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University of Sunderland

Location

University of Sunderland in London, London United Kingdom

Ranking

# 101-150QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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208Undergraduate programs

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92Postgraduate programs

stars

4QS stars

About University of Sunderland

The life changing University of Sunderland has over 24,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries.

Ranked as a top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2023, we are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, and public and private sector collaborations. We also have a track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies. The University is focused on ensuring our graduates leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and connections to make a positive difference in the wider world.

Sunderland is recognised internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The University is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was named The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021. We were also shortlisted as University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education, and our We Care programme picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.

The University of Sunderland is integral to the city and our region. Our Strategic Plan 2020-25 sets out our “Life-Changing” mission, through transformative experiences for our students, career-focused and professions-facing teaching, and the positive difference we aim to make to society. All of these have a distinct local and regional impact. 

We have been rooted in the city of Sunderland since the establishment of Sunderland Technical College in 1901 and this year we celebrate our 30th anniversary as a university.

About University of Sunderland

The life changing University of Sunderland has over 24,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries.

Ranked as a top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2023, we are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, and public and private sector collaborations. We also have a track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies. The University is focused on ensuring our graduates leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and connections to make a positive difference in the wider world.

Sunderland is recognised internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The University is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was named The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021. We were also shortlisted as University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education, and our We Care programme picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.

The University of Sunderland is integral to the city and our region. Our Strategic Plan 2020-25 sets out our “Life-Changing” mission, through transformative experiences for our students, career-focused and professions-facing teaching, and the positive difference we aim to make to society. All of these have a distinct local and regional impact. 

We have been rooted in the city of Sunderland since the establishment of Sunderland Technical College in 1901 and this year we celebrate our 30th anniversary as a university.

Available programs

The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate programmes across 20 subject areas. The University’s areas of academic strength include:

Technology (including Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Computer Science); Health Sciences and Wellbeing (including Nursing, Pharmacy and Paramedic Practice); Education and Society; Business, Law and Tourism; and Arts and Creative Industries. Our new School of Medicine will open in Sunderland in September 2019.

Details of our courses can be found here:

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/

Most of our undergraduate students studying at Sunderland and London are from the UK. However, our undergraduate student community is diverse with a large international student community on campus, and also students studying for undergraduate degrees with partner institutions around the world. 

Our campus in Hong Kong offers a range of vocationally orientated degree programmes relevant to the local market.

Across all of our locations we equip graduates with the skills, knowledge and behaviors relevant to employers and the work place. 

Our students are exposed to professional engagement throughout their learning. Professional mentors provide welcome advice and guidance and an employer’s perspective. Placements and work experience are integral elements of many of our undergraduate programmes, and masterclasses delivered by employers offer insight into the skills they seek when employing graduates. This all adds to the richness of our curriculum.  

We received a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating in 2017. The assessors identified our “institutional culture that facilitates excellent teaching”. We were also recognised for our students’ exposure to professional practice, which enhances their personal development and overall experience

Our teaching is informed by research and engagement with employers, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the skills required to succeed in their chosen career or path to further study. Several of our academics have been recognised as National Teaching Fellows in acknowledgement of their outstanding impact on student learning and teaching. We have established a Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching to support our academics in their continuous professional development.

We are engaged with new developments in the area of inter-disciplinary learning as we work to deliver programmes of relevance for our graduates of the future.

93.4% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months following graduation according to data collected for the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey (2018).

Undergraduate student satisfaction is high with 84% overall satisfaction - (National Student Survey 2018).


BA (Hons) English

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BA (Hons) English

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MBChB Medicine

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MPHarm Pharmacy

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LLB (Hons) Law

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Our postgraduate offer comprises a range of subject disciplines and levels of study. This includes Masters level, MA, MSc, MBA, MPhil and PhDs, Professional and Higher Doctorates.Student satisfaction for postgraduate taught students is assessed through an annual student survey - The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.  In 2018 the results for Sunderland were positive with the University reporting higher levels of satisfaction in comparison to the sector average in the following categories: teaching; engagement; assessment and feedback; dissertation; organization and management; resources and services; skills development and information provision. We have a growing postgraduate degree community including a significant number of postgraduate research students and a highly acclaimed work based Professional Doctorate programme.Research inspires and drives our academic community; it delivers outstanding outcomes for the student experience and plays an influential supporting role in developing economies and societies regionally, nationally and globally. We have 10 research areas with world leading recognition. 
The full range of postgraduate programmes can be found at: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/

LLM Law

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MA Journalism

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MA Social Work

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MA Social Work

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Bachelor

1350+
2+
6+
78+

Master

6+
580+
3+

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Rankings & ratings

University of Sunderland is one of the top universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #101-150 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2023.

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