University of Sunderland


  • Location: Seaside, City

Student life

Perfectly placed by the North East England coast, Sunderland offers the perfect combination of city and seaside living and is a friendly, diverse and affordable place for you to live and study.  

You'll find a lively and supportive atmosphere on our two campuses, ensuring you have the best student experience possible during your time with us. Making the most of our brilliant facilities and getting involved in a range of sports and societies is not only the perfect opportunity to pursue a new hobby or continue with an existing one, but it's also an excellent way of making new friends when you come to university and enjoying student life outside of your course.

There is a world of opportunites on offer at the University of Sunderland which will enhance your university experience, offer additional accreditation to your qualification and set your CV apart.

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What's it like to live in North East?
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The North East, and its main cities Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland, are nestled between far-reaching coastlines and adventure-filled national parks. You'll find architectural delights from Newcastle’s Grey Street – one of the finest in the country – to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral. The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are must visits, while beaches like Embleton Bay and Bamburgh are definitely worth a road-trip.

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What's it like to live in Sunderland?
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As well as a former industrial powerhouse, Sunderland is one of the country's largest seaside cities, with no less than a dozen beaches.

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Campus and facilities

We have two outstanding campuses here at Sunderland, each just a short walk from each other and both offering a buzzing student environment.

As its name suggests, City Campus is located right in the heart of the city centre and houses our main support services and sports facilities. The campus is also home to our Art, Design and Performance facilities and our Health, Sciences and Wellbeing provision.

The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's benefits from a stunning riverside location and is within easy reach of both the city centre and our glorious beaches. Subjects including Business, Law and Tourism, Education, Media, Photography and Computer Science are based here.

It was recently announced that a 5G test lab will be developed at St Peter's, allowing Sunderland to become one of the first 5G-enabled universities in the country. This technological advancement puts us at the forefront of of smart education and will undoubtedly improve the overall student experience on campus.

Course locations

Northern Academy of Music Education

The Peacock, 287 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ES

City Campus

Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Dance City

Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR

Main Site

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD

University of Sunderland in London

197 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SG

East Durham College

Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RN