Higher Education

Higher Education Middlesbrough College


Through our partnership with The Open University, we can deliver job-focused degrees across a range of sectors that are shorter in duration and more cost-effective for those who want to study. All higher education courses are taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus.


Completing a degree can open the door to a whole new career or help you progress in the one you already have.

Higher education is all about giving you the inspiration to develop new and existing skills. A degree gives you the freedom to be creative and the knowledge and experience to achieve your personal and academic ambitions.

Thanks to our wide range of higher education courses available, careers you could progress into include:

Childcare | Hospitality | Engineering | Human Resources | Games Design



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  1. Our close links with employers help us ensure that our curriculum reflects what is expected in industry – giving you a head start in the jobs race.
  2. Our courses are much more affordable than traditional universities. Choosing to study an undergraduate degree with us means you could save up to £7,000 across your three years of study. Full-time undergraduate students will also be eligible for a bursary scheme of £1000 across their first and second year of study.
  3. Our aim is to provide students with quality degrees which offer a blend of quality teaching, academic support, resources and facilities. You’ll be taught on-campus in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. We offer more teaching hours than a traditional university and our class sizes are smaller meaning you’ll receive more contact time with your tutor including 1:1 feedback on your work and progress.
  4. Our higher education centre is a dedicated study area exclusively for our university level students. This fantastic new addition to the College provides teaching space and independent study areas including an open plan lounge and common room.
  5. Middlesbrough College is the only general further education college in the Tees Valley to secure gold status in the Teaching Excellence Standard Framework awards. This places us in the top 20% of higher education providers in the country – in good company with many outstanding colleges.
Middlesbrough College Student Testimonials
The course has changed my life!
Amy Rose
I have really enjoyed learning about the industry and I feel more prepared to study my degree at Northumbria University. The Access Diploma has made me more confident and ready to take the next step, it has certainly confirmed my choice to study building surveying at degree level.
During my time on the course I gained a wider skillset and also the knowledge of many other aspects of the music industry I had previously not considered as career options. From my time on the course I have since taken this skillset around the world with me working in several different countries doing what I love, which all started from this course!
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There are currently 979 marketing and sales directors employed in the region and the demand is expected to grow by 2% over the next 4 years.
Middlesbrough College Higher Education

Our track record of success is reflected in our overall student satisfaction rates, which are higher that the regional average!