Summer University - is it for you?

A Summer University course will boost your confidence and could be your first step towards gaining a degree.

Summer University could be for you if you would like to:

  • return to study after taking a break from education
  • gain the qualification you need for a promotion
  • change career direction
  • enjoy the personal satisfaction of learning.

Our summer courses run during June, July and August.

How can I apply?

Before making an application, please check course details (including dates and times) using the links on the right.

To apply for one of our unaccredited workshops (Computing, Fashion and Murder scene investigation), please click on the apply online button on your chosen course page(s).

When you submit an application, you will receive an automated email confirming that your application has been received.

If you are accepted on a course, we will email you to confirm your place. For some courses, priority is given to applicants who don’t already have a higher education equivalent-level qualification and/or are not currently enrolled on a university programme.

What can I study?

Courses range from creative writing to forensic and crime scene science. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we have something for you. All courses are delivered at our Middlesbrough campus.

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?

If you choose to study an accredited course, you can access Student Services and receive support with financial matters, health and wellbeing, careers and counselling.
More about student support


If you choose to study an accredited course you can access the full services of our libraries. Our Middlesbrough campus library has a range of learning resources available for your studies. PCs and study areas are zoned to suit a variety of study needs. The iZone can help with general enquires and the Learning Hub helps you develop your academic skills. Some services and learning resources are accessible off campus. We also have a library at the Darlington campus.

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 2015 - 16 your Summer University fees will be reimbursed.

What next?

Studying does not have to stop when your course ends. We hope our Summer University courses inspire you to continue your studies.

Come to one of 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.