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About the University

The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university. We've been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and we're proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university.

About the University

Our Campuses

The University of Sunderland is a global institution. We offer life-changing opportunities to thousands of students across the world, in our partner colleges and in our four main sites at Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. We are research active, with ten areas of 'world leading’ research - real-world research that is taught in your lecture halls and labs.  Sunderland will put you, our student, at the heart of everything that we do.

Our Campuses

Our School of Medicine

The University of Sunderland experience is different from most UK medical schools. We have a relatively small student intake, a city-centre campus by the sea and a supportive community with enthusiastic and committed staff. We have an excellent track record of attracting and supporting students from the least advantaged socio-economic groups.

About our School of Medicine

Choose Sunderland

Choosing a university isn't always easy, but here are just a few reasons why choosing the University of Sunderland could be a life-changing decision.

Choose Sunderland

Sunderland Culture

Offering a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and performances, Sunderland Culture brings big-name artists from the worlds of contemporary visual arts, glass, ceramics and performance to the city, alongside showcasing the best and most exciting local talent. There is a huge range of opportunities for students to visit the venues, take part in events and get involved in the programme.

Sunderland Culture

Accommodation

Living in a student-friendly city like Sunderland is an amazing experience. We know moving away to university is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and you’ll find a home from home at Sunderland. 

Accommodation

Your Finances

We know university is a big investment. Don't worry – Sunderland is a great choice and we've got you covered. We have a dedicated, friendly team to help you with all aspects of student finance and our support doesn't end when you graduate. You'll receive a tuition fee discount if you choose to continue your life-changing academic journey and study a postgraduate course with us.

Your Finances

Academic staff profiles

We're internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and all of our research-active staff also teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree. Find out more about the staff who will be teaching you on your course.

Academic staff profiles

Teaching Excellence Framework

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced to build evidence about the performance of the UK’s world-class higher education sector, complementing the existing Research Excellence Framework with an analysis of teaching and learning outcomes.

 

Teaching Excellence Framework

Eating on campus

We've revamped our entire food and drink offering in order to provide you with an amazing selection of hot and cold food, exciting specialty dishes, and hot and cold drinks across both campuses.

Eating on campus