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Durham University

Durham University is one of the oldest universities in England and one of the top ten universities in UK. It is located in the cathedral city of Durham in the north-east of England. It is a collegiate and has 16 colleges that provide welfare, residential and social facilities for their students.

Admission Requirements

It is compulsory to meet the minimum academic and English language entrance requirements. The English grade required is 60% with a minimum of 50% in all skills. Other courses require a minimum of 70% and a maximum of 80% grade, depending on the course. To proceed to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, it is compulsory that you complete your pathway programme and achieve your required grades.

Undergraduate Studies

Once you complete the International Foundation Year with the required grades, you can proceed to your chosen degree in the university. The foundation year helps the student to improve the English language and study skills, learn modules related to his/her subject, choose from a wide-range of subjects, receive expert support and develop focus and dedication.

Undergraduate Courses

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Management
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Marketing and Management
  • Finance

Science and Engineering

  • General Engineering
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Earth Sciences

Humanities, Laws and Social Sciences

Anthropology, Archeology, Chinese Studies, Classics, Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Criminology, Education Studies, Education Studies – (Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Primary Education), English Literature, Geography, History, International Relations, Japanese Studies, Liberal Arts, Music, Philosophy, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Politics, Sociology, Sports, Exercise and Physical, Activity, Theology and Religion, Visual Arts and Film, Geography, Health and Human Sciences, Sports and Exercise Sciences, Law


Durham University colleges offer a range of accommodation for its students, both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the first year, accommodations are guaranteed for all their students. Thus, the students are required to live in their college and in the second year, move into their private accommodations.

Learning Facilities

Durham University is equipped with world-class facilities for its students. Students have access to exceptional lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject-specific facilities like libraries, museums, sports facilities, computing and Mathematics building, IT facilities, laboratories, Centre for Foreign Languages, and so on.

Fees and Funding For International Students

  1. For Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance students: £9,250.00 per year for EU students and home students; and £21,500.00 per year for International students.
  2. For Science and Engineering students: £9,250.00 per year for EU and home students; and £26,500.00 per year for International students.
  3. Humanities, Laws and Social Science students: £9,250.00 per year for EU and home students; and £20,500.00 per year for International students.

Postgraduate Study

There are two study options for postgraduate study. They include:

  • Taught Course: this is ideal for students who want a structured framework for their studies. Most of the courses are one-year Masters courses delivered through lectures, tutorials, and seminars. It could act as a foundation for further studies at the research degree level.
  • Research Degrees: the research qualifications can be studied for one, two or three years (full-time), or two, four or six years (part-time). Here, students develop their personal timetable under the supervision of an academic staff team.
  • International Study Centre: an international student who does not meet the requirement for direct entry could take a Pre-Masters programme at the University International Study Centre. The duration is two or three terms, depending on his/her English language score. This degree will help the student to make a significant contribution in his chosen field of study.

Postgraduate Courses

They are the same as the undergraduate courses.

Tuition Fees

The fee is charged annually.

  1. Business, Economics, Accounting, and Finance: EU and home students – £14,500.00 and International students – £26,500.00
  2. Science and Engineering: EU and home students-£10,500.00 and International students-£24,500.00
  3. Humanities, Laws and Social Science: EU and home students-£11,000.00 and international students-£20,500.00

Benefits of Studying in Durham

Studying at Durham University offers you the following benefits:

  • Employability enhancement;
  • New culture and lifestyle experiences;
  • Improvement of language and communication skills and
  • Meeting people from diverse cultures and making new friends.

Durham University International Students’ Scholarships

  1. British Chevening Scholarships for Masters (open to all nationalities, except UK/EU, full funding and available for all subjects).
  2. UACES Scholarships for Masters (open to all nationalities, partial funding and available for all subjects).
  3. Engineering International Scholar Award for Bachelors (open to all nationalities, partial funding and available to Science and Engineering)
  4. ServiceScape Scholarships 2019 for Bachelors and Masters (open to all nationalities, partial funding and available for all subjects).
  5. Durham University International Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters and PhD.

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