Top 3 reasons to study here

  • International students ranking Teesside University first in the UK for living and accommodation costs.
  • Teesside University is ranked first in the UK for careers advice and in the top 3 in the UK for employability.
  • Teesside University's arrival support services are ranked first in the UK.



  • Ranked No.1 globally for our personal tutors and top 3 globally for overall satisfaction with our learning experience.
  • Top 3 in the UK for overall international student satisfaction*
  • 85 years of innovation in education
  • Students’ Union twice named Students’ Union of the Year
*International Student Barometer Survey 2015, Autumn Wave – 159 institutions participated globally, 49 in the UK.


People from all over the world are attracted by our innovative courses, excellent academic facilities and internationally recognised qualifications. We are in the top 3 globally for overall satisfaction with our learning experience* and international students rank our personal tutors the best in the world.


Research at Teesside University is organised within five research institutes:

  • Technology Futures Institute
  • Digital Futures Institute
  • Health and Social Care Institute
  • Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts
  • Social Futures Institute


Excellent job prospects

  • International Students ranks us number one in the UK for careers advice and employability, and
  • number one in the UK and number two globally for our careers service*
  • Our graduates are working all over the world for companies such as the BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, Johnson Matthey, HSBC, United States Air Force Research Lab, Vodafone, Microsoft, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Raleigh UK, 22 Cans, Framestore.
  • We help you launch your career through work placements, volunteering, live projects, accredited courses and graduate internships. Find out more about our careers support

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (1)


Student services

Our multiple-award winning Students’ Union is ranked in the top 3 in the world by international students. (International Student Barometer Survey 2015, Autumn Wave – 159 institutions participated globally, 49 in the UK.). It offers social spaces, places to eat, support and advice, shops, sports clubs and societies. The Students’ Union is a great place to make new friends. We are also ranked it the top 3 globally for social activities. (International Student Barometer Survey 2015, Autumn Wave – 159 institutions participated globally, 49 in the UK.).

Housing services

Our main campus is in Middlesbrough, one of the most affordable places in the UK.

The region is famous for beautiful countryside, historic towns and a long coastline. London, Manchester or Edinburgh are under three hours away by train. York and Leeds are just over an hour away.

Our vibrant campus has facilities for study, leisure and fitness – all within walking distance. On campus you’ll find ‘The Curve’ – an iconic ultra-modern teaching space, our award-winning library, and our Students’ Union which is ranked in the top 3 globally by international students.

Library services

International students rank our library in the top 3 in the world. It has four floors of quality, up-to-date resources with experienced staff on-hand. There are 1,300 places for individual and group study, access to over 400,000 books and 79,500 journals, over 450 PCs across all floors and specialist academic librarians for each subject area. Plus a learning hub and learning café.

ICT services

Teesside University was ranked 1st in the world for internet access on arrival (International Student Barometer, Autumn 2015). Enjoy technology that meets your needs, from Macs for high-end design to hi-tech workstations for complex visualisation and software development, and over 2,700 workstations on campus. See a short video showing all the facilities you will use.

Medical services

Counselling. The University’s confidential service supports students through personal or academic difficulties with professional counsellors available by appointment.

Student Life

Campus life

Life on campus

Safe and friendly

  • Teesside is a safe and friendly place where you will soon feel at home.
International student ambassadors
  • We offer a friendly welcome to new international students. To help we can match you with one of our international student ambassadors when you arrive.
Students' Union
  • Our multi-award-winning Students' Union is the hub of social activity, in the UK top 10 (National Student Survey 2016), Gold in the 2015 NUS Green Impact Excellence Awards
  • The Students' Union is led by students for students. As a student you elect the president and officers who represent you and campaign on your behalf
  • Socialise at the Students' Union building - The Hub. It includes social spaces where you can relax with friends, a shop, places to eat, bars, support, and a job service to help you find part-time work
  • Register for your National Union of Students Extra card for only £12 a year. You get high-street savings, discounts on travel and exclusive offers at the Students' Union.

Sports facilities

  • Benefit from our new £17m sport and health sciences building - a state-of-the-art learning environment if you are studying sports therapy
  • Take part - our Olympia sports complex includes a 500-spectator sports hall for major tournaments
  • Keep fit. Facilities include top-of-the-range sport and exercise labs, a temperature-controlled environmental chamber, climbing wall, floodlit artificial turf pitch, rugby pitches, sauna and steam room, squash courts and three sports halls, and a white-water rafting course
  • Stay focused. Initiatives include our focus sports and intra mural sports leagues, Students' Union clubs, volunteering and community sport projects. Off campus, you'll find even more

Student clubs

Join a society

  • Join one - or more - of our student societies to meet new friends, take part in sport or cultural activities and practise your faith
  • Meet other students from your country, culture or who share your religious beliefs. Feel more at home through societies like Interlink, Chinese society, Islamic society, other country societies or voluntary activities in the local area
  • Meet students from other countries and experience UK culture - try football, basketball, cricket, badminton or tennis
  • Find plenty of other societies and specific interest groups in the local area


Benefit from opportunities to gain exemptions and accreditations from a wide range of professional bodies such as CIMA, ACCA, CMI, Skillset, The British Computer Society, most major engineering and scientific institutions, Forensic Science Society, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, LLB exemptions, The British Psychological Society and more.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

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