Durham University location

Experience two UK locations

Durham University has two locations in North East England: Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, and Durham City.

When you arrive in the UK you will live and study at Queen’s Campus, where you will complete your pathway programme at the International Study Centre. After you successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades, you will move to Durham City for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

It takes 45 minutes to travel between Queen’s Campus and Durham City by bus.

Stockton-on-Tees – Queen’s Campus 

You can find the International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus in the town of Stockton-on-Tees (also called ‘Stockton’). Set beside the River Tees, Queen’s Campus has an excellent range of facilities but is small enough to feel safe and welcoming.

Stockton town centre is a short walk from Campus. It has brand-name shops, restaurants, bars and two shopping malls.

Things to do in Stockton-on-Tees

While studying in Stockton-on-Tees there are plenty of things to do.

  • ARC Stockton Arts Centre – for theatre, cinema, dance
  • The Georgian Theatre – an 18th century performance venue with bar and kitchen
  • Tees Barrage White Water Course
  • Escape Rooms
  • Shops and restaurants
  • Traditional market
  • Annual events
  • Teeside shopping and leisure complex with bowling and cinema
  • Parks and museums
  • Cable wakeboarding at North East Wake Park, just 15 minutes from the town centre by car

What to do near Stockton-on-Tees

Easily reached by train, towns such as Middlesbrough and Yarm are great to explore on your days off.

  • Middlesbrough – 10 minutes by train from Stockton. This large town is great for shopping and restaurants. It has one of the UK’s top contemporary art galleries, MIMA.
  • Yarm – 35 minutes by bus from Stockton. This pretty Georgian town has one of the UK’s best high streets. It has great cafés, restaurants, boutique shops and annual festivals.

Durham City

Durham City is a beautiful, historic city in North East England. The University’s academic departments, sports facilities, social areas and colleges are located across this compact city. You will be studying in a part of history with cobbled streets and old English architecture. 

Things to do in Durham

Durham has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. A popular tourist destination, there’s plenty to explore. Durham attractions and places to visit include:

  • UNESCO-listed Castle and Cathedral
  • Museums
  • Durham University Botanic Garden
  • River cruises
  • Book Festival
  • Lumiere Light Festival
  • Riverside walks
  • Green parks

Find out more about things to do in Durham on the Durham tourism website.

What to do near Durham

Regular train services can connect you to the big city life of Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh, or you can explore the countryside and coastline just outside the city. Newcastle offers a larger choice of shops and restaurants and is less than 15 minutes from Durham by train. You can also explore:

  • Durham coastline
  • Seaham beach walks and harbour
  • Forest cycling
  • Nature walks
  • Waterfall trails
  • Teesdale Alpacas farm
  • Castles and forts 
Durham map

Durham University location

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Shuhei from Japan at Queen's Campus

The scenery of Durham City is so wonderful. I am from Tokyo, and the buildings in Tokyo, everything is just skyscrapers and it is so modern architecture, but Durham…architecture is so medieval style and it is so classic, and it is classy. So, I do love it.

Shuhei from Japan
Studied International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Now studying BA (Hons) Education Studies

Durham City location