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Postgraduate admissions policy

Durham University’s Postgraduate Admissions Policy applies to the admission of students to postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes at Durham University.

Our Postgraduate Admissions Policy is based on the core principles of fairness, transparency, consistency and operating a professional admissions process.

We are committed to recruiting the most able and talented postgraduate students from across the world who can best benefit from a Durham University education. We seek to achieve this by identifying merit and potential and ensuring that our admissions process is open, fair and transparent to all with the potential to meet our entry requirements. Every application is important to us and we welcome applications from all students irrespective of background.

Information on Durham's postgraduate admissions policy is available publicly. For more information please visit:

Questions about studying here?

If you have a question relating to undergraduate or taught postgraduate programmes, or our application process, many of the answers can be found on our web pages which contan a wealth of information. If you cannot find an answer to your question, you can: