Sunderland has been an important centre for education since 674 AD, when Benedict Biscop built St Peter's Church and monastery. Among its early students was a seven-year-old boy who became known to history as The Venerable Bede, a renowned scholar and teacher. The river bank surrounding the ancient church of St Peter's is now the setting for our award-winning Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.
The forward-thinking teaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities and strong links to world-renowned companies will provide you with the support you need to embark on your career journey.
The University of Sunderland has a wide range of academic departments, offering short, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the arts and creative industries, sciences, computing, engineering and manufacturing, sport, education, law and tourism and more.
Research practice at the University of Sunderland is stitched into the very fabric of the institution.For almost 100 years, researchers at the University have been challenging themselves and their subject in order to improve society across all its facets – from the early days of pharmacy to the support for heavy industry at its height, through to today's new sciences and advanced technologies.
The Careers and Employability Service is committed to supporting you achieve career success. You will find a wealth of information and advice from our professional team to help you make career decisions, gain work experience, find student jobs and improve your applications for work and further study.
The Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to helping you with everything from CV guidance to interview techniques and Masterclasses connecting you to industry experts.
The University of Sunderland Students' Union is run by students for students and is a separate organisation from the University.The Union is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprising 5 Officer Trustees (elected by you, the students every year) and 5 Lay Trustees (recruited for their expertise and experience). The Chief Executive and staff work alongside the Officer Trustees and other elected Officers to run the Union.
Living in a student-friendly city like Sunderland is an amazing experience. We know moving away to university is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and you’ll find a home from home at Sunderland.
The University offers a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance.
Library services offer access to excellent resources and the support and skills you need to make best use of them. Each library houses fantastic subject collections for you to borrow while a considerable range of books, journals and module resources are available online.
IT Services can help you set up your University email account, connect your computer or smartphone to Wi-Fi or a wired internet connection, provide advice on software and internet security and much more.
There are a number of IT support desks in both campuses, so you're never far away from the advice you need.
Sunderland has a rich history and one of the UK’s lowest costs of living. City Campus is at the centre of our modern city, and is home to our main administration and support services, library, lecture halls, and our excellent sport facilities at CitySpace. It is also the centre for the University’s Arts and Design courses and the Northern Centre of Photography.
The University’s impressive riverside campus is within easy reach of both the city and Sunderland’s miles of beautiful beaches. Business, Law, Tourism, Education and Social Sciences are based here, as is the University’s main centre for Computing and Engineering.
Sport at the University of Sunderland has always been important, as it is to the City and to the North East of England.
Joining a club at university is a life changing experience, you’ll meet new friends for life, train and compete for each other and the university and also enjoy a great social and events programme.They have over 30 clubs to choose from so there is something for everyone. All clubs provide weekly training sessions led by qualified coaches, transport (where relevant) and equipment.
Your University experience provides you with opportunities to grow, develop and achieve, throughout your life. These academic, social and civic experiences are valuable: to you, alumni, employers, and society more broadly. They encourage more equal access to jobs, and to roles in civil society. You are central to, and an active participant in, your University experience.
The University of Sunderland Students’ Union has the potential to make a significant positive contribution to your experiences, while at the University of Sunderland, and for the rest of your life.