University of Sunderland

The life changing University of Sunderland has 27,500 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.

Ranked as a top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2023, we are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, and public and private sector collaborations. We also have a track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies. The University is focused on ensuring our graduates leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and connections to make a positive difference in the wider world.

The University of Sunderland also supports workforce development through a range of apprenticeships and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

Our employer-centred approach to training and education enables us to ensure our courses are relevant to industry and designed in collaboration with organisations.

We have a portfolio that can enhance skills and knowledge across the whole workforce, covering a wide range of specialisms, which can help schools and colleges to achieve training objectives, support recruitment and retention.

People are the key to every organisation, and by creating routes to higher education, that can fit around work and other commitments will further support working people who wish to progress in their careers.

With funding available, it’s never been a better time to build skills for the future!

Sunderland is recognised internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The University is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was named The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021. We were also shortlisted as University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education, and our We Care Team won the prestigious Social Mobility Project Award at the 2022 Inclusive Awards.

The University of Sunderland is integral to the city and our region. Our Strategic Plan 2020-25 sets out our “Life-Changing” mission, through transformative experiences for our students, career-focused and professions-facing teaching, and the positive difference we aim to make to society. All of these have a distinct local and regional impact.