University of Sunderland


The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.

In March 2018, we were successful in our bid to open a new School of Medicine. With a track-record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East.

We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion was reinforced recently when we were ranked as the most inclusive university in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and our We Care programme picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.

Quick Facts

Alumni & Faculty Achievement

Notable Alumni

  • Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun (Alex) - Vice President in Digital Marketing , SCB bank, Thailand
  • Vanessa Tevi Kumares - Miss Universe Malaysia 2015
  • Natasha Kam - Pharmacist at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Awards & Accreditations


BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body for those who work within the field of biomedical science
MPharm Pharmacy
  • Sunderland Pharmacy School is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Pharmacy has been taught at Sunderland for almost 100 years and we have a strong reputation as a Pharmacy School that produces successful graduates
  • The MPharm is the only undergraduate qualification in the UK which leads to professional registration as a pharmacist.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • You will have graduate basis for chartered membership of the BPS if you achieve at least a second class honours degree
  • Our undergraduate Psychology courses are ranked 1st (of 12 institutions, 31 respondents) for Overall Engagement (UKES, 2020)
BEng (Hons)

All Engineering Degree (BEng) in University of Sunderland are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status


TEF Silver Awards


Faculties of Arts and Creative Industries

  • BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • MA Fine Art
  • MA Glass and Ceramics
  • MA Photography
  • BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Design
  • MA Design
Journalism and PR
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Social Media Management
  • MA Journalism
  • MA Magazine Journalism
  • MA Sports Journalism
  • MA Public Relations
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Film and Media
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications (Tou-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • MA Film and Cultural Studies
  • MA Media and Cultural Studies (Dissertation Stage Only)
  • MA Media Production (Film and TV)
  • MA Radio
Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Music (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Professional Dance
  • BA (Hons) Screen Performance

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Applied Management
  • BA (Hons) Applied Investigation
  • BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Economics
  • BA (Hons) Banking and Finance Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and HRM
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Marketing (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BSc (Hons) Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • MA Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MA Investigative Management
  • MA Marketing
  • MA/MSc Extended Award
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Generic)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Enterprise and Innovation)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Hospitality Management)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration with Placement
  • MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics
  • MSc Finance and Management
  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc Human Resources Management (CIPD Accredited)
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLM Commercial Law and International Trade
  • LLM Criminal Law and Procedure
  • LLM International Human Rights
  • LLM Law
  • LLM Legal Practice
Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management
  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management
  • BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
  • MSc Tourism and Aviation
  • MSc Tourism and Events
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality

Faculty of Education and Society

  • BA (Hons) English: Language
  • BA (Hons) English: Literature
  • BA (Hons) English: Creative Writing
  • MA English Studies
  • BA (Hons) History
  • BA (Hons) Politics and History
  • MA Historical Research
Social Sciences
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Society Studies (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BSc (Hons) Socialogy
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • MSc Inequality and Society
  • MSc Practice Development
  • MA Social Work
Teacher Training and Education
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education (11-16 Years) with QTS
  • BSc (Hons) Physics and Mathematics Education (11-16 Years) with QTS
  • BSc (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
  • MA Education
  • MA International Education
  • MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • PGCE Computer Science Secondary Education
  • PGCE English Secondary Education
  • PGCE Geography Secondary Education
  • PGCE History Secondary Education
  • PGCE Mathematics Secondary Education
  • PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
  • PGCE Primary Education
  • PGCE Religious Education Secondary
  • PGCE Science with Biology Secondary Education
  • PGCE Science with Chemistry Secondary Education
  • PGCE Science with Physics Secondary Education

Faculty of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Health and Clinical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences-Audiology or Cardiac Physiology
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences: Blood Science/Cellular Science/Genetic Science/Infection Science
  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)
  • MSc Nursing
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Chemistry
  • MPharm Pharmacy
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Skills
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods
Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health
  • BA (Hons) Physical Education and Youth Sports
  • BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • BA (Hons) Sports Coaching
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Technology

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
  • BSc (Hons) Game Development
  • BSc (Hons) Network Systems (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Networks and Cybersecurity
  • BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • MSc Business Technology Management
  • MSc Computing
  • MSc Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
  • MSc Cybersecurity
  • MSc Data Science
  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
  • MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)
  • MEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)
  • MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Advanced Maintenance Engineering
  • MSc Electronic Engineering
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Manufacturing Engineering
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Project Management

Key Rankings

  • #2 in the UK for Education (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • #9 in the UK for Hospitality, event management & tourism (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • #10 in the UK for Media and Film studies (The Guardian University league tables 2021).
  • #12 in the UK for Biosciences (The Guardian University league tables 2021).
  • #25 in the UK for Health Professions (The Guardian University league tables 2021)
  • Ranked #1 in Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism department in terms of teaching quality and student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • Ranked #1 in the UK in terms of satisfaction with course, satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with feedback (Guardian University Guide 2021)

Location Map

Sunderland is a coastal city with a mixture of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture and is a short walk from miles of beautiful sandy beaches. As one of the largest cities in the north east, it has a modern city centre home to many large bars and nightclubs and is a regular stop for touring bands.


  • Clanny House
  • Panns Bank
  • Scotia Quay
  • The Forge

What's in my room?

  • Internet: Wi-Fi (High Speed 45Mbps)
  • Desk and chair
  • Noticeboard
  • Single bed and bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
  • Washbasin and mirror

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