University of Sunderland

Key Information


Sunderland, London and Hong Kong




University of Sunderland’s roots can be traced back to 1901 when it was established as a Technical College. The polytechnic gained university status in 1992, and now has campuses all around the world teaching a wide variety of subjects.

They have a long-established commitment to widening participation in education. The university was recognized as England’s best new university in 2001 by The Guardian, and was named as the top university for student experience by The Times in 2005.

They are internationally known for the quality of their teaching and research, with 6% of their research having been classifies as world leading, and 26% as internationally excellent. All of their research staff also teach, meaning that students will benefit from cutting edge research at every part of their degree.


Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Arts and Creative Industries
Business, Law and Tourism
Education and Society


93.4% of graduate students, and 95.3% of postgraduates are in employment or further study within 6 months.

Fees and Scholarships

University of Sunderland undergraduate fees for international student start from around £12500. Postgraduate fees range from £13500 to £16500 while the MBA is around £14500.

They also offer a range of scholarships, as well as a student support fund for struggling students, although these are mainly offered to home-students. More information can be found here


Sunderland offers four conveniently located residences to choose from, Scotia Quay, Panns Bank, Clanny House, and the Forge U-Student Village.
All are within easy reach of the university’s two campuses, beach, and city centre. Additionally, free transport is offered across residences, which are all self-catered and have onsite laundry facilities.

Other Facts

University of Sunderland created the first part-time Bachelor of Education program in England
Graduation ceremonies are conducted at he Stadium of Light
Steve Cram, Olympic athlete was the university’s chancellor in 2008, and singer Emile Sande was appointed the universities chancellor in 2019
Sunderland medical school was established in 2019 to increase the number of training places for doctors in the UK
Ranked 16th in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019