Humanities, Law and Social Science (Undergrad)


Jun, Sep, Jan


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Annual tuition fees

$18,151 $24,221


3 Years


Jun, Sep, Jan

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Degree type

Foundation year

List of Programs

  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*

#3 #11 #12 #16 #20 #30 #32 required grade: 75%

#4 #7 #8 #9 #13 #18 #19 required grade: 80%




Academic Requirements

GCSE/IGCSE: 5 passes, grades A-C inc. relevant subjects. New grades 9-4 in English and Maths.

English Grade: 60% with min 50% in all skills

Overall grade: 70%

Additional requirements

Minimum age: 17

English Tests Requirements



- IELTS overall : 5.0
- IELTS writing : 5.0 - 4.0

About Faculty

The International Foundation Year is a three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed to help international students succeed in a UK classroom environment and meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study.

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Durham University City Campus.

Available routes:
– Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance
– Humanities, Law and Social Science
– Science and Engineering

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.

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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


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