• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.02 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.12 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.39 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    66.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    63.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    76.3 / 100.0

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 people studying University of Sunderland programmes worldwide, including at its 3 campuses – two in Sunderland on the north east coast and a third in London. Its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries, world leading research, knowledge transfer partnerships with business, and collaborations with private and public regional leaders are focused on its key areas of strength, in sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries.

Entry Requirements

  • The university’s entry requirements vary course-by-course; please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Part-time study options include evenings, Saturdays, occasional block weeks or studying 1 or 2 days midweek alongside full-time students.
  • Part-time study is available for undergraduate or postgraduate degree as well as for foundation, certificate or diploma level, and a number of part-time courses are available to study via distance learning.
  • Distance learning typically involves accessing study materials online and communicating with academic and administrative staff via email and phone.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Disability Services

  • The university offers a support service for students with disabilities and students who have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
  • The Disability Support team can also offer advice and guidance to students who think they might have a specific learning difficulty but haven't had a formal diagnosis.
  • The service is confidential and can offer practical support on accessing financial support and learning aids.

Students' Union

  • The University of Sunderland Students' Union exists to enhance the overall experience and provide a network of support designed to help students.
  • This includes student representation, academic and welfare advice and support.
  • The students' union also offers entertainment and social activities along with sports groups.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university’s Careers and Employability Service is available on all UK campuses to help students with searching for a job, writing CVs, and interview preparation.
  • Hundreds of jobs are advertised through the university's Opportunities Online vacancy service. 

Careers Guidance

  • The Sunderland Futures programme helps students develop the skills and experience needed for success in their graduate career, with opportunities for mentoring, placements, studying abroad and internships.
  • The Sunderland Professional Award is an employer-recognised certificate awarded to students who successfully demonstrate skills achieved across areas of academic activity, work experience and career planning as well as other relevant extra-curricular areas.
  • The Careers and Employability Service helps students make career choices, create an effective CV or application, as well as coaching for interviews and assessment centres.
  • Graduate recruitment and placement fairs enable students to network with employers on campus.
  • The service continues to help students up to 3 years after they complete their studies; 94% of recent graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 83%
  • Part Time 17%

Where students come from

  • UK 75%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 19%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%


  • The University of Sunderland has been instrumental in teaching since 1901, and became a university in 1992 with its latest campus opening in London in 2012.
  • Sunderland has been an important centre for education since 674 AD, when Benedict Biscop built St Peter's Church and monastery – the Sir Tom Cowie Campus is based next to this famous church.
  • Sunderland was the 1st in England to introduce the 'sandwich course' enabling engineering apprentices to gain higher qualifications whilst working.

Notable Alumni

  • James Annal – CEO Asia, Middle East & Africa at ArcelorMittal Tubular Products.
  • Waleed Ghafari – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at G.E.E. Hospitality Group.
  • Mike Johnson – CEO at Emergence global management consulting.
  • Katy Mclean – professional rugby player at RFU.
  • Katie Bulmer-Cooke – entrepreneur/professional speaker/personal trainer/TV presenter/fitness business consultant.
  • Gita RAMJEE – Director, HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.

Further Details

Address University of Sunderland Edinburgh Building City Campus Chester Road Sunderland SR1 3SD University of Sunderland in London 197 Marsh Wall London E14 9SH Web www.london.sunderland.ac.uk Email admissions-london@sunderland.ac.uk Phone +44 (0) 20 7531 7333
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