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About University of Sunderland

The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. University of Sunderland is proud of their long-established commitment to widening participation, Sunderland’s world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and Sunderland’s track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of the societies and economies.

In March 2018, Sunderland were successful in the bid to open a new School of Medicine. With a track-record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East. We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the “University of the Year” category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students.

University Subjects Ranking

  • #2 Education
  • #9 Hospitality, event management & tourism
  • #15 Film production & photography
  • #25 Health professions
  • #29 Media & film studies
  • #29 Design & crafts
  • #30 Pharmacy & pharmacology
  • #30 Biosciences
  • #31 Law
  • #32 Art
  • #34 Fashion & textiles
  • #38 Mechanical Engineering

(Guardian University League 2020)

Popular Programs

Duration: 3 years (or add 1 year Foundation or Optional Placement). Fees: £12,000 per year Intakes: September

This course introduces relevant aspects of chemistry, physiology and dermatology as well as the regulatory marketing and business framework for cosmetics. You’ll also be introduced to the principles of formulation, with an emphasis on those related to cosmetics.

During the second year, you will undertake a more in-depth exploration of formulation, dermatology and professional practice in the cosmetic industry. This will include the importance of colour in these formulations and the differences between industrial and lab scale manufacture.

The final year culminates in a science-led project that can be tailored to your interests. Through the project you will demonstrate your capacity to address a particular issue in a rigorous, research-enabled way. The project can be linked to your placement or other work experience, making it a useful way of catching the attention of potential employers.

Why Sunderland

  • Make extensive use of the advanced technology and laboratory infrastructure in our Sciences Complex
  • We encourage you to apply for an optional 1-year placement between year 2 and 3
  • The University has over 100 years of expertise in teaching science
  • Teaching at Sunderland is kept fully up-to-date through our strong links with employers who help guide the content of the course
  • A unique curriculum which captures all aspects of Cosmetic Science

Career options
As a Cosmetic Science graduate, you’ll have a wide range of employment options in the cosmetic and related pharmaceutical industries.

Cosmetic scientists can earn starting salaries of around £20,000, moving up to over £50,000 a year for senior chemist and R&D managerial roles. You could also explore positions in business, sales and marketing. With the sector thriving in the UK, cosmetic science is a great area to qualify in for those that want creative and diverse career options in science.

Duration: 1 year Fees: £14,000 per year Intakes: Oct

This course will equip you with the skills needed to work in the cosmetics, personal care and fragrance industries in the UK and globally, including formulation, quality control, safety and claims substantiation testing, regulatory framework, and business skills.

You will be taught by a wide range of academic staff and selected external experts, allowing you to gain skills and knowledge in a thematically coherent manner via lectures, teamwork, group presentations, new product development exercises, dermatology, and working in skin and hair technology labs.

Why Sunderland

  • Make extensive use of the advanced technology and laboratory infrastructure in our Sciences Complex
  • The University has over 100 years of expertise in teaching science
  • Guest lectures from key stakeholders in the cosmetics industry
  • A unique curriculum which captures all aspects of Cosmetic Science
  • Sunderland has worked with GlaxoSmithKline for over 20 years, and Pfizer has funded research projects at Sunderland for more than ten years

Course structure
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group tasks, problem-based learning (PBL) and lab experiments.

Assessment methods include written PBL group presentations, written examinations (both open and closed book), lab reports and a lab-based creative project. You will take four 30-credit modules in Stages 1 and 2, and a 60-credit Research Project in Stage 3.

Duration: 4 years Fees: £12,000 per year Intakes: September

Our highly-regarded Pharmacy course begins with a broad overview of the fundamental pharmaceutical and biological sciences. You will develop more specialised knowledge and skills in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, therapeutics, clinical management and patient-focused clinical skills.

The course lasts four years and you will graduate as a Master of Pharmacy. The MPharm is the only undergraduate qualification in the UK which leads to professional registration as a pharmacist.

Why Sunderland

  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) figures show that the University of Sunderland is consistently one of the top-ranking Schools of Pharmacy in the National Registration Assessment. The pass rate in 2019 was 89.82% which is significantly above the national average of 72.33%
    97.5% of MPharm
  • Pharmacy graduates are in graduate-level employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • Pharmacy has been taught at Sunderland for almost 100 years and we have a strong reputation as a Pharmacy School that produces successful graduates
  • This course has over 90% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2018
  • Patient contact is embedded throughout the course alongside placements and interprofessional learning opportunities
  • All our pharmacist academics are at the forefront of current practice as they continue to work with regional trusts and pharmacy employers. This means you have direct links to employers and the most up to date clinical teaching
  • Research in Pharmacy at Sunderland has been described as ‘world-leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework

Course structure
Lectures cover key principles and are delivered by experienced and research active academics in the field. You will also learn in small seminar groups, practical laboratory classes and dispensing classes.

Assessment methods include examinations, time constrained tests (some web-based), assignments, essays, reports and presentations.

Duration: 3 years or 4 years with optional placement year. Fees: £13,000 per year Intake: September

The course puts you at the forefront of recent trends in pharmaceutical research, in which increasing numbers of drugs are coming from large biopharmaceutical molecules.

On graduation, you can look forward to a wide range of career opportunities in a large and growing industry. Over a quarter of all industrial research in the UK is performed by pharmaceutical companies.

Why Sunderland

  • You will be encouraged to apply for an optional 1-year placement between levels 2 and 3, working with multinationals such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis or in a local laboratory
  • 92% of BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Sciences and BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Sciences with Sandwich Year graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • This unique course makes extensive use of the new advanced technology within the laboratory infrastructure within our Sciences Complex
  • The University has over 100 years of expertise in teaching science
  • Our Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy courses (which include BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Sciences) are ranked 10th in the UK for The teaching on my course and are in the top 25% for Organisation and management, according to the National Student Survey 2018

Course structure
Teaching methods include laboratory practical work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills.

Assessments help provide feedback and consolidation as well as counting towards your degree. Assessment methods include laboratory reports, presentations, research essays and examinations.

This course shares a common first year with BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science and BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, which allows you to easily change course at the end of the first year should one of these routes appeal to you.

Duration: 1 year Fees: £13,500 per year Intakes: Oct

Why Sunderland?

  • This Masters at Sunderland covers biopharmaceuticals as well as pharmaceuticals
  • The course covers drug delivery systems, not only for large molecules such as proteins and genes but also for small drug molecules, that offer innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the society
  • Most postgraduates go on to work in pharmaceutical industries or undertake PhD programmes in the area of pharmaceutical sciences, biopharmaceuticals or drug delivery
  • Sunderland has worked with GlaxoSmithKline for over 20 years, and Pfizer has funded research projects at Sunderland for more than ten years

Course structure
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, problem-based learning, laboratory work, group work and visits to relevant companies. We also welcome guest speakers from the pharmaceutical industry who deliver guest lectures and seminars.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include written examinations, online tests and coursework, which includes oral and poster presentations.

Study a degree that’s well respected by industry leaders
This is a demanding, competitive and rapidly changing sector, so gaining a high-quality degree that helps you stand out from the crowd is essential. Here at the University of Sunderland, four of our courses are accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, which will help you do just that:

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

This accreditation will help make you more employable, and if you take one of our accredited courses, you will be able to fast track the process to becoming a Chartered Engineer. You can be sure of a top-class learning environment in which we will equip you with the skills and ideas needed to make an impact in the industry right away.

Duration: 3 / 4 years (optional placement year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

This course covers topics such as electrical principles, mechanics, manufacturing and materials, microprocessors and thermofluids.

You are encouraged to apply to undertake a year-long placement between the second and final years, although it is not compulsory. Past students have secured paid placement with companies such as Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel.

Staff use their real-world experience to enhance the already excellent teaching and support, which is enriched by research into areas such as manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance.

Why Sunderland

  • Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
  • This course has over 90% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2018
  • Current and future proof programme content to prepare you for tomorrow’s engineering world
    ‘World-leading’ research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Strong links to local and national employers
  • According to the National Student Survey 2018, our Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering courses are ranked 3rd in the UK for Assessment and feedback and Academic support, 5th for Organisation and management, 9th for The teaching on my course, and are in the top 25% for Learning resources and Student voice
  • 76.9% of our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering graduates are in graduate-level employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • Experienced and supportive staff
Duration: 3 / 4 years (optional placement year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

This course will equip you with the skills you need to be an accomplished Automotive Engineer. In your first year you’ll develop an excellent foundation in engineering, and then from the second year you will specialise in vehicle systems.

We host the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) which has allowed us to forge excellent links with many local industrial companies including the Nissan plant and its supply chain, among others.

  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • You will be supported by staff with a wealth of academic and industrial experience
  • You have the opportunity to take part in Sunderland’s Formula Student project
  • Automotive Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
  • According to the National Student Survey 2018, our Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering courses are ranked 3rd in the UK for Assessment and feedback and Academic support, 5th for Organisation and management, 9th for The teaching on my course and Overall satisfaction, and are in the top 25% for Learning resources and Student voice
  • Strong track record of graduates gaining employment in the automotive and associated sectors
Duration: 4 / 5 years (optional placement year) Fees: £13,000 per year Intake: September

This course covers core aspects of mechanical engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing. You will learn to apply research skills that use the latest technologies to real and current engineering problems.

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement between the second and third years, although it is not compulsory. Past students have secured paid placements with companies such as Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel.

This is a four year integrated masters course; you will graduate as a Master of Engineering.

Why Sunderland

  • Current and future-proof programme content to prepare you for tomorrow’s engineering world
  • ‘World-leading’ research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Strong links to local and national employers
  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
Duration: 4 / 5 years (Optional Placement Year) Fees: £12,000 per year (Some courses TBC) Intake: September

This course is closely linked to the needs of the automotive, aerospace, medical and power generation industries.

The course will cover a range of topics at the cutting edge of the discipline using the latest digital tools. Topics will cover core aspects of Electronic Engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing. The project will also develop research skills and you will learn to apply these to apply the latest technologies to real and current engineering problems.

Project work will be a strong focus of the course and you will learn interactively by applying the skills you develop using our recently upgraded laboratory facilities.

Why Sunderland

  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • You will have access to industry-standard software to support your studies
  • Engineering graduates can soon earn between £20,000 and £30,000 a year
  • The course specialises in both light current and heavy current options
  • Recent significant investment in Engineering laboratories
Duration: 4 / 5 years (Optional Placement Year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
World-leading’ research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Past Engineering students have secured paid placements with Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel

Throughout this course, you will cover a range of topics at the cutting-edge of the discipline using the latest digital tools. Modules will cover core aspects of manufacturing engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing.

You will develop research skills and learn how to apply these to real and current engineering problems.

This is a four year integrated masters course; you will graduate as a Master of Engineering.

Why Sunderland

  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • World-leading’ research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Past Engineering students have secured paid placements with Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel
Duration: 3 / 4 years (Optional Placement Year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful tourism management. You will develop sought after skills within this growing industry and for future academic study.

Your studies will help prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career. You will have the opportunity to visit some great locations on field trips and you will also have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience on an optional paid industrial placement.

Why Sunderland

  • Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses ranked 1st in the country for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Sunderland Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
  • Tourism Hospitality and Events courses received a 98% overall satisfaction rating in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS)
    Teaching enriched by ‘world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • 93.4% of graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • National and international work experience opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities and field trips
  • Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one year industrial placement
    All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Tourism, Transport and Travel courses are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Teaching on my course, Learning Opportunities, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, Learning Community and Student Voice according to the National Student Survey 2019

Duration: 3 / 4 years (Optional Placement Year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

The content on the BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.

A distinctive feature of this course is the core module ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions’, which gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful international tourism management.

Field trips are an integral part of the course, and previous destinations have included New York, Paris, Barcelona and Prague. You’ll also go on field trips to places within the UK, and we regularly invite industry speakers to come to us in Sunderland.

Why Sunderland

  • Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses ranked 1st in the country for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Sunderland Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
  • Tourism Hospitality and Events courses received a 98% overall satisfaction rating in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS)
    Teaching enriched by ‘world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • 93.4% of graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • National and international work experience opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities and field trips
  • Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one year industrial placement
    All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Tourism, Transport and Travel courses are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Teaching on my course, Learning Opportunities, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, Learning Community and Student Voice according to the National Student Survey 2019
Duration: 3 / 4 years (Optional Placement Year) Fees: £12,000 per year Intake: September

The world tourism and aviation industries have continued to flourish with increased international travel. This course will give you both academic and practical insight into these fascinating sectors and will help to prepare you for a range of related careers.

You will experience training with the airline industry as well as a range of field trips which will bring the subject to life. You will also cover key concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and security, the environment and hospitality.

This course offers a clear route to graduate employment; as the Department of Tourism is a member of the Swissport Academy, you will explore continuous learning opportunities through airport visits, experiential learning, and guest speakers from Swissport to develop in-demand skills for a career in the aviation industry. In addition, you will be guaranteed an interview for the Swissport graduate scheme.

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All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme.

Why Sunderland

  • Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses ranked 1st in the country for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Sunderland’s Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
  • The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events is a member of the Swissport Academy which provides our Tourism and Aviation students exclusive graduate recruitment opportunities including a guaranteed interview for the Swissport graduate scheme
  • Teaching enriched by ‘world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Sunderland’s Tourism Hospitality and Events courses received a 98% overall satisfaction rating in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS)
    National and international work experience opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities and field trips
  • Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one-year industrial placementent Survey 2019
Duration: 1 year Fees: £13,000 per year Intake: September

An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop the skills and knowledge to advance rapidly in tourism and hospitality management.

This Masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and hospitality and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. You’ll complete theoretical modules ‘Tourism Concepts and Issues’ and ‘Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events’, and in the final phase of the course you’ll complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.

Why Sunderland

  • ‘World-leading’ research in Leisure and Tourism, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Our Business and Administrative Studies courses, which include MSc Tourism and Hospitality, were ranked 1st for Skills Development and 5th for Overall Satisfaction out of 61 institutions in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019 (PTES)
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality achieved a 100% overall satisfaction rating (from 11 respondents) in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019 (PTES)
  • All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Guest speakers from industry and renowned academics
  • Field trip opportunities
Duration: 1 year Fees: £13,000 per year Intake: September

An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop the skills and knowledge to advance rapidly in tourism and hospitality management.

This Masters course takes a social science approach to Tourism and Aviation and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. In addition to gaining in-depth theoretical knowledge, you will the specialist focus provided by the Aviation Management Studies module and Tourism and Aviation major project will prepare you for a career in this exciting and growing sector. We organise a number of field trips and company visits to put your learning into a real-world context. We also offer an optional workplace module.

This course offers a clear route to graduate employment; as the Department of Tourism is a member of the Swissport Academy, you will explore continuous learning opportunities through airport visits, experiential learning, and guest speakers from Swissport to develop in-demand skills for a career in the aviation industry. In addition, you will be guaranteed an interview for the Swissport graduate scheme.

All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme.

Why Sunderland

  • The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events is a member of the Swissport Academy which provides our Tourism and Aviation students exclusive graduate recruitment opportunities including a guaranteed interview for the Swissport graduate scheme.
  • ‘World-leading’ research in Leisure and Tourism, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
    Study abroad opportunities and field trips
  • 95.3% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
    All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Guest speakers from industry and renowned academics
  • Sunderland’s Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019

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International Scholarship (UG)£1,500
International Scholarship (PG)£1,000

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