At Teesside University, students are at the heart of everything the university does. By joining Teesside, you will become part of a tradition of more than 90 years of teaching, learning and innovation in education. You will join a truly supportive, international community, with graduates from over 100 countries worldwide.
We want to give you the best possible experience of studying in the UK – and current students agree that’s what you will get at Teesside. In the International Student Barometer 2022, Teesside University was ranked number one out of 32 UK universities for overall happiness.*
When you successfully complete your degree at Teesside University, you will be ready to embark on the high-flying career you have always dreamed of – 81% of graduates are in graduate-level jobs or further study within 15 months of graduation (The Guardian University Guide 2024).
Why study at Teesside?
Your future career
We know our students are thinking about the competitive graduate job market long before they graduate. So, we want to make sure your education offers you the best possible opportunities to launch your career, with learning experiences designed and delivered by industry professionals.
When you study at Teesside, you will both benefit from a future-facing learning environment and gain workplace-ready digital skills.
Many courses at the University offer access to simulated real-life work environments. You can even choose to take an embedded work placement as part of your degree. This will support your career skills development while helping you gain a better understanding of the world of work before you have even left university.
The careers service is also on hand to help you with internships, job searches and work placements.
With plenty of part-time employment opportunities on campus, you can earn money and gain valuable work experience while you are studying. The Teesside University Student’s Union alone employs over 150 students every year.
Your future plan
One of the many benefits of Teesside is that it is a very affordable university with a low cost of living.
Student accommodation costs start from just £185 per week, and prices in Middlesbrough – the town where Teesside University is based – are, on average, lower than London.
Your future experience
We want to make sure that you are set up for your degree at Teesside University. When you successfully complete your programme, if you go on to enrol on an undergraduate programme at Teesside University, we will provide you with digital equipment to aid your learning.
Through the Teesside University Advance, you will receive a pre-installed Apple iPad and keyboard, credit for learning materials, and lecture-capture technology (note that eligibility criteria apply).
Where is Teesside University?
Teesside University International Study Centre is based on a friendly, town-centre campus in Middlesbrough, a large town in north-east England.
The campus occupies a single site in the heart of the town, so all university buildings are within walking distance, and it’s very easy to explore the town too. Middlesbrough offers an interesting history, access to culture, and striking nearby scenery.
There has been £270m invested in the University campus over recent years, with plans to invest a further £300m. This means you will benefit from a world-class, digitally enabled teaching and learning experience while at university.
*The ISB collected the views of 1,820 international students at Teesside University, within a survey response of 119,254 students globally and 32,890 in the UK. More info at: https://www.tribalgroup.com/2022-isb-wave-2-global-benchmark-list / https://tees.ac.uk/sections/international/isb2022.cfm
Our students say...
"I opted for Teesside because I wanted to be away from the hustle. I think that when you are making the transition to a new country, a new place, if you arrive in a hustling place, you'd find it more difficult. I wanted to be at a university and a place which is slower moving, to take my own time."
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