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Short courses & CPD

Summer University

A Summer University course will boost your confidence, may help you change career and could be your first step towards gaining a degree.

Our courses

All our Summer University short courses will be announced and open for applications soon. Register your interest below to be kept updated

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Conditional offer holders

If you have received a conditional offer that requires you to study a Summer University course, more information will be sent to you soon.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

What is Summer University?

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
  • meet the entry requirements for your course
  • revise the fundamental subjects in preparation for your degree studies.

How to apply

Click apply now on the course page. You can apply for multiple certificate courses on one application form (up to a maximum of 30 credits) - if you wish to study multiple courses please check delivery times and dates to ensure there are no clashes. Courses appear as University Certificate of Credit on the apply online tab. If you would like to change your selection or add additional courses after you have submitted your application, please email

Minimum requirements

As some of our Summer University courses are delivered online it is necessary that you have access to a computer and are comfortable using an online learning platform. You also need to have a strong internet connection. In addition to this, each course may have minimum hardware or software requirements, or equipment that you should have access to in order to fully engage with the course. Please check the 'entry requirements' tab on each course page before you apply.

What can I study?

Choose from a range of courses across many subject areas. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we have something for you. All courses are delivered online.

We have a range of accredited courses for you to choose from - if you complete an accredited course, you 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

How much will my course cost?

Each course costs £50.

Fees are waived if you have been given a conditional offer from Teesside University based on passing a Summer University module.

Fees will be reimbursed if:

  • you pass your module and go on to enrol on a course of over 60 credits in September 2023-24
  • you are a current Teesside University student and you pass your Summer University course.

Age restriction

Due to the content and delivery of our Summer University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form and those under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can download the parental consent form and send to after you submit your Summer University application.

'I decided that I needed more skills and a Winter University course provided that.'

Ruth, Intro to History

What next?

Studying doesn't 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.


This is a general guide to Summer University and its courses and considerable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided. Applicants are advised that developments after the guide has been published and the programmes have been completed may lead to omissions and inaccuracies in the course guide, for which the University disclaims legal liability. The information given in the course guide does not impose on the University any obligation to provide or to continue to provide, any course, module, tuition, assessment or amenity described in the course guide. For example, the University is under no obligation to offer a programme which has enrolled a small number of students. Similarly, the University retains the right to make reasonable changes in the curriculum content, method of teaching, form of assessment and location of some or all elements of a course. However, as far as possible, the University will consult the applicants or students affected before implementing significant changes; and although the University will not accept liability for any disruption to applicants or students caused by circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to fires, strikes (of its own or other employees), insurrection or riots, embargoes, requirements or regulations of any civil or military authority (as 'event of force majeure'), the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the impact of such interference with its ability to provide educational or other services.

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