University of Sunderland was established in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College. As a dynamic new College, Sunderland was the first in England to introduce the 'sandwich course' which enabled engineering apprentices to gain higher qualifications whilst working.
In 1992 Sunderland Polytechnic gained university status and became the University of Sunderland. The University aims to provide a purposeful higher education opportunity for learners from all walks of life that enriches society and offers innovation in research-led teaching and practice that will equip learners for productive employment.
Campuses of University of Sunderland –
The University has two campuses in Sunderland: the Sir Tom Cowie Campus by the sea and City Campus in Sunderland's city centre. More than £130m will have been spent on both campuses by 2011, ensuring our facilities match the quality of their courses, which are underpinned by excellent teaching ratings. A third campus has recently been opened in London at Canary Wharf, the heart of Europe's most important financial centre.
Why Choose University of Sunderland?
- They are the best new university in the North East
- Superb facilities
- Affordable living costs
- It's a beautiful place to live, study and work
- A safe environment for the students
- Great career support and work placement opportunities
Facilities at University of Sunderland –
- Modern Laboratories
- Cafes & Restaurants
Faculties at University of Sunderland –
The University is made up of four academic departments known as Faculties. Faculties are responsible for teaching and learning, academic development and research, and working with partners in business and industry.
- Faculty of Applied Sciences
- Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Sunderland Business School
Sunderland Law School
- Faculty of Education and Society