University of Sunderland


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About us

We’re proud… to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide, 2023), of our top-quality facilities, our inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city. You’ll experience the best of both worlds if you come to study at Sunderland, with our two campuses nestled within the heart of the city, but just a stone’s throw away from the stunning coast and countryside of the North East.  

We might be a small city, but we’re friendly too, and we’ve got plenty to offer in the way of student life. No matter where you’re coming from, you’ll receive a warm welcome at Sunderland. Our students are at the forefront of everything we do and we’re here to help you succeed. Your time at Sunderland will shape who you are and what you do for the rest of your life and our career-focused, professions-facing courses will ensure you have a head start.

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Think Sunderland

Are you ready to change your life? Apply now to join us in September 2024. Think Course. Think Career. Think Sunderland.

What makes us different

  • We're a top 50 university according to the Guardian University Guide 2024.
  • We're ranked amongst the world's best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023).
  • Over £400 million is being invested in the City of Sunderland over the next four years and the University will be spending over £250 million in the next ten years to transform our facilities.
  • Benefit from our lively city centre location, but still be within easy reach of beautiful countryside, superb beaches, and all the other fantastic cities and towns of the North East when you join us at Sunderland.
  • Take advantage of our first class sports and fitness facilities on campus – with over 30 clubs and 50 teams, there's something for everyone to get involved in.
Find out more about the courses on offer at University of Sunderland.

I would recommend the University of Sunderland without a second thought. The city of Sunderland is rich in culture, with tourist attractions such as the beaches at Roker and Seaburn. If you are a sports lover like me, you will be fascinated by the amount of sporting activities you will come across. To top it all off, the locals are very friendly to visitors. You will need to experience it for yourself to know that the University is truly life-changing.

Ayodeji Paul Akinberu - BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)
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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