Tuition fees vary depending on whether you are a UK/EU or international student. You'll find everything you need to know about the cost of your course here.
Tuition fees for full-time students in 2018/19 and 2019/20 are £9,250 per year for 3 or 4-year undergraduate degrees and top-up degrees, which reflect the cost and the type of course being studied.
Fees for full-time foundation degrees and the first year of extended degree courses, delivered off-campus at partner colleges, are £8,200 for 2018/19 and £8,500 for 2019/20.
If you are studying or thinking about studying one of our courses at a partner college, please contact the University Partnership Liaison team for financial guidance.
Most part-time tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are £5,000 for 120 credits (£833 per 20 credits) and will be £6,935 for 120 credits (£1,155 per 20 credits) for the academic year 2019/20, but there are exceptions.
Fees are the same if you're studying on-campus or at an off-campus partner college.
Different fees apply if you're applying to a study centre, or if you're currently studying at a partner college and you're applying for a top-up course at Sunderland. If this applies to you, please contact us for more information.
Full and part-time UK and EU students can take out a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of tuition fees. The loan is paid directly to the University from the Government, and you can apply via the Student Finance section of the gov.uk website.
You'll pay your loan back in monthly instalments once you've completed your course and are earning over £25,000 a year. How much you pay back depends on the amount you're earning.
Full-time UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan from Student Finance to help with living costs, such as rent or food.
The exact amount of Maintenance Loan available to you will depend on:
Part-time students may be eligible for a maintenance loan if your course starts after 1 August 2018.
The amount available depends on your living situation, your household income and the course intensity. Course intensity refers to how much of the course you complete compared to how much a full-time student on the same course would complete in an academic year. This will differ for different courses as part-time students can choose how many modules they wish to study.
Read more about maintenance loans for part-time students on the gov.uk website.
International fees apply to any students who live outside of the European Union (EU). Tuition fees are £10,750 for 2018/19 and £11,000 for 2019/20. They are higher because the UK Government subsidises the cost of university tuition for UK / EU students.
Please note that if you have a Tier 4 visa you cannot study any course on a part-time basis.
The University of Sunderland's Student Financial Guidance team provides expert financial guidance to students and prospective students on a wide range of issues - so you can get expert help before you even apply for university. The service is free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental.