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We’re known as the friendly University – we welcome students from all corners of the globe and have a number of events and activities to help you make new friends and settle in.

Our Students’ Union offers a buddies scheme and a peer support scheme so if you want make some new friends, we can connect you with other students to help and guide you through your first weeks and months of university life.

There are also over 50 Sports Clubs and Societies for you to join, covering everything from feminism, football, games, and hockey, to snow sports, debating and rugby. Whatever your interests, we’ll help you find friends and have a happy and fulfilling student experience.

With endless sands and miles of beautiful coastline, Sunderland’s Seaburn and Roker beaches and their long promenades are ideal for summer walks and taking in the raw beauty of the North East.

Both beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status for their cleanliness and facilities and were named among the best beaches at the 2017 Seaside Awards.

Thrill seekers are well catered for as well – Adventure Sunderland is based on the Roker seafront and offers a range of activities from kayaking and canoeing to abseiling and surfing.

Sunderland has the perfect combination of city and seaside living and is a friendly, diverse and affordable place for you to live and study. It's the second most affordable city in the UK, according to a 2018 ‘Graduate salaries in the UK’ survey conducted by Prospects Luminate.

There’s something to suit all tastes and budgets in Sunderland. You’ll find high street favourites in The Bridges Shopping Centre, the beautiful Mowbray Park, an international-class airshow, the award-winningNational Glass Centre, the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art and achingly-cool independent venues such as Frankie and the Heartstrings’ Pop Recs – a record shop, art space and live music venue.

Sunderland is establishing itself as a national centre for arts, heritage and culture, building on momentum from the bid for UK City of Culture 2021. The city, once known as the largest shipbuilding town in the world, also hosted the world famous Tall Ship Races in July 2018.

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.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Length Location
Art & Design Extended 4 years Sunderland
Animation
Animation and Games Art 3 years Sunderland
Animation and Games Art 6 years Sunderland
Fashion Design
Fashion Product and Promotion 6 years Sunderland
Fashion Product and Promotion 3 years Sunderland
Fine Art
Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics 3 years Sunderland
Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics 6 years Sunderland
Fine Art 3 years Sunderland
Fine Art 6 years Sunderland
Glass and Ceramics 3 years Sunderland
Glass and Ceramics 6 years Sunderland
Illustration and Design 3 years Sunderland
Illustration and Design 6 years Sunderland
Photography, Video and Digital Imaging 6 years Sunderland
Photography, Video and Digital Imaging 3 years Sunderland
Graphic Design
Graphic Design 6 years Sunderland
Graphic Design 3 years Sunderland
Performing Arts
Dance (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Drama (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Music (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Music (Top-up) 2 years Sunderland
Performing Arts 6 years Sunderland
Performing Arts 3 years Sunderland
Performing Arts with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Professional Dance 3 years Sunderland
Screen Performance 3 years Sunderland
Screen Performance 6 years Sunderland
Screen Performance with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Business
Business and Economics 1 year Sunderland
Business and Financial Management 4 years Sunderland
Business and Financial Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Business Technology 4 years Sunderland
Business Technology 3 years Sunderland
Extended Programme - Business and Management 4 years Sunderland
Finance
Accounting and Finance (ACCA Exemption) 3 years Sunderland
Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Banking and Finance (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Human Resources
Business and Human Resource Management 3 years Sunderland
Business and Human Resource Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Management
Business and Management 3 years Sunderland
Business and Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Business and Marketing (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Business and Marketing Management 3 years Sunderland
Business and Marketing Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Business Management (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Marketing
Social Media Management 3 years Sunderland
Social Media Management 6 years Sunderland
Social Media Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Computer Science & IT
Applied Business Computing (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Computer Science 3 years Sunderland
Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Computer Systems Engineering (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Computing with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Network Computing with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Network Systems (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Cyber Security
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics 4 years Sunderland
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics 3 years Sunderland
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Networks and Cybersecurity 3 years Sunderland
Networks and Cybersecurity 4 years Sunderland
Game Design & Development
Game Development 3 years Sunderland
Game Development 4 years Sunderland
Games Software Development with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Information Technology
Information Communication Technology with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Web Design & Development
Web and Mobile Development 3 years Sunderland
Web and Mobile Development 4 years Sunderland
Engineering & Technology
Manufacturing Engineering 4 years Sunderland
Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Manufacturing Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Automotive Engineering
Automotive Engineering 3 years Sunderland
Automotive Engineering 4 years Sunderland
Automotive Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Electrical Engineering
Electronic and Electrical Engineering 4 years Sunderland
Electronic and Electrical Engineering 3 years Sunderland
Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 3 years Sunderland
Mechanical Engineering 4 years Sunderland
Mechanical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care 3 years Sunderland
Health and Social Care (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Practice Development (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Beauty & Cosmetics
Cosmetic Science 4 years Sunderland
Medicine
Extended Biomedical Science 4 years Sunderland
Extended Biomedical Science 5 years Sunderland
Extended BioPharmaceutical Sciences 4 years Sunderland
Medicinal Chemistry 3 years Sunderland
Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care 3 years Sunderland
Nursing
Adult Nursing Practice - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Adult Nursing Practice- North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Adult Nursing Practice- Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Adult Nursing Practice- Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts 3 years Sunderland
Adult Nursing Practice- The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Learning Disability Nursing Practice- Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Learning Disability Nursing Practice- Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Mental Health Nursing Practice- Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Mental Health Nursing Practice- Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust 3 years Sunderland
Nursing (Top-up) 1 year Sunderland
Public Health
Childhood Studies (Non QTS) 3 years Sunderland
Childhood Studies with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Public Health 3 years Sunderland
Public Health with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Social Work
Community and Youth Work Studies 3 years Sunderland
Community and Youth Work Studies with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Social Work 3 years Sunderland
Sports Science
Exercise, Health and Fitness 3 years Sunderland
Exercise, Health and Fitness with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Physical Education and Sports Coaching 3 years Sunderland
Physical Education and Sports Coaching with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Physiological Sciences 3 years Sunderland
Sport and Exercise Sciences 3 years Sunderland
Sport and Exercise Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Humanities & Culture
Criminology
Criminology 3 years Sunderland
Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
History
History 3 years Sunderland
History with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Political Science
Politics and History 3 years Sunderland
Politics and History 6 years Sunderland
Psychology
Psychology 3 years Sunderland
Psychology with Clinical Skills 3 years Sunderland
Psychology with Counselling 3 years Sunderland
Psychology with Counselling with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Psychology with Health and Wellbeing 3 years Sunderland
Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Sociology
Sociology 3 years Sunderland
Sociology with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Sports Studies & Management
Sports Coaching 3 years Sunderland
Sports Coaching with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Sports Journalism 3 years Sunderland
Sports Journalism 6 years Sunderland
Sports Journalism with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Languages
Modern Foreign Languages Education - (French with Spanish Studies) 3 years Sunderland
Modern Foreign Languages Education - (French with Spanish Studies) with Year Abroad 4 years Sunderland
Modern Foreign Languages Education - (Spanish with French Studies) 3 years Sunderland
Modern Foreign Languages Education - (Spanish with French Studies) with Year Abroad 4 years Sunderland
English
English 3 years Sunderland
English with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
French
French and Spanish 4 years Sunderland
French and Spanish - with Year Abroad 4 years Sunderland
Law
Law (Qualifying) 3 years Sunderland
Law with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Business Law
Business Law (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Media & Communications
Mass Communications (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
Mass Communications (Top-Up) 2 years Sunderland
Media, Culture and Communication 3 years Sunderland
Media, Culture and Communication 6 years Sunderland
Media, Culture and Communication with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Film & Media Studies
Film and Media 6 years Sunderland
Film and Media 3 years Sunderland
Film and Media with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Film Production
Digital Film Production 3 years Sunderland
Digital Film Production with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Media Production 3 years Sunderland
Media Production 6 years Sunderland
Media Production with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Journalism
Fashion Journalism 3 years Sunderland
Fashion Journalism 6 years Sunderland
Fashion Journalism with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Journalism 3 years Sunderland
Journalism 6 years Sunderland
Journalism with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Science
Biopharmaceutical Science 3 years Sunderland
Biology
Biomedical Science 3 years Sunderland
Chemistry
Biochemistry 3 years Sunderland
Forensic Science
Forensic Psychology 3 years Sunderland
Mathematics
Mathematics Education (11-16 years) with QTS 3 years Sunderland
Physics
Physics with Mathematics Education with QTS 4 years Sunderland
Teaching & Education
Education and Curriculum Studies (Top Up) 2 years Sunderland
Education and Curriculum Studies (Top Up) 1 year Sunderland
Education Studies 3 years Sunderland
Early Childhood Education
Primary Education with QTS 3 years Sunderland
TESOL
TESOL and English Language 3 years Sunderland
TESOL and English Language 6 years Sunderland
Tourism & Hospitality
Event Management
Events Management 4 years Sunderland
Events Management 3 years Sunderland
Events Management - Extended 4 years Sunderland
Events Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Tourism Management
International Tourism and Hospitality Management 4 years Sunderland
International Tourism and Hospitality Management 3 years Sunderland
International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Extended 4 years Sunderland
International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up) 1 year Sunderland
International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Tourism Management 3 years Sunderland
Tourism Management with Integrated Foundation Year 4 years Sunderland
Master's degree
Art & Design
Arts, Design and Media (Research) 2 years Sunderland
Arts, Design and Media (Research) 4 years Sunderland
Design (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Design (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Fine Art
Fine Art (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Fine Art (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Glass and Ceramics (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Glass and Ceramics (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Photography (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Photography (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration (Dissertation Only) (Research) 6 months Sunderland
Business Administration (Finance) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business Administration (Marketing) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business Administration (Supply Chain Management) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business Administration (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Business Administration (Top-Up) (Taught) 7 months Sunderland
MBA Master of Business Administration (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Finance
Finance and Management (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Human Resources
Human Resource Management (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
International Business
International Business Management MSc (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Management
Business Management (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Environmental Management and Assessment (Health and Safety) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management and Assessment (Health and Safety) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Project Management (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications MA (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Marketing (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
MSc Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Computer Science & IT
Computing (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Computing (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Cyber Security
Cybersecurity (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Cybersecurity (Taught) 14 months Sunderland
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Data Science (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Engineering & Technology
Engineering Management (Taught) 60 weeks Sunderland
Manufacturing Engineering (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Health & Well-Being
Health, Safety and Wellbeing (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Practice Development (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Practice Development (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Nursing
Nursing (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy (Taught) 3 years Sunderland
Drug Discovery and Development (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Formulations (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Pharmacy 4 years Sunderland
Public Health
Environment, Health and Safety (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Public Health (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Social Work
Social Work (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Social Work (Taught) 4 years Sunderland
Sports Science
Sport and Exercise Sciences (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Humanities & Culture
MA/MSc Extended Award (Taught) 15 months Sunderland
History
Historical Research (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Historical Research (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
International Studies
English Studies (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
English Studies (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Psychology
Psychological Research Methods (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Psychology (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Psychology (Taught) 3 years Sunderland
Sports Studies & Management
Sports Journalism (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Sports Journalism (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Law
Law (International Human Rights) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Law (Taught) 3 years Sunderland
Business Law
Commercial Law and International Trade (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Criminal Law
Criminal Law and Procedure (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
International Law
International Law (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Media & Communications
Participatory Arts and Media (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Participatory Arts and Media (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Radio (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Radio (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Film & Media Studies
Film and Cultural Studies (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Film Production
Media Production (Film and Television) (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Media Production (Film and Television) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Journalism
Journalism (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Journalism (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Magazine Journalism (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Magazine Journalism (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Public Relations
Public Relations (Taught) 2 years Sunderland
Public Relations (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Teaching & Education
Education (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Education (Taught) 3 years Sunderland
International Education (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Taught) 18 months Online / distance program
Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism and Hospitality (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Tourism and Hospitality (Top-Up) (Research) 6 months Sunderland
Transport & Logistics
Supply Chain Management
Operations and Logistics Management (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Doctorate / PhD
Art & Design
Arts, Design and Media (by existing work) (Research) 1 year Sunderland
Arts, Design and Media (Research) 3 years Sunderland
Arts, Design and Media (Research) 6 years Sunderland
Diploma / certificate
Teaching & Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Years Teaching (Overseas) (Taught) 34 weeks Online / distance program
Graduate diploma / certificate
Health & Well-Being
Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Teaching & Education
Education (Taught) 36 weeks Online / distance program
Special Education
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (Taught) 1 year Sunderland
Foundation / Pathway program
Art & Design
Fine Art
Applied Fine Art Practice 2 years Sunderland
Graphic Design
Graphic Communication 2 years Sunderland
Performing Arts
Applied Music Practice 2 years Sunderland
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care 2 years Sunderland
Sports Science
Exercise, Health and Fitness 2 years Sunderland
Humanities & Culture
Sports Studies & Management
Sports Coaching 2 years Sunderland
Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Justice 2 years Sunderland

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