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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 move to a masters and 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.

Skills Boost North East Discount

The Skills Boost North East Discount is a new initiative from the University of Sunderland which aims to support the North East region in its response to Covid-19, through the provision of affordable opportunities for individuals to upskill and boost their career opportunities.

We are offering a fee waiver of 20% on the full cost of course fees for all postgraduate taught Masters programmes of study (subject to terms and conditions: Skills Boost North East Discount guidance notes 2021/22 (.pdf)), to any worker who has been furloughed or made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant, is self employed and/or a small business owner, and who has a local connection to the North East region.

The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2020/21 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2020/21 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to Covid-19 pressures, and anyone who has been self-employed or has been a small business owner, whose business has been severely impacted due to Covid-19 pressures. 

For further information please contact scholarships@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 2865

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.

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

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate students can apply for non-means-tested Postgraduate Masters Loans of up to £11,222. 

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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