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Work alongside academics who are leaders in their fields, access excellent facilities and participate in the creation of knowledge through our collaborative approach to reason. 

It's never been more affordable to advance your career with a postgraduate course. Find out how postgraduate study can help you increase your earnings and secure your dream job. We have courses starting in September and October 2019.

Why postgraduate study

If you’re looking to further your skills and knowledge in your field, progress more quickly in your chosen career, earn a higher salary or choose a new career path, postgraduate study could be for you.

By embarking on your postgraduate journey at Sunderland, you're making a fundamental investment in your future.

The University of Sunderland received a ‘Silver’ award in the Teaching Excellence Framework ranking it alongside other high-performing universities such as Warwick, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol. You can be sure of a high quality of teaching across our postgraduate courses, as well as access to excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, the Living Lab, the nationally-recognised National Glass Centre and the professionally-supervised Law Clinic.

Join the University of Sunderland, and join a friendly community of like-minded staff and fellow students.

Postgraduate salary

According to Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2017, postgraduates earn on average £6,000 a year more than their undergraduate counterparts. 

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate students can apply for non-means-tested Postgraduate Masters Loans of up to £10,609. 

Browse our subjects to find the right course for you, or sign up for more information below.

Postgraduate funding guarantee for EU students 

EU nationals wishing to study a postgraduate course in the UK in 2020 now have guarantees for funding. EU students are guaranteed home fee status in the 2020/21 academic year and will be eligible to apply for UK Research and Innovation funding. Read more on the website

Make your comeback 

Are you currently working in a profession that doesn’t fit you the way it used to? Do you want to make a complete career change but don’t know how or where to get started? Embark on a new path with a conversion course at the University of Sunderland.

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