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Durham UniversityDurham View All Courses
AddressThe Palatine Centre,
Tel0191 334 2000
Fax0191 334 6250
Address and LocationMost of the university's sixteen colleges are located close to Durham city centre. The main library and a series of modern lecture halls can be found on the Science site, while philosophy and sociology students will spend much of their time in the Old and New Elvet parts of the university. Queens campus is some way away from the city and home to the Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
Background and HistoryIn the UK, only the universities of Oxford and Cambridge are older than Durham, which first achieved university status in 1832 or 1837. The university also shares the collegiate system used at Oxbridge. In the nineteenth century degrees were only awarded to members of the Anglican Church, and it wasn't until 1895 that women were allowed to graduate from the institution. Despite numerous proposals to merge Durham with Newcastle University, the institution remains proudly independent.
Location and Accessibility
By Rail: Durham has excellent high-speed connections with major towns and cities across the UK. The station is only a short walk away from the main campus in the city centre.
By Road: Motorists should enter Durham via the A1 (M), exiting at Junction 62. From here the university and city centre are well signposted.
Accessibility: Most university facilities and accommodation have been designed to be accessible to those with disabilities. Students should contact the university Disability Support team for more information.
What's on OfferBA, BEng, BSc, Foundation Degree MA, MBA, MSc, MEng, PDip, PGCE, GDIP, Mchem, Law, Pcert, Msci, MBus, MBBS, MPhys
Entry RequirementsA high standard of academic achievement is required from all applicants. Most courses require three A-Levels at A grade, or equivalent. Competition for places is tough.
University AccommodationEvery student belongs to one of the sixteen colleges which provide accommodation and study space. Fully-catered halls include utilities in their rates, while part-catered rooms on the Stockton Town campus are priced more cheaply.
Private AccommodationPrivate housing varies greatly in price across Durham. Rooms in Gilesgate or Langley Moor are relatively cheap, while those in Whinney Hill and Crossgate are more expensive. The university is able to support second and third-year students searching for accommodation.
Courses and Fees
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileDurham has an outstanding academic record across the board, especially in English, History, Chemistry, Geography, Theology and Archaeology. The university is recognised as one of the best in the world and a large majority of staff are conducting research of an internationally excellent standard.
Tuition FeesUndergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary.
Financial Support: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.