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.

How can I apply?

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

Apply for UCPD Introduction to web design

Apply for UCPD Creative writing and research

Apply for any of our other ten credit modules
- You are able to select up to three modules on this form. Please only select the courses you want to study.

To apply for one of our unaccredited workshops (Computing, Textiles & Interiors, History - Voices from the Past, Murder scene investigation or Forensic and crime scene experience), 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.
More about the venues.

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 main campus library has four floors of more than 400 PCs, 40,000 books and 29,500 journals. We have 1,300 places for individual and group study, specialist academic libraries for each subject area and experienced staff on-hand to help. You can access a range of our library services off campus. You can also use our library at Darlington.

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.

Contact us

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

What next?

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

Come to one of our 2015 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.