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The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, and was awarded university status in 1992. It has three campuses: two in Sunderland on the northeast coast of England and one in London, which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees. In the past, Sunderland has been shortlisted for University of the Year awards.
The University of Sunderland has a close link with business and industry, as well as a close working relationship with many leading blue-chip companies. Many take work placements with such companies as part of a degree, with links being particularly strong in engineering and media. The LLB degree includes the UK’s first ever module in space law and Sunderland shows further strengths thanks to its large pharmacy and applied science departments.
Situated in Canary Wharf, the heart of Europe’s most important financial centre, the University of Sunderland London Campus now caters to more than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. The campus offers world class teaching and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures, providing a dynamic learning experience for students.
A wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered at the University of Sunderland, London Campus including:
MBAs are also offered in the areas of Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
The University offers English language tuition to students before the start of term as well as in-sessional courses. The University of Sunderland also runs a free airport pick up service for students who arrive at Newcastle Airport. The faculty also run a one-week induction programme for new students, while the university also organises a number of welcome parties for new arrivals.
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ten subjects at Sunderland were awarded the 4*maximum standard of world leading research.
Sunderland has five halls of residence and all first year students are guaranteed an offer of a place in University accommodation. There are over 2,000 rooms available with various options including en suite, shared and sizes ranging from medium to extra large. Rooms are arranged in flats with a shared kitchen.
All halls are self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. Personal possessions insurance is included within the rent, as is wifi, and a free campus bus service links all halls to both campuses.
The University of Sunderland has three campuses: two in Sunderland and one in London, for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees. Sunderland is a city with a mixture of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture and is a short walk from miles of sandy beaches.
As one of the largest cities in the north east, it has many large bars and nightclubs and is a regular stop for touring bands. Sunderland is also home to numerous sports clubs, like Sunderland FC and facilities, including Olympic standard swimming pools, a dry ski centre and one of the largest climbing walls in Britain. Sunderland is about four hours by train from London.
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