The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong, and international learners make up 37% of the total student enrolment, creating a vibrant atmosphere to learn and grow.
Five Reasons to Choose Sunderland University
1. Ranking and reputation
The University is rated Silver in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises achievements for employer engagement, professional practice, academic support and excellent teaching.
Other recent notable achievements include:
- Ranked 2nd in the UK for undergraduate education (Guardian University Guide 2020)
- 94.2% of UK undergraduates and 95.8% of UK postgraduates at Sunderland are in employment or further education within 6 months of graduating
- QS Stars World University Ranking 2019 awarded Sunderland five stars in teaching, employability, internationalisation, inclusiveness and outstanding facilities
- Named ‘University of the Year for Social Inclusion’ (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
The North East of England has one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the UK. It doesn’t take long to travel from bustling urban areas to ancient forests and national parks. Sunderland itself is right on the dramatic North East coastline, and there are miles of beautiful sandy beaches just a ten minute walk from the University.
Sunderland is also one of the safest cities in the UK – in 2018 it was ranked 7th in the ‘The UK’s safest places to live’ survey by Compare the Market, whilst a ‘Graduate salaries in the UK’ survey conducted by Prospects Luminate named Sunderland the second most affordable city in the UK.
3. The friendly university
Sunderland is well known as ‘the friendly university’, and that’s because they genuinely care about the wellbeing of all students.
The University wants to make sure you have the best possible experience at Sunderland, and so if you need any support while you’re with them, they'll do their very best to help you. Come to the University of Sunderland and you’ll graduate with more than just an excellent academic qualification: you’ll also graduate with enviable job prospects and lifelong friends.
4. Research influence
Sunderland are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research, and all research-active staff also teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree.
And it really is cutting-edge research: 10 areas of Sunderland's research is considered ‘world-leading’; according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in all of the UK’s universities.
The University of Sunderland offers a wide variety of scholarships, including accommodation scholarships, cash bursaries and tuition fee reductions. International scholarships are available for students of all abilities and backgrounds.
Study at Sunderland
Learn more about studying at the University of Sunderland by arranging a free consultation with SI-UK London today.