The University of Sunderland has the perfect combination of city and seaside living and is a friendly, diverse, and affordable place for you to live and study.
We are committed to sustainable practices in all we do. We seek ways to make positive changes to our environment by reusing, recycling, and reducing all that we can and helping natural habitats develop and thrive.
The university values and celebrates the diversity of all its students and staff. We are committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, bullying, or victimization, where all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.
The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 and is located in the vibrant city of Sunderland.
Tuition fees differ depending on whether you are a full-time or part-time student, as well as between courses. Students from the United Kingdom and the European Union can pay in full or in three or seven installments. For the academic year 2022-2023, EU students pay the same fees as UK students.
At the University of Sunderland, we want people with the capacity and capability to learn to be able to access higher education, no matter what their background or personal circumstances. Our generous scholarships and bursaries are financial awards that do not have to be paid back.
Through our scholarships, we recognize and reward the academic achievements of our students or the promise they show in a specific subject area. Some scholarships are linked to courses or philanthropic donors. Through our bursaries, we support students from groups underrepresented in higher education, who we identify as being in the most financial need.
An undergraduate degree is a bachelor's level academic qualification. Undergraduate degrees can vary in duration and there is a wide range of subjects available to study. Typically, you’ll study for an undergraduate degree for three years, however, you may study for four if you choose to undertake a placement year or study abroad. We teach many bachelor’s honors degrees with titles including:
A postgraduate degree or a master's is a course you can study once you have achieved your undergraduate degree. We offer taught postgraduate degrees and research postgraduate degrees which can be studied both full and part-time. You could even learn online and study a distance learning course. Examples of taught postgraduate degrees include:
Sunderland has a rich history and one of the UK’s lowest costs of living. City Campus is at the center of our modern city, and is home to our main administration and support services, library, lecture halls, and our excellent sports facilities at CitySpace. It is also the center for the University’s Arts and Design courses and home to our main Sciences provision, housing our world-famous Pharmacy School, our Living Labs, our School of Nursing, and the newly-established School of Medicine.
The University has two state-of-the-art libraries: The Murray Library and St Peter's Library. The Murray Library is open 24 hours a day and St Peter's Library until midnight during term time. The University's library resources include books, journals, and e-books, and provide extensive online support.
Library services offer access to excellent resources and the support and skills you need to make the best use of them. Each library houses fantastic subject collections for you to borrow while a considerable range of books, journals, and module resources are available online. The Library also has a range of well-designed and flexible quiet, individual, and group learning spaces to suit your varied study needs.
Living in a student-friendly city like Sunderland is an amazing experience. We know moving away to university is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and you’ll find a home from home in Sunderland.
Make the most of our brilliant facilities, you can join sports and societies. If you want to get involved with sports, there are over 30 clubs you can choose, from football and basketball to cheerleading and archery. As well as our sports teams, we've got plenty more to offer to our students when it comes to clubs and societies. Whether your interests lie in the arts, fundraising, religion, or you want to get more involved with the academic side of things, you're sure to find something suitable in our wide range of groups.
At the University of Sunderland, we offer a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi, and personal possessions insurance. We offer free transport across each of our accommodation residences, so you’ll be within easy reach of our two campuses and the city’s bustling social scene.
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