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Teesside University is dynamic, energetic and innovative. We've excellent courses and research opportunities. We've invested around £150m in our vibrant town centre campus, with further investment planned. You'll find everything you need for study, leisure and nights out, all within walking distance.

Student choice is at the centre of our philosophy - we offer flexible study options and consider student input into how our courses are run. We engage with business and focus on getting students skilled up for the next level of their career, so many of our courses come with professional accreditation, placements and work experience.

There's really only one way to appreciate the campus and what it's like to live and study here. Come and see for yourself.

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We offer quality courses and research opportunities in a range of dynamic, energetic and innovative learning environments to take you to the next level.

  • A postgraduate degree at Teesside is worth on average £200,000 extra in lifetime earnings (The Sutton Trust).
  • The Corner - our postgraduate learning lounge - is an ideal place to meet and network with other students, to relax for an informal discussion, and to study quietly.
  • We are the first and only modern university to be awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year (2009-10).
  • Our library space is rated by international students as the best in the UK (International Student Barometer 2012).
  • Teesside is consistently in the top ten in the UK for overall average international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2008-12).


  • Students love our facilities - they've rated us as one of the best in the country according to
  • Use our digital evidence lab, vehicle examination lab and crime scene house.
  • Benefit from our new dental practice facility and clinical skills labs.
  • Create in our life drawing, music and HD TV studios, facilities for animation post-production, motion capture, radio recording and editing, and convergent newsroom.
  • Try our sound stage facility, recording studio, lighting rig, stedicam, large HD green/blue screen and motion control.
  • Use our Macs for high-end design or high-tech workstations for complex visualisation and software development
  • Test your learning in our specialist engineering labs for the built environment, computer-aided design and manufacture, control systems, electrotechnology and telecommunications.

Taught degrees

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Take a look at our postgraduate course listings.


Courses normally involve a formal structure of lectures, seminars, lab work (if relevant), projects and a dissertation. We emphasise projects and assignments that are relevant to work, particularly if you work with an industrial or commercial partner. And clinical practice placements are important in many of our health-related courses.

Entry requirements

We consider the full range of academic and vocational qualifications equally. For most master's courses you normally need:

  • a good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a subject related to the field of study
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • or equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).

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More information

If you want to find out more, or how to apply, call the admissions enquiries number given in the course page on our website.


Research programmes

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We have leading researchers in areas as varied as virtual environments, rehabilitation, nanotechnology, history, criminology and sociology. Our five research institutes provide a clear focus for our research development towards building our growing reputation for research excellence in key areas. They collaborate with national and international academic, industrial and public sector partners.

Nearly 70% of our work entered in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise is classified as being of international quality or above.

Fees and funding

The standard tuition fee for full-time taught courses in 2013/14 is £4,500.

Some specialist courses are charged differently, full details are available on the relevant course pages of our website. The MBA is £10,000 (2013/14).

There is a different fee structure for part-time and international study.

You could benefit from a 10% discount on your course fees if you meet certain conditions - check your eligibility

Find out about all our fees and funding options.


Meet our graduates

Go to the next level of creativity like Chris Robinson

MA Creative Writing
Writer, poet and creative practitioner

Teesside University and the MA Creative Writing have completely changed my life. I am now embarking on a new career - it's actually a dream come true.

Chris Robinson

Go to the next level of challenge like David Williams
Director of Nursing, Cheswold Park Hospital

My Teesside University MBA helped prepare me for the challenges I face. I've been able to link theories to practice, helping others to drive through improvements.

David Williams

Go to the next level of your career like Debbie Simmons
MSc Contemporary Issues in Drug Use
Area manager, DISC (Developing Initiatives Supporting Communities)

My time at Teesside University influenced where I wanted to be within my career and how I could achieve this. Discussions with fellow students broadened my knowledge

Debbie Simmons

Go to the next level of skill like Jennifer Adims
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
Physiotherapist, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Through the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) I developed my clinical knowledge and skills through experiences in various clinical placements which helped me prepare for the real world.

Jennifer Adims

Go to the next level of employability like Sohail Ahmed
MSc Process Manufacturing Management
Mechanical engineer, Esseco UK Ltd

I appreciated Teesside University's flexible study plan and careers support. My postgraduate course was certainly a good investment towards my career.

Sohail Ahmed

Go to the next level of research like Ben Roberts
BA (Hons) History and MA History
PhD student, Teesside University

Teesside University was an easy choice for me. The history department has an excellent reputation.

Ben Roberts

Go to the next level of creativity like Chris Robinson
MA Creative Writing, class of 2011
Writer, poet and creative practitioner

Teesside University and the MA Creative Writing have completely changed my life. I am now embarking on a new career - it's actually a dream come true.

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