Teesside University

Teesside University offers an outstanding study experience for international students. We have invested £270m into our new campus in Middlesbrough, creating new, world-class teaching facilities, and a safe and friendly place for you to focus on your study. We are committed to creating and delivering a valuable and enjoyable learning experience for our students – it’s what we do best.

Top reasons to study here

  • Students from over 100 countries have graduated from the programmes.
  • Listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019-20.
  • Over £270m invested in the campus.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Founded as Constantine College, our institution was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. The college became Teesside Polytechnic in 1969, and in 1992 Teesside was granted University status. The University has grown significantly in recent years. 


The University generates and applies knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students, partners and the communities we serve. 

Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, it  transforms lives and economies. It seeks to enhance the experience of all the students, staff and external partners by:

  • Delivering excellence in learning, research and enterprise
  • Empowering individuals and teams to enhance their contribution to the University
  • Fostering creativity, enterprise and innovation
  • Embracing diversity and actively opposing prejudice
  • Communicating openly, honestly and respectfully at all times


Teesside University Research addresses complex, multi and inter-disciplinary through to highly focused discipline based research. 

Across five thematic areas, the Grand Challenges have adopted a collaborative and multifaceted approach which enables the research to cross traditional discipline boundaries and provide the fresh thinking needed to help address some of the biggest national and global 'Grand Challenges' society today faces.

The five thematic areas are:
  • Digital and Creative Economies
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Learning for the 21st Century
  • Resilient and Secure Societies
  • Sustainable Environments


  • The focus of the Teesside University is on helping you develop the knowledge and skills which will enhance your career potential. 
  • Teesside University is ranked 1 of 44 UK universities for careers advice in the International Student Barometer Survey 2014 (410 students participated). 
  • The alumni have gone on to work at organisations such as 22cans, ADP, Aston Martin, the BBC, British Aerospace, Delta Airlines, Disney, the Ford Motor Company, Framestore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Johnson Matthey, Microsoft, the NHS, Raleigh UK, Rolls-Royce, TEAGUE, Total, the United States Air Force Research Lab and Vodafone.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Student services

Teesside University, does everything is possible to help you adapt quickly to new life in a new country, and to make you feel at home. It offers many services and activities which will help you to make friends and become part of the University community.

Teesside University is ranked 1 of 199 world universities for overall satisfaction with support in the International Student Barometer 2018 (410 students participated). 

International students looking for help in matters regarding visas, immigration, work permits, funding study, residency and settling can talk to the specialist international advisers on campus. 

Housing services

Teesside University is ranked 1 of 44 UK universities for accommodation condition in the International Student Barometer 2018 (410 students participated). 

It guarantees to help international students who apply before 1 September of the year they start with affordable student housing within easy reach of the University.

It offers some of best-value University-owned accommodation in the UK, located on campus or very close by. 

Be part of the University community and have the opportunity to participate in lots of activities organised by your hall such as sports and social events. It’s a great way to quickly develop a network of friends and get involved in university life.

Library services

Teesside University has invested £7m in the library to create a modern technology-enabled learning environment; open 24/7 with spaces for group learning, quiet and silent study. 

Teesside University is ranked 1 of 44 UK universities for its physical library in the International Student Barometer 2018 (410 students participated).

ICT services

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. 

Medical services

Student Centre, on campus, provides a full range of individual support services and advice. 

Healthcare providers are a short walk from campus and you can register with a local doctor at the orientation event. 

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is located in a multicultural town centre, with University buildings, accommodation and facilities within walking distance. We have invested over £270m into the campus, creating new, modern teaching facilities, and a safe and friendly place for you to focus on your study. 

The University is investing an additional £300m over the next 10 years to further enhance the experience of students, staff and partners. 

The Welcome and Orientation event will provide you with essential and useful information to help you settle into university life. The event forms a valuable part of the student experience. 

Sports facilities

The Teesside University has superb facilities for sport and wellbeing on campus and nearby. The Olympia building houses top-of-the-range sport and exercise labs, a temperature-controlled environmental chamber, 500-spectator sports hall for major tournaments, floodlit artificial turf pitch and a climbing wall. 

The £2.75m health and fitness suite includes the latest cardiovascular and resistance fitness equipment, free weights areas, a sprint track, multi-purpose studios, sauna and a specialist treatment area. 

Student clubs

Students will have the chance to meet many other students from different parts of the UK and from around the world. Joining a club or society will help students to make friends quickly, meeting people with similar interests and sharing new experiences together. 

Teesside University is ranked 1 of 44 UK universities for social activities in the International Student Barometer 2018 (410 students participated).

At the Students’ Union you will find multi-award-winning social spaces, places to eat, support and advice services, sports clubs and societies. 


  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • British Psychological Society 
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • British Computer Society 
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists

Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

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