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English Language Programme

Academic and Social English - Module Overview

The English Language Programme takes an engaging task-based approach to learning in academic and social contexts. The content includes group and paired work covering a range of activities to develop an interest in academic study in the UK.

Session overview:

  • Academic English - Presentation skills
  • Social English - Small talk
  • Academic English - Seminar Skills
  • Social English - Everyday situations
  • Academic English - Critical Thinking
  • Social English - Money
  • Academic English - Style and Register

Learning outcomes

By benefitting from experienced and qualified teachers, daily English classes will help you improve your academic and social communication skills. This means that by the end of the programme, you will develop communication skills necessary to function effectively in both academic and non-academic contexts.

Module Pre-requisites

Ideally you will hold an IELTS of 4.0 or equivalent English language qualification.

Module Hours

The English Language Programme is delivered over seven days, approximately 35 hours in total.


Academic Programme

We have chosen six of our most relevant and exciting academic modules to give you an insight into these pertinent subject areas. Representing the strengths of the University, these modules will provide a hands-on and interactive opportunity for you to immerse yourself in current, internationally relevant academic disciplines. Each module is delivered through a combination of lectures, field trips, group activities and case studies, providing a diverse learning experience.

Each programme runs over six to seven days with approximately 28-30 hours in total. Students can choose one of the following disciplines:

*click on each discipline to reveal further course content

Digital Marketing

Teesside University is a Graduate Gateway partner of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with the BA (Hons) Marketing course. The CIM is the world's largest organisation for professional marketers; with a global reputation as a centre of excellence and qualifications that are recognised worldwide.

Take this opportunity to study modules from a course which is mapped against the learning outcomes of CIM professional qualifications.

Aims and Outcomes

This module aims to develop the necessary skills to become an agent of change in today's digital-first world. It will develop your understanding of the ways in which organisations use the Internet for marketing to help them achieve a competitive advantage. You will develop an understanding of the ways in which the traditional marketing theories and concepts relate to the use of the Internet, and questions the validity of existing modules given the differences between the Internet and other media. By the end of your course, you will know how to innovate and stay ahead of the competition, using the strategies we’ll outline for achieving success in the new digital economy.

Taught Modules

Introduction to Digital Marketing

  • The relevance of different types of digital platforms and digital media to marketing
  • Evaluate the advantages and challenges of digital media
  • Identify the key differences between customer communications digital marketing and traditional marketing.

Online marketplace analysis: micro-environment

  • Evaluate techniques for reviewing the importance of different actors in the microenvironment: customers, intermediaries, suppliers and competitors as part of the development of digital marketing strategy
  • Review changes to business and revenue models enabled by digital markets.
  • Identify how the macro-environment affects an organisation’s digital marketing strategy, planning, implementation and performance
  • PESTL Analysis
  • Consider legal, moral and ethical constraints of digital marketing

Digital marketing strategy

  • Relate digital marketing strategy to marketing and business strategy
  • Identify opportunities and threats arising from digital media and technology platforms
  • Evaluate alternative strategic approaches for using digital platforms
  • Digital Marketing Strategy framework: SOSTAC


  • Running a case study; considering RACE framework
  • Assessment planning workshop

The impact of digital media and technology on the marketing mix

  • Apply the elements of the marketing mix in an online context
  • Evaluate the opportunities that the Internet makes available for varying the marketing mix
  • Assess the opportunities for online brand-building
  • Search Engine Optimisation

Relationship marketing using digital platforms

  • using digital platforms for customer relationship management and Marketing Automation
  • Evaluate the potential of the digital technology and applying the concept of ‘Big Data’ to support one-to-one marketing
  • Assess how to integrate social and mobile interactions to develop social CRM capabilities
  • Email and Mobile Marketing

Assessment/project presentation completion

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Case study: Tesco and CRM
  • Assessment workshop

Games Art, Animation & Visual Effects

Teesside University enjoys a long-standing and excellent reputation in the exciting fields of animation and visual effects. Our courses are designed for careers in computer animation, character animation, concept art, and visual effects for TV and film.

We are ranked in the top 20 list of international animation schools (Animation Career Review 2018) and our computer character animation and computer animation and visual effects courses are accredited by Creative Skillset, the UK's Creative Industries' Sector Skills Council.

Aims and Outcomes 

The content and assessment will be based on the second year Animation group work modules Kino (GAV2033-N) or Kino Tek (GAV2040-N).

Students will work in groups of approximately 4 to produce a short animated film.
By the end of the module the students will be able to:

1. Interact effectively and be proactive within a team of similar or varied disciplines working towards a common film production goal. 
2. Research and plan a short film project to a tight timescale, demonstrating adaptability to change during development. 
3. Develop an understanding of animation and vfx industry tools and practices to inform short film production outcomes. 
4. Demonstrate an understanding of core theory, principles and terminology and its application in short film production contexts. 
5. Use appropriate techniques, software, tools and procedures in the design and development of a short film product
6. Demonstrate increasing proficiency in the visual development of a short film.

Taught Modules

You have an amazing opportunity to study here and discover your talent through the following modules:

  • Day 1- Introduction to the programme, project brief and teams. Includes orientation of the facilities: Motion capture; Green Screen; Soundstage; VR lab and Animation Studios.
  • Day 2 & 3 - First session of each day will be software demonstration by academic staff in the animation studios. Groups will then carry out physical shoots and technical processes in the specialist facilities
  • Day 4 & 5 - Groups will be based in the animation studios using appropriate software for 3D modelling/effects/compositing depending on their group project
  • Day 6 - Group review and reflective practice. Additional time for technical project development and creation of final drafts
  • Day 7- Final project development process followed by demonstrations and reviews of final productions

How you will learn 

Students will receive expert technical support in using specialist facilities. There will be a few keynote lectures to provide instruction on industry standard software tools. Most of the sessions will be hands-on group work based in SCMA Animation Studios.


Students should have completed at least one year of an arts based programme such as animation, design or media.

A showreel of student work from BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects, BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation, MA Digital Character Animation

International Law

The International Legal Environment

This module provides an outstanding opportunity to consider some of the contemporary issues affecting the international legal system, the agencies responsible for governing the relationship between states and the investigation of crime within the international legal environment.  You will be introduced to the following issues:

  • The international legal system and sources of international law
  • International organisations (for example The United Nations)
  • International criminal law
  • International human rights
  • The Investigation of crime under international and European law

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law is equipped with excellent facilities, including a courtroom that replicates Teesside Combined Court. The courtroom has all the features of a modern court and can be used as a fully functioning facility. Our specialist crime scene house is one of only a few such facilities in the country.


Mechanical Engineering

The North East of England hosts major international automotive, aerospace, engineering design, manufacturing and civil engineering industries, as well as a growing number of companies involved in renewable energy. Teesside is also a major international centre for the chemical and process industries, and home to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world.


The programme will introduce you to mechanical engineering and the skills required for working in an engineering environment. Specific focus is on design projects to develop student knowledge and experience in solving relevant engineering challenges. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in current live research projects including the design and manufacture of composite materials.

Learning outcomes:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core concepts within mechanical engineering.
2. Explore and apply aspects of mathematical and scientific principles relating to mechanical engineering.
3. Analyse, apply and interpret design data/evidence from a variety of sources.
4. Identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/method for their resolution in a considered manner.

You will have access to our world-class facilities whilst studying the following modules:

Introduction to Advanced Materials and Processing research project.
  • Students will engage in a live academic research project undertaken by one of our academics. They will perform research and testing alongside the Teesside research team.

Predicting Performance (aerodynamics, structures and dynamics).

  • Students will be introduced to core physics and maths concepts relating to mechanical engineering before applying these to relevant engineering problems.

Digital Design and Analysis (CAD/FEA/Fibersim).

  • Students will engage with our Design and Analysis software packages including SolidWorks, NX and Fibersim. You will design, model, simulate, analyse and explore manufacturing options for an engineering part, giving an overview of the whole design for manufacture process used in industry.

Manufacture and Testing,uild Project.

  • Students will engage in a build phase on the back on the Digital Design and Analysis module. This will include manufacturing the designed part and testing it to confirm its correlation to the simulated values.

Engineering Management.

  • An interactive module exploring current tools and trends within engineering management including LEAN, and industry 4.0.

IC Engines/Aero & Rockets.

  • This module focuses on propulsion systems and will be a mixture of calculation and practical elements.

Industrial Visit.

  • Students will have opportunity to visit a UK engineering facility and tour the facilities and processes.

How you will learn:

Students will engage in taught sessions as well as practical labs. You will use computer labs for simulation, scientific labs for materials testing and research and workshop facilities for the build phase of the “Build Project” module. The learning style focuses on interactive project based learning to engage students in the learning process.

Public Health

Teesside University is at the forefront in promoting public health through equipping current and future leaders in public health practice with skills, knowledge and professional competency in translating current best evidence into public health practice.

Globally, public health is rapidly becoming one of the most recognised areas for improving health and quality of life of populations. The need to expand and develop the public health workforce locally, nationally and internationally is well established. As population structures continue to become dominated by ageing populations, coinciding with health and social care budget cuts, the rates of chronic illness increase.

Consequently, there has never been greater emphasis on improving public health and wellbeing and preventing disease and emergency of sophisticated infectious diseases like Ebola, Zika virus, HIV etc. There is a need to develop more multidisciplinary approaches blending a wide range of professionals including medical, allied health, nurses, psychologists and sociologists who work together to improve health and quality of life of populations.

The Public Health International Summer course (PH-ISC) will provide you with insights into the global challenges of public health along with evidenced solutions. It will inspire you to consider launching a career in public health and further study opportunities.

What you will learn

The course brings together academics from the School of Health and Social Care and research experts. The course will enable the building of networks among students and experts in public health. You will gain a holistic understanding of the issues and complexities within the contemporary public health practice environment in an international perspective. Theoretical concepts of public health placing particular emphasis on understanding the interaction between the wider social determinants of health and how these can explain persistent public health problems such as health inequalities, extreme poverty etc will be introduced to you. Experts will work with you to examine the concepts of society, social stratification and public health. You will have the opportunity to work with prolific researchers in public health to explore current research in global public health issues e.g. obesity, alcohol and drug misuse, fluoridation, physical activity etc. Public Health Research at Teesside University is highly internationally recognised and researchers will give you tips on developing internationally relevant research projects. On the course, you will have the opportunity to explore the work of Public Health England (PHE) which is the body responsible for public health in England.

Course learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss complex global Public Health issues and evaluate interventions and services to address them.
  • Make informed judgements about the research evidence underpinning key areas of Public Health practice.
  • Identify key strategies for promoting health and wellbeing in the global perspective.

How you will learn

The learning and teaching methods throughout the entire course focus attention on developing independent learning skills. The specific strategies have a heavy focus on student-led learning and aim to foster your abilities to engage in a critical discussion of the content and to apply core knowledge and concepts to develop your own understanding of the complex issues in public health and research practice. Learning and teaching strategies include mainly seminars and group discussions developed to challenge you to think critically and to support you in developing the skills to defend your ideas in an academic environment. You will also be encouraged to embrace e-learning through using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which is used as a repository for learning materials including pre-reading materials, guided independent study and extra reading after sessions.

Sport (Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation & Therapy)

With our world-class experience and excellent facilities, Teesside University is ideal for studying sport and exercise.

All our laboratories and equipment are there for you to use and enhance your learning experience. Our sport and exercise buildings house world-class teaching and research facilities, including:

  • an environmental chamber where you assess performance in different climates
  • a hydrotherapy pool for rehabilitating injuries, with underwater treadmills, cameras and variable water flow
  • physiology laboratories for testing physical fitness, with gas analysis and blood sampling equipment, treadmills, bike and rowing ergometers
  • purpose-built sports therapy clinics
  • a movement analysis laboratory, with 3D motion capture and force platforms
  • advanced anatomy, strength and conditioning laboratories

During this programme you will study:

    Lower limb and upper limb anatomy

    Biomechanics of the human body

    Physiology of movement

    Spinal anatomy

    Sports Injuries - Acute management

    Sports Injuries - Rehabilitation principles

    Psychological impact of injury

    'Exercise is Medicine'

    Health screening

    Physical activity interventions

    Delivering physical activities

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