Middlesbrough College Higher Education

Study for an Open University Degree with Middlesbrough College


A higher education course can lead to increased earning potential, a wider range of opportunities, and a more rewarding career.

Through our partnership with The Open University, we deliver job-focused degrees across a range of sectors that are shorter in duration and more cost-effective for those who want to study.

The Open University shares our ambition to deliver flexible learning that equips students with the skills and knowledge that employers need. We offer a different student experience to a traditional university, with smaller class sizes, affordable programmes and more contact time with tutors. Our courses provide the right balance of teaching input and academic support and resources, essential to developing independent learners with graduate skills and good employment outcomes.

Alongside honours degrees, we deliver foundation degrees and top-up degrees validated by The Open University and HNC/Ds validated by Pearson Education. We are also in the processing of developing our higher education portfolio, to include a bigger range of higher apprenticeship degree programmes. Many of our programmes are available to study on a full and part-time basis, giving our students the flexibility to study around their work and home life commitments.

Our track record of success is recognised in our overall student satisfaction rates, which are higher than regional averages. This is reflected in our recent Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a national Government award programme that rates the quality of teaching and employment outcomes. We are the only general further education college or university in the Tees Valley to receive this highest accolade.

Our Course Information Team can help provide you with information on any of our courses, and if you are not sure which course to do, why not come and talk to our Careers Guidance Team who can offer you free and professional advice!

Call today on 01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk


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