University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland FAQs

Is University of Sunderland a good uni?

University of Sunderland is recommended by 93% of Uni Compare users for course quality. The university is internationally recognised for its teaching and research, with all research-active staff teaching, allowing students to have the benefit of revolutionary research.

What postgraduate courses does University of Sunderland have?

University of Sunderland offers a wide range of postgraduate courses. These courses can be found in our postgraduate course search.

Where are graduations held?

Graduations are, typically, held in two places. The Sunderland Empire Theatre or the Stadium of Light, the home of Sunderland FC.

What is special about University of Sunderland?

The reasons a university is so special, will vary from student to student. However, Sunderland has plenty of reasons for students to study there.

  • The university is located in Sunderland, which is considered to be one of the safest cities in the UK.
  • The university has earned the affectionate nickname of “the friendly university”, as the university care so much about its students.
  • 10 areas of the university’s research facilities are considered to be “world-leading”.

And many more…

Who is the chancellor of University of Sunderland?

International singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé was appointed chancellor of University of Sunderland in 2019. Sir David Bell is the university's vice-chancellor.

What bursaries, grants or scholarships are offered by University of Sunderland?

University of Sunderland offers a wide range of scholarships, grants and bursaries. Bursaries are offered to students from under-represented groups, such as Showmen and Boaters; asylum seekers and refugees; carers; students from lower income households; and mature students.

The university also has specific scholarships for different courses. There are scholarships available for Nursing degrees, postgraduate scholarships for those in the North East, Armed Forces bereavement scholarships for children of those who have died in service, foundation scholarships for British Muslims studying eligible Masters programmes and more.

How old is University of Sunderland?

The university was founded in 1901, when it was known as Sunderland Technical College. In 1969, Sunderland Polytechnic was established, which incorporated the Technical College, the School of Art and the Sunderland Teacher Training College.

Sunderland Polytechnic was granted university status in 1992.

What courses are University of Sunderland known for?

University of Sunderland offers an array of different course types.

These course types include:

  • Business, Management and Finance
  • Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Nursing and Health
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The university also offers postgraduate research and short courses and EAP (Employee assistance programmes).

What is University of Sunderland like for international students?

University of Sunderland is highly-regarded among international students. At the moment, the university boasts a roster of students from over 100 different countries. The university provides advice on how to get a student visa or a short-term visa. There are other useful resources such as a pre-arrival guide and information on fees.

What ranking is University of Sunderland?

University of Sunderland ranks very high on Uni Compare's university rankings page. Currently, University of Sunderland is in the top 14% of universities in the UK and is recommended by 93% of Uni Compare users.

What is University of Sunderland acceptance rates?

The acceptance rate for University of Sunderland is 27%. Your admission relies on your A-Level or college results and your English proficiency.

Does University of Sunderland have any online courses?

University of Sunderland offers a range of courses. Some are studied entirely online, while many are offered as a blended learning degree.

What prayer services are available?

University of Sunderland caters to all faiths. The university runs its own Facebook Chaplaincy page as well as a Zen Group for meditation. There is Catholic morning prayer on Monday mornings, Bible studies on Tuesday, meditation sessions and Jumu'ah prayers on Fridays.

How many campuses does University of Sunderland have?

University of Sunderland has four campuses, two in Sunderland, one in London and another in Hong Kong.

The campuses are:

  • City Campus in Sunderland
  • The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter’s in Sunderland
  • The University of Sunderland in Canary Wharf, London
  • The University of Sunderland in Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

The university is research active, with ten areas of the university described as “world-leading”.

What mental health services do University of Sunderland offer?

University of Sunderland offers plenty of support to students. The university runs its own wellbeing website, which contains information about all kinds of free resources and services,available 24/7.

What is University of Sunderland's location?

University of Sunderland has four campuses. Two of these campuses are in Sunderland, one in London and the other in Hong Kong.

Their addresses are:

  • City Campus, Sunderland: Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
  • Sir Tom Howie Campus, Sunderland: Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
  • University of Sunderland in London: 197 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SG
  • University of Sunderland in Hong Kong: 1/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

These campuses all house different modules and subjects. Make sure you know which campus your degree is studied at.

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