University profile

University of Sunderland

2023/24 edition

About University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland was shortlisted as University of the Year, the leading category in this year’s THE – Times Higher Education – annual awards.

The University has approximately 20,000 students at its four campuses worldwide, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong, and with our international partners in 14 countries around the world. There are a wide range of courses available across its five faculties: Arts and Creative Industries; Business, Law and Tourism; Education and Society; Health Sciences and Wellbeing; and Technology.

The University's global partnerships, world-leading research, knowledge transfer partnerships with businesses, and collaborations with private and public regional leaders are focused on its key areas of strength: sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries.

Over 70% of published research carried out at the University of Sunderland has been rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

You’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their fields, have access to excellent facilities and the opportunity to participate in the creation of knowledge through our collaborative approach to reason. By embarking on your postgraduate journey at Sunderland, you’re making a fundamental investment in your future.

Postgraduate study at Sunderland

You can be assured of high-quality teaching across our postgraduate courses, as well as access to excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces such as the Living Lab, the nationally recognised National Glass Centre and the professionally supervised Law Clinic and Marketing Hub.

Courses are career-focused and professions-facing, ensuring you have a head start in the workplace when you graduate. Many courses are co-designed by employers, affiliated with professional bodies and lecturers are closely linked to their sectors.

At Sunderland, the aim is for you to graduate with enhanced skills and knowledge, further experience and the professional contacts you need to achieve your career goals. Study a postgraduate course with Sunderland, and join a friendly community of like-minded staff and students. Find out more about postgraduate study at Sunderland.

Make your comeback

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Scholarships and discounts

If you are a University of Sunderland graduate (alumni) you will be awarded a 20% tuition fee discount if you return to study a postgraduate course at Sunderland.

The Skills Boost North East Discount is a fee waiver of 20% on the full cost of course fees for all postgraduate taught Masters programmes of study (subject to terms and conditions), to any worker who has been furloughed or made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant, is self-employed and/or a small business owner, and who has a local connection to the North East region.

All international students studying a taught, postgraduate course will benefit from a £1,000 scholarship in the form of a tuition fee discount which is automatically deducted. International research degree students are awarded a £1,500 discount.

Learn more about scholarships and discounts on the University website.

Open days and campus tours

Register for an Open Day and see what Sunderland really has to offer. See excellent facilities, meet staff and current students and discover what postgraduate study at the University of Sunderland could mean for you.

If you can’t make it on campus, you can still look around the facilities by taking a Virtual Campus Tour. Explore the Universi’y’s campuses, course facilities,écafés and restaurants, the city of Sunderland itself and its attractions.

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