Thousands of students come to Sunderland every year for a life-changing experience – making friends for life while they take big steps towards their dream careers.

Want to join them? Book a place on our next Open Day.

Our team is also on hand to answer any queries on social networks - you can follow us for news, updates, events and more.

Why join us?

  • We are in the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction in a number of courses including English, Computer Science, Psychology and Law.
  • We offer high quality courses in an exciting atmosphere with world-class facilities
  • We pride ourselves in our student support and have a number of initiatives that help graduates gain their dream careers - 85% of our graduates go into employment or further study within six months.
  • 90% of students value their experience at the University
  • We were shortlisted for University of the Year in 2012.

You can also order the University prospectus, or sign up to our email contact list, by completing our request form.

Students come to Sunderland for the quality of the education, but quality of life is also a big attraction. Cost of living in the North East of England is amongst the lowest in the country, and miles of beautiful coastline and countryside are within minutes from the city. 

Come and have a look for yourself. Or let us come to you by finding out when we’re in your area



location of

University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building
City Campus
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 3.0 miles away

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Student Reviews of

University of Sunderland

Overall rating     (368 Reviews)

University of Sunderland average rating

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One Favourable

studied Business and management at University of Sunderland and says:

This University might not be the best one or the largest however in the qua...

Overall rating: 5 5stars Read full review »

One Critical

studied Computer Science (Secondary Education 11-18) PGCE at University of Sunderland and says:

I think this uni is okay, but it doesn`t stand out with nothing. It has not...

Overall rating: 2 5stars Read full review »

University of Sunderland

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 99th

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 89 : 11Full time: Part time
  • 59 : 41UK: International
  • 70 : 30Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 44 : 56School Leavers : Mature students
  • 4,705Number of students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 87% % in job or further study

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