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University of Sunderland

2021/22 edition

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About University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland offers a range of life-changing degrees in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong that equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to embark on ground-breaking studies and fantastic careers.

Sunderland’s research has been classed as 'world-leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

With graduates working for huge global brands and carving out careers in many different industries, choosing Sunderland is certainly a game-changing decision for thousands of people. Join the tomorrow makers and master your future at the University of Sunderland.

Choose Sunderland and Master Your Future

Master your skills
Specialise in an area of interest and enhance your skills and knowledge. By having a postgraduate qualification, you will stand out in the highly competitive graduate jobs market.

Advance your career
A postgraduate qualification enhances your employability and increases your career opportunities. Employers value the range of skills that you acquire from a higher level of intensive learning.
Increase your earnings

You can expect to earn an extra £5,500 per year by having a postgraduate degree, according to a report carried out by the Sutton Trust.

Change of career
Postgraduate study presents the ideal opportunity to embark on a new career. Advantageously, more and more postgraduate courses are being taught part-time, which means you have the flexibility to fit your studies around other commitments.

Government loans for postgraduate study
You may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000, and there’s no need to start making repayments until you’re earning £21,000 or more.

Academic expertise
Research at Sunderland has been classified as ‘word-leading’ in ten academic areas, and ‘internationally excellent’ in a further three, by the latest Research Excellence Framework. These areas include business, engineering, education, English, art and design and media.

Alumni discount and overseas scholarships
All alumni undertaking a full-time taught postgraduate course will benefit from a postgraduate study discount of 20% of the cost of their fees. All international students studying a taught postgraduate course will be awarded a £1,000 scholarship (£1,500 for research degree students) in each year of study.

Internship opportunities
The Graduate Internship Scheme offers an excellent way to begin your graduate-level career. As an intern, you will be working for an organisation on a full-time basis and will earn a wage of at least £17,000 pro rata.

Dedicated support network
Our approachable support team can help you with everything from how to manage your finances to accessing our free and confidential Health and Wellbeing Service. Whatever support you need, you’ll find it at Sunderland.

Our rent prices are among the cheapest in the UK to include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance. We have a selection of self-catered accommodation for you to choose from, all located within 1.5 miles of the city centre.

For University of Sunderland in London students, our accommodation partner UNITE can help you find the perfect place in London.

What our students say

MA Media Production graduate Tom Chittenden landed a dream job as an Assistant Editor on Coronation Street shortly after graduating from the University of Sunderland.

“The University offers some of the best facilities I've seen in the eight years I've been working in the television industry. I was very impressed by the variety of professional industry-standard equipment offered and I was able to explore new methods of media production. Using a Steadicam for the first time was a lot of fun.”

MA International Management graduate Jiang Zhong now works for Jaguar:

"During my study, the course organised visits to some of the world’s leading companies which gives you a truly in-depth understanding of how a business organisation operates.

The careers support they give you also helps you to find out about career opportunities in businesses like the one I now work in.”

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