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Programme Information

Undergraduate Programmes

With 25 departments and over 200 undergraduate study programmes, Durham University is acclaimed both nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. We offer undergraduate degrees in arts, health, humanities, science and social science. For more information about the courses that we offer please visit the Undergraduate Course Database.

Postgraduate Programmes

At Durham University you can choose from a wide range of taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. Postgraduate research opportunities are available in a range of subjects in arts, health, humanities, science and social science.

If you are unsure about whether your qualifications are sufficient for entry onto a taught postgraduate programme, please contact the International Office. Alternatively, if you would like more advice about the best route for your qualifications, please contact the Graduate School who will be able to advise you further.

English Language Courses

The English Language Centre provides high quality English language teaching expertise for students at all levels; pre-university entry, undergraduate and postgraduate. We offer several courses for international students who wish to improve their English before starting their degree programme. The summer pre-sessional programme provides English language support for students before they join their chosen university courses. The Certificate in English and Academic Study (CEAS) provides academic English training for students wishing to enter Durham University or other UK universities. In-sessional language support is also offered for students who are on their academic courses at Durham and want to attend English courses focusing on academic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.

Foundation Centre

The Foundation Centre delivers courses at Durham City and Queen's Campus that help students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for successful study in UK higher education.

Direct Progression Programmes are fully integrated with Durham University degree programmes, counting as year 0 of an undergraduate degree course. After successful completion of the Foundation year, students move directly onto the first year of their degree, without further UCAS application. Direct Progression Programmes are open to UK and international students and are available for the majority of Durham University degree subjects.

International Foundation Year provides extra English language and study skills support and is specially designed for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to either UK higher education, or the Direct Progression Programmes offered by the Foundation Centre.

The Foundation Centre also offers other academic opportunities to widen students' knowledge in medicine and provide a taster for all programmes offered through the Centre. 

Study Abroad, Erasmus & Overseas Exchange Programmes

The University offers a range of programmes enabling its students to study abroad as part of their degree or welcoming international students for a study abroad period at Durham University. Students can choose to participate in the Study Abroad Programme which allows undergraduate students from overseas institutions to study abroad in Durham as non-degree seeking students; the Overseas Exchange Programme which allows Durham students to study abroad overseas and gives overseas students the opportunity to study in Durham; and the Erasmus Programme which is an exchange programme for European Exchange.

Contact the International Office

Durham University
International Office
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 6328
Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 6326

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