Over the past few decades, Teesside University has grown and now offers over 270 full-time courses as well as 145 sandwich/placement courses in a variety of subject areas, including computer science, social sciences, the humanities and arts, engineering, the life sciences, and others. The university was ranked 68th in the Guardian University Guide and 87th in the Times/Sunday Times in 2021. Teesside University has received the Silver Teaching Excellence Framework designation and seven National Teaching Fellowship awards.        


Actually, Teesside University's history began in 1844. At that time, plans were being made for a mechanics' institute; however, a lack of funding prevented them from becoming reality. The story continues because additional financial constraints prevented the launch of the unlit 1926. The Constantine Technical College officially opened its doors to students in 1930 after construction work started in 1927. From that point on, the College underwent significant modifications and advancements until 1969, when Teesside Polytechnic was founded.

In the years that followed, additional building acquisitions and expansions were made. Another name change for Teesside Polytechnic occurred in 1992 as a result of the institution obtaining university status and changing its name to Teesside University. Following the Further and Higher Education Act, this decision was followed.

Teesside University Achievements & Ranking

80th place in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 86th place in the Times University Guide 2023

Teesside University submitted significantly more staff and research in the 2021 REF compared to the 2014 REF, and the university either maintained or increased its scores in each of the three major categories (output, impact, and environment).

Case studies illustrating the economic, cultural, and social impacts of the University's research focused on diversity in the arts, public health, and smart energy solutions, among other topics.

More research at Teesside University is now classified as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent," an increase from prior years. In comparison to the 2014 submission, the proportion of "world-leading" four-star work nearly doubled.

Teesside University fees-



Undergraduate degree


Integrated Master's Final Year


Integrated Master's (standard four years) (MSc, MComp, MEng, Msci)

£60,000 total

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)


Postgraduate taught degree (MSc/MA) one-year


Postgraduate taught degree (MSc/MA) two-years (Advanced practice/Applied courses)

£18,000 (£9,000 per year)

DBA, two years three months, full-time

£24,750 total (£12,375 per year over 2 years*)

PhD/Higher Degree by completed work

£1,200 (per year)

Teesside University scholarships-

Scholarship name


British Council GREAT Scholarship


Global Excellence Scholarship

Up to £2,000

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship


Alumni Scholarship


International Development Scholarship


Commonwealth Scholarships


Deans' International Scholarships



  • Foundation
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate


  • Arts & Creative Industries School
  • Computing, Engineering, and Digital Technologies School
  • Health and Life Sciences School
  • School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law
  • The International Business School at Teesside University

Student Information

  • 80% for undergraduates
  • 20% post-graduate
  • 65% of full-time students
  • 50% of part-time students
  • British students: 87%
  • Eurostudents 2%
  • students from other countries 12%
  • Female: 55%
  • Male -45%

Services & Facilities

Teesside has a learning hub designed to offer all of its students individualised peer-assisted learning support. Students can get assistance with study sessions, academic writing, referencing, and other topics. Additionally, the university offers workshops to aid in the development of academic abilities. Teesside University has set up Student Wellbeing Support, which offers therapies, directs students in finding GPs and dentists, and hosts a monthly sexual clinic as part of its commitment to the overall and mental wellbeing of its students. Counselling, self-help therapy programmes, and peer-based listening networks are all available forms of mental health support.

Additionally, the Assessment Centre on Teesside (ACT) is committed to offering specialised study skills, mobility support, and more. They can also help you apply for funding like the Disabled Students' Allowance. With more than 100 clubs and societies available to students, the Student's Union is also active. The SU in Teesside also has areas designated for students to congregate, socialise, eat, drink, shop, etc. Students can get assistance from the careers service and student union with job and placement searches, interview preparation, and application writing.

The ambassador programme also offers part-time employment. Students can also take advantage of paid graduate internships in the marketing, IT, HR, and recruitment sectors. Teesside University offers law, business and marketing clinics so that students can put their knowledge into practise and gain relevant practical experience for what they learn in class.

In order to help aspiring business owners find capital, space, and support for their ventures, the Teesside Launchpad was created. The Student Experience Fund, on the other hand, provides assistance to students who need money for a project or report.

The University of Teesside's Student Life

Teesside students have the chance to experience the vibrant culture, nightlife, and social activities of Middlesbrough, which is located in Tees Valley. For students with a variety of interests and hobbies, there are numerous events and activities available. For fashion enthusiasts, independent shopping centres, vintage clothing boutiques, galleries, and brand outlets are fantastic. Artists can locate international theatres, cinemas, museums, and other venues that feature musicians, comedians, bands, etc.

Additionally, Middlesbrough has a tonne of pubs, bars, restaurants, student clubs, cafes, artisan bakeries, and coffee shops, as well as a Student Union. Albert Park, Middlesbrough

Sports Village, and Riverside Stadium are available to sports enthusiasts. In addition, students can travel 30 minutes outside of Middlesbrough to a nearby coastal town to go surfing.


Self-catered rooms in university residence halls typically cost students £58 to £125 per week.

Every first-year undergrad has access to the accommodations, regardless of their financial situation. The dormitories on campus have about a thousand rooms, all of which have amenities like heat, WiFi, warden support, and 24-hour security. Teesside also offers single rooms with bathrooms, as well as double rooms with extras like laundry and shared day rooms.


All Teesside lodgings are a five-minute walk from the campus, and the town centre and neighbourhood conveniences are a zero to fifteen-minute walk away. Nearby rail and bus stations link Middlesbrough to the rest of England and the United Kingdom. Middlesbrough is only 30 minutes away from Darlington Station, where students can travel to Edinburgh and London. Less than an hour's drive will bring you to either the Teesside International Airport or the Newcastle International Airport.


Teesside University is situated in Middlesbrough, a town in north Yorkshire. An increase in student-friendly clubs and restaurants has been brought about by recent growth in neighbouring institutions, and multimillion dollar developments on campus and in the town centre have created an exciting environment that is suitable for today's students. One of the town's numerous cultural landmarks is the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Middlesbrough serves as a gateway to the stunning English regions of Northumbria and North Yorkshire, with direct flights to London and Amsterdam available from both Durham Tees Valley Airport (located about 20 km away) and Newcastle International Airport (located less than 80 km away).