University of Sunderland

The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 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.

We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.

Collaborating and partnering is key to our success. Our business engagement is outstanding: we support Nissan and its supply chain in delivering world-leading production capabilities. We partner with Hitachi Rail Europe to build a supply chain of skills through our new University Technical College, and we support our SME communities through our graduate placement and internship schemes.

We help students achieve academic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines and fields – through our five unique Faculties at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Each Faculty is made up of distinct schools and areas of research. The faculty structure enables high-quality teaching by gathering academic expertise and encourages interdisciplinary research across faculties.

1. Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

The Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism is home to Sunderland Business School and Sunderland Law School, with key areas of teaching including business and management, hospitality and events, aviation and tourism, and law.


2. Faculty of Education and Society

The Faculty of Education and Society is professional, vocational and practice-based, with key areas of teaching including initial and post qualifying teacher training, and social sciences such as social work, criminology and related disciplines.
3. Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing continues to benefit from a multi-million-pound investment scheme of laboratory modernization and the development of cutting-edge teaching and research facilities, allied to the provision of clinical-based courses.


4. Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries is where creativity comes to life and imagination becomes reality. Our courses range from Arts, Design and Performance, to Film, Media, English and Journalism.


5. Faculty of Technology

The Faculty of Technology brings together the School of Computer Science and the School of Engineering (which includes Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP)) across a spectrum of subjects and disciplines aligned to the technological needs and requirements of today. Our key areas of teaching cover a wide variety of subjects aligned to computer science and engineering.


In March 2018, we were successful in our bid to open a new School of Medicine. With a track-record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East.

We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion was reinforced recently when we were named University of the Year for Social Inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and our We Care programme picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.

93.4% Percentage of graduates in employment or further study within six months (based on UK undergraduate students).

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