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Durham University

• A World top 100 university and ranked 39th in the world for employer reputation (QS World Rankings 2016). • A collegiate university with 16 unique colleges where students live, get involved, and find their community. • The REF 2014 identified world-leading research in every academic subject that Durham University offers. • 90% of Durham’s subjects are ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017).

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Arts & Humanities: • Classics and Ancient History • English Studies • History • Liberal Arts • Modern Languages and Cultures Music • Philosophy • Theology and Religion
Social Sciences and Health: • Anthropology • Archaeology • Business. Marketing, Accounting and Finance • Combined Honours in Social Sciences Criminology • Economics • Education Studies • Geography • Law • Politics and International Relations • Sociology • Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
Science: • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Chemistry • Computer Science • Earth Sciences • Engineering • Mathematical Sciences • Natural Sciences • Physics • Psychology


Founded in 1832, Durham is the third oldest university in England and one of the UK’s most prestigious. Based around a 10th century cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage site, we may be traditional in stature but Durham has always been an innovative, forward-looking university. It is a truly magical place to live and study, offering students the opportunity to experience the very best of British education and culture. It’s no surprise that we are consistently ranked amongst the top five universities in the UK.

Pathway Programmes -International Study Centre

Durham University works with Study Group, an education provider offering one-year foundation programmes for international students.

Fees and Finance

Standard International Student Fees 2017/18

Undergraduate: Classroom £17,400
Undergraduate: Laboratory £22,000
Undergraduate Accommodation: £4,891-£9,936
Postgraduate Taught*: Classroom £16,500
Postgraduate Taught*: Laboratory £20,900
Postgraduate Taught Accommodation*: £5,773-£9,936
Postgraduate Research: Classroom £17,400
Postgraduate Research: Laboratory £22,000
Postgraduate Research Accommodation £5,773-£9,936

*Some programmes, including many Business School programmes, may have alternative fees.

Living Expenses

Undergraduate: £4,891 – £7,385
Postgraduate: £5,773 – £9,936
Postgraduate Research: £5,773 – £9,936

Employability and Careers

A Durham degree opens doors. Durham University students are highly sought after by regional, national and international employers who value a Durham degree combined with the experiences and skills you build at Durham such as teamwork, communication, negotiation and leadership. Through Durham’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre and opportunities such as internships, work studies and studying abroad, students gain valuable expertise which is why the University is ranked 39th in the world for employer reputation (QS World Rankings 2016).