Why Teesside

  • TOP 200 Ranked in the top 200 list of global universities aged 50 years or under.*
  • Over 1,000 students enrolled in our open learning courses
  • High-quality, stand-alone, open learning education for over 30 years

Study a flexible online course with a UK university ranked in the top 200 list of global young universities.*

Are you a busy professional looking for a formal qualification to take your career to the next level? Do you want to pursue your passion for learning but think you can’t spare the time? Think again.

At Teesside University, we offer a broad range of flexible, online and open learning courses designed to fit around you and your other commitments, putting you in control of pace and place.

We’ve been delivering high-quality, stand-alone, open learning education for over 30 years so we have a track record of success that you can trust.

You don’t need to attend lectures on campus, so there are no accommodation or transport costs, and you don‘t require a student visa.

*Teesside University is ranked in the 151-200 band of 250 global universities aged 50 years or under in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

Teesside University online learning

Online learning allows you to get a university-level qualification without having to physically attend our campus.

Benefits of online learning

Study anytime, anywhere

There is no fixed schedule - you choose when and where you study. Read journal articles, watch lectures and contribute to discussions at times and locations that suit you.

Boost your career

Studying an online programme with Teesside University can take your career to the next level and help you stand out from the crowd.

A global network

You'll have regular contact with students from around the world and our academic staff here in Teesside. Our online environment is designed to support and encourage collaborative learning.

Quality programmes

Our online programmes are academically equivalent to our on-campus degrees and involve the same level of work overall. The internationally-recognised qualification you gain is of equal value.

Future-facing learning

You are inspired and supported by our expert teaching team of lecturers and tutors who are passionate about their subjects.

Access to support services

You have access to the same support services as on-campus students, with access to millions of learning resources, including ebooks and journal articles, available 24/7.

Courses

We offer a broad range of flexible, online and open learning courses designed to fit around you and your other commitments, putting you in control of pace and place.

Courses include:

Business, Accounting, Marketing & Enterprise

  • Business and Enterprise (Top-up) (Online), BA (Hons)
  • Master of Business Administration (Online), MBA

Computing & Web

  • Cybersecurity (Online), MSc

Engineering

  • Engineering open learning courses

English & Creative Writing

  • Creative Writing (Distance Learning), MA
  • Creative Writing and Wellbeing, MA

Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

Postgraduate courses

Short courses

* Fact references

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BA

Teesside University

Develop the skills and knowledge valued by employers and give your CV a boost with our innovative and flexible new BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-up) (Online) cou ... [+]

Develop the skills and knowledge valued by employers and give your CV a boost with our innovative and flexible new BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-up) (Online) course, which enables you to top-up your previous qualifications (such as professional body qualifications or a HND/FdA or equivalent) to gain a full bachelor’s degree – 100% online.

The course provides a combination of business knowledge and theoretical application in the workplace, enabling you to evaluate the effectiveness of your activities across a range of business-based learning outcomes. It emphasises developing enterprising and entrepreneurial approaches to business challenges and provides a university-based business and management education to those entering through non-traditional, workplace-based routes.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
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English
Part time
Online
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Certificate

Teesside University

This distance learning chemical engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the chemical or process engineering sectors ... [+]

This distance learning chemical engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the chemical or process engineering sectors, manufacture, maintenance and testing. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Chemical Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning electrical and electronic engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as a technician or technician engineer in electrical and electron ... [+]

This distance learning electrical and electronic engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as a technician or technician engineer in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. The programme has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work a focus on industrial applications.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, by Flexible Open Learning, provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in instrumentation and cont ... [+]

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in instrumentation and control engineering design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding or the communications industry. Developed in consultation with local industry, it combines theory and practical work with industrial applications.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Instrumentation and Control Engineering, by Flexible Open Learning, provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning mechanical engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in mechanical engineering design, manufactur ... [+]

This distance learning mechanical engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in mechanical engineering design, manufacture, maintenance and testing. Developed in consultation with local industry, it combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Mechanical Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning petroleum engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the petroleum engineering sector, maintena ... [+]

This distance learning petroleum engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the petroleum engineering sector, maintenance and testing. Developed in consultation with local industry, it combines theory and practical work a focus on industrial applications.

The course provides a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University open learning (Engineering).

Course details

You study eight units covering the range of needs of local and national industries and business. The HNC provides a sound understanding of all key principles.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning process engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufacture, ... [+]

This distance learning process engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufacture, maintenance and testing. Developed in consultation with local industry, it combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Process Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 4 years
Online
Read more in English

Diploma

Teesside University

This distance learning chemical engineering HND course is designed for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the chemical or process engineerin ... [+]

This distance learning chemical engineering HND course is designed for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the chemical or process engineering sectors. You could be involved in manufacturing, maintenance and testing work. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical Engineering by flexible open learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is an award of Teesside University delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering). You can study this award as a top-up from the HNC Chemical Engineering.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning electrical and electronic engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University open le ... [+]

Course overview

This distance learning electrical and electronic engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University open learning. The Higher National Diploma (HND) Electrical and Electronic Engineering provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level.

The course is for you if you would like to work as a technician/technician engineer in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. The programme has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work a focus on industrial applications.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open ... [+]

Course overview

This distance learning instrumentation and control engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) Instrumentation and Control Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level.

The course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in instrumentation and control engineering design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding or the communications industries. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning mechanical engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning. ... [+]

This distance learning mechanical engineering HND course is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Pearson by Teesside University Open Learning.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) Mechanical Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. The course is for you if you would like to work as a technician/technician engineer in mechanical engineering design, manufacture, maintenance and testing. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning petroleum engineering HND course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufactur ... [+]

This distance learning petroleum engineering HND course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufacture, maintenance and testing. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

The course covers a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is an award of Teesside University delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).

Course details

You study 16 units which have been developed to chosen to meet the range of needs of local and national industries and business. The HND provides a sound understanding of all key principles.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
Teesside University

This distance learning mechanical engineering HND course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufactu ... [+]

This distance learning mechanical engineering HND course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the process engineering sector, manufacture, maintenance and testing. It has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

The HND Process Engineering by Flexible Open Learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is an award of Teesside University delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering).... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English

MA

Teesside University

This is an exciting, supportive and non-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever ... [+]

Overview

Creative writers express thoughts, feelings and emotions through words and have the ability to inform, provoke, captivate, inspire and move. You approach creative writing from a variety of perspectives – including fiction, poetry, life writing and drama – to explore how writers operate and how you can become an independent writer.

Course details

We understand how difficult it can be to find the space and structure to develop your writing - this course makes it easy for you to adapt your weekly studies to your personal circumstances. This course is taught throughout by tutors who are both practising creative writers and experienced teachers of creative writing at postgraduate level. The emphasis is on developing practical writing skills and techniques whilst gaining an understanding of your own work within a critical context and framework. The course consists of four 30-credit taught modules plus the Creative Writing Project (60 credit), which is the final portfolio of your creative writing. Each module offers you opportunities to experiment and develop your interests, whether these are in prose fiction, poetry, creative life writing, dramatic writing and screenwriting or in using writing to work with people in personal and professional development and healthcare settings. For more information, take a look at our module descriptions. This course is available to all international applicants. Individual modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis. If you apply for this course, you must submit a portfolio of your creative writing of up to and no more than 2,000 words... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
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English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Online
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PhD

Teesside University

The disruptive environment in which businesses operate today is global, dynamic and poses a myriad of challenges for organisations and their leaders. The overall aim of t ... [+]

Course details

In accordance with the University’s mission ‘to be a global home for enterprising and confident students and graduates’, this course provides a springboard to engagement with the wider world. The Business School is committed to the belief that business education should facilitate rather than constrain, and this course presents a flexible and well-balanced curriculum that addresses the changing needs of contemporary forward-thinking businesses. You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own personal and professional, skills and engage in dialogue with global peers in order to prepare them to manage, lead and help transform their respective organisations. You will become a research-informed business leader who is able to apply best practice within your organisational and in your own managerial practices. The interaction between theory and practice provides leaders with research-informed perspectives that add value in terms of business effectiveness, efficiency and capability.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
4 years
Online
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Postgraduate Certificate

Teesside University

This course offers current and aspiring education professionals, working within a range of contexts, a flexible route towards gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Educat ... [+]

Course details

Delivered through our online learning platform, you will learn in a rich and rewarding online environment, engaging in professional discussions and communities of practice with practitioners in a variety of international contexts.

You will:

develop the capability to motivate and inspire learners to succeed and progress through the implementation of a range of innovative, creative and adaptive teaching strategies discover inclusive and varied learning, teaching and assessment strategies to gain depth and breadth of knowledge and confidence in delivery promote critical reflection and the ability to link theory to practice to become confident, critical, creative, adaptable, articulate and inspiring educators develop your understanding of international educational contexts and approaches learn about research informed practice and demonstrate the capacity to actively engage in educational research within the practice context to support the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment. Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2020
English
Part time
1 year
Online
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Location address
Southfield Road
Middlesbrough, England, TS1 3BX GB
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