Frequently Asked Questions
What type of courses/programmes does Durham University offer?
We offer first degrees (undergraduate level) in arts, health, humanities, science, and social science. Programmes are delivered though a modular structure giving students flexibility and choice. Most of our undergraduate degrees are three or four years in duration, and begin at the end of September/start of October each year.
For those with non-traditional qualifications who may need further preparation to enter an undergraduate programme, we offer a foundation programme which provides a route onto selected degree courses. Our foundation level programmes are usually 12 months in duration, with many leading directly to undergraduate studies at Durham University.
We offer postgraduate degrees leading to masters or doctoral level degrees. Our masters degrees are usually one year in duration and commence at the end of September/start of October each year.
Our PhD programmes have multiple entry points throughout the year and usually take between three and four years to complete.