University of Sunderland

About the institution

The University of Sunderland was established in 1901 and gained university status in 1992. It has three campuses. Two are in Sunderland, where almost all of its undergraduate courses are based: one in the city centre and one close to the sea. The third is in London and offers undergraduate degrees in business and in tourism. Many of the university’s courses have a vocational or creative focus; they include a BA in glass and ceramics based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
16,022
Male UG students: 
48%
Female UG students: 
52%
Full-time students: 
86%
Under 21 on entry: 
57%
International: 
29%
Undergraduate: 
76%
Student-staff ratio: 
19.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
294.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 10%
2.1: 38%
2.2: 40%
Pass: 9%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

89%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
48%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
18,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment


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