Summer University - is it for you?

A Summer University course will boost your confidence and can be the first step towards a degree, or it could be all you need.


Enjoy the convenience, ease and familiarity of close-knit learning communities, yet benefit from some of the best learning experiences offered by any modern university or college in the country.

Summer University could be for you if you want to:

  • return to study after taking a break from education
  • gain a promotion that needs a qualification
  • change your career direction
  • or just enjoy the personal satisfaction of learning.

Course information

What can I study?

From creative writing to forensic and crime scene science, whatever you want to achieve in life we have something special to help you get there – check out the courses on the right and the venues.
More about the venues.

What qualification will I get?

We have a range of accredited and non-accredited courses and workshops for you to choose from. If you complete an accredited course, you will receive a certificate of credit.

What support can I get?

We know that you might need help and advice from time to time. If you do, come to our Student Services department, which provides a wide range of comprehensive support services. This includes advice about financial matters, health and well-being, careers and counselling – we can point you in the right direction.
More about student support


The Library on our Middlesbrough campus has benefited from a £2.1m refurbishment. It has all the print, electronic and multimedia resources you need. Staff will help you with loans and general enquiries. When you are off the campus you can still reach a large amount of information online, including electronic journals and e-books. You can also check and renew loans online.

Our Teesside University Darlington library provides a quiet study environment and has up-to-date resources with experienced staff on hand to help. A selection of books from the Darlington central library has been added to our collection.

How much will my course cost?

Please check each course entry for fees. Fees will be waived if:

  • You are a current Teesside University student
  • You have been given a conditional offer based on passing a Summer University module

If you go on to enrol on a course of over 60 credits in September 2014-15 your Summer University fees will be reimbursed.

How can I apply?

There are no formal entry requirements for the majority of these courses. Just use the apply online button on the course you are interested in.

If we accept you on a course, we will email you to confirm your place. We give priority to people who don't already have a higher education equivalent-level qualification and/or are not currently enrolled on a university programme.

Contact us

If you have any queries please get in touch:
T: 01642 342291

What next?

Studying does not have to stop once your course has finished. Come to our open days to find out what you can do after your course has finished.
More about our open days

Changes to courses

Teesside University reserves the right to change the advertised programme without notice. Running or continuing any course or class depends on having enough students enrolled and attending.

Note If you are 16 years of age or under, you are required to have a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis) and attend classes with you. This designated adult may also be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau check.

# Courses are preparation courses and lead to a Certificate of Credit. They cannot be used towards another award.