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University of Sunderland - UK

Edinburgh Building, City Campus,Chester Road,Sunderland,Tyne and Wear,England,SR1 3SD


Year Of Estabishment

1901

Staff

2,678 (Approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent

Accomodation

Yes

College Address

Edinburgh Building, Chester Rd, Sunderland SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

College website

http://www.sunderland.ac.uk

College Contact

+44 191 515 2000
Type

Public

Scholarship

Yes

No.of students

19,999 (Approx)

Intake

Sep/Oct

Overview

Overview

University of Sunderland is a public university which was set up in year 1901. Two of its campuses are in Sunderland and third campus in London, United Kingdom. It works on motto ?Sweetly absorbing knowledge?. In year 1969 it was established as Sunderland Polytechnic and was listed under first 30 polytechnic universities in Sunderland. Later on in year 1992 it gained its status as a university under the passage of Further & Higher Education Act 1992.

This university was shortlisted under Times Higher Education 2012 for the category University of the Year. According to the latest Research Excellence Framework it has over 10 best areas of ?world leading? research programmes. The Guardian University Guide in the year 2012 stated it as the best new university in North East and was ranked at #52 out of top 100 universities in Sunderland.

Sunderland is affiliated to Coalition of Modern Universities, Universities UK, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), European University Association (EUA) and Million+. It was accredited by Privy Council in the year 1992. It has over four faculties: Faculty of Arts, Design, Media; Faculty of Applied Science; Faculty of Business & Law and Faculty of Education & Society.

Campus

Two of university?s campuses are located in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear whereas the third campus is in Canary Wharf, London. Campuses are centrally located with easy access from Metro, bus, Northern train, ferry and airport. London?s campus homes financial management, hospitality, nursing, accounting, business and tourism and Sunderland campus homes all the academic facilities provided by university along with Peter?s Library, David Puttnam Media Centre, David Goldman Informatics and National Glass Centre.

Departments

Sunderland owns the following departments:

  • Art & Design
  • Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Graphics & Animation
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Education & Teaching
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Fashion
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Law
  • Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)
  • Music & Dance
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sports

Teaching Standards

University of Sunderland has been awarded highest possible ratings for all official government teaching quality assessments. Various real-world projects, industry networking, business and industry bodies have a partnership with the university. Office Standards in Education has recognised university?s teaching standards for providing ?A? Grade Secondary Education being the best in the country.

Courses

Sunderland provides more than 110 degree programs for undergraduate and graduate along with various schools, colleges and departments to support them. Programs such as Media, Pharmacy, Art & Design, Engineering, English, Social Work, Leisure & Tourism and Sports & Exercise Sciences are awarded by the last Research Excellence Framework.  Some of university?s prominent courses are:

  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Music & Dance
  • Art & Design
  • Psychology
  • Education & Teaching

Student Facilities

Students Union provide assistance for students regarding various faiths, cultures and a wide range of activities are provided by the clubs and societies owned by them. The union has free membership for students and provide benefits through various social activities.  

Libraries are provided by university for convenience of their students across its campuses, The Murray Library and St. Peter?s Library has 24x7 access for students facilitated with millions of volumes, research papers and documents. Access to wireless internet is provided across it campus for students and residents 24x7. Sunderland Futures assists with career advices, opportunities and support for the students. Disability services are facilitated for students with dyslexia or any other mental health issues to enhance their learning experience at university.

Accommodation

Halls of residence are provided with single study bedrooms and located at distance of 1.5 miles from campus.

  • Clanny House
  • The Forge - U Student Village
  • Panns Bank
  • The Precinct
  • Scotia Quay

Rooms, kitchens and bathrooms are made in such a way that it can be easily accessed by students who are deaf or have any other such disability. Personal refrigerators are also provided by the university to students on basis of demand.

Notable Alumni

Some of the well-established personalities of this university are:

  • Katy McLean (Captain, England Women's Rugby), BSc Sport Studies
  • Tony Scott - English film director and producer
  • Steve Cram, BSc Sport Studies
  • Andrew Zisserman - Computer Vision Researcher
  • Terry Deary - British children's author of over 200 books, selling over 25 million copies in over 40 languages
  • Jaz Martin - English film, television and stage actor
  • Carl Ivar Hagen - Norwegian politician and former Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament
  • Goldie Harvey - Nigerian professional singer and a Big Brother Africa sta
  • Tony Scott - English film director and producer
  • Richard Billingham - English photographer and artist

Scholarship

Sunderland scholarship programs has a unique thing, if the student is eligible for any of its scholarship program then they will receive it on their own its not required to apply for scholarship. Some of its scholarship programs are:

  • Science and Technology Scholarship
  • Elite Athlete Scholarship
  • Development Athlete Scholarship
  • The Sunderland Scholarship 
  • Study Abroad (Modern Foreign Languages) Scholarship
  • Off-campus Scholarship 
  • International Scholarship
  • International Futures Scholarship
  • Get There Scholarship 
  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Care Leavers' Scholarship

Every year university provides financial support to students for more than £10 million. 

Courses Offered

Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) MBA

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Media, Culture and Communication BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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Animation and Games Art BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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English with Criminology BA/BSc (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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Accounting and Financial Management BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (1 year)

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Childhood Studies with Photography BA/BSc (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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