University of Sunderland

Four reasons to come to Sunderland:

  1. Great career support and work placement opportunities
  2. Affordable living costs
  3. Superb facilities – in fact we’ve invested £130m in our two Sunderland campuses
  4. A safe environment for our students



University of Sunderland has been providing higher education in North East England since 1901. The innovative, accessible and inspirational university has two campuses in Sunderland: the Sir Tom Cowie Sampus by the sea, and the City Campus in Sunderland’s city centre. A third campus has recently been opened in London at Canary Wharf, the heart of Europe’s most important financial centre.

University of Sunderland focuses on access of  student experience to research, finding and keeping close ties to international and industry links. The University is made up of four academic departments known as faculties.

University Faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Society

The University of Sunderland’s research was classed as ‘world leading’ in 10 subjects by the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008). The 10 subjects included: Computer Science, Pharmacy, Environment, Education, Media, English, History, Automotive, Art & Design and Tourism.

‘Employability’ is at the heart of the student experience at Sunderland.  Sunderland Futures is a central place to discover all the extra-curricular activities you could get involved with – from leadership programmes to masterclasses, internships to placements.

The University of Sunderland has a number of generous scholarships and great range of financial support and advice in place to help you manage your finances at university.