Why choose us?

Take that first step to a whole new career or progress in the one you already have with our range of University level courses

You will be taught at our University Centre by experienced professionals. Our small class sizes will give you all the support you need, including regular one-on-ones with your tutors. 

Study smart with our industry focused courses that provide a practical alternative to University and allow you to learn in a flexible and collaborative environment. 

University Level qualifications with a difference

Many of our programmes are hands-on, helping you to develop the skills needed for industry and be ready for work. You'll be taught by experts from industry who have a wealth of experience and know exactly what employers are looking for, giving you the competitive edge to succeed. 

All tutors in our University Centre are here to not only teach, but to provide 1:1 support for you during your time here. Our team are always on hand to chat and take great pride in helping you balance the demands of study and everyday life, doing everything they can to ensure you reach your full potential. 

Unlike traditional Universities, we provide smaller class sizes and more face to face delivery hours to help you get the most out of your time here. Having a smaller classroom environment allows you to have more one-to-one time with tutors, get to know your classmates and feel more comfortable during wider class discussions. 

Our courses are a fraction of the price of a typical University so you can study for your degree, get the qualification you need for you career and save money!

Our University Centre provides a range of dedicated spaces for our Higher Education students making it an ideal place for you to study and collaborate with classmates. Our centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, PCs and break-out-zones. 

Our programmes are designed to fit around your life which is why we offer evening classes as well as full or part-time day options. We deliver courses both online and on campus providing you with a blended approach for learning. 

Our courses have been developed closely with employers so you can be confident the skills you are learning will be beneficial to industry. 

University Centre Middlesbrough is proud to be a partner in the North East Institute of Technology (NEIoT). Having IoT status gives the promise to our students and employers what we are among the best in the region to deliver high-quality technical qualifications and bespoke training. Some of our University level courses are IoT accredited, look out for the IoT badge in our course section. 

We are a STEM specialist and are dedicated to providing high quality training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. When studying a STEM subject, you will use scientific methods and problem-solving techniques in a real-world context, helping you to develop the professional skills ready for the workplace. STEM skills and qualifications are highly desired by UK based employers and there are a projected 100,000 new STEM related jobs in the North East in the next 5 years. 

Our track record of success is recognised in our overall student satisfaction rates, which are higher than both the regional and national averages.

We are rated 5.5 stars on WhatUni!

Our partners of excellence
Most of the courses we offer are delivered in collaboration the Open University (OU). Our unique partnership means that we have the flexibility to create courses that meet employer needs, giving you the experience to progress into employment once you have completed your course. 

The OU is regarded as the UK’s major e-learning institution and you will be able to access some of these facilities in the College or from home to support you with your studies. This includes the OU library, OU on iTunes, Skills for OU study and OU on YouTube. 

Take a look here at the OU Student’s Guide

Our engineering programmes are validated by Pearson- the leading name for HNC/ HND qualifications.

"88% of FTSE 100 companies trust The Open University to develop their employees."

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Choose Middlesbrough!

Develop your talents, meet new friends and discover new interests with courses on your doorstep

Courses on your Doorstep
Having a top-rated college on your doorstep – so you can still live at home while you study, if you choose – can provide all sorts of benefits for students in addition to quality teaching, including huge savings on accommodation costs.

Choosing to study a university level course at home means – in most cases- you can continue living with family. This is likely to cost you considerably less than moving away to study, with the National Union of Students averaging the cost of living for students approximately at £12,056. 

The majority of our full-time courses are delivered over 3 days, and we also offer a large range of part-time programmes. This means that lots of our students are also able to keep their existing jobs or gain part-time employment. All higher education courses are taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus. 

Middlesbrough College is situated in a fantastic location, just a short walk from both the bus and train station. This means that wherever you live in the Tees Valley, we are easily accessible. Students thinking of relocating to Middlesbrough will benefit from one of the lowest living costs in the country, but don't let this deceive you, it's an amazing region to live. 

Teesside offers more than you would expect

Middlesbrough offers the perfect student experience, packed with shops, bars and entertainment! There are amazing opportunities happening here in Middlesbrough and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.  

We are home to a diverse community that has unique and fresh perspectives, plus plenty of food options whether you’re veggie, vegan or a meat-eater!

Middlesbrough is a place where industry is thriving and we are working in partnership with Middlesbrough Council with their investment programme of £700M which is bringing 6000 new job opportunities to the region.