Degree subjects

Choosing your degree

There are so many factors to consider when deciding the subject you want to study at university. You may have a particular career in mind – such as law or medicine – which will guide your choice. If not, it can be helpful to think about subjects you enjoy, what you are good at and the different careers you are interested in. 

To help you narrow down your choice, read our guides for selected university degree subjects to find out more about each one, including key skills, specialisms and typical career paths.

Study at a world-class university 

Durham University International Study Centre offers access to more than 30 different degree subjects at Durham, with preparation programmes that lead to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. These are just some of the subjects available to study following successful completion of your programme. 

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International Foundation Year

This three-term Foundation programme provides you with a choice of pathways that prepare you for an undergraduate degree.

Studying at Durham University


The Pre-Masters programme provides you with a choice of two pathways that lead to postgraduate degree study at Durham University.

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English preparation

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements for your programme you can enrol on an English language preparation course first.