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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health


In light of a decision made by the governing Councils of Durham and Newcastle Universities in 2016 to transfer the Durham’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle University by August 2017, there has been a discontinuation of postgraduate taught courses offered by the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health. Further information about the transfer may be found here.

You will pay an annual tuition fee for your programme of study. Our fees are classified as Premium Classroom rated and includes: supervised study, registration, matriculation, your assessment fees and some other miscellaneous charges. The cost of the course depends greatly on whether you are applying as a full time or part time student and also on whether you are a home (UK or EU citizen) or International student (according to EU regulations). Costs associated to your education are dealt with by the University Finance Department.

Self-funding students classified as international (according to EU regulations), who have applied to read a programme within the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health will be required to pay a Premium Classroom Tuition Fee Deposit of £2,000.00 . The purpose for this deposit is to help demonstrate that you have the finances required in order for you to enter the UK to study. This information is given within your CAS documentation which is presented to the UKVI when applying for a British VISA.

Deposits are only taken once an offer is made and accepted. The deposit you pay will be credited to your account with the University and so reduce the amount that you have to pay when you are at Durham. Please view our School Admissions pages for further information about the Tuition Fee Deposit.

In addition to the cost of your fees you also need to take into account other expenses, such as accommodation, living and travel costs. For students, without family's, this equates to an average of £1000 per month but can be higher or lower depending on where you live and your personal circumstances. For a greater breakdown on the average cost of living within the UK please click here or visit the National Union of Students and International Student Calculator websites to help you work out how to manage your money and build a budget for living and studying in the UK.

Financial support is available for Home, EU and International students at all levels of study. If you have the ability and aspiration to succeed, then there are a number of ways in which you can find support, so you can make the most of your time at Durham, but please note that demand for financial assistance is highly competitive and therefore we strongly encourage all applicants to apply to more than one institution for financial funding. It is also important to remember:-

  • Start Early
  • Ask for Help
  • Seek Multiple Resource

As an academic department we are not in a position to offer you full guidance or recommendations on scholarships offered in partnership with the University or with other external organisations nor are we qualified to provide you with independent financial advice. Independant funding advice can be obtained from the charity NASMA (National Association of Student Money Advisors) who are recognised as a UK leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding.