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Experience Sunderland

Thousands of students are come to Sunderland every year for a life-changing experience – making friends for life while they take big steps towards their dream careers.

Want to join them? Book a place on our next open day!

You can also order the University prospectus by completing our request form.

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Experience campus life

Sunderland -MPU-bookatournowAll our students benefit from our large investments into the Sunderland Campus. We’ve spent £130 million in recent years on a new Sciences Complex, a sports and social facility, a 200-seater cinema and world class media facilities.

Come and have a look around for yourself. Or let us come to you by finding out when we’re in your area.

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Experience Student life

Sunderland _overview _Karina Rooney The University probably offers one of the widest ranges of clubs and societies among UK Universities. If you’re into any sport, activity or interest there is likely to be a club for you - or you could even start your own! Read our student life blogs for more.

Experience our support

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Our support package is one of the best in the UK – from the minute you walk through the door to the day you leave, and beyond, we are there for you.

Experience our City 

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Sunderland has everything you would expect from a major city. A city by the sea, Sunderland has Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and the North Yorkshire Moors on its doorstep.

With a Premier League football team, countless bars, pubs, restaurants, shops and a thriving music scene you will never be short of ideas when it comes to finding entertainment.

Experience our courses

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You can choose from a flexible range of degrees that lead to qualifications such as BA, BSc, BEng and MPharm.  You can also choose to study two degrees side by side in our Combined Subjects Programme, with a number of exciting combinations available.

View a full list of our degree courses

Experience your future

Sunderland _overview _Jamie Baker Our courses are designed to give you a head start in the workplace as well as a sound academic education, and we do everything we can to help you build a broad CV full of experience that will make you stand out to future employers.

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Undergraduate Courses at the University of Sunderland






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University of Sunderland Accommodation

We have a range of modern, purpose-built accommodation for students, all located within 1.5 miles of the city centre.

First year undergraduate students starting in September are guaranteed a single study-bedroom in one of our five student accommodation centres:

All-male and all-female flats can be made available, dependent on application date and availability.

Benefits of halls of residence

All student accommodation centres are self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities.

Personal possessions insurance is included within the rent, as is free internet access.

A free campus bus service links all centres to both campuses, and there is also free parking for students with cars.

Sunderland is one of the best-value places in the UK to be a student.

The cost of our university accommodation ranges from approximately £68 per week for a standard room, to £90 per week for an ensuite single study bedroom with river views. (A typical undergraduate/postgraduate contract is 40 (UG) 50 (PG) weeks)

Further Information

For more information email the Residential

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Did you know that the University of Sunderland has invested over £130m in new buildings and facilities in recent years?

The two vibrant and exciting campuses in Sunderland - one in the city centre and one by the sea - offer an unforgettable student experience.  Details are below, but don’t take our word for it, come and visit us – sign up to our next open day.

We also have a campus in London - for full information please see our London Campus website.

North Shore

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This is truly the place to be for students in Sunderland. Meet friends for a bite to eat, shoot some pool or have a crack at air hockey. Come along and take advantage of our free wireless internet and our student-friendly prices. You can also catch big-name entertainers, music events and lots more here and at our other venue The Bonded Warehouse.

Find out more

Media Centre Cinema

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It might sound too good to be true, but we have a brilliant 200-seater cinema in the David Putnam Media Centre. 

Whether you’re a film student showing your latest creation to your course mates or a Cineclub member watching movies with your friends, you’re sure to appreciate this facility on campus..

Find out more about our department of Media and Cultural Studies


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The University has two state-of-the-art libraries for you to study and work on your latest assignments; one on each campus. During core teaching weeks the Murray Library is open 24/7 and the St Peter’s Library is open until midnight.

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Campus Buses

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The University operates a free bus for staff and students moving between the two campuses.

Staff and students of the University of Sunderland can travel for free if they show their university ID card.

The Gateway

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Each campus has a Gateway – a one-stop-shop for student services and information, so students can tap into resources and help, from financial advice to accommodation, welfare and student support.

Find out more


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The newest addition to our sport facilities is CitySpace, a £12m sports and recreation facility which opened in 2009. It boasts a six-badminton court sports hall, 70 station fitness suite, sports massage and injuries centre, indoor climbing wall and cafe/restaurant.

Find out more

Sciences Complex

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The new £8.5m Sciences Complex offers one of the best student experiences for those interested in studying the sciences.

It is home to some of the latest facilities and equipment in areas such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences.

Find out more about our science courses

Find out why you should study at the University of Sunderland

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