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University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland offers taught and research postgraduate degrees, across the arts and creative industries, sciences, computing, engineering and manufacturing, sport, education, law, tourism and more.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,300 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Domicile

  • UK 71%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 24%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 15 455 470
Business & Management Studies 30 390 420
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 60 250 310
Communication & Media Studies 5 120 125
Psychology 5 120 120
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 95 95
Social Work 0 85 85
Nursing 0 80 80
Law 5 65 70
English 15 55 70
Geography & Environmental Science 0 70 70
Art & Design 15 40 55
Computer Science 25 25 50
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 35 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 35 35
General Engineering 0 35 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 30 30
Sports Science 5 25 30
Chemistry 0 20 20
Biological Sciences 0 20 20
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 20 20
Sociology 10 0 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 5
Linguistics 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,600
Mixed 6,200
Laboratory 6,800
Clinical 6,800
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Alumni Loyalty Scheme: a 20% discount off course fees for eligible (Level 5–8) graduates of the university returning any full-time postgraduate course, such as MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, MPhil, PhD, based at the Sunderland campuses.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation until they finish their course.