International study programmes 

Our pathways have been created for international students like you. With our specialist support, you will study academic modules and English language skills at the International Study Centre on Queen’s Campus. Our help and support begins from the moment you decide to study with us, with our expert team guiding you through the entire admissions process. If your English skills do not meet our entry requirements, you can enrol on an English Language Preparation course first.

You can choose from more than 30 degree options to progress to at Durham University. When you successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades you will be fully prepared to begin your undergraduate or Masters degree at Durham City.

International Foundation Year

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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. 

English preparation

Library at Durham University

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

Undergraduate subjects

Durham ISC student looking through library books

Take a look at some of the subject choices available as undergraduate degrees at Durham University and find the perfect pathway programme to get you there.

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