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Experience Sunderland

A degree at the University of Sunderland is, quite simply, life-changing. You’ll make friends for life. You’ll discover what you’re capable of. You’ll create unforgettable memories.

A few more reasons to consider Sunderland:

  • We’re known as ‘the friendly university’, and we look after you every step of the way
  • You’ll graduate with an excellent degree: 10 of our subject areas are involved in world-leading research
  • We’re right on the coast, with miles of sandy beaches!

Want to see for yourself? Come to our next open day.

Experience student life

Studying with like-minded people for three or four years will be an experience unlike anything else you will have known. It’s an exciting prospect, but if it feels slightly daunting too, that’s ok – you’re not alone.

Sunderland _overview 04Sunderland is well known as ‘the friendly university’, and that’s because we genuinely care about the wellbeing of all our students.

Our job is to make sure you have the best possible experience at university, and so if you need any support while you’re with us, we’ll be there.

Read our 8 student blogs to see student life is really like. 

Experience your future

Come to the University of Sunderland and you’ll graduate with more than just an academic qualification: you’ll have a CV full to bursting with the essential extra-curricular skills and experience you need to get ahead in your career.

You’ll be encouraged to take on relevant placements with local, regional or national companies.

You’ll have the chance to learn from visiting speakers, and take masterclasses given by industry experts.

You’ll be given opportunities to team up with professional people who can mentor you and introduce you to their networks.

To make it easier for you to discover everything on offer, we wrap up everything that helps you become irresistibly employable and give it a simple name: ‘Sunderland Futures'.

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Undergraduate Courses at the University of Sunderland






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University of Sunderland Accommodation

The University of Sunderland's student accommodation is among the best in the world.

Awards our accommodation have won include:

All our accommodation is also compliant with the University UK (UUK) Student Accommodation Code of Practice 2015, which is only awarded to the highest quality student accommodation.

'Moving in'. University begins

Your money will go far in Sunderland: our halls of residence range from approximately £75 per week for a standard room, to £95 per week for an ensuite single study bedroom with river views.

Further Information

Find out more about all our student accommodation.

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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.

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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

Below are a selection of University of Sunderland videos that give more information about what it's like to study there. Or more videos, please visit University of Sunderland on YouTube.

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Build a brighter future

Come and visit!

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