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Embark on your postgraduate journey with the University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at its four campuses worldwide; in Sunderland, The University of Sunderland in London and Hong Kong.

Our global partnerships, world-leading research, knowledge transfer partnerships with businesses, and collaborations with private and public regional leaders are focused on the University’s key areas of strength: sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries.

Over 70% of published research carried out at the University of Sunderland has been rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

By embarking on your postgraduate journey at Sunderland, you're making a fundamental investment in your future. We offer postgraduate courses and research opportunities across a diverse range of disciplines. You will work alongside academics who are leaders in their fields and have access to excellent facilities including state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, the Living Lab, the nationally-recognised National Glass Centre and the professionally supervised Law Clinic.

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Browse our subjects to find the right course for you and chat to our students to learn more about studying and student life at the University of Sunderland.

Embark on your postgraduate journey with the University of Sunderland

Make your comeback

Are you currently working in a profession that doesn’t fit you the way it used to? Do you want to make a complete career change but don’t know how or where to get started? Embark on a new path with a conversion course at the University of Sunderland.

Scholarships and Discounts

The North East Postgraduate Discount aims to support the north-east region in its response to the current cost-of-living challenges through the provision of affordable opportunities for individuals to upskill and boost their career opportunities. We are offering a fee waiver of 20% on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught masters programmes of study including MA, MSc, LLM, MBA. The discount is for students impacted by cost-of-living challenges who have a local connection to the north-east region. This includes anyone who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from any university in the north-east in academic years 2020/21, 2021/22, or 2022/23.

If you are a University of Sunderland graduate you will receive 20% off your tuition fee if you return to study an eligible postgraduate course with us.

All international students studying a taught, postgraduate course will benefit from a £900 scholarship in the form of a tuition fee discount which is automatically deducted. International research degree students are awarded a £1,400 discount.

For full terms and conditions and eligibility, please visit our website.

Embark on your postgraduate journey with the University of Sunderland

Hear from our students

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students who have studied postgraduate courses with us:

Sarah Ellis returned to the University of Sunderland to study MSc Inequality and Society after graduating from her first degree two decades ago. She plans to progress onto a PhD and hopes to teach one day.

Dominic Button initially joined the University of Sunderland to study his top-up degree, enjoying it so much that he chose to stay and study his masters degree in Cybersecurity. He is now working towards his PhD.

Muminat Abiola Zubair-Muhammed decided she wanted to improve her nursing skills and upgrade her nursing diploma to degree level. After completing our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) course, she is now studying MSc Nursing.

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Welcome to Sunderland Business School. We bring together 3 strong departments - Sunderland Business School, Sunderland Law School, and Tourism at Sunderland Business School.‌

Innovative courses, international research programmes and enterprising initiatives to engage businesses and organisations all hallmark Sunderland Business School and Sunderland Law School.

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The Faculty of Education and Society at Sunderland is a large and diverse grouping of three separate Departments whose programmes range from Teacher Training for schools and for FE, through Languages, Childhood Studies, History and English to the training of Social Workers and to Criminology.

Social Sciences

The Faculty has a strong commitment to Research, Scholarly activity, Teaching excellence. The Quality of our academic programmes is underwritten by excellent Ofsted judgments for teacher education and by QAA verdicts for other programmes.

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