Durham University

Founded

1832

History

The university was founded in Durham in 1832. From 1852, until Newcastle became a separate university in 1963, there were also students in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Situated in Durham City with a campus at Stockton on Tees (University of Durham Queen's Campus). All colleges are situated in Durham apart from George Stephenson College and John Snow College which are situated in Stockton.

Admission to first degree courses

Through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UK nationals: normally a minimum of 3 passes at General Certificate of Education (GCE) A level and 2 at General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Equivalent qualifications, eg Vocational Certificate of Education (VCE) or BTEC National Diploma, are acceptable subject to specific prerequisites for individual programmes. Mature applicants (aged over 21) are considered individually. International students: high levels in International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate or, in many cases, qualifications acceptable for university entrance in applicant's own country. Minimum English language qualifications also apply.

First Degrees

BA, BEng, BSc, LLB, MChem, MEng, MMath, MPhys, MSci

Courses including a foreign language or European studies normally last 3 years plus 1 year abroad.

Higher Degrees

Masters

Admission: Applicants for admission must normally hold a good honours degree in an appropriate subject.

All degrees except LLM may be taken by combinations of full-time and part-time study.

LLM, MA, MBA, MEd, MJur, MLitt, MMus, MPhil, MProf, MSc, MTh

Doctoral

Admission: DD, DLitt, DMus, DSc: awarded on published work.

All degrees except DD, DLitt, DMus and DSc may be taken by combinations of full-time and part-time study.

DBA, DD, DLitt, DMin, DMus, DSc, EdD, PhD, PhD(DCE)

Libraries

Volumes: 1,498,000.

Periodicals subscribed to: 6,000.

Special Collections

Earl Grey (political)
Sudan archive (political)
archives of Durham Cathedral (monastic to 1539) and Diocese
mediaeval manuscripts
north-east local collection (including family papers)


Academic Awards

(2005-2006). 750 awards ranging in value from £300 to £25050.

Academic Year

(2007-2008). Three terms: 3 October--12 December; 14 January--14 March; 21 April--20 June

Income

(2006-2007). Total, £193704000

Staff Statistics

(2006-2007):

Total: 3516

Academic: 1732

Non-Academic: 1784

Student Statistics

(2006-2007):

Full Time

Men: 6499

Women: 6923

Part Time

Men: 952

Women: 680

International

Men: 1065

Women: 899

Distance Education/External

Men: 356

Women: 138

Undergraduate

Men: 5535

Women: 5962

Masters

Men: 705

Women: 774

Doctoral

Men: 629

Women: 398

Subject Areas

Accountancy/Accounting
Anthropology/Folklore
Aquaculture/Fisheries/Marine Science
Arabic
Archaeology
Art, History of
Artificial Intelligence
Arts General
Astronomy/Astrophysics/Space Science
Banking/Finance
Behavioural Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biology Molecular
Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Science
Building/Built Environment/Construction
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Commerce
Catholicism
Chemistry
Child/Youth Studies
Chinese/Chinese Studies
Classics/Greek/Latin/Ancient History
Communication Sciences
Community Health
Community Medicine
Community Studies
Computer Science
Corporate Governance
Criminology
Diplomacy
E-Business
E-Commerce
Ecology
Economic History
Economic Planning and Development
Economics
Education
Education Primary
Education Secondary
Energy Studies
Engineering
Engineering Aeronautical/Aerospace
Engineering Chemical/Petrochemical/Process
Engineering Civil/Environmental/Structural
Engineering Communications/Telecommunications
Engineering Computer
Engineering Design
Engineering Electrical/Electronic
Engineering Geological
Engineering Management
Engineering Manufacturing
Engineering Mechanical/Production
Engineering Medical
Engineering Software
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Science/Studies
Ethics
Ethics, Law and Governance
Ethnomusicology
European Studies
French/French Studies
Genetics
Geography
Geology/Earth Sciences/Atmospheric Studies
Geophysics
German/Germanic Studies
Health Sciences/Studies
Health and Social Care
History
History/Philosophy of Science
Human Biology
Human Genetics
Industrial Relations/Personnel/HRM
Information Science/Studies/Systems
International Business
International Finance
International Finance Economics
International Marketing
International Relations/Studies
Internet Computing/Technologies
Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies
Italian
Languages, Modern
Law Business/Commercial/Economic/Industrial
Law Civil
Law Employment/Labour
Law International/Comparative/Trade
Law/Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mediaeval Studies
Medical Ethics
Medicine/Surgery
Mediterranean Studies
Microbiology/Medical Microbiology
Mobile Communications/Telecommunications
Museum Studies
Music
Nanotechnology
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Education/Sports Science
Physics
Physiology
Politics/Political Science/Government
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health/Population Health
Public Sector Management
Religion/Theology
Russian/Russian Studies
Social Policy
Social Work/Studies
Sociology
Spanish/Hispanic/Latin American Studies
Statistics/Actuarial Science
Teacher Training
Women's/Gender Studies
Zoology

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