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University Calendar

University Calendar

Welcome to Calendar Online which is divided into two volumes.

Your admission as a student of the University is subject to the requirement that you comply with the provisions of the University’s General Regulations (including the Student Complaints procedure and the Academic Appeal Regulations), Codes of Practice and Policies published in Volume I of the Calendar and in the University’s Learning and Teaching Handbook and the regulations concerning Admissions and Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Validated Programmes published in the Calendar Volume II.

If there is any conflict or discrepancy between what is stipulated in General Regulations and the provisions of the aforementioned Codes of Practice, policies and regulations or College or Departmental publications, the stipulations within General Regulations will take precedence.

For convenience, a printable version of the General Regulations, Codes of Practice and Policies can be downloaded here as a PDF and older versions of the University's regulations can be found in the Archive section.

Your attention is drawn to the following important requirements set out in General Regulations:

  • All undergraduate students, postgraduate students and all students engaged in periods of full-time study for one or more terms are required to be a member of a Durham University College (General Regulation II Admission, paragraph 1).
  • No degree or other qualification shall normally be conferred upon a student while he/she has a tuition fee debt owing to the University. Results will be published to undergraduates and postgraduates with tuition fee debts to the University but such students will not normally have their degrees conferred until the debt has been cleared. (General Regulation IX B: Payment of Fees and Charges, paragraph 2).
  • New Policies: Sexual Violence and Misconduct and Fitness to Study
  • A summary of the changes for 2017/18 can be found here

The information in these webpages is correct for the academic year 2017/2018. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the information contained in this University Calendar, and in particular the information relating to regulations, courses, and fees, is correct at the time of publication, it is subject nevertheless to alteration without notice. Any person wishing to obtain confirmation of any particular item should contact the University Secretary (contact details below).

Calendar Volume I

You should note that any regulation, Code of Practice or Policy may be altered or withdrawn due to circumstances beyond Durham University’s reasonable control, changes in government policy or law, or where the change is deemed by the University to be of benefit to students.

Calendar Volume II

In programmes involving the active co-operation of other organisations, including schools and training agencies, such changes may be required at short notice as a result of actions beyond the control of the University.

Published by Durham University
All enquiries or corrections should be addressed in the first instance to:
University Secretary, Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE United Kingdom
T: + 44 (0)191 334 6139

The coat of arms of the University is described thus:

Argent, a Cross patee quadrate Gules; a Canton Azure, charged with a Chevron Or between three Lions rampant of the first.

The motto of the University:

Motto: "Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis" - taken from Psalm 86 in the Latin Psalter. In the New English Bible the line comes in Psalm 87 and is translated from the original as "her foundations are set upon the holy hills" ("her" refers to Zion).