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Why postgraduate study?

If you’re looking to further your skills and knowledge in your field, progress more quickly in your chosen career, earn a higher salary or choose a new career path, postgraduate study could be for you.

A postgraduate course requires a high level of commitment and focus, something which employers value greatly. And, as more and more people enter the workforce with an undergraduate degree, you could stand out from the crowd by having a postgraduate qualification.

You may need a postgraduate qualification to work in a particular role, or to embark on a whole new career. Or you may be coming to the end of your undergraduate studies and want to enhance your knowledge in your chosen subject. Whether you choose to study a taught course or focus on a research degree, you will improve your skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as deepen your understanding of a subject that interests you.

Postgraduate study at Sunderland

You can be assured of high-quality teaching across our postgraduate courses, as well as access to excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces such as the Living Lab, the nationally recognisedNational Glass Centre and the professionally supervised Law Clinic and Marketing Hub.

Our courses are career-focused and professions-facing, ensuring you have a head start in the workplace when you graduate. Many of our courses are co-designed by employers, affiliated with professional bodies and our lecturers are closely linked to their sectors.

We also offer conversion courses that enable you to embark on a new career. A conversion course is an intensive postgraduate degree and are often condensed versions of undergraduate courses – studied in a shorter period of time, and at masters level.

Most of our courses start in September and October but we also have early starts from January to April.

At Sunderland, our aim is for you to graduate with enhanced skills and knowledge, further experience and the professional contacts you need to achieve your career goals. Study a postgraduate course with us, and join a friendly community of like-minded staff and students.

(Video) Postgraduate Degrees at the University of Sunderland

Current students

If you're a current undergraduate student at the University of Sunderland, we'd love you to stay with us.

As aUniversity of Sunderland graduate (alumni), you could be awarded a generous tuition fee discount if you return to study a postgraduate course with us. For most courses, graduates who enrol onto a full or part-time postgraduate course will receive 20% off tuition fees.

To make things easier for you to apply, you can complete a shorter version of our postgraduate application form for most of our postgraduate courses – head to your chosen course page, hit 'Apply now' and select the button for current undergraduate students.

Student stories

Read our student storiesto find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Sunderland.

MSc Inequality and Society graduate, Sarah Ellis says:

"I graduated from my undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland 22 years ago and have very happy memories of that time. I chose Sunderland to study my Masters degree because I remembered a friendly and fun atmosphere – which certainly still exists!

Having been an undergraduate at Sunderland and returning two decades later, it feels like coming home. The University and this course has given me hope, a direction and purpose. Crucially it has provided me with the means to achieve my goals.

For the last ten years I’ve held onto a three-word phrase: “Believe, Persevere, Achieve”. For me, the University of Sunderland embodies that ethos.”

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Flexible learning

Did you know that at the University of Sunderland we offer a range of flexible learning opportunities? We know how hard it is trying to strike the balance between work and personal commitments, so we want to make student life at Sunderland as straightforward as possible.

Many of our postgraduate courses are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis and our supportive tutors are on hand to ensure you can manage your workload throughout.

Alternatively, you may choose to join our online community and study a distance learning course. This option allows you to study anywhere in the world while staying in employment.

Browse our courses to find out which are taught part-time or distance learning.

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Fees and funding

A postgraduate degree increases your earning power and enhances your career prospects, but we understand that postgraduate study can be a significant investment. We’re here to support you and make your postgraduate study all the most affordable as you make that investment in your future.

We also offer an alumni loyalty scheme for University of Sunderland graduates (alumni) in the form of a generous tuition fee discount, if you return to study a postgraduate course with us.

Learn more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Financial support is also available in the form of scholarships and bursaries, from tuition fee discounts to subject-specific cash scholarships to support your learning.

Learn more about scholarships and bursaries available to postgraduate students.

Support

As well as offering help with fees and funding, we also provide support services that you may need:

  • The Gateway Enquiries team– the first place to go for any kind of information about the University.
  • University Library Services offer access to digital and print resources and study skills sessions.
  • Our Student Wellbeing Service is here to support you through your student journey, by providing free and confidential tailored support to address your health and wellbeing needs.
  • Sunderland Futuresis the University’s Career Service. They can support you with all your career needs, from finding a student job in the local area, to volunteering opportunities and even professional mentoring.
  • Our Chaplaincy service offers information on the many different places of worship in the area and encourages and supports students and religious groups of all faiths and denominations.
  • The Disability Support team provide a confidential service to you if your disability or condition has an impact on how you study and learn.
  • The University of Sunderland Childcare Service is open to students, staff and the general public.

Open days and campus tours

Join us at our next Open Day and see what Sunderland really has to offer. Come and see our excellent facilities, meet staff and current students and discover what postgraduate study at the University of Sunderland could mean for you.

We also offer regularcampus tours which you can book at a time convenient for you. Visits are delivered by our Student Ambassadors and members of staff in our Home Student Recruitment Service. They are experts in providing tours of our campuses, including the libraries, social spaces, teaching areas and facilities available for your chosen course.

If you can’t make it on campus, you can still look around our facilities by taking our Virtual Campus Tour. Explore our campuses, course facilities, cafés and restaurants, the city of Sunderland itself and its attractions.

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FAQs

Is Sunderland University cheap? ›

Tuition fees are £13,000 for 2022/23. They are higher because the UK Government subsidises the cost of university tuition for UK students. Please note that if you have a Student visa, you cannot study any course on a part-time basis.

How much is Sunderland University tuition? ›

Can I do a Masters online? ›

Online Masters degrees are a cheaper way of studying than traditional routes to a Masters – Tuition fees may be comparable to those of physical Masters, but the format of an online Masters means that it's easier to work and earn as you study.

Is University of Sunderland good? ›

Ranked within the top 50 UK universities

We're pleased to say that the University of Sunderland has been placed within the top 50 UK universities by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Is Sunderland good for international students? ›

The University of Sunderland is a highly-respected UK university that combines academic excellence with fantastic student support and pastoral care. As you would expect from a university that has been providing education since 1901, we offer a rich and high-quality education and facilities.

Which part of London is Sunderland University? ›

The University of Sunderland in London is located near Canary Wharf, London's globally recognised financial centre. London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, an ethos that is reflected in the quality of our teaching and diversity of our thought.

Why Sunderland University is best? ›

Research influence

Sunderland are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research, and all research-active staff also teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree.

Does University of Sunderland require ielts? ›

To study for a University of Sunderland degree you need to meet the course entry requirements. If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualification (or equivalent) as a minimum: International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

How can international students apply at University of Sunderland? ›

International and UK students apply for undergraduate courses in the same way – through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website. The UCAS institution code for the University is S84.

Can you do a MSc without a degree? ›

You may be able to study an MSc without an undergraduate degree or with a lower degree result. This is more likely if you have other relevant experience. If in doubt, find a course as normal and then contact the university responsible. Find out more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

Is a master's degree online worth it? ›

If you work a full-time job, online offerings could be the difference between getting an advanced degree in your lifetime and not getting one. In this sense, an online master's is very valuable. If you can manage to attend school and still work to earn a living, there are still other avenues where you can save.

Are online masters easier to get into? ›

The good news is that there's a very clear answer here, and the answer is YES! Your chances of getting into grad school and attaining an easy online Master's degree is greater than their on-campus counterparts.

Is Sunderland a good place to live? ›

Sunderland is a city with a small-town feel. The variety of neighbourhoods have a sense of community and the locals tend to look out for each other. The city has plenty going for it and is a great place to call home

What is Sunderland famous for? ›

Over the centuries, Sunderland grew as a port, trading coal and salt and was once famously hailed as the "Largest Shipbuilding Town in the World". Ships were built on the Wear from at least 1346 onwards and by the mid-eighteenth century Sunderland was one of the chief shipbuilding towns in the country.

What rank is Sunderland University? ›

University of Sunderland Rank 2022

The University of Sunderland is a public research university based in Sunderland, UK. The Complete University Guide is a Sunderland at 108th rank for 2021 in its university ranking. The Guardian has dropped Sunderland's from 71st for 2018 to 100th for 2021 in its university ranking.

How far is Sunderland to London? ›

How far is London from Sunderland? The Sunderland to London distance is around 239 miles (386 km).

Is Sunderland in England or Scotland? ›

Sunderland, town, port, and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, historic county of Durham, England. It lies at the mouth of the River Wear, along the North Sea.

Which state is Sunderland in UK? ›

City of Sunderland
Sunderland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
RegionNorth East
CountyTyne and Wear
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How many hours is Sunderland to London? ›

It takes an average of 3h 52m to travel from Sunderland to London by train, over a distance of around 240 miles (387 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Sunderland to London and tickets for this journey start from £19 when you book in advance.

How many universities of Sunderland are in UK? ›

The university conducts educational programmes at four campuses; two in Sunderland and one each in Hong Kong and London. The two campuses situated in Sunderland are called Sir Tom Cowie Campus and City Campus.
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Table of Contents.
Year of establishment1992
No.of Campuses4
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense3890 Pound
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Is University of Sunderland outside London? ›

The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, and was awarded university status in 1992. It has four campuses: two in Sunderland on the northeast coast of England, one in London, which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees, and a new development in Hong Kong.

Why did you choose Sunderland University in London? ›

The University of Sunderland in London combines the best of our famously-friendly academic support with first-class facilities, fantastic location and life-shaped learning options. This is a University that works around you. So wherever you're coming from, and wherever you want to go, we'll help get you there.

Is University of Sunderland recognized? ›

Sunderland is recognised internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

How many universities are there in Sunderland? ›

Universities in Sunderland
Commercial, Private,6
Healthcare, Medical5
Universities, Colleges2
Nonprofit1

How will you fund your studies at University of Sunderland? ›

Scholarships and bursaries

To help manage the cost of university, we offer a number of generous scholarships, bursaries and grants. Through our scholarships, we recognise and reward the academic achievements of our students or the promise they show in a specific subject area.

What is English qualification? ›

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

How many universities accept duolingo in UK? ›

There are almost 66-68 approx the Universities in the UK that accept the Duolingo English exam scores for language proficiency requirements.

How long does it take to get CAS from University of Sunderland? ›

The University will assign a CAS within five working days from the date of receipt of all required documentary evidence which has satisfied the necessary checks.

How can I apply in University of Sunderland? ›

We've made applying for a degree with the University of Sunderland in London simple with apply online.
...
Apply online
  1. Your personal details.
  2. Address details.
  3. Courses you wish to apply for.
  4. Your education history.
  5. A list of all your gained qualifications.
  6. Any employment history you may have.

Why do you want to study in the UK? ›

If you study in the UK, your degree will be recognized and respected around the world. Receiving a degree from a UK university will provide you with a solid foundation for the real world and will help you get your dream job. Studying in the UK will make your CV stand out to prospective employers.

Is it easy to get job in UK after Masters? ›

Getting job in UK after masters is not very difficult if you have completed your education from the top institutes in subjects that are in high demand. Your chances of getting a job in UK after masters is influenced by various factors such as your level of education, skills, area of search, job field, etc.

Which Masters degree is most in demand in UK? ›

10 High-Paying Jobs In The UK That Requires A Master's Degree
  1. Investment Banking (MBA) ...
  2. Petroleum Engineer (Masters in Petroleum Engineering) ...
  3. Business Management Consultant (MBA) ...
  4. Architect (Masters in Architectural Design) ...
  5. Financial Analysts (Masters in Finance) ...
  6. Statistician (Masters in Economics)

Is postgraduate and Masters same? ›

Since a postgraduate diploma is not called “master's degree”, logic dictates that it must be somehow different than a master's degree. Most postgraduate diplomas are more applied in nature. Most (with exceptions) do not grant access to further graduate study.

Is a 1 year master's degree worth it? ›

If there is a clear goal in your mind and you are content in your field, a one-year Masters programme is a great choice. People with longer work experience and a proven quantitative aptitude tend to prefer this type of programme, because they can handle the intensity of the coursework.

Do you get paid more if you have a masters? ›

The benefits of a master's degree

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with just a high school degree earn $746 per week on average while college graduates earn closer to 1,248 per week, and workers with master's degrees earn nearly $1,500 per week.

Do employers care where you get your masters? ›

No matter where your degree came from, your experiences and skills are what really matter to employers. They care about the projects you worked on in school, the times you applied your skills, and personal connections you made.

Which is the easiest Masters Degree in UK? ›

Following is the list of easiest masters degrees that one can choose to specialize in.
  • Masters of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Masters of Arts (MA)
  • Masters in Mass Communication.
  • Masters of Psychology.
  • Masters of Finance.
  • Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Science (MSc)

Which masters degree is easy? ›

Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees are some of the most easy-to-find degrees provided by universities worldwide. M.A.s are generally focused on disciplines like History, Languages, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences. You will find both academic and research-oriented Masters of Arts that usually last for two years.

What is the easiest fastest masters degree? ›

Easiest Online Masters Degree Programs
  • Business Administration.
  • Communications.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • Education & Teaching.
  • Educational Leadership.
  • Healthcare Administration.
  • Human Resources.
  • Human Services.
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How much does it cost to live in Sunderland? ›

The average cost of living in Sunderland is $1321, which is in the top 33% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3103rd out of 9294 in our global list, 232nd out of 277 in the United Kingdom, and 200th out of 231 in England.

Is Sunderland a good place to live? ›

Sunderland is a city with a small-town feel. The variety of neighbourhoods have a sense of community and the locals tend to look out for each other. The city has plenty going for it and is a great place to call home

What is Sunderland best known for? ›

Over the centuries, Sunderland grew as a port, trading coal and salt and was once famously hailed as the "Largest Shipbuilding Town in the World". Ships were built on the Wear from at least 1346 onwards and by the mid-eighteenth century Sunderland was one of the chief shipbuilding towns in the country.

Why is Sunderland a good place to live? ›

Sunderland has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK, these votes are based on many factors including; house prices, income, and crime levels in the city. Compared to the rest of the UK the employment rate in Sunderland is a bit low, with just 65% of its residents in work.

How many hours is Sunderland to London? ›

It takes an average of 3h 52m to travel from Sunderland to London by train, over a distance of around 240 miles (387 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Sunderland to London and tickets for this journey start from £19 when you book in advance.

Is Sunderland in England or Scotland? ›

Sunderland, town, port, and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, historic county of Durham, England. It lies at the mouth of the River Wear, along the North Sea.

Does University of Sunderland require ielts? ›

To study for a University of Sunderland degree you need to meet the course entry requirements. If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualification (or equivalent) as a minimum: International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Is Sunderland a cheap place to live? ›

Sunderland is the second most affordable city in the UK, according to a 2018 'Graduate salaries in the UK' survey conducted by Prospects Luminate. Living comfortably on a budget is much easier at Sunderland than other universities.

What is the best area of Sunderland? ›

The Best Areas to Live in Sunderland
  1. 1 – Seaburn. Seaburn is a highly desirable area of Sunderland, and one of the districts which commands the highest house prices in the city. ...
  2. 2 – Fulwell. ...
  3. 3 – Ashbrooke. ...
  4. 4 – Middle Herrington. ...
  5. 5 – Queen Alexandra Road. ...
  6. 6 – Chester Road.

What is the distance between Sunderland and Newcastle? ›

How far is it from Newcastle upon Tyne to Sunderland? The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.3 miles.

Is Sunderland close to London? ›

How far is London from Sunderland? The Sunderland to London distance is around 239 miles (386 km).

Is Sunderland a city in London? ›

Sunderland (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ ( listen)) is a port city in Northern England.
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Sunderland
• London240 miles (390 km) SSE
Metropolitan boroughCity of Sunderland
Metropolitan countyTyne and Wear
RegionNorth East
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What are Sunderland people called? ›

Mackem, Makem or Mak'em is the informal nickname for residents of and people from Sunderland, a city in North East England.

Why Sunderland University is best? ›

Research influence

Sunderland are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research, and all research-active staff also teach, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree.

Is Sunderland pretty? ›

Sunderland is a lively, modern city with plenty of green spaces, stunning coastal scenery and a refreshing attitude to life. Sunderland has the added advantage of being a city by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

Why are Sunderland known as Black Cats? ›

The legend of Joshua Dunn, who volunteered for Sunderland Loyal Volunteer force, fleeing from the 'sound of a black cat', led to one of the gun batteries on the river Wear (John Paul Jones Battery) become known as the Black Cat Battery.

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