Durham became one of England's leading centres of medieval scholarship, along with Oxford and Cambridge. Indeed, three Colleges - now part of Oxford University - were founded from Durham (University College and Balliol College, and in 1286 Durham College was run from Durham to train scholars for Durham for 300 years until it became incorporated into the University of Oxford as Trinity College).
Offering over 200 undergraduate and 130 taught postgraduate courses, and many research programmes.
The Partnerships and Engagement team within the Research and Innovation Services directorate works with external organisations and our academic colleagues to facilitate the creation of new research and commercial opportunities and to ensure that Durham University’s research is world-changing with global impact and reach.
Careers & Enterprise is fully committed to delivering a professional, comprehensive and accessible service to students, graduates, employers and stakeholders. We aim to deliver a high quality, student and graduate-centred service and positively contribute to their experience at Durham University.
The Academic Office provides a professional administrative support service to staff, students and potential students of Durham University.
The Academic Registrar is the head of the department and is responsible to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) for its management. Further information and contact details for the Academic Registrar's Office are available by following the link to the left.
All University accommodation is based in one of our colleges and every Durham University student belongs to a college, whether you live in college or elsewhere. Our colleges offer a vibrant, supportive community full of opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop skills to achieve more in your future life and most importantly, have fun while you're at it!
Durham University Library provides an excellent range of collections, resources, and flexible study spaces across five library locations and online. The University Library is always busy; approaching 3.5 million e-book accesses, more than 3.4 million e-journal downloads, and over 300,000 loans were made during the 2016-2017 academic year.
If you are a non EEA student you will need to pay a one-time healthcare surcharge as part of your application for a Tier 4 visa to cover the total time you will be living in the UK.
If you are a student from the EEA you are also entitled to free medical care from the NHS; however you need to bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by your home country with you.
Students studying at the International Study Centre will be based at Queen's Campus, Stockton. Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton offer different environments, each distinctive and outstanding in their own way.
The University's multi-million pound sports facilities are set in spacious grounds on the outskirts of Durham City and boast an impressive range of state-of-the-art facilities, including an indoor rowing tank, a world-class fencing piste, indoor cricket nets, and a performance analysis suite. There are also facilities for use by athletes with disabilities, and an extended sports hall and changing rooms.
Durham Students' Union is the representative body for all students of the University, and offers many different clubs and societies to join.
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