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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.

94.2%

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

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18,883

Total number of students at the University.

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41%

International students make up 41% of our student population.

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147 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

94.2% of undergraduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (based on UK undergraduate students).

95.8% of postgraduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (based on UK postgraduate students)

Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015/16

Our graduates graduate with more than just an academic qualification; they have 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 15,704
Postgraduate taught courses 2,897
Postgraduate research courses 282
Grand Total 18,883

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2015/16 (.xlsx) document.

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international students

International students make up 41% of our student population:

  • 58.78% of our students are classified as Home/EU
  • 41.22% of our students are classified as Overseas

 

Fee Status

Enrolments

Home/EU

11099

Overseas

7784

Grand Total

18883

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Nationality

Enrolments

British National

9666

Malaysian

2018

Chinese

1051

Uzbek

776

Hong Kong

475

Vietnamese

442

Nigerian

414

Botswanan

227

Sri Lankan

216

Cypriot

178

Indian

159

Romanian

155

Pakistani

150

Greek

144

Canadian

142

German

126

Singaporean

121

Irish

119

Bangladeshi

114

Bulgarian

113

Trinidad and Tobago

107

United States citizen

102

Polish

96

Kuwaiti

90

Kenyan

89

Lithuanian

85

Sudanese

77

Omani

76

Saudi Arabian

66

Egyptian

63

Indonesian

57

South Korean

47

French

46

Thai

44

Portuguese

44

Yemeni

43

Zimbabwean

42

Kazakh

37

Jordanian

34

Philippine

33

Italian

32

Not Known

32

Iranian

31

Nepalese

30

Burmese

29

Spanish

27

Maldivian

27

Bruneian

26

Iraqi

23

Russian

23

South African

22

Chinese (Taiwan)

20

In addition, the University of Sunderland has between 1-19 students from a further 95 nationalities.

For more information, download our Facts and Figures 2015/16 (.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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