"World-leading" research staff within the faculty are making a difference to society in areas such as pharmacy, drug design and development, sports science, computing, software and automotive engineering. The Faculty works with multinational corporations like Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Yahoo! And IBM. Programs are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level and include: Computing, Games Software Development, Network Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Biomedical Science, Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicines Management, Psychology, Sports Coaching, Exercise Health and Fitness, Sports and Exercise Sciences.
The Faculty is renowned across the world for the quality of its academic staff and its cutting edge facilities. The David Puttnam Media Centre is probably the best media facility in Europe. The Media Department, one of the top five recruiters of media students in the United Kingdom, works with national TV organisations such as the BBC, ITV and BSkyB. The University is at the centre of industry best practice and world-class research. More than 65% of research carried out in media at Sunderland is either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Art and Design staff are some of the most respected around the world, working in areas such as fine art, photography, animation and product design. Programs are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level and include: Fine Art, Glass and Ceramics, Photography, Animation and Design, Fashion Product and Promotion, Broadcast Journalism, News Journalism, Sports Journalism, Public Relations, Film and Media, Broadcast Media Production, Multiplatform Media Production, Performing Arts, Dance, Drama and Music.
An international learning community made up of over 3,000 people. Staff and students come from all over the world creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere in high quality surroundings. The Faculty has excellent links with businesses and regularly hosts guest speakers from a range of world-renowned companies. It also has excellent work-based learning and professional development programmes. The student experience in law is among the best in the United Kingdom, according to the National Student Survey figures. Programmes are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level and include: Business and Enterprise Management, Business and Financial Management, Business and Marketing Management, Business and Human Resource Management, Sports Management, Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tourism, Tourism Management and Events Management.
The Faculty has enjoyed a national reputation for a number of years, particularly for the quality of its staff and research. Many of the academic staff practising in the Faculty are leading researchers and experts in their field. Over the years, the Faculty has carried out a wide range of national pilot projects for the British Government. The Faculty has a strong commitment to research. For example, it enjoys "world-leading" research status in Education, History and English. This Faculty has a long-standing and enviable reputation in providing English Language courses to give students language skills for successful academic study. Programmes are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level and include: English Education, Primary Education, English, English and Creative Writing, English and Film, World Literatures, History, Politics, Modern Foreign Languages, Childhood Studies, Criminology, and Sociology.
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