Your Pathway to A Top Ranking University

Durham University International Study Centre

A world top



QS World University Rankings 2021



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021


of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2021

Online Learning

What are you going to do with this time?

Start your pathway programme with us now and we will get you on the right course and on the path to a successful career.

Sumeya Yunis Ali from Kenya at Queen's Campus

I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance. I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.

Sumeya from Kenya
Studying International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Aiming to progress to LLB (Hons) Law


  • Student on stairs in library
    30 November 2020

    How to prepare for a Masters degree

    If you are considering starting a Masters degree then you will need to be prepared for a challenging but highly rewarding academic journey. Read our top tips to help you prepare for taking your education to the next level. 

  • Lord Simon Russell of Liverpool
    10 November 2020

    International Study Centre politics students meet Member of Parliament

    Students on our International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science programme were able to attend an exciting online politics event – with the opportunity to ask questions to Lord Simon Russell of Liverpool.

  • Tricia from Myanmar
    27 August 2020

    Tricia from Myanmar: staff support and settling in

    Tricia from Myanmar arrived at the International Study Centre to embark on her career in business. As well as gaining valuable business skills from her teachers, Tricia also learnt a lot from other staff in the Centre – such as how to adapt to UK life and how to get over homesickness.

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