Part-time study


What does part-time study involve?

Studying part time takes commitment, good time management, and support from your friends, family and colleagues. It will be hard work, but it will be worth the effort. We know what you need to succeed, and we will help you find the right balance between work, home and study.

We offer courses at all levels part-time and the staff, the support, the facilities and the qualification you earn are the same as you could expect if you studied full time.

Your career

We have an excellent record of preparing graduates to succeed at work. You can develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed. Our emphasis is on professionalism and transferable skills, and many courses are directly applicable to specific careers.

What course can I do?

You can take the type of course that works for you – anything from short taster courses, certificates and diplomas, to degrees at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We also provide research opportunities and a work-based studies programme, which enables you to design your own part-time course.

How do I study?

You attend lectures and seminars and complete assignments on most courses. You also have to find time for reading and private study. You will find plenty of computing resources on campus and you can use our online learning environment, e-learning@tees.

When do I study?

This depends on your course. Some run in the evening, some during the day or over an afternoon. Some modules concentrate their attendance time into a few days, while others incorporate open and distance learning.

How will I be assessed?

Not all part-time modules use exams as the main assessment method. Many use a range of course-based assessments, including written assignments, presentations and projects.

Where can I study?

You can study part time at Teesside University campuses in Middlesbrough and Darlington, and at our partner colleges in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton. You could even undertake a work-based project which would benefit both you and your employer.

How do I pay?

You can pay your course fees by applying for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England – if you are successful in your loan application, payment will be made direct to the University on your behalf by Student Finance England.

You can pay your fees yourself in up to ten monthly instalments. Arrangements can be made at using a credit or debit card, or at the University cash office. If your course benefits your work, you may want to approach your employer about paying all, or some, of your fees.

If you have any questions regarding payment you can contact the University finance office on 01642 342172 or at .