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University of Sunderland

4.3 out of 5 (27 ratings / 9 reviews) Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university. We've been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and we're proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university.



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.


  • International Centre for Research in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship
  • Centre for Applied Social Sciences
  • The Centre for Pedagogy


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.


Housing services

Living with other students is a brilliant way to make new friends from day one, and you'll find the perfect environment to do so at each of our five excellent student accommodation centres, all located within 1.5 miles of the city centre.

All of our accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities.

Library services

We offer different study and social environments to support your learning. From large spaces to small and personal rooms, we aim to offer something for everyone. Each library building has a café where you can buy refreshments. Library staff can help you find your perfect place to study. All current University staff and students have full membership of the library.

ICT services

We understand the importance of having a reliable and fast internet connection, and so we upgraded our wifi in 2015 to a guaranteed 35Mbps per student, with unlimited downloads and uploads as standard.

Student Life

Campus life

The University has two campuses in Sunderland: The Sir Tom Cowie Campus by the sea, and City Campus in Sunderland's city centre.

We also have a third campus in London at Canary Wharf, the heart of Europe's most important financial centre.

Sports facilities


  • The region's only 50m Olympic size swimming pool
  • A climbing wall with some of the best route setters in the UK
  • Football training pitches at Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light
  • A Marine Activities Centre for sailing, canoeing, kayaking and powerboating
  • A 95m artificial ski slope
  • An LTA indoor tennis centre with 13 indoor and outdoor courts
  • Floodlit athletics tracks

Student clubs

Sunderland Chinese Student Association was established in 1991. They are the only approved student society for Sunderland by the Manchester Embassy.

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom