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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. We were delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students.

93.4%

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

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19,090

Total number of students at the University.

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37%

International students make up 37% of our student population.

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143

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143 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).

95.3% of postgraduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (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 15,119
Postgraduate taught courses 3,666
Postgraduate research courses 305
Grand Total 19,090

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2017/18 (.xlsx) document.

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international students

International students make up 37% of our student population:

  • 62.58% of our students are classified as Home/EU
  • 37.42% of our students are classified as Overseas

 

Fee Status

Enrolments

Home/EU

11,947

Overseas

7,143

Grand Total

19,090


For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2017/18 (.xlsx) document.

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Nationality

Enrolments

British National

9,727

Malaysian

1,503

Uzbek

1,058

Chinese

872

Hong Kong

776

Romanian

539

Vietnamese

273

Sri Lankan

261

Nigerian

247

Botswanan

216

Bulgarian

176

Greek

173

Indian

162

Canadian

162

Portuguese

160

Cypriot (European Union)

142

Polish

136

Irish

136

Singaporean

124

Pakistani

116

United States citizen

109

Kuwaiti

107

Trinidad and Tobago

96

Egyptian

88

Bangladeshi

86

Lithuanian

74

Scottish

73

Kenyan

67

German

66

Italian

63

French

49

Indonesian

45

Sudanese

44

Jordanian

44

South Korean

42

Zimbabwean

41

Burmese

38

Yemeni

37

Philippines

37

Czech

35

Saudi Arabian

34

South African

33

Ghanaian

31

Hungarian

30

Dutch

28

Spanish

27

Maldivian

26

Russian

26

Omani

25

Irish (Northern Ireland)

23

Iraqi

23

Syrian

20

In addition, the University of Sunderland has between 1-19 students from a further 91 countries.

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2017/18 (.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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