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The university is perfect and has all things I require. The staff are amazing and always there for any support at all.

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By Kushan
On 29th January 21

University of Sunderland Ranking


University of Salford #91
Birmingham City University #92
Liverpool Hope University #93
Ulster University #94
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) #95
University of Worcester #96
University of Sunderland #97
Birkbeck, University of London #98
Goldsmiths, University of London #99
Kingston University #100

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Clanny House #3
AXO Sunderland #4
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Scotia Quay #6
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The university is perfect and has all things I require. The staff are amazing and always there for any support at all.

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By Kushan
On 29th January 21

Applying to University of Sunderland

Entry Requirements

144-159 UCAS Points

Average range for University of Sunderland entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
5,375
÷  
Applications:
7,585
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Offer rate:
70.86%
Acceptances:
1,600
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Applicants:
6,570
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Acceptance rate:
24.35%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
Selection of subject specific open evenings over the next few months
TEACHING NOTES:
From Monday 4 January 2021, teaching will be online unless programme leaders advise students to come onto campus.
This is the latest available data taken from the sj.sunderland.ac.uk website on 29th March 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Can you Explain about nursing top up programs? Is it 1 year program with 2 year stay back?
By member1154199 On 15th February 21
Hi there, Our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) course is one year if you are studying full time or two years if you wish to study part time.
By member1355961 On 8th April 21
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How is the experience by students taking an online MSc degree in Computer Science with Cybersecurity?
By MosesK On 16th October 20
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Good university campus. I recommend staying in a house share for better rooms like this https://www.facebook.com/sunderlandunilets
By member1051046 On 9th September 20
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How sunderland is best more than other University's
By member945066 On 29th January 20
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Has anyone any experience with the IDL PGCE at Sunderland?
By member744917 On 20th January 20
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 3rd April 21

Not too bad, I’m rather impressed with most.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th March 21

Doesn’t have a proper student’s union

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th March 21

Not impressed with their handling of the pandemic

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd March 21

The student’s union is not good enough in my opinion. I feel like they just want to argue with students for fun.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st March 21

It's a good university to go to with some great results, but it is lacking in its student facilties such as the students Union. I'm from a different part of the country but the university there doesn't do my course so came here, at that university there is a massive students union building with restaurants, bars, clubs a supermarket. All the students Union has at Sunderland is a couple of offices and that's it. Academics are really friendly and helpful as well as other university staff. Good accommodation choices for new students too and a wide range of societies.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 21

A great experience. Staff are great.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd February 21

University of Sunderland is a very nice University

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 21

The lecturers have been absolutely amazing.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 21

I’ve lived here for nearly two years and my experience hah been good. The location is accessible and the security is second to non. No accomodation is perfect but this in comfortable.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th January 21

The university is perfect and has all things I require. The staff are amazing and always there for any support at all.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th January 21

overall good university for education and university experience overall

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th January 21

Great university with great staff but not enough student engagement

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th January 21

I study at university of Sunderland since 2017 and I really enjoy it. The academic members are helpful and always at the students’ service

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th December 20

reall great university experience!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th September 20

Great university! Great experience!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st August 20

A pretty good place with decent enough food, friendly staff and nice Wifi. I did the history course and almost all my lecturers were nice and helpful. Unfortunately, because the vice chancellor David Bell is a terrible person who has no idea what he's doing, the History course no longer exists. Still, it's a nice place. Not the best but not the worst either.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th July 20

Its a complete waste of time. I completed my final year project and they have not marked it since 2017. Reasons are that they never listened to our complaints. Supervisors and staffs are very lazy to communicate and lazy to solve our problems. I have list of issues with University of Sunderland. I have screenshots of their email, whatsapp communication, word of mouth and receipts to prove how careless they are. They want money only.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th May 20

Great school. My course provides everything I hoped it would.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th May 20

It's a perfect place to focus your studies, excellent lecturers, good people in university.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st March 20

I should not consider Sunderland as a city it’s more a village and people will act like villagers as well, for me it’s not a bother but if you like clubbing and going out you have to spend some more money going somewhere else like newcastle and keep In mind that the metro isn’t in your favour, the university has some free activities that are interesting but the fact that they are put in the middle of the week makes it difficult for every student to attend. To be honest I didn’t like Sunderland at all and I can’t wait to leave but the university worth’s the effort but make sure you have friends to spend some time with cause there aren’t many things you can do if you don’t like theatre or casino games. Also I find it difficult to find a job here you can work in a factory close in the city but if you like something else is better to look somewhere else cause the payment can’t be good for a student especially if you are an international student there is a procedure that takes a month

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th February 20

Spent £4.500 on nothing so far. Learning has stopped since enrolment. I do not recommend anyone does an IFY here. It's just a money spinner. I'm hoping that learning commences next year, or I'll be requiring a refund, or lawsuit.The pointless tasks aren't teaching me a thing. For instance....a project worth a lot of points. Design an app that will never be built, for imaginary people who will never exist!? You work that one out! Linear 'learning' models sold as cycles, and time wasting exercises.I could've been SISCO certified by now if I was in charge of spending my funding.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th November 19

studying at DanceCity based in Newcastle so cant rate everything throughly and truly

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th October 19

A good experience so far with helpful and friendly lecturers

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th September 19

I had a wonderful experience at Sunderland University. I recently finished my degree in Biomedical Science and the faculty and teaching were excellent. I found the lecturers were always engaged and willing to help. If they offered more postgraduate science courses I would have happily stayed on to do a masters.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th September 19

University is good. Food not so much.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 19

Good uni, good facilities, easy to get into, sometimes staff seem a bit too relaxed though and don't help much, but i guess it depends on your course, good location

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th July 19

Corrupt university engaging in cover up for corrupt lecturers. I regret attending this institution

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th May 19

Sunderland is a fantastic university. I loved my time here, in the Psychology department. I only graduated last year and I intend on going back for further study. The Psychology department has the most supportive and thorough lecturers I have ever met. It was most definitely the best experience of education I have ever had. I would recommend Sunderland university to my family, my friends and anyone who cared to listen. Donna.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd May 19

Great course but I’m off campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 19

Sunderland is a poor city but the uni is a credit.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd March 19

Don't even bother applying for this uni, the facilities will screw you, every single minute they crash! Got back up? don't worry because their Macs/PC will do everything it can to destroy your backups too. I have failed my submissions because of the facilities and sent them an email about the problems. After paying your tuition fee they just won't give a damn about you. Extremely disappointed with this university and I REGRET COMING HERE

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th November 18

Hi ! What about mature students ? Are they attending this uni ? How do you think they feel , are they easily integrating ? Thank you in advance for any answer regarding mature students .

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd November 18

The university are always helpful and always have students in mind

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th November 18

Good university with good facilities etc

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th November 18

I love Sunderland. They’ve been so so helpful

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th February 18

I liked this University. A good location. Wide range of societies and encouragement to create your own. Many oppportunities for students to work and volunteer.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th October 17

the worst admission staff ever !! non professional, aggressive and they looked like fed up. you can't discuss your opinion with them. they feeling they are right and the others wrong

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th October 17

Friendly enough people and ok facilities, course organisation was lacking.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th April 17

Zero support from useless teaching and reluctant 'support' staff. Don't believe their lies. Don't go here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd January 17

The course I attended needed improvements in my opinion. I personally think Sunderland is a nice city. Some of the services offered by the university can be a little expensive considering it is supposedly one of the cheapest parts of the country.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th December 16

save up, go across the tyne and study at norhumbria or newcastle. there is no money at the uni, no atmosphere about the place especially at st peters campus, the student union building is non-existent (go check out leeds' SU building in comparison), was told that grades above 75 are scrutinized. best things? one library is 24/7, there's a greggs at city campus, city life (drinks/rent) is cheap.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th September 16

WiFi can be a pain in the butt, however I really like the city. Transport is good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th December 15

Really good uni, great facilities and a pretty campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th August 15

It's a nice place that's based in a nice place and it'll get better

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th June 15

I chose Sunderland because the campus and facilities are all new and lovely, as well as being rated one of the best psychology departments in the North East. There wasn't enough focus on what to do when we graduated before third year, meaning we have had to fend for ourselves a lot to find a graduate job. Despite this, the people and staff were fantastic.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th June 15

Fantastic! I did the 4 year teacher training course here and the staff have been wonderful. Just coming to the end now!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

good big and spacious, had a gregs, Starbucks, library is really big and the city space is big, modern and really nice.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Only reason the SU isn't so good is because the social venue is at St Peter's campus only and it's a bit out dated. However, the services they provide are really good from what I've heard. The rest of the university is fab apart from the login system for wifi can be a pain to connect to but once your on its fine

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

The campus' are pretty good but food facilities could be cheaper and with better choice.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

Love the facilities but wifi doesn't connect my laptop on campus. Wifi at halls is only adequate.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

Great university! So glad I chose to came here. Campuses are small and nice looking.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

good facilities, campuses are 20 minutes apart. Internet is okay. Careers services available and lots of careers updates

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

Very friendly atmosphere, plenty of things to do in the city, loads of awesome people and easy access to anywhere else in the North East for a bit of a lookabout!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

no proper students union bar or meeting place and food at uni cafe is expensive and laptop has had problems connecting to the wifi, it wasn't straight forward

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th April 15

The societies are only good if you're good at a sport

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