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.

Middlesbrough College is also part of the North East Institute of Technology. Having the prestigious Institute of Technology status gives the promise to our students and employers that we will deliver high-quality technical qualifications and bespoke training to provide a route for people of all ages and existing employees to gain industry specific skills.

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

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Career Choices

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

Careers after Higher Education


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Why study with us?

  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.
  3. Middlesbrough College is part of the North East Institute of Technology, this means that students will benefit from top quality technical training and a clear route to technical employment. Our STEM Centre includes a dedicated higher educational environment in a technical setting. The Centre features a bespoke university level study area, classrooms and tutorial zones, with easy access to the technical and specialist equipment and facilities required for a range of technical courses.
  4. 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.
  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.
Sam Marrs standing wearing their gown at graduation
I was amazed by the amount of work available to me after completing my course - it has opened new doors to jobs I didn't think I could apply for. I hope to go on to progress my career in this industry and work my way towards a senior position in the future.
Success stories
I have found the support network at Middlesbrough College outstanding. It has been challenging for me as I have been out of education for almost twenty years and I have dyslexia, but the team have supported, helped and encouraged me with my studies.
Success stories
Amy Rose sitting at a table making notes
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.
Success stories
Yasmin Naseer wearing their gown at Graduation
The course has been great - I have children so I wasn't sure how it was going to be balancing family life with studying, but thanks to my tutors being so supportive, it was fine - the overall experience has been totally worth it and I'm so excited to be celebrating my hard work!
Success stories
Arthur Harding sitting in front of a computer
The facilities at College are fantastic and the tutors are incredibly supportive. We have small class sizes and are given 1:1 guidance. There is also a lot of contact hours and my tutors are always on emails to offer support if needed.
Success stories
Middlesbrough College Student standing in the street
The course has changed my life!
Success stories
Dan Harrison sitting at an audio mixer
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!
Success stories