University of Sunderland: Rankings

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The University of Sunderland ranked 97th in the United Kingdom, 1420th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 37 research topics. The University of Sunderland ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 3,798 publications and 100,964 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 12 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#1420 of 14,131 In the World
#501 of 2,785 In Europe
#97 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#79 of 131 In England
#244 of 1,022 For Media Studies
#273 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#282 of 1,002 For Classics and Ancient History
#1645 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#1418 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 34 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Sunderland ranked 93rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 799th in the World with 1,161 publications made and 29,569 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Demography, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#93 of 142 In the United Kingdom
#297 of 1,147 In Europe
#799 of 5,073 In the World

University of Sunderland
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 8 6
1994 10 11
1995 8 2
1996 18 20
1997 29 22
1998 23 11
1999 36 33
2000 38 83
2001 37 56
2002 27 18
2003 33 83
2004 31 24
2005 30 39
2006 38 158
2007 48 214
2008 58 131
2009 46 198
2010 59 171
2011 36 84
2012 39 61
2013 52 106
2014 61 180
2015 46 56
2016 47 32
2017 64 60
2018 66 60
2019 53 50
2020 64 23
2021 54 48
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Media Studies 59 86 244
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 41 95 273
Classics and Ancient History 46 103 282
Art History 59 111 303
Anthropology 54 92 314
Forensic Science 37 121 325
Broadcast Journalism 55 106 336
Gender Studies 77 116 364
Aesthetics 90 171 465
Sociology 89 179 479
Education Majors 73 141 483
History 71 169 495
Military science 72 145 497
Social Work 84 153 510
Law Enforcement 86 202 599
Criminology and Criminal Justice 95 176 614
Early Childhood Education 58 197 662
Special Education 89 231 669
Law 91 236 704
Journalism and Digital Media 82 280 746
Communications and Public Relations 105 281 777
Genealogy 87 294 807
Human Rights Law 93 311 850
Political Economy 95 317 884
Political Science 98 341 897
Demography 91 428 1345

Medicine

The University of Sunderland ranked 99th for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 1462nd in the World with 837 publications made and 24,507 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Healthcare Management (MHA), Nursing, Physical Therapy, Surgery.

Rank Ranking
#99 of 133 In the United Kingdom
#433 of 1,018 In Europe
#1462 of 4,739 In the World

University of Sunderland
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 0
1995 4 8
1996 8 25
1997 4 6
1998 7 6
1999 19 49
2000 18 20
2001 26 41
2002 14 24
2003 23 71
2004 23 21
2005 25 62
2006 18 36
2007 20 92
2008 22 40
2009 51 99
2010 30 50
2011 17 23
2012 22 38
2013 23 54
2014 54 118
2015 33 43
2016 38 1202
2017 43 35
2018 56 102
2019 65 126
2020 79 92
2021 92 42
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Forensic Science 37 121 325
Social Work 84 153 510
Family medicine 80 241 771
Ophthalmology 43 246 773
Nursing 98 249 853
Psychiatry 88 295 894
Pharmacy 54 319 938
Healthcare Management (MHA) 96 319 938
Health Science 95 313 985
Physical Therapy 99 394 1149
Surgery 79 370 1256
Public Health 106 418 1389

Computer Science

The University of Sunderland ranked 87th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 1125th in the World with 770 publications made and 22,436 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Multimedia.

Rank Ranking
#87 of 129 In the United Kingdom
#410 of 1,051 In Europe
#1125 of 4,392 In the World

University of Sunderland
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 4 1
1994 6 1
1995 6 1
1996 5 0
1997 11 20
1998 23 18
1999 29 24
2000 39 58
2001 33 38
2002 36 47
2003 41 52
2004 53 108
2005 53 62
2006 53 68
2007 27 45
2008 37 26
2009 45 64
2010 20 70
2011 21 30
2012 13 10
2013 25 16
2014 23 48
2015 18 8
2016 27 1122
2017 20 3
2018 25 34
2019 29 27
2020 27 19
2021 20 17
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Human-Computer Interaction 64 239 508
Multimedia 67 242 601
Software Engineering 58 283 603
Cognitive Science 76 263 635
Robotics 41 228 653
UX/UI Desgin 70 333 763
Machine Learning 69 313 810
Computational Linguistics 61 313 821
Animation 77 286 832
Management Information Systems 94 366 902
Information Technology 81 299 919
Game Design and Development 93 391 975
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 77 373 1039

Psychology

The University of Sunderland ranked 87th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 807th in the World with 577 publications made and 22,884 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science, Sexology.

Rank Ranking
#87 of 135 In the United Kingdom
#292 of 833 In Europe
#807 of 3,654 In the World

University of Sunderland
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 4 38
1995 3 0
1996 10 13
1997 12 25
1998 4 5
1999 17 82
2000 18 37
2001 13 23
2002 21 51
2003 21 90
2004 24 66
2005 13 40
2006 15 77
2007 33 175
2008 38 117
2009 26 100
2010 32 200
2011 24 35
2012 9 6
2013 20 26
2014 32 64
2015 31 24
2016 20 60
2017 25 28
2018 29 28
2019 25 60
2020 32 29
2021 24 39
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Sexology 50 84 331
Education Majors 73 141 483
Social Work 84 153 510
Cognitive Science 76 263 635
Special Education 89 231 669
Social Psychology 86 246 710
Child Psychology 90 302 878
Psychiatry 88 295 894

Engineering

The University of Sunderland ranked 89th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 1946th in the World with 536 publications made and 10,214 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Automation and Control engineering, Engineering Management, Robotics.

Rank Ranking
#89 of 123 In the United Kingdom
#576 of 1,123 In Europe
#1946 of 4,624 In the World

University of Sunderland
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1992 2 0
1993 4 0
1994 7 1
1995 12 21
1996 12 18
1997 9 6
1998 16 23
1999 16 11
2000 26 12
2001 16 23
2002 18 29
2003 20 15
2004 30 42
2005 27 28
2006 25 22
2007 18 35
2008 22 41
2009 19 32
2010 22 17
2011 17 16
2012 18 26
2013 32 12
2014 16 37
2015 14 45
2016 22 46
2017 18 95
2018 25 81
2019 20 53
2020 20 18
2021 13 20
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Engineering Management 52 166 470
Human-Computer Interaction 64 239 508
Automotive Engineering 40 181 601
Robotics 41 228 653
Landscape Architecture 56 268 675
Systems Engineering 68 359 919
Automation and Control engineering 76 429 1545
Materials Science 84 592 2194

Business

The University of Sunderland ranked 95th for Business in the United Kingdom and 948th in the World with 480 publications made and 13,000 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, Management.

Rank Ranking
#95 of 130 In the United Kingdom
#367 of 1,011 In Europe
#948 of 4,001 In the World

University of Sunderland
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 3 1
1994 4 1
1995 4 0
1996 8 15
1997 18 13
1998 15 17
1999 20 10
2000 19 20
2001 18 57
2002 22 42
2003 20 60
2004 14 31
2005 22 66
2006 25 106
2007 18 57
2008 20 29
2009 20 16
2010 12 33
2011 11 8
2012 15 53
2013 32 32
2014 18 38
2015 14 33
2016 30 12
2017 17 37
2018 14 26
2019 15 20
2020 16 10
2021 15 22
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 24 59 157
Engineering Management 52 166 470
Entertainment Industry Business 79 225 592
Management 84 243 745
Project Management 87 350 869
Management Information Systems 94 366 902

Chemistry

The University of Sunderland ranked 84th for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 2238th in the World with 328 publications made and 8,851 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

Rank Ranking
#84 of 108 In the United Kingdom
#599 of 977 In Europe
#2238 of 4,317 In the World

University of Sunderland
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 1
1993 2 1
1994 2 0
1995 5 22
1996 9 17
1997 4 8
1998 8 6
1999 15 15
2000 26 31
2001 20 38
2002 17 31
2003 15 20
2004 13 16
2005 9 3
2006 13 25
2007 8 12
2008 14 38
2009 9 12
2010 13 17
2011 5 6
2012 11 27
2013 8 6
2014 9 16
2015 10 37
2016 11 45
2017 16 103
2018 19 89
2019 17 31
2020 11 11
2021 7 9
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Pharmacy 54 319 938
Organic Chemistry 66 426 1416
Materials Science 84 592 2194

Art & Design

The University of Sunderland ranked 84th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 675th in the World with 303 publications made and 5,856 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Multimedia, Aesthetics, Literature, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#84 of 134 In the United Kingdom
#279 of 723 In Europe
#675 of 2,700 In the World

University of Sunderland
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1994 2 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 0
1997 2 0
1998 4 3
1999 3 1
2000 4 8
2001 6 20
2002 4 1
2003 12 46
2004 13 20
2005 11 21
2006 13 28
2007 12 12
2008 12 28
2009 17 31
2010 10 30
2011 14 21
2012 17 20
2013 19 68
2014 21 14
2015 13 5
2016 18 5
2017 19 4
2018 15 2
2019 14 5
2020 13 5
2021 10 18
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Performing arts 41 68 173
Fashion Design 53 81 212
Art History 59 111 303
Illustration and Concept Art 54 180 393
Aesthetics 90 171 465
Creative Writing 86 179 475
Cinematography 83 205 516
Entertainment Industry Business 79 225 592
Multimedia 67 242 601
Photography 88 241 635
Literature 87 217 642
Landscape Architecture 56 268 675
UX/UI Desgin 70 333 763
Animation 77 286 832
Graphic Design 77 322 841
Painting and Drawing 80 328 896
Sculpture 80 328 896
Game Design and Development 93 391 975

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Sunderland

Speciality United Kingdom Europe World Rank
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 48 238 625
Math Teachers 61 184 692
Ecology 75 381 1141
Geography and Cartography 80 373 1149
Mathematics 90 489 1483
Environmental Science 91 478 1586
Economics 103 530 1601
Biology 89 522 2045
Physics 86 617 2336