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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

2,749 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 76%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 20%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 35 655 690
Business & Management Studies 30 490 520
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 55 280 330
Communication & Media Studies 5 145 145
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 115 115
Social Work 0 105 105
Law 5 85 90
Psychology 5 85 85
Computer Science 20 60 85
Nursing 5 80 80
English 15 60 75
Art & Design 20 45 70
Biological Sciences 0 45 45
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 45 45
Geography & Environmental Science 0 45 45
Other 10 30 40
General Engineering 10 30 35
Sports Science 5 25 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 30 30
Materials Technology 0 15 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
History 0 15 15
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 10 10
Sociology 10 0 10
Chemistry 0 5 5
Accounting & Finance 0 5 5
Marketing 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

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 for 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.