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Durham University


Entry requirements

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You will find details of our standard offers and entry requirements for our programmes on UCAS Course Search or on our Course Database.

In order to be admitted to the University, a student must satisfy the entry requirements of the programme and the matriculation regulations. Matriculation is the act of placing a student's name upon the matricula or roll of members of the University. Regulations for Matriculation can be found in the University Calendar.

We accept many qualifications from around the world and you can find some of them listed on our UK and EU qualifications and international qualification resources.

Students who are studying for qualifications and are unsure whether they are acceptable for admission should fill out an enquiry form:

Students of high ability, but who have not been able to study for qualifications normally accepted by the University, may be eligible to enter the Foundation Centre. We will also consider your application if you do not possess standard qualifications, but are able to demonstrate sufficient motivation and ability to pursue work to degree standard. We look for people who are enthusiastic and who may have obtained relevant experience or taken examinations at work. Everything you tell us will be of interest, and helpful to the Admissions Selector(s).

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their English language ability to the University in order to begin their programme and also to UKVI if they require a Visa. Some applicants may be able to demonstrate this because they are a native English speaker or have been taught in English. Other applicants may need to take an English language qualification. All required English language qualifications must be taken before 31 July in the year that you apply.