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Durham University

Faculty Handbook 2022-2023

Handbook Help

Welcome to the University of Durham's online faculty handbook. Here you can find all the necessary information to make degree and module choices. Please follow the links below to view the regulations for your intended degree programme. Each programme is offered by a specific department, which belongs to one of four faculties: Arts and Humanities; Business; Science; and Social Sciences and Health. By clicking on a faculty and then on the relevant department you can view a list of available programmes. Click on the title of your chosen degree programme to view its regulations.

Durham degrees are modular in structure and each module is worth a specific number of credits, usually 20. Degrees programmes are made up of 120 credits per level. Within a degree, programme modules can be either compulsory or optional, as indicated within the specific regulations. Further information regarding each module can be accessed by clicking on the module code (e.g. COMP1021) within the regulations, or by using the module search facility. Once you have located a particular module, click on its title to access a module description. It is important to check whether a module you are choosing is available for study and also whether it has any prerequisites, corequisites or excluded combinations.

Departments often allow students to choose a module from another Board of Studies (department). You can use the search facility to identify open modules within a preferred subject level at your Level of study .

For more detailed information on any of your modules, please contact your Department.

If you have a query about a specific module or degree programme, please contact the appropriate department.

If you have a question about Durham's modular degree programmes, please visit our FAQ webpage. If you have a question about modular programmes that is not covered by the FAQ, or a query about the on-line Faculty Handbook, please contact us using the Comments and Questions form below.