Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first universities to commence tuition in England for more than 600 years and claims to be the third oldest university in England.
The university is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities after previously being a member of the 1994 Group. Durham is also affiliated with several university groups including the N8 Research Partnership, the Matariki Network of Universities and the Coimbra Group.
The university is currently ranked 4th to 6th by recent national league tables of the British universities and in the top 100 in two of the three major global tables. "Long established as the leading rival to Oxford and Cambridge", the university attracts "a largely middle class student body" according to The Times's Good University Guide.
The International Study Centre is located at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. Thanks to the extensive range of facilities, resources and safe and nurturing environment, studying at the Queen’s Campus ensures you can make the most of your studies to prepare you for your degree at Durham University's City Campus.
Intakes: January & September
Foundation courses are available in the following disciplines