next
  • Part-time / vacation student jobs
  • Graduate vacancies
  • Paid and voluntary work experience placements
  • Help with CVs and applications
  • Support with interview preparation

Noble Awards

The University of Sunderland has been recognised for its outstanding work in widening participation within higher education, as well as for producing ‘world-leading’ research that is making an impact on people’s lives.

Our students and graduates rank us highly through the National Student Survey, and some of the leading industry stakeholders, including the Times Higher and The Guardian University Guide, have recognised Sunderland for its work.

Extra support for our international students

The University of Sunderland is constantly investing in the future of our students, and the International Student Support team is here to give expert advice to our international student community.

The team can offer immigration advice, giving you guidance and information on making Tier 4 visa applications, checking supporting documents and the rules surrounding your visa.

They can also help with your arrival in the UK, including booking an airport pick-up and advising you on other specialist services and facilities for students.

Most international students are also eligible for a scholarship, which takes the form of a discount on fees.

Fees and Funding

  • UG Fees = £12,000 per academic year (Scholarship available)
  • PG Fees = varies greatly depending on the course from £12,500 to £15,000 (Scholarship available)