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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.

93.4%

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

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19,022

Total number of students at the University.

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40%

International students make up 40% of our student population.

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152

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152 nationalities are represented by our student population.

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£130m

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The university has invested over £130 million in the last 20 years.

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graduates

93.4% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK undergraduate students).

95.8% of postgraduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK postgraduate students)

Our students graduate with more than just an academic qualification; they have a CV full to bursting with the essential extra-curricular skills and experience needed to get ahead in their career. This is reflected by how many of our graduates go on to secure employment or further study after leaving us.

Read more about where a University of Sunderland degree has taken our students in our student case studies.

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Level Enrolments
Undergraduate courses 15,515
Postgraduate taught courses 3,242
Postgraduate research courses 265
Grand Total 19,022

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2016/17 (.xlsx) document.

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international students

International students make up 40% of our student population:

  • 60.26% of our students are classified as Home/EU
  • 39.74% of our students are classified as Overseas

 

Fee Status

Enrolments

Home/EU

11,463

Overseas

7,559

Grand Total

19,022

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Nationality

Enrolments

British National

9602

Malaysian

1697

Chinese

994

Uzbek

962

Hong Kong

623

Nigerian

324

Vietnamese

289

Not Known

279

Sri Lankan

272

Romanian

271

Botswanian

226

Indian

162

Canadian

148

Irish

144

Greek

137

Cypriot (European Union)

136

Pakistani

131

Polish

122

Kuwaiti

121

Singaporean

119

Portuguese

118

Bulgarian

102

United States citizen

99

Trinidad and Tobago

92

Lithuanian

88

Bangladeshi

87

German

86

Egyptian

81

Kenyan

63

Sudanese

60

Scottish

59

Saudi Arabian

55

Omani

47

Indonesian

46

Czech

44

South Korean

41

Yemeni

40

Italian

40

Burmese

40

French

39

Zimbabwean

37

Jordanian

37

Maldivian

35

Philippine

34

Spanish

30

Iranian

30

Kazakh

29

Russian

28

Thai

27

South African

26

Irish (Northern Ireland)

24

Taiwanese

21

Iraqi

20

Welsh

20

Hungarian

20

Bruneian

20

In addition, the University of Sunderland has between 1-19 students from a further 96 nationalities.

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2016/17 (.xlsx) document.

 

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CitySpace

The University’s facilities are undoubtedly among the best in the UK. Almost £130m has been invested in our two campuses over recent years.

The £12m sports and social facility at CitySpace, £14m Sciences Complex, £6.5m transformation of Priestman Building, and the newly opened Hope Street Xchange – home to FabLab Sunderland, the North East’s first digital fabrication laboratory and the Enterprise Place – are just a few highlights of our outstanding campuses.

The two uniquely placed campuses – one in the city centre and one by the sea – offer an unforgettable student experience.

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