Teesside University has evolved in the past few decades, providing over 270 full-time courses and 145 sandwich/placement courses in disciplines including computer science, social sciences, art & humanities, engineering, life sciences, and others. The Guardian University Guide ranked the university 68th while the Times/ Sunday Times ranked it at the 87th position in 2021. Teesside University has won seven National Teaching Fellowships and has earned the Silver Teaching Excellence Framework or TEF.


The story of Teesside University actually began back in 1844. A Mechanics’ Institute was in the making at that time, however, lacking funds prevented it from actualising. The story doesn’t stop there as further financial limitations halted the launch unlit 1926. Construction began in 1927 and the Constantine Technical College was formally admitting students by 1930. From there, it was sweeping changes and developments for the College until 1969 when it became Teesside Polytechnic.

Further building acquisitions and expansion took place in the following years. In 1992 Teesside Polytechnic underwent another name change that was prompted when the educational institute gained university status and became Teesside University. This decision was followed after the Further and Higher Education Act.

Teesside University Ranking & Achievements

  • 86th in the Times University Guide 2023
  • 80th in the Guardian University Guide 2023

Compared to the 2014 REF, the volume of staff and research submitted by Teesside University in the 2021 REF was much higher, and the university maintained or improved its scores across all three primary criteria (output, impact, and environment).

Strengths in smart energy solutions, public health, combating organised crime, and diversity in the arts were only some of the areas highlighted in case studies illustrating the University’s research’s economic, cultural, and social effects.

Nearly two-thirds of research at Teesside University is rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent,” a rise from previous years. The percentage of ‘world-leading’ four-star work nearly doubled from the 2014 submission.

Teesside University fees-

Programme Amount
Undergraduate degree £15,000
Integrated Master’s Final Year £15,000
Integrated Master’s (standard four years) (MSc, MComp, MEng, Msci) £60,000 total
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) £14,250
Postgraduate taught degree (MSc/MA) one-year £15,000
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 Amount
British Council GREAT Scholarship £10,000
Global Excellence Scholarship Up to £2,000
Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship £5,000
Alumni Scholarship £1,000
International Development Scholarship £3,000
Commonwealth Scholarships Any
Deans’ International Scholarships £3,000



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

Student Statistics

  • Undergraduate –80%
  • Postgraduate – 20%
  • Full-time students –65%
  • Part-time students –35%
  • UK students– 87%
  • EU students-2%
  • International students –12%
  • Female –55 %
  • Male –45%

Facilities & Services

Teesside has a Learning Hub meant to provide one-on-one peer-assisted learning support for all its students. Students can find help for academic writing, referencing, study sessions, and more. The university also holds workshops to help students develop academic skills. Teesside University prioritizes its students’ general and mental wellbeing and has established Student Wellbeing support that provides therapies, guides students on accessing GPs and dentists, and hosts a monthly sexual clinic. Mental health support in the form of counselling, self-help therapy programme, and peer-based listening networks is available.

Furthermore, the Assessment Centre on Teesside (ACT) is dedicated to providing specialist study skills, mobility support, apply for funding such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance, and more. The Student’s Union is also active with over 100 clubs and societies students can join. Teesside’s SU also has dedicated spaces where students can socialise, eat, drink, shop, etc. The careers service and student union can help students search for jobs and placements, prepare for interviews, and write applications.

Part-time work through the ambassador programme is also available. In addition, paid graduate internships are also available to students in the fields of HR, recruitment, IT and marketing. Law, business and marketing clinics at Teesside University allows students to practice their skills and get relevant practical experience for what they learn theoretically.
The Teesside Launchpad is meant to provide aspiring entrepreneurs to find funding, premises and support for their business ideas. Students that require financial assistance for a project or report, on the other hand, can find support through the Student Experience Fund.

Student Life at Teesside University

Located in Middlesbrough in Tees Valley, Teesside students have the opportunity to experience its thriving culture, nightlife and social activities. There are plenty of activities and venues for students of varying tastes and hobbies. Independent shopping centres, vintage clothing boutiques, galleries, brand outlets are great for fashion enthusiasts. Creatives can find international galleries, cinemas, museums, and other locations hosting comedians, musicians, bands, etc.

There are also plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants, student clubs, cafes, artisan bakeries, and coffees shops in Middlesbrough and at the Student Union. For sports fans, there is the Riverside Stadium, the Middlesbrough Sports Village, and Albert Park. Students can also make a 30-minute drive out of Middlesbrough to go surfing in one of the coastal towns nearby.


Students living in university halls can expect to pay £58 to £125 per week for self-catered rooms.

The accommodations are available to all first-year undergrads on different budgets. There are about a thousand rooms within the campus accommodations with 24-hour security, warden support, WiFi, heat, and more. Teesside also has en suite single rooms and doubles are available with additional amenities such as laundry and communal day rooms.


All accommodations at Teesside are accessible from the campus through a 5-minute walk while the nearby town and local amenities are 0 to 15 minutes away. The rail and bus stations are nearby, connecting Middlesbrough to the rest of England and the UK. Students can go to Edinburgh and London from Darlington Station, which is only half an hour away from Middlesbrough. The Teesside International Airport and Newcastle International Airport are less than an hour’s drive away.


Located in the north Yorkshire town of Middlesbrough lies Teesside University. Recent growth in adjacent institutions has resulted in an increase in student-friendly clubs and eateries, and multimillion-pound developments in the town centre and campus have produced an exciting environment that is suited for today’s students. The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is only one of the town’s many cultural landmarks.

Both Durham Tees Valley Airport (about 20 km away) and Newcastle International Airport (less than 80 km away) offer direct flights to London and Amsterdam, and Middlesbrough serves as a gateway to the beautiful regions of Northumbria and North Yorkshire in England.


How much does Teesside University cost UK?

Teesside University charges £9,250 a year for full-time undergraduate degree courses (including foundation year), £6,150 a year for a full-time foundation degree, or other qualification below degree level (with the exception of the Cert HE Health Sciences which is £9,250 a year), and £4,500 for an HNC/HND.

Does Teesside University need IELTS?

Yes, need IELTS – 6.0 and no modules less than 5.5

What is Teesside acceptance rate?

Only 31% of those who apply to Teesside University are ultimately accepted. There are now 9,907 undergraduates and 8,316 graduate students enrolled at the university. Graduate students applying to Teesside University are not required to pay an application fee.

Is Teesside University in London or outside London?

The campus may be found in the heart of Middlesbrough, which is situated in North East England. Everything you might possibly need is located within a short stroll of the campus, including lodging. The public transport system is excellent, making travel to other cities and towns in the UK a breeze.

How long does it take for Teesside to give CAS?

The Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an individual reference number issued by UKVI (Home Office) that certifies that Teesside University will be your Student Visa sponsor. If you pass the University's checks, your CAS will be issued within 5 business days, though it could take longer during high times.

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