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  • The University has 700 different college sports teams, playing 18 different sports, including football, volleyball, rugby, rowing and tennis.
  • Join one of 86 music societies including orchestras, choirs and bands.
  • Durham Student Theatre. Durham’s 27 theatre companies produce 90 shows every year.
  • Student Community Action. Volunteer with one of the 80 outreach projects.
  • Durham Students’ Union. Find 200 clubs and societies at Durham SU.
  • Palatinate. The University’s student-run newspaper is published every fortnight.
  • Purple Radio. The University’s student-run radio station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term.
  • Durham Union Society. The debating society is the University’s oldest society.

As a Durham student, you will be part of a college with its own facilities, sports, societies and community. You will also enjoy access to the shared University facilities and all the shops, amenities and historic attractions of Durham City.

A historic city
Durham is a compact city located beside the River Wear in northeast England. It has beautiful architecture, cobbled streets and a variety of shops. A popular tourist destination, the city has a UNESCO-listed Castle and Cathedral, excellent museums, restaurants offering international cuisine and festivals that include the Durham Book Festival and the Lumiere Light Festival. If you want to experience larger city life, Newcastle is just 15 minutes away from Durham by train.

Collegiate university
Durham University’s historic collegiate system is a unique aspect of student life at Durham. Each of Durham’s 17 colleges have their own distinct character and traditions, with a range of opportunities for participation and leadership. Upon progression to your Durham degree you join one of the colleges. Colleges differ in terms of their architecture, history and traditions and provide different accommodation and catering options. Our experienced staff will support you in choosing your college preference while you are studying at the International Study Centre.

Sports, clubs and societies
As a Durham University student you can get involved with a wide range of activities to create your own student experience. There are endless opportunities to join in with sport, music, theatre and volunteering projects, as well as over 200 clubs and societies to choose from. Whatever your interests you will find activities to enjoy and make new friends to share them with.

Top Reasons to Study in Durham University

Why choose Durham University?
A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.
Research-led education
As part of a diverse group of exceptional students and staff you’ll be challenged and inspired in equal measure to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.
Inspiring you to achieve
When you study at Durham, you’ll graduate with so much more than a degree. You’ll have the chance to develop your skills, explore your career options, and ensure you’ve got the best possible start to your future.
Excellent study facilities
Continual investment means that you have access to world-class facilities including high-quality lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject-specific facilities such as science laboratories and libraries.
Unrivalled student experience
You’ll be warmly welcomed into and become part of a vibrant community. Whatever your interests, you can get involved in a huge range of activities, clubs, associations and volunteering.

University details

About Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

Your pathway to a world top 100 university
Durham University International Study Centre is based at Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. Welcoming and supportive, Queen’s Campus offers excellent facilities, resources and student welfare
as you settle in to life in the UK. As part of an international community, you will prepare for your degree here, before moving to Durham City for your undergraduate or postgraduate study.

We are proud to offer a warm welcome to students from all over the world.
You will benefit from our excellent study facilities and an education informed by the research undertaken by our world-leading experts. The International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus gives you the best opportunity to prepare for further study with us. I look forward to welcoming you to Durham University.

“At Durham, you will not only benefit from a world-class education and study facilities, but our transformative wider student experience will help you develop as a person. The International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus gives you an excellent stepping stone for further study with us. I invite you to join them and take the opportunity to become a part of our community.” Professor Antony Long Acting Vice-Chancellor and Warden Durham University

Career at Durham University

Prepare for a world-class degree
The International Study Centre offers specialist pathway programmes that provide international students with the academic and English language skills required to study at Durham University.

Why study with us?
We want to ensure that you have the required skills and commitment tosucceed when you start your degree at Durham University. We do this by giving you an opportunity to improve your English language skills and to learn more about the academic subjects relevant to your university degree. We will also introduce you to the style of teaching and independent learning you will experience when you start your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

A stepping-stone to Durham University
Completing your pathway programme at the International Study Centre and achieving the required grades means that you can progress to your degree at Durham City. Our tutors work with you throughout your studies to ensure you progress academically and develop the focus you need to succeed. You will be well prepared for the challenges of studying at a world-class university.

Supportive environment
You will be supported throughout your studies at the International Study Centre so that you can make the most of the learning and social opportunities. Our class sizes are small with no more than 25 students per class so that you can receive individual attention from our experienced and highly qualified tutors. You will also have individual support from an academic personal tutor who will track your progress and tailor your study plan to your needs.

Modern facilities
The broad range of services at Queen’s Campus ensure you can make the most of your studies. These include: a library, free Wi-Fi, health and welfare services, and a multi-faith prayer and contemplation room.

Supporting your career ambitions
At the International Study Centre we offer a range of activities related to employability, called CareerAhead. Activities include identifying personal strengths and developing key skills such as problem solving and communication.

Campus life

Your journey starts at Queen’s Campus
Durham University International Study Centre is located at Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees. Modern and purpose-built, Queen’s Campus offers high-quality facilities and study resources with riverside views.

International environment
Queen’s Campus is home to international students preparing for study at Durham University. Welcoming students from all around the world, the Campus provides a friendly and supportive environment for you to adjust to life in the UK.

Active sports clubs
There is a sports centre on campus with a state-of-the-art fitness suite and courts. Our waterfront setting also offers the perfect opportunity for you to try diving, kayaking, jet-skiing and rowing at the nearby Water Sports Centre.

Stockton and beyond
There are many places you can relax, including the theatre, cinema and dance studio at the local arts centre.
The Teesside shopping and leisure complex is a great place to meet friends for a game of bowling or a pizza.
Popular with students, Middlesbrough is a larger town just 10 minutes away by train. Close to Durham is the city of Newcastle, offering great opportunities for shopping as well as a lively music and social scene. Discounted bus travel makes it easy to explore the local area. From just £1 a day, you can enjoy unlimited bus travel between Middlesbrough, Durham and Newcastle.


*Important information
• These scholarships are applicable for programmes between September 1st, 2022, and May 31st, 2023.
• Please note that scholarship will automatically expire 14 days from date of offer, so students are advised to confirm or
conditionally confirm their place within 2 weeks.
• Scholarships are not guaranteed and are offered on a first come, first served basis.
• Scholarships are not available for all programmes.

International Foundation Year 3 terms £1,500 £5,000
Pre-Masters Programme
2 terms £1,500 £5,000
3 terms £2,000 £5,000

Student Accommodation at Durham University

Settle in to student accommodation

Find a place you can call home while you are studying at the International Study Centre on Queen’s Campus. Wherever you live, we will be here to help you settle in, make friends and find your way around.

Infinity House and Rialto Court offer safe and modern accommodation conveniently located in Stocktonon-Tees and a short walk from Queen’s Campus, the location of the International Study Centre (ISC).

Alternatively, you can arrange private accommodation independently (over 18s only).
We recommend all students studying at the International Study Centre to arrange accommodation in Stocktonon-Tees. You should arrange to move to Durham once you progress from your pathway programme and may decide to live in your allocated college.

Under 18s
If you are younger than 18 at the start of your programme, you will automatically be allocated a room in Rialto Court.

Everything you need

Facilities include:

  • Fully-furnished bedroom, including desk & wardrobe
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shared modern kitchen/ communal area
  • On-site launderette
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
  • All bills are included

Programs at Durham University

Foundation year

  1. BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  2. BA (Hons) Accounting and Management
  3. BA (Hons) Business and Management
  4. BA (Hons) Economics
  5. BA (Hons) Marketing and Management
  6. BSc (Hons) Finance
  7. Accounting
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  1. MSc Management
  2. MSc Economics
  3. MSc Finance
  4. MSc Marketing
  5. MSc Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
  6. MSc Experimental Economics
  7. MSc Finance (Accounting & Finance)
  8. MSc Finance (Economics & Finance)
  9. MSc Finance (Finance & Investment)
  10. MSc Finance (Financial Technology and Banking)
  11. MSc Management (Entrepreneurship)
  12. MSc Management (Finance)
  13. MSc Human Resource Management
  14. MSc Management (International Business)
  15. MSc Management (Supply Chain Logistics)
  16. MSc Public Economics
  17. MSc Accounting
  18. Data Science MDS
  19. Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise MSc
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Foundation year

  1. BA (Hons) Anthropology
  2. BA (Hons) Archaeology
  3. BA (Hons) Classics*
  4. BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences*
  5. BA (Hons) Criminology
  6. BA (Hons) Education Studies
  7. BA (Hons) Geography*
  8. BA (Hons) History*
  9. BA (Hons) Liberal Arts*
  10. BA (Hons) Music
  11. BA (Hons) Philosophy*
  12. BA (Hons) Politics*
  13. BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics*
  14. BA (Hons) Chinese Studies
  15. BA (Hons) Japanese Studies
  16. BSc (Hons) Geography*
  17. BSc (Hons) Health and Human Sciences
  18. LLB (Hons) Law*
  19. BA (Hons) English Literature*
  20. BA (Hons) International Relations*
  21. BA (Hons) Theology and Religion
  22. BA (Hons) Sociology
  23. BA (Hons) Visual Arts and Film
  24. BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  25. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
  26. BA (Hons) Education Studies – Geography
  27. BA (Hons) Education Studies – Sociology
  28. BA (Hons) Education Studies – Psychology
  29. Religion, Society and Culture
  30. Ancient History*
  31. Ancient History and Archaeology
  32. Classical Civilisation*
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  1. Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding MSc
  2. Defence, Development and Diplomacy MSc
  3. Global Politics MSc
  4. International Relations MA
  5. International Relations (East Asia) MA
  6. International Relations (European) MA
  7. International Relations (Middle East) MA
  8. Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) MA
  9. Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security) MA
  10. Geography (Research Methods) MA
  11. Medical Anthropology MSc
  12. Socio-Cultural Anthropology MSc
  13. Sustainability, Energy and Development MSc
  14. Museum and Artefact Studies MA
  15. Corporate Law LLM
  16. European Trade and Commercial Law LLM
  17. International Law and Governance LLM
  18. International Trade and Commercial Law LLM
  19. Master of Laws LLM
  20. Data Science MDS
  21. Medical Humanities MA
  22. Global and Planetary Health MSc
  23. TESOL with Applied Linguistics MA
  24. Risk MA
  25. Risk MSc
  26. Risk, Security & Politics MA
  27. Environmental Hazards & Risk MA
  28. Environmental Hazards & Risk MSc
  29. Climate, Risk & Society MSc
  30. Climate, Risk & Society MA
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Foundation year

  1. Engineering (Civil) BEng (Hons)*
  2. BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)*
  3. BSc (Hons) Chemistry BSc (Hons)*
  4. BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons)*
  5. BSc (Hons) Geology BSc (Hons)
  6. BSc (Hons) Mathematics BSc (Hons)*
  7. BSc (Hons) Physics BSc (Hons)*
  8. BSc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons)
  9. BSc (Hons) Geoscience BSc (Hons)
  10. BSc (Hons) Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons)
  11. BSc (Hons) Geophysics with Geology BSc (Hons)*
  12. MSci Earth Sciences MSci
  13. Engineering (Civil) MEng (Hons)*
  14. Engineering (Mechanical) BEng (Hons)*
  15. Engineering (Mechanical) MEng (Hons)*
  16. Engineering (Electrical) MEng (Hons)*
  17. Engineering (Electrical) BEng (Hons)*
  18. Engineering (Electronic) MEng (Hons)*
  19. Engineering (Electronic) BEng (Hons)*
  20. Engineering (Aeronautical) MEng (Hons)*
  21. Engineering (Renewable Energy) MEng (Hons)*
  22. Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons) MMath (Hons)*
  23. Mathematics and Statistics BSc BSc (Hons)*
  24. Biochemistry BSc (Hons)*
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