University profile

Teesside University

2017/18 edition

About Teesside University

Teesside University transforms lives and economies through education enriched by research, innovation and business engagement. With a range of high quality taught courses and research opportunities, and over £280m recently invested into its friendly town centre campus, Teesside University is an excellent place to study.

If you’re thinking about studying at Teesside University, head to one of its open days to find out more. It could be the university for you.

With its campus based in the centre of Middlesbrough, Teesside University is well connected to local and national transport links. Middlesbrough is a lively, multicultural town and has everything you need for study and leisure. With an impressive coastline and expansive countryside on its doorstep, Teesside is a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Student choice is at the centre of Teesside University’s philosophy – lots of Teesside’s courses have flexible study options allowing you to fit your course around your other commitments. Teesside also engages closely with local, national and international businesses to ensure that its programmes offer industry recognised skills. Many of Teesside’s courses come with professional accreditation.

Recent investment in Teesside University’s campus includes a five-story, £20m teaching building with a 200 seat lecture theatre and flexible learning space. It also features a newly refurbished library and a £2.75m health and fitness centre. Teesside is number one in the UK for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2016). It’s also listed in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2017-18.

You might also like to request a postgraduate prospectus, book on a postgraduate open day or get in touch through Facebook or Twitter .

Choose Teesside University

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Teesside University offers quality postgraduate study designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to take you to the next level.

  • Postgraduate study is an investment in your future – a postgraduate degree at Teesside is worth on average £200,000 extra in lifetime earnings (The Sutton Trust).

Taught degrees

Teesside University offers a broad portfolio of taught academic courses. You learn through formal lectures and interactive seminars as well as project and assignment work, and vocational practice. Depending on the course you choose, you could be testing your knowledge in a specialist lab, filming or recording in Teesside’s on-site studios or undertaking a placement in a clinical or industrial setting.

Research degrees

There are many leading researchers at Teesside, in areas as varied as virtual environments, rehabilitation, nanotechnology, history, criminology and sociology. With five research institutes Teesside University has a clear focus on research development and building on its research excellence in key areas.


  • The standard tuition fee for a full-time taught postgraduate course (of 180 credits) is £4,590
  • Some courses may be charged differently, check Teesside’s postgraduate fees and funding page for more information
  • The MBA Master of Business Administration is £10,250
  • If you’re an international student, the fee for a full-time master’s programme is £10,950 and £13,000 for an MBA.
  • All these fees are for 2017 entry - the fees for 2018 will be available soon on our website.


  • If you progress to postgraduate study from an undergraduate degree at Teesside University, either with no break or within two years of graduating, you will receive a 10% fee discount.
  • If you have graduated with a 1st class honours from another UK institution within the last two years you will also be entitled to the 10% fee discount.
  • Teesside University offer other benefits to its postgraduates including a £50 printing allowance and flexible fee payment options. Have a look at the details on Teesside’s website.
  • Teesside University offers a number of postgraduate scholarships. Check online for the latest.


study facility

Following a recent £270m investment in its main campus, Teesside University has a five-story £20m teaching building containing a 200 seat lecture theatre and 1,476 square metres; of flexible teaching and learning space. This landmark building stands in the heart of the campus, surrounded by the University’s award winning Students’ Union and a newly refurbished library. Teesside is also investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further enhance student experience.

Teesside University’s four-storey library has 1,300 places for individual and group study, access to over 40,000 books and 29,500 journals, over 400 PCs and specialist academic librarians for each subject area. The University also has a dedicated postgraduate lounge.

As well as the teaching and study space, the health and fitness centre offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance areas, multipurpose studios and a sauna and steam room.

Entry requirements

For entry to postgraduate certificates (PgCert), postgraduate diplomas (PgDip) or a master's degree at Teesside you usually need one of the following:

  • at least a 2.2 honours degree in a related subject
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • equivalent qualifications.

Have a look here at the requirements for a research degree.

As well as traditional qualifications, Teesside University also considers previous experience you may have – this is known as accreditation of prior learning. Find out more on Teesside’s website.

If you have any questions or want to discuss applying, call the admissions number given on the course page of the programme you’re interested in. You can find out more about the application process here.

Meet the students

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Oliver Bekarma has been funded by a local NHS Trust during his three-year postgraduate training for his doctorate in clinical psychology.

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Clare Cheverall has gained excellent research skills through her exploration into Jane Austen as part of her English PhD.

Contact details

01642 218121
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