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Durham University

Durham University or University of Durham is a research-based public university located in Durham, England. The university is a member of the Russell Group of British Research Universities.  The motto of the university is “Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis” that means “Her foundations are upon the holy hills”. The official website of the university is www.durham.ac.uk 

Durham University, History

Durham University was founded in 1832 by an act of parliament and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognized university to open in England for more than 600 years after Oxford and Cambridge, thus it is the third oldest university of England.

Durham University Programs, Courses and Schools

Some of the courses of Durham University are –

  • Health and Human Science
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Earth Sciences
  • Climate Science
  • Geography with Foundation
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • General Engineering

Students can further find the course of their choice on the official website of the university that is www.durham.ac.uk

The Schools and Colleges of the Durham University are –

  • Collingwood College
  • Grey College
  • Hatfield College
  • John Snow College
  • Josephine Butler College
  • St Aidan’s College
  • St Chad’s College
  • St Cuthbert’s Society
  • College of St Hild and St Bede
  • St John’s College
  • St Mary’s College
  • South College
  • Stephenson College
  • Trevelyan College
  • University College
  • Ustinov College
  • Van Mildert College

Durham University, Achievements

 The rankings of the Durham University are –

GLOBAL

  • It ranked 301-400 by ARWU
  • It ranked 82 by QS World University Ranking
  • It ranked 162 by THE

NATIONAL

  • The university ranked 6 by Complete
  • It ranked 5 by Guardian
  • It also ranked 6 by Times

Durham University, USP

Durham University has many well-known alumni which makes education a brand in the university. It is a public school well known for its academic programs. It is a famous university for its courses in research which makes the university unique from others. It is one of the top universities of the United Kingdom.

Durham University, Notable Alumni

 The notable alumni of the Durham University are –

  • Justin Welby – Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Sir Milton Margai – first Prime Minister of Sierra Leone
  • Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi – ruler of Emirate of Sharjah
  • Mo Mowlam – Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Libby Lane – first woman bishop of Church of England
  • General Baron Dannatt – the chief of General Staff
  • Sir Tim Laurence – Vice-Admiral
  • Amjad Hussain – Admiral
  • George Rochester – Scientist

Durham University infrastructure & services

Campuses

Durham University owns a 227-acre estate which includes part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one ancient monument, five grade one listed buildings and 68 grade-two listed buildings. the estate is divided into two separate locations that are Durham city and Queen’s campus. These are connected with free bus service.

DURHAM CITY

It is the main location of the university and contains all the colleges along with the academic departments. It is spread over the following sites –

  • The Bailey
  • The Old and New Elvet
  • Mountjoy
  • Elvet Hill
  • Mount Oswald
  • Ushaw College

QUEEN’s CAMPUS
It is in the borough of Stockon-on-Tees, some 30 miles away from Durham City. The Queen’s Campus is an international study centre run by the Study Group. This prepares non-EU foreign students to enter degree courses at the university. The Wolfson Research Institute is located in Queen’s Campus.

Libraries

Durham University Library system has over 1.5 million printed items. The library operates five branches that are –

  • Bill Bryson Library – It is the main library of the Durham University
  • Leazes Road Library
  • Queen’s Campus Library
  • Durham University Business School Library
  • Palace Green Library

Housing services

 Most of the students of Durham University live in their college for their first year, then choose to live out in their second year. The college provides a key role in the pastoral care and social centre of students.

Students clubs

Durham University has more than 200 student clubs and organisations covering arts, academics, culture and faith, hobbies and games, outdoors, politics, law and music. Durham Students Union charters and provides most of the funding for these organizations. The Union runs a comedy café, Fresher’s Ball, Silent Discos and Vintage Fashion fair.

Durham University location

Where exactly

Durham University is located at Durham City, England

Different campuses locations

Durham University campuses are located at two locations in North East England that is Queen’s Campus and in Durham City.

Top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby

The famous place to visit around Durham University are-

  • Durham cathedral
  • Raby Castle
  • Auckland Castle
  • Beamish museum
  • HMS Trincomalee
  • The Bowes Museum
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool
  • Mining Art Gallery
  • Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum
  • Beamish Wild  

International students’ info

courses offered

  • Health and Human Science
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Earth Sciences
  • Climate Science
  • Geography with Foundation
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • General Engineering

Student support

Durham University provides following student support –

  • Disability Support
  • Finance Support
  • Complaints and Conduct
  • Immigration Support
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Chaplaincy and Faith
  • Sexual Misconduct and Violence

Visas & immigration support

  •  A full-time course for longer than six months: you must apply for student visa (Student route), unless you already have other immigration permission* which allows you to study
  • A short course or period of study as a visiting student for less than 6 months: you should use the Visitor route
  • An English language course of between 6 and 11 months: you should use the short-term study route
  • A distance learning or part-time course where short visits are required: you should use the Visitor route

International student contact

Students can contact the university through the official website of the university that is www.durham.ac.uk 

Student life

student society

Durham University has more than 200 student clubs and organisations covering arts, academics, culture and faith, hobbies and games, outdoors, politics, law and music. Durham Students Union charters and provides most of the funding for these organizations. The Union runs a comedy café, Fresher’s Ball, Silent Discos and Vintage Fashion fair.

Sports and fitness

Durham University’s sports team competes under the umbrella name Team Durham. The university caters for more than 50 different sports. Approx. 92% of the students regularly take part in the sports activities. The university has Graham Sports Centre, it has a facility of 26 courts and pitches for sports ranging from rugby to lacrosse to netball, additional facilities include eleven boat houses and two astroturfs, a fitness studio and a weight room. The university is recognized as a Centre of Cricketing Excellence by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Durham University has been ranked 2nd across all sports in the British Universities & College Sports.

Residential Life

Most of the students of Durham University live in their college for their first year, then choose to live out in their second year. The college provides a key role in the pastoral care and social centre of students.

Food & drink

  • Turtle Bay Durham
  • Shaheen's Indians
  • Tealicious Tearoom
  • Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill
  • Bistro Citron Vert
  • La Spada Risrorante
  • Revolution Durham
  • Cross Keys Inn
  • Bells Fish Restaurant
  • Bean Social

Short term getaways

  • Durham cathedral
  • Raby Castle
  • Auckland Castle
  • Beamish museum
  • HMS Trincomalee
  • The Bowes Museum
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool
  • Mining Art Gallery
  • Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum
  • Beamish Wild  
  • Part time jobs

Durham University students do many part time jobs in their area to meet their expenses. There are options for work as an intern, in restaurants, to give tuition and many more.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area

Crime in Durham is very low, it is classified as a safe place for living and students.

Campus recruitment

Process

Durham University helps students to get placements by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employer-sponsored skills awards, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support service.

Application form

Students can visit the official website of the university that is www.durham.ac.uk 

Application Requirements

 The application requirements of the Durham University are –

  • GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics both at a minimum of Grade 4 and a minimum of 5 of GCSE qualifications at Grade 5 or above overall.
  • GPA of 3.2
  • IELTS score of 6.0

Where to apply

Students can visit the official website of the university that is www.durham.ac.uk 

Scholarships

The following scholarships are either funded by the University, through partnerships with the external organisations or through generous donations from alumni –

  • North East Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • Future Career Options

Durham University helps students to get placement by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employers sponsored skills award, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support service.

Durham University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Durham University Application Requirements

3.2
GPA
37
IB
85
Percentage

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in Durham University in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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Durham University Cost of studies

Fees

 

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: £17,300

Humanities, Law and Social Science: £16,900

Science and Engineering: £17,900

Pre-Masters  

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (3 terms): £17,500

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (2 terms): £15,900

Science and Engineering (3 terms): £18,100

Science and Engineering (2 terms): £16,100

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

 

Durham University Deadlines

Bachelors: January 15th

Durham University Rankings

Global

263
US News
82
QS
201 -300
Shanghai
162
Times Higher Education
74
Guardian
139
GTU Rank

Regional

United Kingdom
23
US News
12
QS
22 -26
Shanghai
13
Times Higher Education
5
Guardian

Regional

Europe
114
US News
43
Times Higher Education
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