Teesside University

Teesside University

Teesside University

Teesside University

About University of Teesside

Teesside University is a public university with over 85 years of teaching experience in digital innovation, forensics, sports and health sciences. Its main campus is in Middlesbrough, in North East England Teesside. Earlier the university was referred to as the Constantine Technical University of. It acquired university status in 1992

University of Teesside changed its name to "Teesside University," in 2009. Alternative names included "Middlesbrough University" and "Tees Valley University." The University is strong in the area of forensic science With more than 20 years of experience in this field, it has the biggest UK course range in the area of forensic science and investigation, criminology and police training apart from that it excels in the field of sport and exercise, designing and animating computer games, many of which are accredited by professional bodies.

Research institutes at the University focus on research excellence in a number of key areas. This includes virtual environments, nanotechnology, rehabilitation, history and sociology.

Teesside University has scored 84 per cent in the 2019 National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction.


The main and the newest campus of the university is the Darlington campus which is spread over 15,890 square ft. of land.

Facilities in Campus

  • Five-storey, £22m teaching building with a 200-seat lecture theatre and modern learning spaces .

  • £2.75m health and fitness centre. 

  • University’s library

  • flight-simulation laboratory;

  • an environmental chamber

  • broadcast news studios

  • a green screen

  • simulated practice labs for health subjects

  • a full-size ambulance

  • wood, metal, plastic, resin and glass workshops

  • video production studios

  • 3D printers

  • lie detector equipment

  • a crime scene house

  • hydrotherapy pool.

Location Specialities 

  • Middlesbrough is one of the best resorts in Great Britain between the Moors of North Yorkshire and the North East coast.
  • Within walking distance of the campus there are quirky cafés, cool micro pubs, vintage dressing shops and a new collection of independent bars and shops. There are also close proximity to the usual high street shops, museums, sports, restaurants, cinemas, clubs and parks.
  • The city has many cultural attractions including the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. The beautiful scenery and shoreline of Middlesbroughe, the Airport Durham Tees Valley (20 km away) and the flight from London and Amsterdam to Newcastle's International Airport (less than 80 km away).
  • Historic cities such as York and Durham, coastal towns such as Salt burn and Whitby, and the North Yorkshire Moors and Cleveland Way National Trail can be reached by public transport within an hour.


Teesside has some of UK's most affordable university accommodation including residential on-campus halls and managed off-campus houses. Teesside University guarantees all international students a place in university accommodation There are a little over 1,100 rooms, with en suite facilities and standard options. There are 230 private rooms, as well.


• The first university to receive the Times Higher Education Award was Teesside University.

• Awarded the 2013 Queen's Anniversary Prize for outstanding work in the area of entrepreneurship and business engagement.


  • 87th in the Times University Guide 2020

  • 70th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

  • The Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2020 are ranked among the 801-1000 band of global universities.

  • Ranked 19th in the world in the Animation Career Review 2019 International Rankings

  • Ranked in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world (Animation Career Review 2019 International Rankings).

  • Ranked 1 of 183 world universities for physical library in the International Student Barometer Survey 2019

  • Ranked 1 of 42 UK universities for online library in the International Student Barometer Survey 2019

Teaching Quality

  • It has received nine National Fellowships for Teaching Excellence since 1992.

  • In the Teaching Excellence Framework, the Teesside University received a silver rating.

Academic Divisions

  • MIMA School of Art & Design 

  • School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies

  • School of Health & Life Sciences

  • School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

  • Teesside University Business School

  • University departments

Why University of Teesside

  • Teesside is a safe and welcoming place.

  • Ranked among the top five animation schools in the United Kingdom.

  • Placement opportunities with  BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, Johnson Matthey, HSBC, Vodafone, Microsoft, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Raleigh UK, 22 Cans, Frames store.

  • Affordable accommodation with free internet access. 

  • The cost of living is relatively low.

 How to Reach? Or Travel

  • Teesside University is a 10-minute walk from the main train and bus station.
  • Airports: the University is 13 miles from Teesside International Airport.
  • Newcastle Airport is less than 50 miles from Teesside University.
  • Railway : Middlesbrough train station is part of the UK's national rail network.
  • From Middlesbrough, you can travel to all UK stations including Newcastle, Manchester and Manchester Airport, London and London Heathrow Airport.

Famous Aluminis

  • Vera Baird (Former Member of Parliament for Redcar), 
  • Stephen Uppal (Famous actor),
  •  Philippa Gregory (Novelist), 
  • Chris Stevenson (Renowned author), 
  • Jamie Dornan (Actor, model and musician), 
  • Tom Blenkinsop (Former British Labour Party politician), 
  • David Bowe (Former Member of European Parliament), 
  • Paul Marsden (Writer and Businessman), 
  • Ben Everson (Famous football player)  
  • Nicole Westmarland (Social activist)

English Language Requirement:


  • IELTS – 6.0 , no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 80 overall ,17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 51-52 overall, 51 in all components.


  • IELTS – 6.5, no modules less than 6.0
  • TOEFL – 88 overall ,17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 52 – 58 overall, 51 in all components.

Some courses have different Entry Requirement.

For the majority of programmes at degree level and above, the minimum IELTS band score must be 5.5 in each band.
However, the following health courses require a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 in each band:

  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • PgDip/MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-registration)
  • PgDip/MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The following health courses require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in writing alongside a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking with a minimal overall score of 7.0.

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Adult)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Child)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Mental Health)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

£ 12,890
£ 11,720

Costs per year

Overall cost of living
£ 12,294
Campus accommodation
£ 6,036
Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

Average Cost Per Year

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate : £ 12,890

Postgraduate : £ 11,720

Costs per year

Overall cost of living : £ 12,294

Campus accommodation : £ 6,036

* Please note that fees may vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score

IELTS Undergraduate : 6.0

IELTS Postgraduate : 6.5

Minimum TOEFL Score

TOEFL Undergraduate : 80

TOEFL Postgraduate : 88

Minimum PTE Score

PTE Undergraduate : 51

PTE Postgraduate : 58

* Please note that minimum score required for English language may vary from course to couse.Always check exact requirement for the programme.

University Contact Details


Campus Heart, Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX, UK




+44 (0) 1642 738900

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