Teesside University

We offer two main types of postgraduate courses - taught courses and research degrees.

Taught courses

We emphasise projects and assignments which are relevant to work, particularly if you work with an industrial or commercial partner.

Our taught postgraduate courses normally involve a formal structure of lectures, seminars, lab work (if relevant), projects and a dissertation. You cover more advanced aspects of subjects studied at undergraduate level. You receive credits for each module you pass.

Master's degrees often include intermediate awards such as a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) and a postgraduate diploma (120 credits). For a full master's degree award, you need to successfully complete 180 credits - this includes the core element of advanced independent work, such as a research project or dissertation.

We offer a number of full- and part-time taught postgraduate courses including:

  • postgraduate certificates (PgCert)
  • postgraduate diplomas (PgDip)
  • master of business administration (MBA)
  • master of laws (LLM)
  • doctor of clinical psychology (DClinPsy)
  • doctor of counselling psychology (DCounPsy)

Research degrees

Your programme of supervised research can lead to a master of philosophy (MPhil) or doctor of philosophy (PhD) in a range of disciplines.

Research degrees involve supervised individual investigation of a subject area culminating in a thesis. Full-time study is about 35 hours a week on research, part-time around 12. More about research degrees

Course length - full-time research degrees are usually completed within 24 or 48 months.

As a research student you are expected to spend about 35 hours a week on your studies which includes going to your induction and developing research skills.

Studying part time - you can study a wide range of postgraduate courses part time. Some are available full and part time - this is indicated within each course entry. Others are only run on a part-time basis.

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Online postgraduate open day

17 Jun 2021, 15:00 PM - 17 Jun 2021, 18:00 PM Online
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If you're considering postgraduate study at Teesside University, join us for our online open day – it’s a great way to find out if we're the right university for you. You can expect virtual tours, presentations, videos and the opportunity to put any questions to academic and support staff. Ahead of the open day we’ll email you a timetable of the event and let you know how to join us online. With loans of up to £11,570 for students studying a master's degree and £27,265 for those embarking on a PhD, there's never been a better time to study. Whether you're considering further study to change career, enhance your CV or for personal interest, we have a wide range of courses to suit you. If you live with your friends or family, they are welcome to take part with you. We look forward to you joining us for our open day remotely, from the safety of your home.

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