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Congratulations and Welcome to Natural Sciences

Congratulations on securing your place to read Natural Sciences at Durham University! We very much look forward to welcoming you in September and to working with you over the coming three/four years.

We pride ourselves on our excellence in research and teaching and we are all looking forward to you joining us. The Durham Natural Science community is a lively, friendly group of people committed to the pursuit of a broad knowledge of science. You will be an integral part of life in your Department/Schools.

Support and information on transitioning to Higher Education is available at Transitioning to Higher Education Support and Information - Durham University 

Professor James Blowey, Director of Natural Sciences

James Blowey

University student
The flexibility of the Natural Sciences degree at Durham distinguishes it from any other University. Only here could I have studied the full breadth of my interests, from the way computers solve problems, to the way that people learn and develop, and especially what is possible to learn from fiction. The department also offers fantastic support and advice about what is best to study, what to do if you change your mind, and what degree you will end up with at the end.

BSc Natural Sciences: Computer Science and Education



Department Information

Once your acceptance form has been processed, you'll receive emails from our IT service with your CIS login and password. You'll need these to enrol online. After this, over the next few weeks, look out for emails from Natural Sciences. These emails will include information on module registration and will guide you through further steps for your course.


Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Registration information for your first year modules.
Science Site and Bill Bryson Library



Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

Natural Sciences

Level 3 Chemistry Building

Stockton Road,



Tel: +44 0191 3341028