The University of Sunderland is a public research university located in Sunderland in the North East of England. Its predecessor, Sunderland Technical College, was established as a municipal training college in 1901. It gained university status in 1992.

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.

We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students.


The University of Sunderland is located in the north east of England. It is one of the most affordable cities in  the UK. Sunderland is a short distance away from Newcastle’s international airport and also has great transport links to the UK’s biggest cities.


The University’s top courses include Education, Biomedical Science and Hospitality & Tourism. Click below to view the wide range of courses that are offered at the University of Sunderland.