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Durham University


Durham University was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and is a public research university. Situated in Durham, North East England, they were the first recognised university to open in England for nearly 600 years. They are well-known for their history which traces back more than 180 years. Durham University was awarded by Sunday Times and Times as the Sports University of the Year in 2015 and has ranked previously as one of the top public universities in Durham.  

The university operates across two locations – its Durham City Campus and its Queen’s Campus, situated in Stockton. They have more than 14,604 undergraduate students and over 4,509 postgraduate students. Their programs span topics such as business, government, arts, journalism, science, athletics, law, and more.  

Postgraduate Programs They Run 

Durham University provides several postgraduate programs for students. Their courses focus on topics such as medicine, health, science, sport, psychology, archaeology, geology, sustainability, and climate change, geography, mathematics, and more. Some of the award classifications their courses offer include Master of Science (MSc), Master of Art (MA), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), and more. Their postgraduate programs can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis also.  

Admissions Process 

Full-time undergraduate applicants should make their applications via the UCAS. Simply visit the UCAS website and begin filling in your application. Be sure to include the correct institution and course codes when doing so. Once submitted, the admissions team will review your application. They will then contact you to update you on the progress of your application.  

If you are looking to study a postgraduate program or part-time undergraduate course, you can apply directly on the Durham University website. Navigate to your chosen courses’ page on their website and press apply to start filling out your application. Ensure you meet all the relevant entry requirements for the course before applying also. After you have filled out all of the application, you can submit it. Once submitted, the admissions team will review it and revert back to you.  


The kinds of student accommodation available at Durham University vary across their colleges. You can expect most of their student accommodation to have a TV room, a games room, and a shared common room. Some properties are catered while others are not. The resident charges also vary. Most of the rooms will have a bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, drawer unit, and sometimes an en-suite. If your room does not have an en-suite, you will have to share a bathroom with other students in the property. You will also have a shared kitchen and living space. Durham University offers a guarantee of college-managed accommodation to all first-year undergraduate students. You can contact the university for details on how to apply.  

Scholarships and Financial Support 

Durham University has a number of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available to help undergraduate, postgraduate, and international students pay their tuition fees. Some of these scholarships include the Brian Cooper Scholarship, the Robert Young Scholarship, the Chevening Scholarships, the Commonwealth Masters Scholarships, and more. For more details on the entry criteria and how to apply, visit the Durham University website.  

Contact Info 

For general enquiries, call +44(0)191 334 2000 

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