University of Sunderland
Sunderland,Tyne and Wear , North East, United Kingdom
Overview

The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, and was awarded university status in 1992. It has four campuses: two in Sunderland on the northeast coast of England, one in London, which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees, and a new development in Hong Kong. In 2018, the University was named as one of only five new medical schools in the UK, established to address the regional imbalance of medical education places across England and to widen access to the medical profession. The first cohort of students will join the School of Medicine in September 2019.

The University of Sunderland has close links with business and industry, as well as a close working relationship with many leading blue-chip companies. Many take work placements with such companies as part of a degree, with links being particularly strong in engineering and media.

International Students: 40%


University Statistics
Student satisfaction score
60.36%
Average graduate salary
18K
% of graduates in work or further study
72.0%
Location

The University of Sunderland has three campuses: two in Sunderland and one in London, for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees. Sunderland is a city with a mixture of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture and is a short walk from miles of sandy beaches.

As one of the largest cities in the north east, it has many large bars and nightclubs and is a regular stop for touring bands. Sunderland is also home to numerous sports clubs, like Sunderland FC and facilities, including Olympic standard swimming pools, a dry ski centre and one of the largest climbing walls in Britain. Sunderland is about four hours by train from London.

Student Guide

The University offers English language tuition to students before the start of term as well as in-sessional courses. The University of Sunderland also runs a free airport pick-up service for students who arrive at Newcastle Airport. The faculty runs a one-week induction programme for new students, while the University also organizes a number of welcome parties for new arrivals.