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Postgraduate

Which College is right for me?

Our 16 colleges share a lot of similarities, with each providing a small academic communityexcellent facilitiesopportunities for personal development and a high level of support.

  • All colleges are within walking distance of lecture venues, study facilities, bars, cafes and shops.
  • Most colleges can provide accessible accommodation. Please contact your college to discuss your needs.
  • Postgraduate accommodation is single bedrooms only; no shared rooms except in the case of family accommodation.
  • All student rooms have internet access.
  • All colleges can cater for some special dietary requirements. Please contact your college to see how we may be able to meet your requirements.

However, every college has its own distinctive character, defined by its buildings, traditions and people.

Please note: If your course is based in Durham, you will be a member of one of our 14 Durham-based colleges, one of which is exclusively for postgraduates. If your course is based at Queen's Campus, you will be a member of one of our two colleges based in Stockton.


College summary table

The total student numbers given include both full-time and part-time students. The four colleges that accept part-time/distance-learning applicants have approximately 250-300 of these students included in their Total Student numbers.

All colleges have a mix of both male and female students.

Year founded COLLEGE POPULATION ACCOMMODATION CATERING

Total
students

Total full-time
PG students

Total
PG rooms

%En-suite
PG rooms

Single gender
blocks available
See key below*
Gowns for
Formal Dinners**
Collingwood 1972 1563 179 33 0% N FC N
Grey 1959 1150 140 33 0% N FC & SC Y
Hatfield 1846 1100 200 44 0% N SC Y
Butler 2006 1130 140 45 100% Y SC Y
St Aidan's 1947 1400 260 50 80% Y FC N
St Chad's 1904 555 165 38 55% N FC & SC Y
St Cuthbert's 1888 1301 217 40 100% Y SC & 10M N
Hild Bede 1839 1363 313 65 0% N FC N
St John's 1909 530 160 32 0% N FC Y
St Mary's 1899 910 158 35 32% Y FC Y
Trevelyan 1966 866 149 36 25% N FC Y
University 1832 1100 380 48 100% Y SC Y
Ustinov (PG only) 1965 1600 1600 800 75% Y SC N
Van Mildert 1965 960 100 64 100% Y FC N

John Snow (Queen's)

2001 1001 25 12 100% Y PC Y
Stephenson (Queen's) 2001 1100 60 40 100% Y PC N

*FC: Fully-catered (during undergraduate term-time) / SC: Self-catered / 10M: Optional 10 meal per week package / PC: Part-catered (2 meals per week - at Queen's Campus only)
**All colleges have special dinner events throughout the year called 'Formals'. Some colleges practice the long-established tradition of wearing gowns at these events. Others are less formal and do not wear gowns to dine in.

Hatfield College Ustinov College Collingwood College College of St Hild and St Bede St Cuthbert's Society Trevelyan College St Chad's College