Our courses are academically stimulating and professional. Whether you are considering moving to a different kind of job or looking to develop your existing professional skills to recession-proof your career, or you simply want to study for pleasure, you'll find an exciting range of courses on offer.
A part-time course is ideal if you're working or don't have much time to devote to study. Most of our courses are offered on a part-time basis to fit around your other commitments. Our programmes range from university certificates to postgraduate degrees – so you can learn at a level to suit you.
We welcome applications from mature students who may not meet conventional entry requirements. You may have other skills and expertise which can be taken into account, such as work experience or vocational training.
Oliver Burrill, 22, started work at 18 but wanted to continue learning. He’s fulfilled his double goal combining work and part-time study to achieve a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
‘‘I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned and implement it at work everyday. The tutors were always helpful as they’d come from an industry background themselves.’’
Headteacher Peter King is studying part-time at Darlington for his MA in Creative Writing for career development as well as personal interest.
“I’ve enjoyed working at the new Darlington campus. Being able to study on a local, accessible site, with good facilities is very advantageous.”
Ask the expert
Sam from Darlington asks
I’m interested in the MSc Leadership Change course, can you tell me if I would get any practical hands-on work experience as part of this course?
Response: The MSc Leadership and Change programme is a programme which is primarily designed for people who are already practising managers and needing to improve their leadership skills and deal with changes in the workplace. As such the 'hands-on' experience comes usually from the participants' own work situation. Many of the assessments call on students to analyse and reflect on their own circumstances using their employer as an example of issues they have faced. The programme appeals to people who already have some awareness of organisational problems and who have experience in one or m ore functional areas, usually gained through a management or leadership role. It also appeals to those with a more generalist, technical or professional background who wish to enhance their leadership skills.
Nigel Evans, Deputy Dean, Teesside University, Business School Email: email@example.com or use the form below.
About Nigel Evans
Nigel Evans is Deputy Dean of Teesside University Business School and is also Director of Teesside University’s Darlington Campus. He has broad experience of business and management issues with particular teaching and writing interests in strategic management and the tourism sector.