Teesside University


Located in the heart of Middlesbrough, Teesside University was founded on rich heritage. This has greatly influenced it into becoming the innovative, energetic and dynamic establishment it is today. Teesside University offer full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  

In addition, they have a number of short courses and degree apprenticeships. Teesside University provide flexible learning options too such as distance learning. International students are also welcome to study here. 

They have five primary schools and departments – MIMA School of Art and Design, School of Health and Life Sciences, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law, School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies and Teesside University International Business School.  

The University’s work has been recognised with many accolades including University of the Year for Social Inclusion, the EcoCampus Gold Award and ranking in the 801-1000 band of global universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.  

Postgraduate Programs They Run 

Teesside University offers two primary types of postgraduate courses – research degrees and taught courses. Taught courses emphasise the need for assignment and projects that are relevant to work, especially if you work with a commercial or industrial partner. The format of taught courses usually involves a formal structure of lectures, projects, seminars, lab work (if necessary) and a dissertation.  

More advanced aspects of the topic are taught than at undergraduate level. You will receive credits for each of the modules you successfully pass. The course length is usually 1 year for full-time students and 2 years for part-time students. Doctorates are generally completed in 3 years. Some of the types of taught courses are postgraduate certificates (PgCert), master of laws (LLM), doctor of clinical psychology (DClinPsy) and postgraduate diplomas (PgDip).  

Teesside University’s research degrees involve supervised individual investigation of a topic area culminating in a thesis. You can do a research degree full-time or part-time at the university. Full-time is around 35 hours per week and part-time is roughly 12 hours per week. Full-time students usually complete their courses within 24 or 48 months.  

Admissions Process 

To apply for a full-time undergraduate course at Teesside University, you need to fill out an application through the UCAS. When filling out your application, it is important to ensure you have listed the correct module codes. Once you have sent your application, it is up to Teesside University to communicate with you as to whether they would like to invite you to an interview or offer you a place.  

If you want to do a part-time course at Teesside University, you do not need to go through UCAS. Instead, you can simply apply by pressing the button on the course page of Teesside University’s website. For international students, you can apply using the online application form on Teesside University’s website.  


Teesside has plenty of accommodation options for you that should fit your budget and needs. Whether you are on the hunt for a shared house, your own en-suite or want the dorms experience, they have a suitable place for you. Accommodation is available in their Cornell Quarter, their Central Halls, King Edward’s Square, Woodlands Halls, West Parkside Village, East Parkside Village and Parkside Hall. Rent varies from £65 per week to £125 per week.  All accommodation is a short walk from the campus and all local amenities.  

Some of the room types on offer include en-suite single rooms and small double bed rooms. Students generally get free insurance, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities on site as well as free TV and sometimes a free gym and cinema room to use. Bills are included in the rent and wardens are on-site. Most of the time, students share a kitchen, sometimes even a bathroom. There is also usually a common area where students can socialise and relax. Students will usually have a study area in their room also which has a desk, chair and noticeboard. You can apply for accommodation at Teesside University online on their website.  

Scholarships and Financial Aid 

Teesside University offer generous funding packages for new full-time UK undergraduate students who are starting in September 2021. The Brittan Scholarship is one of the scholarships Teesside offers new full-time UK undergraduate students. Two £7,500 scholarships are available for 2021-22 and are used to pay for your studies. There is also the care leaver bursary where you can receive £1000 for each year of your course to help you pay your fees.  

The Creative Assembly Legacy Scholarship is also available and comprises two awards worth £9,000. This amount is paid across the duration of your study. Those enrolling in the BA (Hons) Computer Games Design course are eligible for this scholarship. The Dr Ken Home Scholarship is available to those who plan on studying engineering and those who are eligible receive £3,250 towards the duration of their studies.  

The Hill Scholarship is a £6000 award and is eligible to those who have been educated at a Tees Valley school or college for at least three years. There are also international scholarships available. In particular, the Marjorie Hearnshaw Scholarship which is a £3000 award for those who have been a resident in the Tees Valley for more than two years.  

There is also the Teesside University International Business School Accommodation Award scholarship which provides you with £2000 off your first year University accommodation for Teesside University International Business School undergraduate students who live outside of the TS postcode area. You can read more about Teesside University’s scholarships and financial aid here 

Contact Info 

If you would like to enquire about any of the Teesside University courses, email enquiries@tees.ac.uk or phone 01642 218121  

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