University of Sunderland


The life changing University of Sunderland has 27,500 students, over 100 nationalities 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. 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.

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. Striving to provide quality qualification which is recognized worldwide, University of Sunderland shapes your life and career, opening up opportunities for you globally. Your life-changing experience starts here.

Quick Facts

Alumni & Faculty Achievement

Notable Alumni

  • Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun (Alex) - Vice President in Digital Marketing , SCB bank, Thailand
  • Vanessa Tevi Kumares - Miss Universe Malaysia 2015
  • Natasha Kam - Pharmacist at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.
  • Anjoe Koh - Miss Astro Chinese Int. 2014

Awards & Accreditations


  • The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • GPhC
Biomedical Science
  • Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Nursing and Midwifery
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • National Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Public Relations
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Social Media Management
  • Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)
  • partial subject accreditted by Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Event, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Design and Art Directors Association (D&AD) member


  • 5 Star QS Ranking

    • Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Inclusiveness and Facilities (QS Stars World University Ranking 2022)
  • University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education, and our We Care Team won the prestigious Social Mobility Project Award at the 2022 Inclusive Awards


  • BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Design
  • MA Visual Practice
  • MA Design
Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Music Top Up
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Film and Media
  • BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications Top Up
  • BA (Hons) Screen Performance
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management Stage 3
  • BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management Stage 3
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Professional Exemptions)
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management Top Up
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MBA (with PgCert)
  • MBA Top Up (only London Campus)
  • MBA (Professional Practice)
  • MBA (Marketing)
  • MBA (Finance)
  • MA Marketing
  • MA Marketing (Professional Practice)
  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc Finance and Management
Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Network Systems Engineering (Top Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Game Development
  • MSc Computing
  • MSc Applied Computing
  • MSc Data Science
  • MSc Applied Data Science
  • MSc Cybersecurity
  • MSc Applied Cybersecurity
Crime, Policing, and Investigation
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
  • BSc (Hons) Policing Studies (Top Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • MSc Leadership in Criminal Justice and Policing
  • LLM Law
  • LLM Legal Practice
  • LLM International Human Rights
  • LLM Criminal Law and Procedure
  • LLM Commercial Law and International Trade
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Top Up
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering Top Up
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering Technologies
  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering Top Up
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc Applied Project Management
  • BA (Hons) English: Creative and Professional Writing
  • MA English Studies
Teacher Training and Education
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education
  • PGCE
Journalism and PR
  • BA (Hons) Social Media Management
  • BA (Hons) Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
  • MA Journalism / MA Journalism (Sport)
  • MA Public Relations
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • BSc (Hons) ESports Event Management
  • BSc (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • MSc Tourism and Events
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality
  • MSc Tourism and Aviation
  • MSc Sustainable Tourism
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Counselling Top Up
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods
Social Science
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Community and Youth Work Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
  • MA Social Work
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies
  • MSc Inequality and Society
Nursing and Midwifery
  • MPharm
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science
  • MSc Cosmetic Science
  • MSc Drug Discovery and Development
  • MSc Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Formulations
Clinical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences
Clinical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

Key Rankings

  • Top 50 University (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • University Rankings
    • #2 in the UK for Education (Guardian University Guide 2020)
    • #1 in the UK in terms of satisfaction with course, satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with feedback (Guardian University Guide 2021)
    • #1 in Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism department in terms of teaching quality and student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
    • Most of our Courses have 100% overall student satisfaction
  • Courses Rankings
    • #1 in UK for Film Production & Photography (Guardian University Guide, 2023)
    • #7 in UK for Art courses (Guardian University League Tables 2022)
    • #10 in UK for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (Guardian University Guide, 2023)
    • #11 in UK for Media & Film studies (Guardian University Guide, 2023)
    • #12 in UK for Biosciences (Guardian University League Tables, 2021)
    • #13 in UK for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses (Guardian University League Tables, 2023)

Location Map

Sunderland is a coastal city with a mixture of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture and is a short walk from miles of beautiful sandy beaches. As one of the largest cities in the north east, it has a modern city centre home to many large bars and nightclubs and is a regular stop for touring bands.


  • Clanny House
  • Panns Bank
  • Scotia Quay

What's in my room?

  • Internet: Wi-Fi (High Speed 45Mbps)
  • Desk and chair
  • Noticeboard
  • Single bed and bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
  • Washbasin and mirror

Latest Updates

  • Top 50 University
  • The Guardian University Guide 2023