Your Pathway to a World Top 50 Law Degree

Take the first step towards a prestigious law degree at Durham University

Durham Law School is one of the UK’s most globally distinguished law schools. It prides itself on delivering a world class education and student experience.

Excellent support - provided through small group tutorials and the University’s collegiate system - will help you to achieve your career ambitions.

The International Foundation Year – a three-term pathway programme taught at the International Study Centre – will prepare you for the challenges of degree-level study.

Why study law at Durham University?

A fully approved qualifying Law degree

Ranked 5th in the UK
(The Complete University Guide 2020)

Option for a year abroad

You have the opportunity to study for an additional year at a European or international university

A flexible course

The opportunity to specialise across a range of optional modules from public law and human rights to corporate and international law

Prepare for your degree at Durham University

Study in the UK at Durham University

Pathway programmes

Not quite ready for direct entry? Take the International Foundation Year and receive the specialist academic and English language support you need to achieve a place on the LLB (Hons) Law.

Entry requirements

Find out the academic qualifications and English language skills for your pathway programme at Durham University International Study Centre.


Term dates and fees

Find out the term dates for your course on each individual programme page. You can find information on fees, accommodation costs and airport transfers on our fees page.

Durham ISC Law student Gwen

What our students say

“Durham’s just such a prestigious university. It’s always one of the top universities in the university ranking guides. This foundation year is really focused on preparing you for what university is like in England. In classes, we’ve had practice doing seminars and essays that are geared towards university level so everything that we do is good preparation for what’s going to be ahead of us.”

Gwen from Singapore
Studied International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Now studying LLB (Hons) Law

Queen's Campus Durham University

Study in two locations

Start your journey at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. Events, sports, restaurants and day trips make student life welcoming and exciting from day one. Set beside the River Tees, Queen’s Campus has an excellent range of world-class facilities but is small enough to feel safe and welcoming. Complete the International Foundation Year and achieve the required grades, and move to study your law degree in Durham City.

International Study Centre location