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CONTACT DETAILS Durham University The Palatine Centre Stockton Road Durham DH1 3LE UK

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE T +44 (0)191 334 6328 E international.office@durham.ac.uk MAIN SWITCHBOARD T +44 (0)191 334 2000

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Durham University and Durham University logo are registered Trade Marks of the University of Durham™. Unless otherwise stated, all material in this prospectus is copyright of the University of Durham. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information contained here is accurate. The University prospectus is intended as a general guide to the University of Durham’s facilities and forms no part of any contract between you and the University. The prospectus is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates. Please note that the University’s website is the most up-to-date source of information and we strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments. © Durham University, 2016

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DURHAM UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2017

ENQUIRIES T +44 (0)191 334 6128 E admissions@durham.ac.uk


2 WHY CHOOSE DURHAM UNIVERSITY?

OPEN DAYS

JOINING DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Experience Durham University at an Open Day. Pre-application Open Days are the best way for you to see what we offer and to be inspired by our academic departments, colleges and student facilities.

You will have heard about our excellent reputation. Here are a few things you may not know...

 ook your Open Day place at B www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

OUR ACADEMIC QUALITY

OUR HIGH COMPLETION RATE

Durham University is ranked 70th in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015­–16, 28th in the world for Arts and Humanities and 36th for Social Sciences, demonstrating our strength in both research and teaching.

96% of our undergraduates successfully complete their degree according to The Complete University Guide 2016 (sector average 86%).

In The Complete University Guide 2016, 90% of our subjects were in the UK top 10 and we are ranked 5th overall in both The Complete University Guide 2016 and The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

The QS World University Rankings ® 2015­–16 placed us in the top 40 universities globally for employer reputation. This demonstrates the high regard in which Durham University graduates are held worldwide and the demand for their expertise.

OUR SATISFIED STUDENTS 90% of our students are satisfied with their experience at Durham University according to the National Student Survey 2015 (sector average 85%).

Above left: Queen’s Campus, Stockton Below: Elvet Bridge and Durham Cathedral

We offer many opportunities for teachers to get involved with us. These include free conferences in Durham, London and further afield as well as lots of useful teaching resources. We have a variety of events and resources for you to take advantage of, including: •O  ur annual HE Advisers Conference which takes place each January at Durham University

With thanks to all staff and students of Durham University and external partners who contributed to the production of this prospectus.

In 2014, a total of 88% of UK and EU graduates from Durham University secured employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

QS World University Rankings ® 2015–16

DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR LIFE

These skills can be developed through the impressive range of extracurricular activities we provide. Skills gained at Durham University are the skills we know many employers are looking for, and ones which could really make you stand out from the crowd in the employment market.

Resources and events for teachers and HE advisers

•O  ur Easter and Summer conferences for teachers in particular subject areas

OUR GRADUATES ARE IN DEMAND

WHEN YOU JOIN DURHAM UNIVERSITY YOU WILL BE STUDYING AT A WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY.

During your time with us we aim to equip you with the skills you need for life.

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TEAMWORK

CRITICAL THINKING

LEADERSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

COMMUNICATION

PROBLEM-SOLVING

COMMERCIAL AWARENESS

TIME MANAGEMENT

ENTERPRISE

INITIATIVE

This University publication is intended as a general guide to the University of Durham’s courses and facilities and forms no part of any contract between you and the University except as provided below. The publication is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information contained here is accurate. Although reasonable steps are taken by the University to provide the courses and services described, the University cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Any course may be altered or withdrawn owing to circumstances beyond

•W  e support independent study in schools through our annual Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School •W  e provide online resources to support your teaching and HE application advice. 2016 will see events in Music, Business and Economics, and Earth Sciences. To get involved or to find out more about us, visit our website www.durham.ac.uk/ forteachers or email teachers.conferences@ durham.ac.uk or tweet using #DUForTeachers

the University of Durham’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, withdrawal or reduction of funding, change of law. The University will take such steps as are available to it to minimise the effect of any alteration or withdrawal of a course. Such steps may include the offer of a place on an alternative course. Please note that the University’s website is the most up-to-date source of information regarding courses and facilities and we strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments. www.durham.ac.uk

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Front cover images From left to right: The Bill Bryson Library, Durham City; Psychology research, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus; Graduation; Anthropology Department’s South Africa field trip; Business students, Queen’s Campus; Men’s hockey; The Palatine Centre, Durham City; Pharmacy students in lab, Queen’s Campus.

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You can chat to current students and staff to get a feel for what life could be like for you once you become a Durham student. For all Open Day enquiries, please contact +44 (0)191 334 9191.

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OPEN DAY DATES DURHAM CITY Monday 27 June 2016 Saturday 02 July 2016 Saturday 24 September 2016

1. GETTING TO KNOW DURHAM UNIVERSITY

QUEEN’S CAMPUS, STOCKTON Friday 24 June 2016 Saturday 17 September 2016

Why choose Durham University?

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Study with us

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A global impact

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Employability Learning facilities

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2. OUR COLLEGES Our colleges

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Collingwood 27 College

Support 12 Finance 13 A global 14 community Studying abroad 15 Student life 16 Our locations 20

College of St Hild and St Bede

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St John’s College

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St Mary’s College

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Trevelyan College

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University College

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Grey College

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Hatfield College

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Josephine Butler College

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St Aidan’s College

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Van Mildert College

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St Chad’s College

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John Snow College

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St Cuthbert’s Society

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Stephenson College

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3. OUR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES Anthropology 42

History 76

Archaeology 44

Law 78

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts

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Business, Marketing, 48 Accounting and Finance Chemistry 50

KEEPING IN TOUCH Find out more about what student life is like at Durham University and keep up to date with University news by following us on Twitter @durham_uni and Facebook. Take a look at #DUmakeithappen to see what exciting things our students and staff are making happen, check out our photos and films on Instagram and YouTube or find out what our students are up to by reading their blogs at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/blogs For Admissions information see @DurhamAdmission on Twitter.

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Classics and Ancient History

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Combined Honours in Social Sciences

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Computer Science

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Natural Sciences

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Philosophy 94 Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Physics 98

Education Studies

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Politics 100

Education (Primary Teaching with QTS)

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Psychology 102

English Studies

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Foundation Centre 72

Sociology 104 Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

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Theology 108 and Religion

4. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Applying 110 Visiting us 111

www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/blogs

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Economics 62

Geography 74

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Modern Languages and Cultures

Pharmacy 92

Engineering 68

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Medicine 84

Music 88

Criminology 58 Earth Sciences

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Mathematical 82 Sciences

After you apply 111 Education 112 Student health 113 and wellbeing

Additional information for international applicants Information for teachers

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4 STUDY WITH US

90% of Durham students were satisfied with the teaching on their course. National Student Survey 2015.

Calman Learning Centre, Durham City

When you study at Durham University, not only do you have the choice of a wide range of courses, and access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts in outstanding study facilities, but we also offer supportive college communities, a warm welcome to all students, excellent student welfare and a fantastic student experience. ABOUT DURHAM UNIVERSITY We are a collegiate university, which means we are made up of a number of college communities – 15 undergraduate colleges in total. Most first-year students choose to live in college. Students say that our colleges are one of the best aspects of student life at Durham University and the main reason why your experience here will be so different to anywhere else. Being part of a college means that you get all the benefits of a larger, international university while living in a smaller, friendly scholarly community. Colleges offer a high level of personal support as well as a wide range of extracurricular opportunities and social facilities. See pages 24–41 for further information. Durham University is based in two fantastic locations: Durham City (DC); and Queen’s Campus, Stockton (QC). Students are allocated to a college located on the campus where their course is based.

Check where the courses that you are interested in are based by looking at the courses section on pages 42–109.

A WARM WELCOME We offer a warm welcome to students from all over the world and from all backgrounds. We currently have students from over 150 countries studying with us. Find out more about student life here at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/experience

APPLICATION Undergraduate applications to Durham University are usually made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply

“Leading up to starting at Durham University I was nervous about how I would fit in as an international student but I have never had a warmer welcome than the one Durham gave me. In no time Durham University felt like home and before I knew it I had made close friends with people from across the world.”

David Kirk, Computer Science student


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LEARNING WITH THE BEST Durham University has a long-established commitment to research. Delivering cutting-edge, research-led education is at the heart of what we do. This means that our academic staff are more than lecturers simply teaching from books; the research they conduct shapes and inspires the academic structure of our departments and it directly informs our teaching, ensuring that academic course content is right up to date with current developments. You will directly benefit from the world-class research taking place here. As a Durham University student you can become an active participant in the creation of knowledge through group work and research projects. Studying at Durham University and working with world-leading academics at the forefront of their field provides you with many benefits, including the development of: • Intellectual capabilities beyond the classroom

91% of our research has ‘very considerable’ or ‘outstanding’ impact in terms of reach and significance. This demonstrates that our research has a hugely positive impact on society. REF 2014 RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK (REF) 2014 REF is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. At Durham University, 83% of our research was assessed as ‘internationally excellent quality’ or ‘world-leading’ (categorised as 3* or 4*). REF identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject. Areas of particular strength include Anthropology, Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics, Education, English, Law, Music, Physics and Theology. Our research-led approach to education ensures that our undergraduate programmes are intellectually challenging and delivered by leading academics, which creates a researcher mindset among our students.

• Creative and critical thinking • Improved confidence and motivation as well as enabling and encouraging teamworking • The first steps in becoming researchactive yourself.

Dr Alison Lane, Department of Psychology

For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/ref

STUDY OPTIONS At Durham University we offer a broad course range, including Single Honours degrees, Joint Honours degrees and Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, allowing you to tailor your study to suit your interests and career aspirations. For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/study

• Enhanced skills for employment • Capacity for independent learning and problem-solving

“My research into the rehabilitation of visual field disorders feeds directly into the teaching. Psychology students have to learn about specific neuropsychological techniques and therefore I can use my own experiments as a starting point for this. The research has found that a computerbased technique improved partially sighted people’s ability to ‘see’ better.”

YEAR ABROAD Many of our academic departments offer courses with an integrated year abroad where you can choose to study in another country. For further information, see page 15 or www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/study/abroad

“A DURHAM UNIVERSITY DEGREE IS NOT JUST ABOUT LEARNING FACTS AND DATES, BUT EXPLORING AND INTERPRETING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES IN AN INDEPENDENT MANNER.

Durham University is ranked 6th in the world for the influence of its space science researchers and is the only UK university to feature in the world top 10. “My research interests in cosmological structure formation and constraints on cosmological parameters directly inform my undergraduate teaching, ensuring it is at the cutting-edge of the subject.” Professor Shaun Cole, Department of Physics. Holder of the prestigious international Shaw Prize in Astronomy

In seminars, ideas are not imposed or taught, but are a natural consequence of discussion. By third year, this style of teaching made me feel confident enough to challenge and question established historical thought, and develop my own ideas.” Sally Wardle, History graduate

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6 A GLOBAL IMPACT

RESEARCH IN NEPAL “Working in Nepal gave me the opportunity to gain a much better understanding of global development issues, and research-led education means learning at the forefront of the subject, travelling to far-flung places, and ultimately gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges that face the world around us.” Charlie Jefferson,

Geography student

WHEN YOU STUDY HERE, YOU ARE JOINING AN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. WHAT WE DO HAS GLOBAL IMPACT. Here are just a few recent examples of the huge range of activities that our students have been involved in.

FIELDWORK IN SOUTH AFRICA Anthropology students Amélie Pralle and Charlotte Edwards (pictured) assist Philip Faure in running an environmental education game at a rural school as part of their field course. Philip is the Community Engagement Officer who works with Durham University’s Dr Russell Hill on his Primate and Predator project at the Anthropology Field Station in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa. The project aims to reduce human–wildlife conflict in the region.


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STUDYING ABROAD IN TOKYO Philosophy and Theology student Sarah Harrison is spending a year abroad studying at The University of Tokyo in Japan. Sarah is one of the first Durham University students to visit Japan as part of the study abroad programme. You can read about Sarah’s and our other study abroad students’ experiences at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/blogs Image courtesy of The University of Tokyo, Japan

SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ZAMBIA Every year a group of students from Durham University spend six weeks in Zambia working with local communities and schools to help social development through sport and drama. “It was an incredibly valuable experience and we all gained a huge amount from the project as both individuals and as a group.” Simon Lynch,

English student

SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE IN AUSTRALIA TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE ANTARCTIC “My research interests focus on Antarctic environmental history and I have a number of current research themes at the moment that feed into my Antarctic Environments module.” Professor Mike Bentley, Department of Geography

More than 30 Durham University undergraduate and postgraduate students with specialties in Vehicle Dynamics, Electronics and Aerodynamics are involved in the Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) team, working to design a green, efficient car. DUEM designs, builds and races electric racing cars, and recently competed in the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race across the Australian outback.

Image courtesy of Professor Mike Bentley

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8 EMPLOYABILITY

Ranked 8th for graduate prospects in the UK. The Complete University Guide 2016.

Helping you plan for your future We can help you make the most of your time at Durham University and assist you in developing your skills and exploring your options to get the best possible start to your future career. With 88% of our graduates securing employment and/or going on to further study within six months of graduation, our graduates continually demonstrate that throughout their time at Durham University they build the skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. Graduates from 2013/14 have found employment in a range of job roles in a variety of national and international organisations including Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, the NHS, EDF Energy, the BBC, The Times and the Civil Service. The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre can help you with any career questions you may have, including choosing a suitable career, finding work experience, developing

your skills or starting a business and provides information on working abroad or taking a gap year. Every year, graduates say they wished they had used the Careers Centre sooner – remember it is never too early to visit! The earlier you start your planning, the easier it will be to make sure you have the skills you need to succeed.

Our Careers Centre can help you with:

FINDING A DIRECTION •O  ur information rooms have a wide range of resources on hundreds of careers or further study options. •B  ook a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Adviser to explore your options and to make a plan. We also help with CVs, applications and interview or assessment preparation. •O  ur tailored departmental talks outline and explore some of your choices.

Our website has a wealth of information and support. See www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/employability

“What I found most beneficial about the Durham Award was the chance to take stock and reflect on all I had achieved here. I was able to recognise the transferable skills I had developed through my extracurricular activities, such as communication, team building, time management and leadership which are many of the skills employers are looking for.” David Saddington, Geography graduate. Durham Award holder and TEDxTeen speaker (pictured)

•O  ur regular email, Twitter and Facebook bulletins will keep you up to date with the latest events and vacancies. Follow us on: @careersatdurham

careers@durham university

MEETING EMPLOYERS We provide access to an extensive network of employers who actively recruit Durham University graduates, ranging from large multinational corporations to local firms. •V  isit our Careers Fairs to meet with employers, make links and find out about employment and work experience opportunities. •A  ttend one of our many presentations or drop-in sessions with graduate recruiters, professional bodies and voluntary organisations. •U  se our online vacancy database to find out about placements, internships, and final-year and graduate employment.

THE DURHAM AWARD The Durham Award, developed in partnership with employers and students, will help you stand out from the crowd. It recognises the things you do outside your degree, such as involvement in sports, your college or charity work. It helps you to reflect on your experiences and show how the skills you have developed will make you a better employee. To find out more about how the Durham Award could benefit you, see www.durham.ac.uk/durhamaward


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IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT JOBS; IT IS ABOUT TAKING EVERY CHANCE TO DEVELOP YOURSELF.

DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS

EXPERIENCING THE WORKPLACE

Employers place great importance on key transferable skills such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork, and we can help you to identify and develop these skills.

This is increasingly important in employer assessment and selection processes. You may be able to undertake a placement as part of your course, secure a fulltime internship during holiday periods or a part-time internship during term-time. We can advise you on making the most of these opportunities.

•E  very Durham University student completes an online Skills Audit before they arrive, to help identify the skills that they need to develop. •W  e provide skills workshops, delivered in partnership with graduate recruiters, to help you develop your skills and improve your understanding of the workplace. •W  e can help you to keep track of the skills you have gained and learn to reflect on your personal development – a crucial part of the application process for many placements and graduate jobs. •W  e provide practical workshops on completing application forms, interview techniques and preparing for assessment centres.

The Careers Centre also runs a work experience programme, linking students with local employers who can provide a range of opportunities. Our Student Employment Service can help you to find local part-time vacancies and explore opportunities for work experience.

EXPLORING ENTERPRISE We are committed to enterprise and entrepreneurship, with excellent links to the local and national business community. Our student-led enterprise societies are very successful. Our graduates have helped to found the Fairtrade Movement and have created Aardman Animations, The Eden Project and Hawk-Eye. Taking part in enterprise activities will not only build skills, but will also allow you to explore your entrepreneurial potential. Discover your creative talent through our enterprise workshops and annual business plan competitions, and take advantage of kick-start funding for student start-ups.

“During my time at Durham University I took part in a variety of enterprise activities and was guided in how to set up my own business. The whole experience was incredibly helpful and greatly improved my confidence as I learnt how to present and network with professionals. Entrepreneurial skills are very useful for graduates. If you can demonstrate starting a business or even just making a business plan, you are instantly showing a drive for success and creativity to your potential employer. Not to mention, that if you start a business that takes off, you might be able to work for yourself!” Andrew Lilley, Business and Management graduate Winner of the Blueprint Enterprise Challenge 2014

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10 LEARNING FACILITIES

EXCELLENT LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES PROVIDE YOU WITH THE TOOLS TO THRIVE.

The Bill Bryson Library, Durham City


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Supporting your studies

Ranked 3rd for our spending on facilities. The Complete University Guide 2016.

When you join Durham University, you will find excellent facilities to complement, enhance and support your studies. We have a continual programme of investment in facilities to ensure that you have access to some of the best lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject-specific facilities such as science laboratories and dedicated libraries.

IT FACILITIES

LIBRARY

Computing and Information Services (CIS) provide and support the University’s main IT facilities, and at Durham University you benefit from a comprehensive range of IT services to support your studies, which include:

Durham University Library offers a fantastic range of resources and study facilities across our four libraries in Durham City and on Queen’s Campus.

WORLD-CLASS STUDENTS. WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES.

• The Library has over 1.6 million books. • We are open 24/7 during the run-up to exams.

• Our virtual learning environment – Durham University Online (duo), provides online spaces for your courses, college and department and is accessible via your mobile

• The Library has the most popular IT facilities in the University, including PC areas, Wi-Fi, laptops that you can borrow and printing facilities.

• A University email account • Wireless coverage across both of our campuses and in college bedrooms • Colour and monochrome printing, scanning and photocopying facilities • Over 2,000 ‘open access’ PCs available 24 hours a day, providing internet and email access and a selection of standard and academic software for your use • An IT help desk. For further details, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/facilities/cis

• We subscribe to over 300,000 online resources, such as e-books, e-journals and databases. • Whether you prefer working with friends or using quiet individual study rooms, the Library provides a range of study environments to suit you. • The Bill Bryson Library is our largest library and is named after Bill Bryson, bestselling author and former Durham University Chancellor. • Whichever location you study at, you have access to our full collection. We transfer books between Queen’s Campus Library and our Durham City libraries daily during term-time. • Our subject support team and friendly staff are here to help you make the best use of the Library. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/facilities/library @dulib

“The Bill Bryson Library is a wonderful workspace, with accessible facilities for all students, and a calming and focused atmosphere. The Library staff are so welcoming and helpful, and the ability to book private or group study rooms is really handy. The café is also a lifesaver on those long days when you need a good coffee and a cupcake!” Joanna Gower, Psychology student

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UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS We care for some of Durham’s finest treasures over many sites across the City. All of our collections are available for you to explore to support your studies and research.

PALACE GREEN LIBRARY Palace Green Library offers a dedicated space where you can study our archives, manuscripts and early printed books. Our galleries display diverse exhibitions, including treasures from Durham University’s own collections and loans from other museums.

ORIENTAL MUSEUM The Oriental Museum celebrates the art and archaeology of the diverse cultures of the Near and Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, Japan, China, Korea and South East Asia. Our Ancient Egyptian and Chinese collections are among the finest to be found in Britain.

MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY The Museum of Archaeology holds material from all periods of Durham City’s history, along with antiquarian collections from other areas. Displays at Palace Green Library explore 10,000 years of Durham’s history.

DURHAM CASTLE As well as being University College, Durham Castle is a museum with a wealth of architectural history and a strong local collection. Durham University’s museums and attractions are free for our students. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/ facilities/museums

WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE SUPPORT YOU NEED. DISABILITY SUPPORT If you have a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty, we can give you the support you need to help you adjust to university life quickly, and make the most of your time at Durham University. The Disability Support service provides advice on any aspects of student life that you may need support with. We want to make sure that we have the right support in place for you to enjoy your chosen course, so please do let us know about your requirements when you complete your application form. For further information, see page 113 or visit www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/support/ welfare/dussd

MATURE STUDENTS If you are 21 years or over and would like to do a Durham University degree but think you will not be considered because you do not have the necessary qualifications, think again. We will consider your experience and other qualities, so a lack of qualifications need not stop you from pursuing undergraduate study here. For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/ mature_students

FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES If you have been away from education for a while, you might need a bit of extra support at first. Our Foundation Centre offers specially tailored multidisciplinary study programmes to prepare students for degreelevel study. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre


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Funding your studies We believe in helping our students to make the very best of the opportunities we offer and we welcome all students, regardless of their financial background.

Student finance There are a number of maintenance options available to support undergraduate study.

UK AND EU STUDENTS • Tuition Fee Loans are available to eligible students and you do not need to start repaying them until you are earning over £21,000 per annum. • Maintenance Loans for living costs will be available to all eligible full-time UK students. Eligibility and value of support depends on the rules applicable within your home country of domicile (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). • Students with disabilities or dependants may be able to access additional funding. Details can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help • Part-time students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan but not a Maintenance Loan. For further information on all of these funding schemes, see www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

DURHAM UNIVERSITY FUNDING

FINANCIAL SUPPORT NETWORK

Durham University is committed to supporting students from lower-income backgrounds. A Durham Grant may be available to full-time Home students whose household income is less than £25,000 per annum (as assessed by Student Finance England or equivalent) and who do not already have an undergraduate degree.

Durham University’s collegiate system means that you should always be able to talk to someone if money worries are impacting on your wellbeing and/or your academic performance. Student support officers in your college are your first port of call, and the Students’ Union also offers free and confidential financial advice.

Further details on the funding available for students are available at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance

The cost of being a student

SCHOLARSHIPS Durham University offers scholarships to support students at Durham. These include support for both curricular and extracurricular activities and include: • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Sport, Music and the Arts • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Academic Excellence • the Robert Young Scholarship • Choral and Organ Scholarships • Personal development awards. The nature and availability of scholarships changes annually.

TUITION FEES Fees for 2017 entry for UK and EU students will be available at www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/finance/tuition when agreed. For information on tuition fees for international students, please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

COLLEGE COSTS College charges vary depending on the accommodation you choose and the length of the let. For exact costs see, www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/colleges/ourcolleges/costs

Use our online funding database for an extensive list of funding opportunities, available at www.durham.ac.uk/scholarships

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS As an international student it is essential to plan your finances carefully for the duration of your studies, as you may not be eligible for United Kingdom Tuition Fee Loans or Maintenance Loans. Students from EU countries may be eligible for Tuition Fee Loans and should consult www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms For further information about fees and finance, see page 114 or check www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/ finance/international

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14 A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

International students Durham University has dedicated support services to assist our international students – from application right through to graduation – to ensure that you gain the most from your time in the UK.

ARRIVAL

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

For our new students arriving in the UK we offer a ‘Meet and Greet’ service at local airports and railway stations and an Induction programme which will help you to meet other students (both from the UK and overseas) and become accustomed to your new surroundings. It will also introduce you to the learning skills you will require throughout your degree programme and beyond.

Students whose first language is not English will usually need an English Language qualification. Please see www.durham.ac.uk/learningandteaching. handbook/1/3/3 or contact the International Office.

UNIVERSITY LIFE

BEFORE YOU APPLY International Office staff regularly travel to a number of countries to attend events and meet with prospective students. Details on our travel schedule and country representatives can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/international/ office/meetus We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications for entry. Qualification equivalencies for your country can be found at www.durham. ac.uk/international/countryinfo or you can contact us directly with your questions by emailing international.office@durham.ac.uk

Durham is a close-knit community of students from over 150 countries.

The English Language Centre offers a range of courses throughout the year to help students meet their department’s English entrance requirements, including: • Four-, eight- and twelve-week pre-sessional programmes

• International students have access to our team of Immigration Advisers offering visa and immigration advice before and during your studies at Durham University. See www.durham.ac.uk/immigration

• Pre-sessional programmes designed specifically for Business, Law and Science students

• Each college’s Senior Tutor and welfare team provides support and guidance.

• In-sessional support for students who need assistance with academic English throughout their degree course.

• There are over 200 clubs and societies to get involved in, including sport, music and the Arts. • You will have the opportunity to participate in a study or work placement and volunteering placements.

FOUNDATION CENTRE Some countries have a more broadly based school curriculum than the UK, which means that there can be a knowledge gap between your school-leaving qualification and the starting point of a British degree. The Foundation Centre offers one-year foundation level programmes for these students. For more information, please see pages 72–73 or visit www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre

• Year-round English language programmes for students with lower levels of English

Full details of all our English language programmes can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/englishlanguage.centre

AFTER GRADUATION: A NETWORK FOR LIFE Our Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre offers dedicated advice for international students and has links with multinational companies such as Unilever and Deloitte. For more information see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/employability Durham University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office works to support our alumni through an online community, an awardwinning magazine and events both in the UK and overseas. Connect with other alumni via www.dunelm.org.uk

“Durham University has an excellent reputation worldwide. I came here for an Open Day and fell in love with the beautiful architecture and the friendly people. However, it is the wide range of societies that you can join here that has made my University experience so different from my other friends’. I have joined many societies and I am also the photography editor of the Palatinate student newspaper which has given me the opportunity to meet a wide range of people and make lifelong friends.” Loi Ka Man (Venus), Economics student


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Studying abroad SKILLS FOR LIFE

Your decision to study at Durham University could give you the opportunity to travel much further. We have links with more than 100 universities across Europe through the ERASMUS+ Student Exchange programme and across a wide range of subjects. We also offer student exchange schemes outside the EU, for example in China, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the USA. For the latest list, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/ study/abroad Read more about our students’ study abroad experiences at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/blogs

There are many benefits to spending some time abroad during your degree including: • Improving your language, communication and life skills • Experiencing new cultures and lifestyles • Experiencing new challenges and making new friends • Enhancing your employability. The Overseas Exchange programmes run for the full academic year. Depending on your department, you will be able to transfer once here onto a special course that has an integrated year abroad (selected departments only). To find out about the options available to you, you can talk to your academic department’s admissions contact (contact details are in the courses section on pages 42–109).

The exchange agreements between Durham University and our partner universities mean that students are not required to pay tuition fees to the host partner for the duration of the exchange period. Students are still required to pay tuition fees to Durham University. If you are away from the University for the full academic year, then you will be required to pay the ‘year abroad fee’. Full details of fees are available at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/study/ abroad/fees

STUDYING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Whether you want to prepare to study abroad, develop skills that will help you with your degree studies, or enhance your employment prospects, we can help develop your foreign language skills. We offer a range of courses from Arabic and Chinese to Spanish, either credit bearing or extracurricular. For more information and a list of classes, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/facilities/ language

“Study abroad was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. By attending a Swedish university I felt integrated with Swedish culture, improved my language skills and increased my confidence. Having a second language should also help me stand out in the eyes of employers.” Eden Clayton, Marketing student, studied at Lund University, Sweden Claire Ewbank (right), Modern Languages student, on her study abroad in Prades, France. See page 86.

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16 STUDENT LIFE

Create your unique student experience Ooook! Productions performance

Castle Theatre Company performance

Concert in Durham Cathedral

Mack and Mabel student theatre production.

Durham University is not just a great place to study; it is a great place to be a student.

Important life skills such as teamwork and leadership can be developed through getting involved in our student clubs and societies.

While we expect academic excellence, we recognise that academic success is only half the story. In an increasingly competitive graduate market, we understand the importance of offering our students the opportunities to equip themselves with more than just a good degree.

There is a fantastic variety of extracurricular activities on offer here both at University level and within our smaller, supportive college communities, allowing you to create your own unique student experience, tailored around your interests and abilities.

As a Durham student, you will find that there is so much to learn outside the University’s labs and lecture theatres.

Whatever your interests, by getting involved there are any number of ways to have fun, make new friends, develop existing talents and discover ones you never knew you had.

Durham University currently has: • More than 200 different societies to join • Over 500 sports teams across 18 different sports • Some 600 student theatre members • Students raising money for 120 charities both in the UK and abroad • Around 1,000 student volunteers working on over 50 projects a year in the local community.

For a taste of student life at Durham University, watch our short ‘A–Z of Student Experience’ film at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/experience You can also read about our students’ experiences at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/blogs


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Ranked 2nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league 2014/15 for the 4th year running. Men’s rowing

Sport Sport is an important part of many Durham University students’ lives. Our colleges have over 500 teams across 18 different sports and for serious sportsmen and women there are opportunities to compete at a higher level in one of our 52 University sports clubs. Our aim is for all students, from enthusiastic amateurs to future Olympians, to be able to enjoy participating and competing in sport to achieve their maximum potential.

Men’s football

TEAM DURHAM is the home of sport at Durham University, one of the premier sporting universities in the UK. Our student performance programme now includes 17 sports: badminton, fencing, rowing, basketball, women’s football, rugby union, canoeing, golf, tennis, cricket, hockey, triathlon, cycling, volleyball, water polo and men’s and women’s lacrosse. We also have part-time coaches in a further 15 sports with the objective of developing a further five performance sport programmes before 2020. Durham University boasts the British Rowing Performance Centre, British Fencing Centre, Tennis Foundation University Performance Centre and has First Class County Cricket and English Lacrosse High Performance University status. Our teams also compete in the England Hockey National Leagues, National Volleyball League and the FA Women’s Super League. Find out more at www.teamdurham.com

In 2015/16 Durham has teams in 26 of the 31 University Premier Leagues – the highest number of any British University. Above: Women’s basketball

Volunteering and outreach MAKE A DIFFERENCE Student Community Action (SCA) is student-led and student-focused, matching volunteers to a choice of over 50 projects and activities including sports, outreach and conservation. SCA has strong connections to national charities such as Age UK and TeachFirst, offering opportunities to volunteer with people from all age groups. It is easy to volunteer, with SCA reps attached to each college, and in return for giving your time, you get to learn new skills and meet new people. Find out more at www.scadurham.org.uk

Excellent opportunities for work experience Our Student Association Scheme offers opportunities to work with children in local schools, helping to raise their aspirations and achieve more. Anyone interested in a career in teaching or working with young people can gain hands-on experience in a classroom. Participants receive full training and a bursary on completion of a 15-day placement. There are also opportunities to become a Durham Student Ambassador, working on a host of activities including one-to-one mentoring with other students, summer schools and University recruitment events. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/experience/volunteering

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18 STUDENT LIFE

Durham Students’ Union

STUDENT FUNDRAISING

Durham Students’ Union is the organisation that supports and represents all Durham University students, working independently of the University. Whether you are interested in joining one of our fantastic student groups, would like to get involved in student representation on a local or a national level, are keen to build up your CV with training and development experience, or perhaps you need help with something more serious, such as being represented on academic matters, the Union is there to make sure you get the most out of your student experience. Headed up by five elected full-time student officers, the Union’s direction is shaped by student input and feedback.

Every year, hundreds of Durham University students get involved with fundraising. Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK) is the charity fundraising arm of Durham Students’ Union. It works to support local, national and international charities. Every year is packed with events and challenges designed to raise money for worthy causes, while also providing personal development opportunities in a fun and exciting way. Whether it is the annual jailbreak (pictured right), an intercollegiate bake-off, or the annual Grand Durham Rubber Duck Race, the aim is to bring students and the community together to help raise money for charity.

For further information visit www.durhamsu.com

The Students’ Union is a genuinely student-led organisation and representation of students is at the heart of everything we do. Every member of the Union has a right to have a say in how we are run and there are many ways for you to get involved.

To find out more about DUCK, visit www.durhamduck.org.uk

“The Students’ Union has offered me so many opportunities for development during my time here. As a course representative, I have been able to represent the concerns of my peers to the English Department and contribute to real improvements to the academic experience. I have been able to gather opinions on really important issues to feed into Union policy. At the end of my degree now, I’m in a unique position to be able to say that I have contributed to improving the experiences of the next generation of Durham students and that’s all down to our Students’ Union.” Daniel Cain-Reed, English Studies student

DURHAM STUDENTS’ UNION HAS AROUND 200 STUDENT GROUPS. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.

“The one thing which I cannot stress enough is how much there is to do at Durham University. There is a huge variety of sports teams and student societies to join and there is always something going on. Not only have these opportunities helped me develop on a personal level but they have given me a student experience that I will never forget.” Sean Lim, Law student


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Bursting with talent It is not just your academic talents that can flourish at Durham University; with a vibrant performing and visual arts scene, your creative talents can flourish too. Even though we do not offer performing arts courses, there is a large and successful theatrical community here. Durham Student Theatre (DST) is the biggest student theatre organisation in the country, with our very own 220-seat theatre, The Assembly Rooms, right in the heart of Durham City, and a partnership with ARC Stockton as a performance venue.

Durham Student Theatre (DST) has over 600 active members and 30 unique theatre companies.

STUDENT MEDIA Students who are interested in media can hone their skills by reporting for the Durham Students’ Union newspaper, Palatinate. Published every fortnight and available online, this studentrun publication offers students the chance to learn about the various functions of publishing, including writing, researching, editing, printing and web. Read all about us at www.palatinate.org.uk Right: Guys and Dolls performance. Durham University Light Opera Group. Image courtesy of Jed Wee.

MUSIC DURHAM

“Durham Student Theatre (DST) has been an integral part of my time at Durham University and through the huge range of people it attracts, I have met some of my closest friends. Not only does it give you numerous chances to review, box office or even act on stage, but it also opens your eyes to all the different elements of theatre from producing and directing through to tech. Even more importantly, DST allows you to try your hand at them all!” Georgie Franklin, Durham Student Theatre

You do not have to study music to enjoy the lively music scene here, with Durham University’s diverse and comprehensive musical life. Music Durham is the umbrella organisation for all of Durham’s music societies. From orchestras, bands and chamber choirs to gospel choirs and opera, we cater for a wide range of musical tastes, with opportunities for students to perform in colleges, professional theatres and at major regional venues such as Durham Cathedral and Sage Gateshead. See www.musicdurham.org

PURPLE RADIO Purple Radio, the student-run radio station, broadcasts seven days a week during term-time with a varied programme of music and news live from Durham Students’ Union. Purple Radio provides opportunities for students to get involved with all aspects of radio production, from DJing, producing and broadcast journalism, to technical and marketing roles. Listen online at www.purpleradio.co.uk

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20 OUR LOCATIONS

In Durham City you are among some of the world’s finest architecture. This is a truly beautiful city, where the famous Castle and Cathedral – together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – dominate the skyline. Depending on which college you belong to, you could be based right in the historic centre of the City or just a short walk away in one of our purpose-built landscaped colleges. With a total population of around 43,000, Durham has a compact, friendly feel but still provides the facilities you would expect of a thriving city, including excellent cafés, bars and restaurants. We are only 12 minutes away from Newcastle by train and there you will find a wide choice of entertainment, culture and shopping.

Right: Durham Cathedral

For more information about Durham City, please see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/location/durham

DURHAM NAMED UK’S BEST CITY. CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER


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1.  Maiden Castle Sports Complex 2. Upper Mountjoy 3.  Lower Mountjoy and Palatine Centre

4. Hill Colleges

8. Main shopping area

11. Bus Station

5. Durham Cathedral

9. Market Place

12. Railway Station

6. Bailey Colleges

10.  Gala Theatre, cinema,

7. Durham Castle

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Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees is situated in a striking waterfront setting and is purpose-built to deliver our world-class courses, combining a friendly and vibrant academic community with modern living. We offer a wealth of sport, cultural and leisure activities, including one of the UK’s best white water courses right on our doorstep. Queen’s Campus has excellent study resources including a large, central library and spacious, college-based study rooms. Our sports centre boasts some of the best sports courts in the country and a state-of-the-art fitness suite. There are also inviting social spaces including a café, restaurant and bar overlooking the River Tees. Queen’s Campus is a short walk from Stockton’s busy town centre, which offers a range of high street and independent shops, cultural attractions, great restaurants and bars, and regular markets. A free intercampus bus makes it easy to travel between Durham City and Queen’s Campus. So wherever you’re based, you can experience the attractions of both places.

For more information about Queen’s Campus, please see www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/location/queens

Above: Infinity Bridge


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1.  Teesside Retail Park

2c. Holliday Building

6. Thornaby Railway Station

2a. Ebsworth Building

3. Infinity Bridge

7. John Snow College

2b. Wolfson Research Institute

4. Stephenson College

8. Stockton Town Centre

for Health and Wellbeing

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24 OUR COLLEGES

Meet Paul “The collegiate system provides the opportunity for so many people to be in charge of something, express themselves and find out what they can achieve. I still feel that running the College boat club was my first small business and it has provided me with invaluable transferable life skills and experience.” Paul Hawkins, Natural Sciences graduate, Grey College, Founder of Hawk-Eye Innovations Limited

As a Durham University student, you become a member of a college. Colleges are small, supportive, scholarly and residential communities within the University in Durham City or at Queen’s Campus, Stockton and they offer an experience different from other universities. In college, you are part of a community of staff and students from across the University and beyond. You receive a high level of student support, and you have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. You can also help to run aspects of your college, allowing you to develop valuable leadership skills. We encourage all students to get involved as much as possible to make the most of their time at Durham. Nearly all of our students agree that college is one of the best aspects of life at Durham University and that they ensure that you graduate with much more than a degree. Ask any Durham graduate and they are sure to mention their college, as this is where many lifelong friendships begin. For further information, visit www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/colleges

Every college provides: • A scholarly community: A friendly, multidisciplinary community of staff and students • Accommodation: A variety of comfortable study bedrooms • Excellent facilities: For study, socialising, sport/fitness, music, drama and arts performance

Meet Vaishali “Being part of a college gives you an immediate sense of belonging, helping you to adjust both to university life and living in the UK. Your college provides the opportunity to get involved in organising aspects of college life; enabling you to develop leadership skills, arrange events, support charities, create new societies; and give something back to your community. At college I have made some of my closest friends, been involved in a whole range of activities and had the chance to mix with people from all over the world.” Vaishali Iyer, Combined Honours in Arts (Liberal Arts) student, St Mary’s College

• Catering: Many colleges are fully catered; others are part- or self-catered • Provision of access to support in college: Helping you settle into university life, and manage issues as they arise, and referral to more specialist help if needed • Leadership opportunities: Roles and responsibilities enabling you to help run aspects of your college

• Extracurricular opportunities: A wide range of activities, including sports, societies and voluntary work, which enhance your personal development and future employability • Events: Regular student-led events, including balls, concerts, performances, fundraisers and more…


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WHAT COLLEGE MEANS Whichever college you choose, you will be introduced to lots of new experiences… College means… accommodation and catering In your first year, you will usually be offered the chance to live in college accommodation. Durham University has a varied and historic estate, across two main sites providing a range of furnished study bedrooms with WiFi connectivity. Rooms are either en-suite or offer shared bathroom facilities. Many bedrooms are single occupancy while others are larger, twin rooms. To find out more about what accommodation is offered in our colleges, see page 26 or visit www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/colleges/ accommodation Colleges that are fully catered throughout term-time offer three meals a day, seven days a week. Two colleges offer self-catered rooms with shared kitchen and dining facilities. Colleges at Queen’s Campus offer single, en-suite, self-catered rooms with shared kitchen and dining facilities and additionally two catered meals per week included in the price. All colleges have special formal dining occasions throughout the year. Colleges can usually accommodate any special dietary requirements. To find out more, visit www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/colleges/accommodation/catering College means… varied facilities In college, you have the opportunity to choose from a range of facilities for study, socialising, sport, the arts, events and day-to-day living. Visit the individual colleges’ webpages to find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/colleges/ourcolleges “Not only does the college system make life amazing and fun-filled, it teaches you how to work with other people to accomplish results. Understanding the dynamic of a team meant that I hit the ground running in my job as a public relations consultant.” Chris Blackwood, St Aidan’s College

College means… a world of opportunities In every college, you can take advantage of a range of exciting opportunities helping you to excel alongside your academic studies and realise your potential. There are a variety of student-run societies in every college and participation is easy no matter what your ability or previous experience, giving you a chance to grow in confidence. You can pursue activities you are already passionate about or try something you have never experienced before. The smaller scale of college communities encourages all our students to participate in extracurricular activities. sports Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, college-level participation offers numerous teams, intercollegiate competition for most major sports, as well as plenty of games played just for fun. arts, music and performance Many colleges have their own orchestra, bands, choirs, dance and theatrical groups as well as a range of visual arts. Whatever your creative interest, you can find an outlet for it in your college. societies, outreach, non-governmental organisations and charities There are a range of college groups and societies that enable you to meet and work with peers who share your interests. And if there isn’t already a society for you, there is the opportunity to start one. Many colleges run community outreach projects that cover a wide range of activity – from working with local schools to volunteering at hospices. representation and participation Students play a crucial role in college life through representative communities run by students for students. As well as involvement in campaigns and representing student views, you have the opportunity to help lead the direction taken by your college’s student body through your college’s student executive committee. To find out more visit, www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/colleges/leadership

College means… community and support Every college is a friendly and supportive community that helps you to settle into University life whatever your background. College life gives all students the opportunity to develop beyond their academic achievements. In this smaller-scale environment, the support you receive will make a difference to your experience here. There is support available to assist you in your personal development and help you reach your potential. Every college has a Student Support Office providing the first point of contact for issues that arise during your time at Durham and referral to specialist support services where necessary. To find out more, visit www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/colleges/support

College means… social events Student-organised social events are a big part of college life. A range of musical, theatrical and entertainment evenings take place throughout the year. Glamorous annual summer and winter balls are a highlight at every college, while each college’s annual ‘College Day’ is the focal point of celebration. In addition, formal dining events or ‘formals’ are held at points throughout the year at all colleges and often have a particular theme. To find out more, visit www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/colleges/ourcolleges


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Our colleges share many similarities but each college has its own distinctive character that stems from its architecture, traditions, age, size, location and people. Some are housed in historic buildings while others are located in a more contemporary purpose-built environment. There are some college traditions that date back a long way as well as newer ones that our students are developing all the time.

To help you select a preferred college, you can use information on college websites, attend an Open Day, visit Durham City or Queen’s Campus, Stockton and look around. You can also talk to current or past students of the University but be warned, they’ll probably try and get you to choose the college they went to!

All students are allocated membership of a college based at the same campus as their programme of study. In both Durham City and at Queen’s Campus, colleges are within walking distance of lecture venues and study facilities with bars, cafés and shops nearby.

ACCOMMODATION COSTS The cost of accommodation at Durham University varies depending on the type of accommodation offered. For the latest information, please visit www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/colleges/ ourcolleges/costs

• View our college films on the individual college pages at www.durham.ac.uk/colleges/ ourcolleges • Visit on one of our pre-application open days. For details, see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit

“I’ve done so many things I never expected to do because of the friendly, caring atmosphere and support of my college. The college system has allowed me to discover and develop so many new personal strengths.” Rebecca King, Van Mildert College

Queen’s Campus, Stockton

Stephenson College

Queen’s Campus, Stockton

John Snow College

Durham City

Van Mildert College

Durham City

University College

Durham City

Trevelyan College

Durham City

St Mary’s College

Durham City

St John’s College

Durham City

College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham City

St Cuthbert’s Society

Durham City

St Chad’s College

Durham City

St Aidan’s College

Durham City

Please note that not all types of accommodation are available at every college.

Josephine Butler College

Durham City

Hatfield College

Durham City

Grey College

Durham City

Collingwood College

We encourage every student to express a preference for a college using the college codes in your UCAS application. Your college choice will not affect your chances of getting an offer

Year of foundation

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from us; that decision is made by your academic department. We will do our best to give you a place in your preferred college, but where this is not possible, you will be allocated to an alternative college.

WHICH COLLEGE?

1972 1959 1846 2006 1947 1904 1888 1839/58 1909 1899 1966 1832 1965 2001 2001

Catered, self- or part-catered

C

C

C

S

C

C

C P S

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

Gowned formals?

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Total number of bedspaces

560

465

422

401

401

235

468

449

271

309

321

372

514

229

276

Total number of shared rooms

0

25

66

0

52

45

32

0

16

25

21

32

0

0

0

Total full-time undergraduate students 2015/16

1,242 894 839 810 770 368 957 1,001 465 689 652 677 1,055 1,080 1,281

Total full-time first-year undergraduate students 2015/16

431 305 306 286 245 124 346 341 161 220 226 223 375 392 394

UCAS code

1

G

2

9

A

3

4

5

J

M

T

U

V

7

8


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Collingwood College

Welcome to a modern, relaxed college with more emphasis on innovation than tradition… Large and incredibly active, Collingwood boasts a broad social mix and is one of the most laid-back and informal colleges. Our formal dining takes many guises, highlights being black-tie ‘Megaformals’; a themed fancy dress Winter Solstice; and a lively Summer Ball, featuring well-known musicians and DJs such as BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the operation of the College and help plan for its future. In the arts, in addition to our annual musical and two theatrical productions, we perform an open-air production of Shakespeare in the turning circle in front of the College. Our Music Society embraces all musical forms including choral, classical, jazz, and rock and roll.

LARGE, MODERN AND RELAXED. 1,242 STUDENTS.

We attract many who are passionate about sport and we are consistently top performers in the intercollegiate sports’ league table, most recently winning the Sports’ Championship Cup for four consecutive years. However, as a large college, we have many men’s and women’s teams operating across a wide range of sports that cater for all levels of ability – for example, we have 14 football teams – so everyone can get involved. Many of our students engage in supportive work with the local community, volunteering in schools, mentoring children, and working with offenders in the local prison to help raise aspirations. Our loyal alumni are of great benefit to current Collingwood students, helping to organise student internships with a variety of major blue-chip and other employers. With our close proximity to the Bill Bryson Library and Mountjoy sites, yet surrounded by natural grounds and adjacent to the stunning Botanic Garden, Collingwood is in an ideal location offering great opportunities for great people.

Meet Sarah “The community environment at Collingwood creates a lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere. There is always someone here to talk to. Collingwood is incredibly inclusive; supporting participation on all levels from those at the top in their field to casual social participants. Meeting people from outside your course with different interests inspires you to try new activities and is a great way to make lifelong friends. The facilities in Collingwood are amazing – from our cosy bar to the state-of-the-art sports facilities to the newly refurbished library – all of which supply the perfect environment. For me personally one of the greatest benefits of College is the variety of instruments Collingwood has to offer its students, such as the grand piano or baritone saxophone, which are available for all students to try.” Sarah Hopkinson, Music student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Joe Elliott

COLLINGWOOD AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 5015 E: collingwood.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/collingwood

Vice Principal:

Victoria Ridley

Assistant Principal:

Dr Mark Woolmer

Bursar:

Karen Blundell

Founded 1972 Fully catered UCAS code: 1 Location: Durham City

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Grey College

Welcome to a place where you can grow, learn and develop… Grey College occupies a beautiful location close to both the Bill Bryson Library and main Mountjoy sites, while being just a short walk from the centre of Durham. Students at Grey benefit from all the modern aspects of student life, while recalling the historic traditions of Durham University. For example, our regular, gowned formal dinners, when the whole College community comes together, are a highlight of College life. The College has a centrally located library and a well-equipped study space, which are open 24 hours a day. Fountains Hall is a multipurpose facility housing a chapel, music practice rooms, including two grand pianos, as well as an activity room with a fully functioning performance stage. When relaxing, students often find themselves in our award-winning College Bar. We have an enthusiastic and friendly community, with many great societies for our students to join. Grey is renowned for its annual studentrun events, such as Barfest, a massive fireworks display and the Phoenix Ball, to name just a few. Grey Day, our annual music festival, is a particular highlight of the year.

LIBERAL AND ACCEPTING BUT ALSO TRADITIONAL. 894 STUDENTS.

We have a great sporting community where everyone is encouraged to participate, whatever their ability. Arts, theatre and music are also strong at Grey; we regularly host art exhibitions, and we have our own theatre. Our students also run an outstanding outreach programme in the local community. The College supports and encourages all of its students to excel both within and outside their specialised academic studies. We provide a variety of opportunities for students to unlock their broader potential, through, for example, careers workshops and awards. Grey students work hard to make the College an inclusive and caring place. Student representatives sit on the College Council, and the students’ own welfare committee supports and enhances much of the College’s welfare provision. Because of this support and the range of opportunities on offer, our students achieve excellent examination results and engage in a range of activities that help them develop as individuals who can contribute to society when they graduate.

Meet Andrew “Grey provides excellent facilities and a lively student population. There is a wide array of extracurricular activities available at Grey. From student outreach and welfare programmes, to traditional sports such as rowing and rugby, to more unique clubs and societies such as the Ultimate Frisbee team and UkuGREYle (the College Ukulele Club), Grey offers something for everyone. Grey is a welcoming and inclusive community and a lovely place to call home.” Andrew Loucks, Law student

CONTACTS:

Master:

Professor Thomas Allen

GREY AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 5639 E: grey.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/grey.college

Vice-Master:

Dr Peter Swift

Assistant Master (Welfare):

Julie Bushby

Bursar:

Karen Blundell

Founded 1959 Fully catered UCAS code: G Location: Durham City

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Hatfield College

FRIENDLY, SPIRITED AND TRADITIONAL. 839 STUDENTS.

Welcome to a strong community with a real sense of support and belonging, where the ‘Hatfield spirit’ is renowned…

The College has a strong sporting and musical tradition. At the centre of college life is each student’s personal development, academic progress, and future employability. We also place learning and scholarship at the heart of being a student at Hatfield.

Hatfield College is situated between the Cathedral and the River Wear, only minutes from the city centre.

Our motto ‘Vel Primus Vel cum Primis’ can be loosely translated as ‘Be the best you can be’. We try to live up to our motto every day by striving to be excellent in both our academic studies and our extracurricular activities.

The College was founded in 1846 and it is the second oldest college in the University. Its founder, David Melville, pioneered a new model for a residential community in a university. Hatfield College still follows this model – and the model has become the template of university residential communities throughout the world. Hatfield College today seeks to combine the best of its founding traditions with the same innovative, pioneering spirit of its founder. We welcome enthusiastic, motivated students from all backgrounds and nations who want to achieve more than just a good degree.

Our buildings reflect the history of our College: some of the buildings are old and full of character, and others are modern and purpose-built. Particularly impressive is our Georgian dining hall, where we eat together every day and hold twice weekly Formal Dinners. ‘Once a Hatfielder, always a Hatfielder’ is a phrase you will often hear. Our students and alumni are loyal and committed. Typically, they maintain their links with the College long after they have graduated. Being a Hatfielder is for life!

We go to great lengths to help all our students to feel at home, and we encourage everyone to get involved in Hatfield life.

CONTACTS: T: +44 (0)191 334 2633 E: hatfield.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/hatfield.college @HatfieldCollege

Meet Meg “Colleges are the very essence of a true, inclusive and engaging academic community. For me, what really stood out about Hatfield was the famous Hatfield spirit. Everyone gets involved and there is a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you arrive. It is great to see the passion everyone has whatever area they are interested in, from sport to the arts. During first year, I tried a range of different activities including sports and charity fundraising. I have since focused on the Hatfield SHAPED (Supporting Hatfielders’ Academic Progress, Employability and Development) Programme. This is unique to Hatfield and helps individuals network, develop transferable skills and learn more about the world of work. Now co-leading the programme, I have gained valuable experience in terms of leadership, teamwork and organisation.” Meg Kneafsey, Anthropology and Archaeology student

Master: Vice-Master and Senior Tutor: Assistant Senior Tutor: Bursar:

Professor Tim Burt Professor Anthony Bash Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan Michelle Crawford

HATFIELD AT A GLANCE... Founded 1846 Fully catered UCAS code: 2 Location: Durham City


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Josephine Butler College

As Durham’s youngest college, we embrace change and innovation to offer a thriving scholarly and social community for all… Butler is a friendly and diverse community that offers students from the UK and around the world the opportunity to engage actively with university life. The direction of the College is strongly influenced by our students; we give many of Durham’s oldest traditions our unique Butler twist and are often complimented on our relaxed, warm and friendly spirit. Over 50 student-run sports, societies and committees make use of modern, versatile facilities to provide opportunities for the development of sporting, musical or artistic talents and passions. Alongside our fully equipped music room and gym, Butler boasts: up-to-date equipment for budding film-makers; annual arts, photography and literature competitions; a student magazine; a scholarly journal; and indoor and outdoor sports facilities including the multi-use games area.

MODERN, INNOVATIVE AND FORWARDTHINKING. 810 STUDENTS.

JB’s is the largest college bar and coffee shop at Durham and forms the central hub of College life – hosting a variety of events, from live music to plays, talks, debates, board game challenges and quiz nights. It is a comfortable, welcoming social space, serving ‘lite-bites’ and meals, hot chocolate and cakes as well as a full bar service. As the only fully self-catered college, you will get modern, en-suite accommodation with a spacious shared kitchen. Community and charities play a key role at Butler. Our Charities Committee raises thousands of pounds annually through events such as ‘Butler’s Got Talent’, while the Projects Committee facilitates volunteering in local primary schools. We are a self-proclaimed green college and we pride ourselves on our strong environmental values. On joining, you will be welcomed into an engaging community for the rest of your life; for example, our ‘Butler Angels’ scheme links alumni with current students to explore next steps and career options. Here you can take responsibility and get involved; we are people who make things happen and make a difference to the world.

Meet Daniel “At Butler we are not bound by tradition, meaning we are a very forward-thinking and inclusive college. The facilities at Josephine Butler are fantastic. Butler can boast the largest college bar in Durham, giving us plenty of space to host a variety of different events and the College has excellent sports facilities, such as Howlands Hall and the MUGA (Multi-use Games Area), giving our sports teams great places to train. I have been involved with the men’s football club at Butler and I was also elected onto the College Executive Committee as Sports Officer. This has taught me some valuable skills as I have to be organised to manage this commitment alongside my degree. I have also had the opportunity to organise some large-scale events, such as charity football matches and Varsity competitions with other universities. This has helped me develop and I have made so many great friends.” Daniel McElhone, Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Adrian Simpson

BUTLER AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 7271 E: butler.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/butler.college

Vice-Principal:

Karen Langdon

JCR President:

Hattie Pridmore

Bursar:

Des O’Neill

Founded 2006 Self-catered UCAS code: 9 Location: Durham City

@JBC_MCR


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St Aidan’s College

Welcome to a modern, inclusive and caring community… St Aidan’s ethos is to encourage everyone, intellectually, socially and culturally. Our student body is integral to our inclusivity, inviting student involvement at all levels. Our successful, well-organised events are renowned, including ‘formals’ and balls, which encourage students to be creative, decorating the dining hall and fashioning prize-winning costumes. Our Summer Festival attracts students from across the University alongside recent graduates, while the shop and the bar are perfect spaces for pub quizzes, open mic nights and fundraising events. Our performing arts are thriving: you may star in theatre productions, script the pantomime or lead our crack tech teams. Make music in the Hill Orchestra, the jazz ensemble, the a cappella group or choir and showcase cover versions and original compositions in a band at ‘Jazz, Rock & Cocktails’. Our alumnisponsored photography project and our Writing Fellow’s creative writing programme are unique to Durham.

MODERN, INCLUSIVE AND DYNAMIC. 770 STUDENTS.

Welcoming amateur and elite sport alike, we usually make the Colleges’ League top 3. From mixed lacrosse to football, from surfing to ballet, Aidan’s has something for everyone... and an excellent record of academic achievement. We pride ourselves on student support so if difficulties arise, you are assured of assistance, from the student-run Welfare Team or the staff-run Student Support Team. We are also pioneers in exploring the cultural diversity of the University and the region. We celebrate Chinese New Year, organise language evenings and international film club nights, and we are proud to host the University’s Jewish Society and the Muslim Chaplain. Our key research partners are the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities and we host the steering group for Durham Pride. Other key research, NGO and charity partners focus on disability rights, the migrant experience, intercultural dialogue, homelessness and resilience. Our outlook – like our architecture – is modern and progressive, so we are continuously evolving as the members of our community introduce new ideas, projects and experiences. So join us and make your new home on the hill, in Aidan’s.

Meet Niharika “Everything about Aidan’s seemed to draw me in, from being fully catered to the music scene, and the numerous sports teams. At Aidan’s I have been able to maintain my interests as well as broaden them and I discovered new talents I didn’t know I had, which has increased my confidence. There are so many different societies at Aidan’s – from surfing to journalism! There really is something for everybody, whether it is sport, something more creative, or simply taking the opportunity to relax and watch movies with friends. Joining Aidan’s has been a lifechanging experience for me. It has opened my eyes to the fact that Durham University is the place where I can be anything I want to be.” Niharika Sahni, Law student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Dr Susan Frenk

AIDAN’S AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 5832 E: aidans.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/st-aidans.college

Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor:

Stefan Klidzia

Bursar:

Paula Dawson

Founded 1947 Fully catered UCAS code: A Location: Durham City

@aidansjcr


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St Chad’s College

Welcome to an academically focused community with a conscience… One of the smallest and oldest colleges, St Chad’s has a fantastic sense of community and more often than not achieves among the very highest academic results in the University, providing a superb environment to support and enhance your academic studies. Situated in the shadow of Durham Cathedral near the city centre, we encourage our students to get totally involved in the College and beyond. We organise overseas placements during the summer in rural South Africa, and our work with charities and with Fairtrade underlines our commitment to social justice. We strive constantly (and very successfully) to improve our environmental impact.

LIBERAL, SMALL AND RELAXED. 368 STUDENTS.

While we take studies very seriously, you cannot study all the time, and our students have a great time away from their books. We have a proud sports tradition: students make lifelong friends on the pitch and we have the highest sports participation rate in the University. We have two formal meals each week and several ‘mega-feasts’ each year: we love our traditions, but we have fun and do not take them too seriously. We probably have more college balls than anyone else, and they are among the most festive in the University. Unusually, our two bars (and our medieval wine cellar) are entirely student-run, with all the profits going towards student activities. On the arts side, our professionally trained choir is world-class and tours the globe; we have an in-house theatre group; and we are home to the University’s only African drumming and singing group.

Meet James “Chad’s prides itself on fostering a tight-knit community. Our small size means that you really get to know everyone, whatever their year or course, and it was this communitarian atmosphere that attracted me. The best part about Chad’s is that we are a self-governing college, which means that it’s really easy to effect substantial change for the better. With its traditional roots and progressive mindset, Chad’s is an inclusive college that expects the very best from its students, in any field you choose. College provides an excellent environment of motivation and support in whatever you want to achieve. I wouldn’t be anywhere else.”

Though we are small, we have extensive library facilities with eight Wi-Fi equipped College library and study rooms; a large College-based group of research staff; and a unique Collegiate Studies Programme, which supplements departmental studies with student-focused events, mini-courses and a genuine exchange of ideas.

With a mixed postgraduate and undergraduate community, a large complement of academic staff, and a long, confident history, we offer a friendly and inclusive environment, with unparalleled opportunities to mingle daily with scholars of all ages.

CONTACTS:

Acting Principal:

Dr Margaret Masson

CHAD’S AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 3357 E: chads.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/chads

Bursar:

Gary Cox

Chaplain:

Revd Dr Ashley Wilson

Founded 1904 Fully catered UCAS code: 3 Location: Durham City

@StChadsDurham

James de Lusignan, Theology and Religion student


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St Cuthbert’s Society

Welcome to an eclectic mix of old and new, accommodating a variety of lifestyles… Founded in 1888, St Cuthbert’s Society is a college with wide appeal, attracting a diverse mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Spread across two sites in Durham City, we have an interesting mix of old and new buildings, which provide catered, part-catered or self-catered accommodation; we are also able to provide meals on a pay-as-you-go basis. Student welfare and support are a high priority; first years have a college mentor and there is an exciting programme of student development and employability events and research forums throughout the year. We encourage everyone to get involved. We have fantastic social and scholarly events, which are open to all members of the college community. We are known as a wonderful place for interdisciplinary and extracurricular learning, for widening horizons and for giving opportunities for stimulating dialogue.

LARGE AND DIVERSE. ACROSS TWO SITES. 957 STUDENTS.

Students can get involved in many activities such as sport, art, music and drama. We have regular college formals, some with the choir or college Big Band and others like Dining in the Dark with fundraising or special themes. There is an annual Arts and Culture Week, and each year we have an artist or writer in residence who works alongside students to support and inspire. Our students are also involved in community and charity work. We offer Student Development Awards aimed at students who want to volunteer at a local, national or international level. Many students participate in community engagement through Team Durham, which provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in the local community or gain coaching qualifications. Why choose St Cuthbert’s? We are a scholarly college, with a great choice of accommodation, a diverse student body and you will have the chance to help us maintain and build on all we already enjoy.

Meet Digby “St Cuthbert’s Society has two great locations and a Junior Common Room that represents the student body. I am a Durham Students’ Union Rep, I have taken part in college drama performances and I row for the University. I have been elected VicePresident for the Caledonian Society, which I am really looking forward to! I have found Cuth’s to be an eclectic group of people bound by one common goal – the pursuit of discovering our potential. There are lots of societies and scholarly activities to get involved with and we all socialise together in the college bar, at formal dinners and special occasions.” Digby Walker, Environmental Geoscience student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Elizabeth Archibald

CUTH’S AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 3400 E: st-cuthberts.society@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/st-cuthberts.society

Deputy Principal:

Mrs Sharon Richardson

Assistant Principal (Student Support):

Dr Phil Bolton

Bursar:

Mr Chris Finnemore

Founded 1888 Fully catered/Part-catered/Self-catered UCAS code: 4 Location: Durham City

@Cuths1888


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College of St Hild and St Bede

Welcome to a historic college, large enough to provide a host of opportunities… One of the largest colleges, St Hild and St Bede is set in 16 acres of parkland. We are very close to the city centre, and our students enjoy use of our extensive grounds. Our surroundings are well used for events and entertainment, including College Day with a feast, entertainment and live music all day. Our sensational College Balls and formal dinners happen throughout the year (in recent years featured acts have included The Feeling, Scouting for Girls, Tinie Tempah and the Vengaboys). We have four tennis courts, a netball court, a squash court, a five-a-side football pitch and a boathouse (well situated on the river bank). We are also close to the University’s sport facilities and our participation rates (and success) in sports are among the highest in the University.

LARGE, SPACIOUS AND HISTORIC. 1,001 STUDENTS.

Our size means we have many societies, including the Environmental Society and Pond Society (who assist in the upkeep of our beautiful surroundings). Hild Bede is the only college with a full-size theatre that also functions as a cinema – used by our successful theatre group (HBT or Hild Bede Theatre) and our film society (Bede Film Soc), offering weekly screenings during term. We also have a Grade II listed Chapel, which hosts our talented chapel choir (who tour and have sung in St Paul’s Cathedral and at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle). While other colleges have a Junior Common Room (JCR), representing undergraduates, and a Middle Common Room (MCR) representing postgraduates, Hild Bede has a combined Common Room, which we call the Student Representative Council (SRC), representing all our undergraduate and postgraduate students. The SRC fosters a genuinely inclusive family atmosphere, which supports and develops our students’ activities. Why not come and be part of the Hild Bede family?

Meet Beccy “When deciding on a college, I knew I wanted quite a traditional college, with plenty of opportunities in sports and theatre. Hild Bede certainly offered these, being one of the largest colleges and with its 16 acres of parkland, beautiful buildings and incredible history, Hild Bede is perfect for me. College gives you so many more opportunities – whether it’s getting involved with clubs and societies, meeting new people, or for future prospects. The community created by a college just cannot be matched. You become so close to the people around you, it almost feels like a second family. It’s such a unique experience, to have so much freedom in what you do, and yet to be bound securely to a group of people you get to know so well. When I walk into Hild Bede, I feel instantly at home and I can’t help but smile.” Beccy Hodson, Geography student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Jan Clarke

T: +44 (0)191 334 8300 E: hildbede.college@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/hild-bede

Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor:

Laura Todd

Bursar:

Chris Finnemore

@HildBedeSRC

HILD BEDE AT A GLANCE... Founded 1839/1858, amalgamated 1975 Fully catered during term-time UCAS code: 5 Location: Durham City


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St John’s College

Welcome to a small, dynamic and diverse college with a passionate spirit… One of the smallest colleges, St John’s creates a welcoming, comfortable environment where you can quickly get to know people across all year groups, developing lifelong friendships. We consistently rank highly in student surveys, especially for our sense of community and welfare provision. We aim to recognise our students’ needs and passions, and focus our resources on giving these the space and opportunity to develop. We also believe in enhancing and challenging the student learning experience in College and we hold a wide range of events ranging from formal undergraduate research symposia and seminars to more relaxed occasions such as ‘poems in the bar’. We pride ourselves on our ethos of care, and encourage student involvement in the community. St John’s has a Christian foundation but welcomes people of all faiths and none.

SMALL, CARING AND TRADITIONAL. 465 STUDENTS.

A strong sporting college, our students compete at intercollegiate, University and international levels. We are strong in rowing, but thrive in many other sports as well. There is provision for all musical and theatrical tastes. Our theatre group enjoys the use of its own performance space and our excellent choir has performed on BBC Radio 4 from the College chapel. Spectacular John’s events include the Bailey Ball and John’s Day which, with our raft races on the river, attracts students, staff and alumni. Numerous small events take place in the College’s social hub – the student-run bar, which provides a perfect place to relax along with our Junior Common Room, TV lounge and coffee bar. Our historic buildings consist of a row of interlinked town houses, the earliest dating back to the seventeenth century. We are also able to offer more modern accommodation in a recently built block where all bedrooms are en-suite. Our beautiful leafy setting along the riverbank offers close access to the city centre and main University sites.

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Revd Professor David Wilkinson

T: +44 (0)191 334 3881 E: johns.secretary@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/st-johns.college

Vice-principal and Senior Tutor:

Dr Mark Ogden

@StJohnsJCR

Director of Finance and Administration: Angela Cook

Meet Anthony “The small community of St John’s is what makes it special. Everyone knows each other, and the staff and students work together to create the tremendous sense of family that students feel when they walk into College. The eclectic mix of buildings; the excellent food; the dedicated and friendly College staff; gowned formal meals; a successful sporting history and a wonderful combination of the modern and the traditional – it is no wonder that John’s alumni want to come back: once a Johnian, always a Johnian.” Anthony Walker-Cook, English Literature student

JOHN’S AT A GLANCE... Founded 1909 Fully catered UCAS code: J Location: Durham City


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St Mary’s College

Welcome to a beautiful, traditional college with a distinguished history… We are renowned for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the range of academic, extracurricular and social activities on offer. Our student community is diverse and dynamic and we are committed to developing everyone’s skills and talents. St Mary’s is one of Durham’s oldest colleges. Founded in 1899 as an all-women’s college before becoming fully mixed in 2005, we retain our founding ethos of commitment to social justice, equality and opportunity for all. You can read more about our College values on our website. St Mary’s enjoys a central location, with beautiful buildings set in extensive grounds and with stunning views of Durham Cathedral. Mary’s is the closest college to the Bill Bryson Library, the Palatine Centre and the main Mountjoy site. We are a catered college with a traditional dining hall and a reputation for some of the best food and gowned formal meals in the University. Our facilities include a library which provides core materials for undergraduate courses, complementing the University’s libraries.

HISTORIC, TRADITIONAL AND PROGRESSIVE. 689 STUDENTS.

We have two computer rooms and Wi-Fi is available throughout the College. Our chapel provides a space for worship and contemplation. In our cellar, we have a student-run bar and the renowned Mary’s toastie bar and shop. Sport is an integral part of College life. There are men’s and women’s teams in most sports for people of all abilities and we have our own tennis court and well-equipped gym. The College hosts a wide variety of student clubs and societies. There are frequent musical and drama productions, plus basement jazz, the chapel choir, College band nights and other acoustic events. We also run an annual Arts Week. Alumni retain close relationships with the College, providing awards and bursaries for current students and engaging in our careers programme, which helps current students plan for the future. At St Mary’s our informal, close-knit, friendly and supportive environment encourages enjoyment alongside hard work and academic achievement.

Meet Esther “For me personally, the college experience has been the highlight of my time at Durham University. It allows you to meet so many people, from different courses and year groups. St Mary’s encourages you to get involved with a wide range of activities outside of your degree. I play Netball for Mary’s, I have been involved in events planning for DUCK (Durham University Charities Committee) and I was also part of the Open Day team in my first year. Taking hold of these opportunities has increased my confidence and has given me so many additional skills. St Mary’s staff are incredibly encouraging and supportive and it is a comfortable and safe environment in which to learn and develop. I know this is going to sound clichéd but I honestly could not imagine being at university without St Mary’s college, it really is a home away from home.” Esther Scriven, Education Studies – Sociology

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Simon Hackett

MARY’S AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 5914 E: stmarys.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/st-marys.college

Vice-Principal:

Catherine Paine

Senior Student Support Officer:

Dr Dave Robson

Bursar:

Martin Clemmett

Founded 1899 Fully catered UCAS code: M Location: Durham City

@StMarysOfficial


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Trevelyan College

Welcome to a small, friendly, supportive college with a clear community feel… Trevelyan is small but perfectly formed and architecturally distinctive: our study bedrooms lead onto hexagonal landings providing natural social areas, and most of our wide-ranging facilities can be reached without even leaving the building. You will feel at home the minute you walk through the door, surrounded by a friendly atmosphere and a buzz of activity – or step outside and enjoy our beautiful parkland setting. Academically, we encourage progressive interest in seeing the world from different subject perspectives, and in how research generates new knowledge. This complements a huge array of opportunities for personal development, creativity and leadership. There is always plenty to do at Trevelyan! We are particularly known for our strengths in music and the performing arts and have our own music practice rooms.

COSY, FRIENDLY AND VIBRANT. 652 STUDENTS.

As well as musical ensembles and bands of all genres including a classical orchestra, our open-air music festival Trevstock annually showcases the extraordinary musical talent among our students. In addition, our high-calibre musical is performed and directed entirely by our students. We have a strong sporting tradition as well: the variety of sports clubs, open to beginners and enthusiasts alike, include Frisbee, football, cricket, rugby, rowing, lacrosse, sailing and darts. We boast indoor and outdoor sports courts and two rowing eights. Despite our small size we achieve well and, in a number of sports, we are often among the medal winners. In drama, the productions of the Hill College Theatre Company include open-air Shakespeare performances, with Trevelyan students heavily involved, both beginners and regular performers. We also hold a popular art competition for budding artists. At Trevelyan there is space to develop your talents or discover new ones, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. People often say Trevs is a way of life; they cannot imagine being anywhere else.

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Martyn Evans

T: +44 (0)191 334 7057 E: admissions.trevelyan@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/trevelyan.college

Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor:

Dr Ian Latham

Bursar:

Martin Clemmett

@TrevelyanJCR

Meet Christine “Colleges make you feel like you belong. As an international student this was especially important to me and Trevelyan made me feel at home from day one. Trevs is considered the most musical college. I love music and I wanted a college where I could play piano. Trevs has a lot of musical events and societies, like Live on the Hill and unplugged sessions. I am part of the College choir and sing in the church. It makes me feel involved in this country’s cultural events – singing the evensongs – and I feel opened to a new world of music. I am also captain of the women’s badminton B team. This has developed my leadership, organisational and teamwork skills. And of course my badminton skills have improved too.” Tsz Kam Kwok (Christine), Biological Sciences student

TREVELYAN AT A GLANCE... Founded 1966 Fully catered UCAS code: T Location: Durham City


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University College

STRONG TRADITIONAL ROOTS. 677 STUDENTS.

Welcome to a supportive community influenced by long-standing tradition… At University College (also known as ‘Castle’), our activities and facilities are influenced by our heritage yet we are constantly developing to support contemporary student life. Our 677 undergraduates and over 300 postgraduates come from all backgrounds, but their pride in ‘Castle’ and its traditions is unanimous. The ‘Castle spirit’ lives on long after graduation, as our annual reunion event shows. Around 30% of our accommodation is based within the walls of Durham Castle itself which, along with Durham Cathedral, is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We hold popular bi-weekly formal dinners, to which everyone wears gowns; our eleventh-century Undercroft Bar offers a stunning venue to socialise and relax, while our 24-hour library is a great study space. Our annual June Ball features a magnificent fireworks display, and Castle Day attracts both current and former students.

CONTACTS: T: +44 (0)191 334 4099 E: univcoll.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/university.college @durhamcastle

Our many sports clubs, interest groups, and music and theatre societies all prove very popular: from the Ice Cream Society to the Chapel Choir, from Castle Orchestra to Big Band. Our Castle Theatre Company (CTC) tours the USA in summer and produces a play each term, including a Shakespeare production in the Fellows’ Garden; other highlights are the stunning opera performances. The College also hosts several major lecture series. In 2013 our students founded CCA (Castle Community Action), which has 400 undergraduate student members who do voluntary work with primary and secondary schools, in residential care homes, with the homeless and with young offenders. Student welfare has a very visible profile within the College through the College Office and a welldeveloped mentor scheme. Our student welfare team is extremely active in awareness-raising within the College student community. Campaigns include, for example, ‘de-stress week’ before exams and eating disorders and alcohol awareness weeks. Students are also supported through the Middle Common Room (MCR) Junior Mentor Scheme. Personal development is always high on our agenda and we very much encourage our students to discover their potential and make the most of the opportunities offered.

Master: Professor David Held Vice-Masters and Senior Tutors: Eva Schumacher-Reid & Dr Richard Lawrie Bursar: Michelle Crawford Chaplain and Solway Fellow: Revd Dr Hannah Cleugh

Meet Jimmy “What first struck me about University College was its welcoming nature: you are made to feel at home by college staff, ‘college parents’, and mentors from the moment you arrive. University College has a great sense of tradition yet also embraces diversity. At Castle we are all individually given scope to develop, through activities such as student-run sports, music and drama societies. The longestablished activities at University College, such as formal dinners, enhance the character of student life here and really make you appreciate your surroundings.” Jimmy Lee, Modern Languages student

CASTLE AT A GLANCE... Founded 1832 (Durham’s oldest college) Fully catered UCAS code: U Location: Durham City


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Van Mildert College

Welcome to a relaxed, inclusive college where everyone has a say in what goes on… Set in spacious grounds around our lake, Van Mildert is conveniently located near the main Mountjoy site and the Bill Bryson Library. The drive and energy of our students is clear through their commitment to academic excellence but also through our wide range of societies, providing opportunities for everyone to follow familiar interests or discover new ones. Our support networks seek to enable all students to reach their potential, both in their chosen academic discipline and beyond. Van Mildert is a diverse learning environment that promotes scholarship within and across disciplines and also offers a host of careers and employability initiatives. Mildertians are particularly famous for their community spirit and are frequently the top fundraisers for Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK). We currently have six outreach projects – more than any other college including: two educational schemes with local schools; visits to young offenders in a secure training centre; a community visiting project

COMMUNITY FOCUSED, VIBRANT AND CREATIVE. 1,055 STUDENTS.

supporting elderly citizens; providing respite care for parents with disabled children; and a recently launched environment project.

Meet Emily

We are proud of our consistent success in the intercollegiate sports league. Our cheerleading team has won the intercollegiate cup for the past five years and our rugby, rowing, darts, hockey and football teams are among the best in the University.

“Van Mildert has provided me with the perfect environment to make my university experience about more than just my degree.

As a larger ‘hill’ college, we offer outstanding facilities including an excellent music suite with two practice rooms and a high-quality recording studio. We also have a recently refurbished Bechstein grand piano for use by our musicians. Our strength in the arts and music is reflected not only in our facilities, but also in our annual cabaret, our musical and 48–hour production, regular recital series and our Jam by the Lake event – now the biggest openair music festival in Durham. Our dining hall, the largest in Durham, provides a great venue for our popular formal dinners, hosting up to 400 guests, while our award-winning, studentrun bar remains a vibrant meeting place for College members.

I have volunteered with and organised the primary school outreach project, been elected Communications Officer for the Junior Common Room, and joined volleyball and VM Fit in College, helping me to meet new people and try new things. Mildert is such an inclusive college where students are able to propose and lead new initiatives, and I’ve had an amazing first year.” Emily Whiteside, Combined Honours in Arts (Liberal Arts) student

Van Mildert is the place to be: to make friends for life, to encourage and challenge you to reach your full potential and prepare you for your future career.

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor David Harper

MILDERT AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 7154 E: admissions.vanmildert@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/van-mildert.college

Deputy Principal:

Dr Victoria Brown

Bursar:

Paula Dawson

Founded 1965 Fully catered UCAS code: V Location: Durham City

@vanmildert1965


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John Snow College

MODERN COLLEGE WITH TRADITIONAL VALUES. 1,080 STUDENTS.

Welcome to a modern college with traditional values…

place to socialise. Annual events include our winter and summer Snow Balls and our Snow Day, packed with entertainment and live music.

Meet Anna

John Snow College is a modern, purpose-built college situated in a great location for Stockton town centre, and a short 10–minute walk to Queen’s Campus.

Many of our students take part in competitive sport at College and University levels and benefit from the campus’s state-of-the-art sports centre and boathouse.

“My college experience has been truly amazing and I have been involved with so many things along the way. One huge highlight for me has been getting involved in the College sports teams. I have had the best time and met so many people from playing on multiple teams and it’s helped shape my College experience tremendously.

Our friendly, enthusiastic students provide a dedicated ‘move in’ team to help new arrivals quickly feel at home, and all new students are allocated a ‘college parent’ (a second- or third-year student) to help them settle in. High-quality, self-catering accommodation is provided for our first years (either in College or at Mezzino Halls of Residence), as well as two evening meals per week in the Waterside Restaurant at Queen’s Campus. Each term, we host formal dinner events, where we dress in formal attire and academic gowns. With plenty of student-organised events, John Snow is a great

With our spacious art studio and music room, John Snow is a stimulating environment for those interested in the arts. Our students run societies including choir, orchestra, jazz group, art, and the successful Infinity Musical Theatre group, all of which have the opportunity to perform at several functions throughout the year. Many of our students also volunteer with Student Community Action (SCA), across a wide range of community-based projects. At John Snow, we encourage our students to develop in every area of life, providing support and opportunities for them to explore new ideas and thrive both in and outside the academic environment.

Along with this, I have been involved in the musical aspect of the College, performing in arts showcases and at other events. I was elected onto the JCR committee as Ball Chair Officer, organising both the John Snow College winter and summer balls. This made me realise I would like a career in events management and has given me so much experience and confidence in this field.” Anna Mackey, Psychology (Applied) student

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor Carolyn Summerbell

SNOW AT A GLANCE...

T: +44 (0)191 334 0034 E: snow.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/johnsnow.college @JohnSnowJCR

Vice-Principal:

Janet Dixon-Dawson

Bursar:

Keith Evans

Founded 2001 Part-catered UCAS code: 7 Location: Stockton


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Stephenson College

Welcome to our warm, innovative, evolving college, home to unlimited opportunities… One of the youngest Durham University colleges, Stephenson is modern, informal and offers friendly facilities and activities. With a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate, international, mature and local students, we are an inclusive, supportive community. Conveniently located at the centre of Queen’s Campus, most of our single, en-suite accommodation is arranged in flats of six or seven with shared kitchens. ‘Livers-in’ enjoy self-catering, with two dinners a week in the Waterside restaurant and all, living in or out, enjoy our regular formal dinners, ‘Locomotion Dinners’, summer and winter balls and other large-scale events. Our many annual events also include a freshers’ dinner, graduation dinners and scholars’ suppers and Stephenson Day – a lively celebration of activities and music. Other events include our Junior Common Room and collegiate programme of weekly and termly activities, our annual College Day and our International Nights. ‘Stephenson Central’ is our purpose-built social space, housing lounge, study and IT facilities. The café-bar, games room and TV lounge provide

FRIENDLY, INNOVATIVE MODERN. 1,281 STUDENTS.

great venues for our regular film, quiz and pool nights as well as music, comedy and social events. Our many student-led societies, from games to photography, also meet in Central. Stephenson College students take part in lots of exciting volunteering projects within the local community, to broaden their knowledge and horizons and give them something extra to add to their CV. Our successful sports teams (including rugby, netball, volleyball, badminton, hockey, lacrosse, swimming and football) benefit from our proximity to the neighbouring state-of-the-art sports centre and all-weather pitch, where you can also join classes and the gym. With the nearby River Tees easily accessible, we also enjoy rowing and canoeing. We are strongly committed to our students’ extracurricular development and support them through bursaries and College Awards. In the past, students have taken part in expeditions to Borneo and to Cambodia to spend the summer teaching in a children’s home. Our students love to get involved with College life and one of the ways they do this is to be a representative of Stephenson College, which gives them the opportunity to show off their College and Campus and also to make new friends. Stephenson students stand out from the crowd and aim to follow the College’s motto: to one day astonish the world.

CONTACTS:

Principal:

Professor John Ashworth

T: +44 (0)191 334 0560 E: stephenson.enquiries@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/stephenson

Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor:

Dr Jill Tidmarsh

Bursar:

Keith Evans

@stevocollege

Meet Mohamed “‘One day I will astonish the world’. From the moment I heard the College’s motto, I knew this was the place where I would be able to flourish, and I was not wrong. Through the College, I have been able to push myself academically and physically, receiving an unbelievable amount of support from new friends, college representatives, college parents, college mentors and the College’s student support. Joining the College’s rowing club (a sport I had only watched once and am now the Vice-President!) and being a Welfare Rep has really helped me become more involved and give back to the College that has become my family. Stephenson College has it all, allowing you to pursue your dreams and discover yourself.” Mohamed Ibrahim, Medicine student

STEPHENSON AT A GLANCE... Founded 2001 Part-catered UCAS code: 8 Location: Stockton


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ANTHROPOLOGY FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 95% of our Anthropology students said they found their course intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%). 9th in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1612 E: anthropology@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/anthropology STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

Expanding your world We will expand your world in four ways: by showing you new intellectual horizons; by teaching you about the wider world and our place in it; by equipping you for a host of opportunities; and by influencing your world through research that has global significance.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

In Year 3, you may have the opportunity to take part in our Field Course module, which includes a two-week stay at the Anthropology Field Station in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa. Here you take part in a range of activities, including observations of habituated wild primates and a home stay in a rural community to learn about the interdisciplinary approaches we use in our research. Left: Dr Russell Hill explains to Anthropology students how to run density experiments on the field course module in South Africa.

“I wanted to study Anthropology at Durham in particular because it allowed me to pursue my interest in biological and social anthropology, without having to choose one over the other. The teaching has been really engaging. You get the impression that lecturers are highly knowledgeable and passionate about their subject. Having research-active academics has been very interesting as they are able to illustrate concepts using their own experiences. I have been able to spend a year at the University of Western Australia in Perth as part of the Year Abroad option. While I initially hadn’t planned on doing that extra year, it was a fantastic opportunity which I might not have been offered elsewhere.” Evie Tabor, Anthropology student


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Anthropology

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Have you ever really thought about what it means to be human? If you have and you wanted to learn more, then anthropology is for you. Our degrees are distinctive for their breadth and interdisciplinary approach. They introduce you to the comparative and evolutionary study of humans and draw on a range of social, cultural and biological perspectives. Our teaching is research-led and places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives. The value of an anthropology degree is increasingly recognised by employers, and the broad training provided at Durham University makes our graduates highly sought after. Typical course content: • Health and Medical Anthropology • Human Evolution and Biological Diversity • Ethnography • Kinship and Belief Systems • Development Anthropology • Material Culture.

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Anthropology BSc (Hons) Anthropology BA (Hons) Anthropology and Archaeology BA (Hons) Anthropology and Sociology BSc (Hons) Health and Human Sciences MAnth (int. masters) Master of Anthropology (Biological Anthropology) MAnth (int. masters) Master of Anthropology

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

L602

3

AAA

37

DC

3

ABB

34

DC L601

3

AAB

36

DC LF64

3

AAB

36

DC LL36

3

ABB

34

DC B991

4

ABB

34

DC L607

4 ABB 34 DC L605

(Medical Anthropology)

MAnth (int. masters) Master of Anthropology (Social Anthropology)

4 AAA 37 DC L606

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

3 or 4

See page 55

DC

LMV0

4

See page 73

DC

L608

4

See page 73

DC

L603

Employment

(Anthropology and Biology; Anthropology and Psychology)

Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors including in research and development, advertising, management consultancy, education, and civil and diplomatic services. Examples of high-profile employers include:

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences BA (Hons) Anthropology with Foundation

BSc (Hons) Anthropology with Foundation

BSc (Hons) Health 4 See page 72 DC and Human Sciences with Foundation

L691

Additional requirements In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

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ARCHAEOLOGY FACTS RANKING 99% of our Archaeology students said that staff were good at explaining things in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 96%). 2nd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1100 E: arch.ugsecretary@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/archaeology STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Archaeology graduate Li Sou (pictured below) was selected as the overall winner for Classical Studies & Archaeology in the annual Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

Underpinned by world-class research Research has always underpinned the teaching of archaeology at Durham University through excavation and fieldwork. You may have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of research-led education projects, for example at the University’s Botanic Gardens, experimental Archaeo-Botany includes crop-growing and woodburning for comparative purposes, coppicing and other environmental experiments which feature in undergraduate practical work and dissertations.

Right: Botanic Garden, Durham City Below: Training excavation, Coquetdale, Northumberland


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Archaeology

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

One of the most exciting and varied subjects to study. One of the very best places at which to study it. Archaeology at Durham University covers everything from the palaeolithic to the post-medieval, from Iceland to India, from architecture to ancient DNA, helping us to address some of the most fundamental questions about who we are. A broad and dynamic subject, archaeology changes constantly with new discoveries and the development of innovative research. These fascinating degrees allow you to combine practical hands-on work with traditional academic study. You will take part in fieldwork, on real excavations and finds, and learn about historic buildings, scientific methods, archaeological theories, computer techniques and how they all help us to understand the past. Our staff are leaders in their fields, we have professional links with many notable historic organisations and our graduates are highly employable in the archaeology sector and elsewhere.

Typical course content: Subjects • Archaeology in Action • Archaeology Practicals

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Archaeology

3

AAB

36

DC F400

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

3

AAB

36

DC F402

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations

3 AAB 36 DC VQ48

BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology

3

AAA

37

DC VF14

BA (Hons) Anthropology 3 See page 43 DC LF64 and Archaeology BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Archaeology with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC V400

BSc (Hons) Archaeology with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC

F403

Additional requirements In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors including as archaeologists, surveyors, teachers, going on to postgraduate research positions or working in academia. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Applied Archaeological Methods. Study methods • Lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes • Fieldwork and excavation • One-to-one support, and self-directed learning, such as research, reading and writing.

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BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES FACTS RANKING Ranked 8th in the UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 88% of our Biological and Biomedical Sciences students said that they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Students Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 84%). 5th in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1200 E: bio.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/biosciences/ undergraduate STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Above right: Student on a field trip to the Arctic Above: Biological Sciences practical

Global experience Students have gone on field trips around the world including Africa and the Alps as well as the Arctic (pictured below), where they have learnt how to use tools which can measure the carbon flux induced by climate change.


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For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

The science of the twenty-first century. Bioscience is the fundamental science of life and recent key developments make the twenty-first century the most exciting era in which important biological challenges will be met and resolved. Our bioscientists have developed new technologies for human healthcare and are tackling challenges that include climate change, biodiversity conservation and feeding an increasing human population. The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has excellent facilities for both teaching and research, offering high-quality undergraduate courses and a supportive environment for our students and staff.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences DEGREES

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

3

AAA

37

DC C103

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

3

AAA

37

DC B940

MBiol (Hons) Biosciences

4

AAA

37

DC C107

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

(Biology and Anthropology; Biology and Chemistry; Biology and Earth Sciences; Biology and Geography; Biology and Mathematics; Biology and Physics; Biology and Psychology)

Typical course content:

MSci (Hons) Joint Honours

• Evolution

(Biology and Chemistry; Biology and Physics)

• Biochemistry • Molecular Biology • Cell Biology

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences 3 See page 91 DC CFG0

• Genetics • Physiology • Diversity of Organisms • Introduction to Scientific and Transferable Skills • Introduction to Current Research in the Biosciences.

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC C104

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

4

See page 73

DC B902

with Foundation

Additional requirements For degrees C103, B940 and C107, Biology or Chemistry or Human Biology at A-level or equivalent, plus another science subject at A-level or equivalent is required. Psychology, Mathematics and Geography are all considered sciences for the purposes of admissions. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Many of our graduates go on to postgraduate study at universities across the UK and overseas and take up graduate entry to Medicine courses, while others work in the biosciences sector, the NHS or the pharmaceutical industry. Examples of high-profile employers include:

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BUSINESS, MARKETING, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FACTS RANKING Ranked 1st in the UK for graduate employability (Business and Management Studies, The Complete University Guide 2016).

BA (Hons) Marketing and Management

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

4 AAB 36 QC N511

with Study Abroad

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

(Business and Computer Science)

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 0232 +44 (0)191 334 0449 E: businessadmissions.queens@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/business/ programmes/undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences 3 See page 91

DC

CFG0

BA (Hons) Accounting and Management 4 See page 73

QC

N209

with Foundation

BA (Hons) Business and Management 4 See page 73

QC

NN21

with Foundation

ACCREDITED BY:

BSc (Hons) Finance 4 See page 72

QC

N308

with Foundation

BA (Hons) Marketing 4 See page 72

QC

N504

with Foundation

STUDY ABROAD  There are opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Additional requirements For all Business, Marketing, Accounting and Finance degrees a strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A-level subject, a grade A in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent is essential. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Previous undergraduates have progressed to work for global innovators and leaders in their sector such as:

Dr Oliver Mallett’s in-depth research on humour in organisations highlighted the dangers of managerial attempts to make functional use of humour in highgrowth small firms. Oliver (pictured above) worked closely with students to produce further insights into this topic in a research-based dissertation that engaged with local businesses. This research led to features in the popular press including The Sunday Times and Financial Times Adviser.


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Business, Marketing, Accounting and Finance

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business. Taught at Queen’s Campus, Stockton our degrees are designed to help you understand essential and advanced concepts of business, finance, economics, accounting, marketing and management. Offered by a research-led business school and one of the longest established in the UK, our degrees provide learning that is stimulating and challenging. Study with us and prepare to stand out from the crowd. With our rigorous curriculum and exceptional teaching, you will build worldclass foundations for graduate employment or further study. You will also get a taste of real business – learning from expert faculty members and guest speakers, as well as through hands-on work placements and international study opportunities. With our flexible programmes, you are in control and can choose a route that suits your own interests and career aspirations. The Business School is one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major bodies – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Typical course content: Accounting and Finance (shared common subjects) • Introduction to Financial Accounting • Introduction to Management Accounting • Economics • Finance. Management and Marketing (shared common subjects) • People, Management and Organisations • Marketing • Accounting and Finance in Business • Entrepreneurship.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

3 AAB 36 QC NN43

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

4 AAB 36 QC N302

with Business Placement

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad

4 AAB 36 QC N304

BA (Hons) Accounting and Management 3 AAB BA (Hons) Accounting and Management

36

QC NN42

4 AAB 36 QC N204

with Business Placement

BA (Hons) Accounting and Management

4 AAB 36 QC N206

with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Business and Management 3 AAB 36 QC N201 BA (Hons) Business and Management

4 AAB 36 QC N203

with Business Placement

BA (Hons) Business and Management

4 AAB 36 QC N207

with Study Abroad

BSc (Hons) Finance

3 AAB 36 QC 2C77

BSc (Hons) Finance

4 AAB 36 QC 2M83

with Business Placement

BSc (Hons) Finance

4 AAB 36 QC 8G15

with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Marketing and Management

3 AAB 36 QC N509

BA (Hons) Marketing and Management

4 AAB 36 QC N510

with Business Placement

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CHEMISTRY FACTS RANKING Ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 94% of our Chemistry students said that they felt intellectually stimulated in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%). 2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 2118 E:  chemistry.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate @DurhamChemistry ACCREDITED BY:

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH The Department has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that covers a wide scientific spectrum – from the development of chemical tests for cancer through to the theory and computational study of molecular interactions. Dissertations and research projects are aligned with our research groupings and you will study the design and synthesis of societally and technologically important substances – from functional surfaces as used in water-repellent smartphones (pictured below) to graphene. You will benefit from exposure to innovative research programmes and ideas, and many of our fourth-year research projects themselves lead to publication.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“Being taught by academics who are at the forefront of research means that the teaching is relevant to the present day. A lot of the chemistry we learn in labs and lectures can be linked to current research in the Department which helps to show how chemistry affects us in the ‘real world’. My final year was spent carrying out a project in an active research group working with academics and postgraduate students, offering the chance to be involved in the research of the Department and culminating in my work being published in scientific literature. I had such a good experience here I decided to stay on in Durham for a PhD.” Andrew Frawley, MChem graduate


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Chemistry

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Synthesise your future with an introduction to the key elements of this dynamic and fundamental science. We are among the best chemistry departments in the UK, consistently ranking highly in a number of key league tables, and you will be taught by internationally renowned academics with a wide range of expertise. You will be provided with a coherent and integrated core of theoretical and practical knowledge before progressing to more specialised material, according to your interests, in later years. Our degrees cover the latest developments in chemistry, giving you relevant and cuttingedge knowledge, supported by detailed scientific understanding. You will also develop valuable skills in: problem-solving; dealing with unseen problems based on developing knowledge; team-working; working with others to achieve individual or group goals; communication; reports and oral presentations to impart knowledge and expertise to others; leadership; and taking responsibility for your own learning and maximising use of resources. You will also gain advanced practical skills through modern, spacious laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment, and develop a wide range of professional skills, making you one of the most employable graduates around.

Typical course content: • Quantum Molecules • Functional Materials

DEGREES

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

3

A*AA

38

DC F100

MChem (Hons) Chemistry 4 A*AA 38 DC F105

MChem/Ind (Hons) Chemistry

4

A*AA

38

DC F111

(with Industrial Project)

MChem/Int (Hons) Chemistry

4 A*AA 38 DC F102

(with Overseas Project)

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

(Chemistry and Biology; Chemistry and Earth Sciences; Chemistry and Mathematics; Chemistry and Physics)

MSci (Hons) Joint Honours

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC F103

(Chemistry and Biology; Chemistry and Mathematics; Chemistry and Physics)

Additional requirements For degrees F105, F111, F102 and F100, grade A in Chemistry and Mathematics at A-level or equivalent is required as part of an A*AA offer. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Medicinal and Biological Chemistry • Photochemistry

Employment

• Polymers, Dynamics, Synthesis and Sustainable Chemistry

Our graduates have gone on to careers in academic and industrial R&D, chemical process development and production management, commerce, administration, accountancy, finance, teaching, local government and the Civil Service. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.

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CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY FACTS

Learn ancient languages

RANKING Ranked joint 2nd in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014).

A central feature of our programmes is the opportunity to study the Greek and Latin languages, either to embark on them from the beginning or to continue on from what you have already learnt.

93% of our Classics and Ancient History students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 86%). 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1670 E:  classics.dept@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/classics/undergraduate STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Department of Classics and Ancient History


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Classics and Ancient History

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Study the Greek and Roman world at one of the largest and most vibrant Classics departments in the UK. Our academic staff work in a truly interdisciplinary way and specialise in a wide range of artistic, historical, literary, linguistic, cultural and philosophical aspects of the Graeco-Roman world. We are consistently ranked among the top Classics departments in the UK. We offer a wide variety of modules: ancient Greek and Latin for every level of ability, surveys of the main periods and themes of Greek and Roman history, and teaching in all aspects of Classical culture, including philosophy, art, and literature in translation. We offer three Single Honours courses, with a common first year intended to emphasise the unity of the subject. Each of these degrees has a different emphasis, depending on which area you prefer to put at the centre of your degree: ancient languages, ancient history, or ancient culture.

Typical course content: • Remembering Athens • Monuments and Memory in the Age of Augustus • Latin and Greek

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Classics

3

AAA

37

DC Q801

BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation

3

AAA

37

DC Q820

BA (Hons) Ancient History

3 AAA 37 DC V110

BA (Hons) Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

3

A*AA

BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology

3

See page 45

DC VF14

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) Classics with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC Q805

38

DC V101

Additional requirements For degree V101, we require grade A in History at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors, including in IT, insurance, journalism, law, accounting, public relations, the theatre and the Civil Service. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Greek Art and Architecture • Early Greek Philosophy • The Craft of the Ancient Historian • Living in the Classical World.

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COMBINED HONOURS FACTS RANKING In the top 5 for Geography, Sociology, Politics, Archaeology, and Education, and in the top 10 for Anthropology, Business and Management Studies, and Economics (The Complete University Guide 2016). In the top 40 globally for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings® 2015–16). In the top 50 globally for international outlook (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015­–16). CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1016 E: combined.honours@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/ combined.honours/socscience

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

FANTASTIC FLEXIBILITY Subjects in the Social Sciences currently available are: • Anthropology • Archaeology • Business • Criminology • Economics • Education • Geography • Politics and International Relations • Sociology • Sport. The study of these subjects can also be combined with the study of subjects in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities such as History, Philosophy, English and/or Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and/or Spanish), subject to eligibility and timetable compatibility.


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Combined Honours in Social Sciences

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Design your own bespoke degree in our flexible programme.

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

DEGREES

Combined Honours in Social Sciences provides considerable flexibility and choice across Durham University’s breadth of world-renowned, researchled education, allowing you to create a bespoke, academically ambitious degree programme suited to your individual interests, strengths and career plans. Our Combined Honours in Social Sciences programme enables you to choose modules from two, three or even four subjects (subject to eligibility and timetable compatibility), enabling you to develop your expertise or to explore new interests. The programme provides a flexible, multidisciplinary framework with the opportunity to spend a year abroad, preparing you for your career ambitions. Within Combined Honours in Social Sciences, you can also follow our exciting Human Sciences pathway, combining key modules from Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography and Sociology to provide a comprehensive scientific understanding of what it means to be human.

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

A*AA

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

4

See page 73

38

DC LMV0

DC

LV00

with Foundation

Additional requirements Please note the following subject-specific entry requirements: •T  o study Economics, a grade A at AS-level or equivalent in Mathematics is required. •T  o study English, History or Music, a grade A at A-level or equivalent is required in the subject. •T  o study French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish at an advanced level, a grade A at A-level or equivalent in the language is required.

•T  o study Arabic, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish ab initio, a grade A at A-level or equivalent in any modern foreign language is required. •T  o study Chinese or Japanese, a grade A at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language is desirable but not essential. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information. See also Liberal Arts (page 80) and Natural Sciences (page 90).

Employment Recent graduates have gone into a diverse range of employment, including merchant and investment banking, management consultancy, local government, marketing and advertising, the Civil Service, the media, public relations and international charities. Some undertake further training to qualify as teachers, solicitors and barristers. Examples of high-profile employers include:

“Studying Education, Politics, and Sociology in the Combined Social Sciences programme enabled me to freely pursue my interests. I focused on Education and Politics in my final year, and after completing internships in national policy offices and organisations dealing with education back home in Thailand, I chose to write a dissertation on the influence of neoliberalism and PISA, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment, on education in Thailand. The programme gave me a unique opportunity to explore issues that interest me. I am now pursuing them further in a postgraduate degree in education policy. It is my ambition to make a positive contribution to the processes of change in future years.” Joyce Uerpairojkit, Combined Honours graduate

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COMPUTER SCIENCE FACTS RANKING 92% of our Computer Science students said they found their course intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 81%). 100% of our Computer Science graduates secured graduate-level employment within six months of graduating (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016). 7th in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1751 E:  ecs.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/ecs ACCREDITED BY:

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Visualisation of large-scale biological data on multiple screens in parallel

RESEARCH-LED EDUCATION Durham Computing Sciences has internationally recognised research groups in theoretical computer science which explore the mathematical analysis of algorithms and the limits of computing. The Innovative Computing group, for example, explores computer vision, robotics, bio-informatics and high-performance computing. All this research gives our undergraduates a much sought-after, rigorous, analytical and applied approach with the opportunity to study cutting-edge concepts taught by leading experts in the field. We strongly believe that students should be part of our research culture through research-led education.


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Computer Science

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

The most significant developments in our society over recent decades have come through amazing innovations in technology and the intelligent algorithms that run those technologies.

DEGREES

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

3

AAA

37

DC G400

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

4

AAA

37

DC G401

4

A*AA

38

DC G406

Our graduates are empowered to lead this process of change in the decades to come.

(European Studies)

Durham University offers Computer Science courses that are exciting, challenging and technologically relevant, covering topics from the foundations of how computers work and how to efficiently manipulate data, up to the state-of-the-art such as systems for image analysis, object tracking and DNA analysis or the mathematical exploration of the limits of computing. There is continuing demand for high-quality Computer Science graduates, and our graduates embark on careers across a wide spectrum of companies around the world.

MEng (Hons) Computer Science

We have strong links with industrial partners and our Software Development for Business degree offers you the opportunity to spend a year on placement in industry, applying the skills you have learnt and gaining the kind of experience that will make you stand out from the crowd. Typical course content: All our programmes: • introduce programming, the characteristics of computers and computing systems, mathematical foundations of computer science, and the concept and philosophy of computational thinking • explore cutting-edge technological applications of recent research • deliver core computer science subjects such as networks, parallel and distributed computing, concurrency, data structures, algorithms, theory of computation, data compression, programming paradigms, databases, systems programming, software engineering, human computer interaction, aspects of artificial intelligence, and computer graphics. For those students on G603, a 40-week work placement in a software development setting is undertaken as well as PRINCE 2 Foundation project management training.

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BSc (Hons) Software Development 4 AAA 37 DC G603 for Business

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences

4

See page 91

DC

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC G402

(Computer Science and Business Computer Science and Mathematics; Computer Science and Physics)

FGC0

Additional requirements For degrees G406, G400, G401 and G603, we require a grade A in Mathematics at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Recent graduates from our degrees have gone on to work as software engineers, analysts, consultants, programmers and developers, and entrepreneurs, founding their own start-ups, or working in leading software companies, high-technology consultancies, the Civil Service, GCHQ, banking and finance, retail, engineering, the communications and IT industry, and postgraduate research. The median starting salary for our graduates in 2014 was £33,500. Examples of high-profile employers include:

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CRIMINOLOGY FACTS RANKING 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2016.

Durham Prison

8th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

INNOVATIVE TEACHING PRACTICE We have launched our first teaching programme for Criminology students jointly with Durham, Low Newton and Frankland Prisons. Based on a model already operating in the United States, this programme is the first of its kind in the UK and continues Durham’s long tradition of innovative, research-led criminological teaching.

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6827 E: soccrim.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/sass/crim

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“Criminology asks some fascinating questions, challenging us all to think about the society we live in, in a profound way. The teaching at Durham is excellent; it is informative, dynamic and engaging. Criminology is not a passive degree, with lecturers often sparking debate in classes and encouraging students to challenge one another’s ideas. I was selected to be part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme, an initiative which facilitates a learning environment in the prison, whereby University students (Outside students) and prisoners (Inside students) learn alongside one another and debate a multitude of criminological issues, from what purpose prisons serve to why people commit crime. This programme married the real-life with the theoretical and was a fantastic opportunity to ground what I had studied previously. By engaging with the Inside students I not only developed my confidence, but had my opinions and any misconceptions challenged.” Alice Timbrell, Criminology student (pictured left)


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Criminology

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Explore crime, deviance and criminal justice as social issues. Criminology involves considering urgent and important questions such as ‘What should count as a crime?’, and ‘How should those convicted of crimes be punished?’. You will study crime, deviance and criminal justice in relation to wider society and focus on both national and international topics. There is a strong emphasis on contemporary issues, such as the modern criminal justice system, crimes of the powerful and cyber crime, as well as on providing you with an understanding of theories of crime and justice. Studying at Durham University enables you to work with recognised national and international experts within specific fields of criminology. You will acquire a wide range of transferable skills that are crucial for broader personal and professional development, including the capacity to assemble and evaluate evidence, to think quickly, to write efficiently and to construct persuasive arguments.

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Criminology

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

3 AAB 36 DC L370

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Criminology 4 See page 73 DC L372 with Foundation Additional requirements In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Previous graduates have worked for the police and in other high-profile organisations such as:

Criminology is strongly engaged with the real-world. Criminologists contribute to shaping the knowledge and practice of criminal justice agencies and relevant voluntary organisations, as well as to criminal justice policy.

Typical course content: • The Criminal Justice System • Contemporary Criminological Theory • Crimes of the Powerful • Police and Policing • Drugs and Crime • Sex Work and the Criminal Justice System • Cyber Crime • Research Methods.

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EARTH SCIENCES FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 7th in the UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 96% of our Earth Sciences students said that they felt our staff were good at explaining things in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 94%). 5th in The Complete University Guide 2016. 6th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 2198 E: earth.sciences@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/earth.sciences

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

LINKS TO INDUSTRY We have strong links with the petroleum and associated energy industry and we conduct fundamental research on the search for, and production of, petroleum. We use much of this research output in teaching and we have also developed a module which forges a direct link between research in petroleum geoscience and entrepreneurship – called the Oil Game (pictured below). Although based on our research, the Oil Game directly addresses real-world companies’ aspirations, and students with this kind of experience are in great demand by industry.


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Earth Sciences

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Earth Sciences is a multidisciplinary subject, which examines our planet from the surface to the core. Earth Sciences draws upon elements of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and physical geography. You will study the past in order to understand the present and possibly to predict aspects of the future. You will look at climate change, the formation of the oceans, the death of the dinosaurs, the nature of rocks and minerals, the structure and chemistry of the Earth, and Earth surface processes. Indeed, the subject embraces the entire planet from the surface to the core. Earth Sciences also contributes to our understanding of other planets and moons in our solar system. The Department is very proud of its high-quality teaching underpinned by internationally recognised research. We are based in a purpose-built, modern building with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are eminently employable in a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.

Typical course content: • Field Studies • Principles of Earth Sciences • Earth Materials

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

MSci (Hons) Earth Sciences

4

AAA

37

DC F644

BSc (Hons) Environmental Geoscience

3

AAB

36

DC F630

BSc (Hons) Geology

3 AAB 36 DC F600

BSc (Hons) Geophysics with Geology

3

AAB

36

DC F662

BSc (Hons) Geoscience

3

AAB

36

DC F643

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

(Earth Sciences and Biology; Earth Sciences and Chemistry; Earth Sciences and Geography; Earth Sciences and Mathematics)

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences 4 See page 91 DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC F602

Additional requirements For degrees F644, F630, F600, F662 and F643 we require two science subjects at A-level or equivalent. For F644 and F662 one of the science subjects must be Mathematics. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Structural Geology and Tectonics • Geophysical Data Applications • Geophysical Methods for Geoscientists • Physics for Geoscientists

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Further Mathematics for Geoscientists • Environment and Resources • Understanding Earth Sciences.

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ECONOMICS FACTS

Influential minds

RANKING In the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2016.

Professor John Addison (pictured left) is the author of a number of labour economics texts and has been published widely in major economics journals such as the Economic Journal and the American Economic Review. His research interests include minimum wages and the erosion of collective bargaining in Germany, both of which feature extensively in his teaching of labour economics to undergraduate students.

7th in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6340 E: economics.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/business/programmes/ undergraduate/economics

ACCREDITED BY:

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Economics student Rui Shi (Aruhan) (pictured right) was selected as the overall winner for Economics in the annual international Undergraduate Awards with a submission titled Income Inequality and Economic Growth – an Investigation. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Previous graduates have gone on to work as chartered and certified accountants, financial risk analysts, civil servants, management consultants, economic analysts and in retail and general management. Examples of high-profile employers include:


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Economics

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Economics is a multi-faceted discipline – let Durham University guide you to the top. Our Economics degrees will provide you with a solid grasp of economic theory, applied economics and statistical techniques. They are an ideal preparation for employment in all areas of graduate work and our qualifications are highly successful in creating job opportunities. You will be taught at Durham University Business School, one of the longest established business schools in the UK, in state-of-the-art facilities. The School is also one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major business accreditation bodies – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). This achievement is a testament to the quality of the School and provides the extra assurance that Durham University Business School and its programmes have been rigorously tested and proven to be of the high-quality demanded by today’s professionals.

Typical course content: • Macro and Microeconomic Analysis: Theory and Applications • Problem-solving and Quantitative Skills • Critical Judgement and Analysis • Communication and IT Skills Development • Economic Data Analysis • Logical and Lateral Thinking Skills.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Economics

3

A*AA

38

DC L100

BA (Hons) Economics

4

A*AA

38

DC L106

with Business Placement

BA (Hons) Economics 4 A*AA 38 DC L109 with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Economics with Management

3

A*AA

38

DC L103

BA (Hons) Economics with Management

4

A*AA

38

DC L104

with Business Placement

BA (Hons) Economics with Management 4 A*AA 38 DC L105 with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Economics with French

4 A*AA 38 DC L1R1

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics

3 A*AA 38 DC LL12

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

3

See page 97

DC

VL52

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC

LMV0

4 See page 73 DC BA (Hons) Economics with Foundation

L101

(Economics and Mathematics; Economics and Psychology)

Additional requirements For degrees L100, L109, L106, L103, L105, L104, L1R1, LL12 and VL52 we require you to obtain a grade A in Mathematics at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

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EDUCATION STUDIES FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 100% of our Education students have said they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey for the last three years. 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 8332 E: ed.ugstudents@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/education

WORLDRENOWNED ACADEMICS Our Education lecturers are engaged in world-leading research and their modules are designed with this in mind. For example, we have scholars who study literature to understand educational identity and others who ask whether happiness can and should be an educational goal; we have specialists in educational disadvantage who are also government advisers, and award-winning academics. Below: The Sorting Ceremony (pictured) is part of the Harry Potter and Age of Illusion module.

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“The ability to study both Education and Psychology was very important to me because I wanted to continue with Psychology while broadening my horizons with a new subject, Education. Not many universities offered this combination and once I read up on Durham’s reputation I knew I wanted to study here. There have been many highlights of my course, but the biggest one for me is the year abroad which I have chosen to spend in Italy teaching English to primary school children. The year abroad has not only given me the chance to learn a language and have a fantastic experience, it has enabled me to hone particular skills, such as thinking on my feet, leadership, independence, perseverance and writing.” Jennifer Tarling, Education Studies – Psychology student


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Education Studies

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Have you ever wondered how education shapes society, and how society shapes education? Have you ever reflected upon the political nature of decisions made about, and within, educational institutions? Have you ever considered whether education systems are fair, and if everyone has the same opportunities of access, and of success? If any of those questions made you think, then the Education Studies programme may be for you. Our Education Studies at Durham University is a broad multidisciplinary degree. You choose modules that focus on the philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, political and/or cultural aspects of education. We go far beyond any classroom and consider education, people and their function in the world. To complement the Education modules, you study half of your degree in one of our eight partner subjects: English; Geography; History; Music; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; Theology and Religion. Hence, this degree is suited to anyone interested in education, but also anyone interested in broadening their studies with our partner subjects. We simply ask that you have intellectual curiosity.

Typical course content: Modules that have previously run include:

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Education Studies – English Studies

3

AAB

36

DC X1Q3

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Geography

3

AAB

36

DC X1F8

BA (Hons) Education Studies – History

3

AAB 36 DC X1V1

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Music

3

AAB 36

DC X1W3

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Philosophy

3

AAB 36

DC XV35

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Psychology

3

AAB 36

DC X1C8

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Sociology

3

AAB 36

DC XL33

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Theology and Religion

3

AAB 36

DC X1V6

BA (Hons) Education Studies with Foundation

4

See page 73

DC X301

Additional requirements For degree X1Q3 we require grade A at A-level or equivalent in English Literature. X1C8 requires a grade B at GCSE Mathematics. For X1W3 we require grade A at A-level or equivalent in Music; Grade 8 theory is acceptable in place of A-level Music for students who are unable to take Music at A-level. For X1V1 we require grade A at A-level or equivalent in History. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information. If you do not meet the academic requirements we may still be able to offer you a place based on a merit and potential offer.

• Identity, Culture and Education • Constructing Childhood and Youth • Learning in the Early Years • Political Sociology of Education

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• New Directions in Social Science • Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion.

www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered charity no. 235825.

Our Education Studies programme has had 100% student satisfaction for the last three years. Students appreciate the personalised support, the dynamic teaching and the academic challenge.

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EDUCATION (PRIMARY TEACHING WITH QTS) FACTS

Unique partnerships

RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for world-leading research impact and joint 5th for worldleading research (REF 2014).

Our unique Partnership was highlighted as an example of good practice by Ofsted in 2014. “The Outstanding primary partnership is mutually beneficial for schools and the University. Research-informed teaching and participatory research are key elements of the course, but the predominant focus is what helps pupils learn and make progress.”

In the National Student Survey 2015 our students said that: • The course had helped them to present themselves with confidence (94%) • Our staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching (95%) • They had been given good advice when they needed to make study choices (92%) • They had been able to contact staff when they needed to (100%). Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2013. 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 0180 E: ed.qcadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/education/undergraduate OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Durham in action Our highly regarded and nationally recognised Pupil Premium Toolkit is a great example of how our research converts into making a difference to children and young people. Billions of pounds of funding to raise the educational attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds is being targeted more effectively by schools using the Pupil Premium Toolkit developed by Durham University. The Toolkit informs decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium, a funding stream from the UK government to schools to provide extra help for children from less affluent families, who do not achieve as well as their more affluent peers. For more information, see www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit


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For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

We want you to play a part in inspiring and teaching our future generations. If you are passionate about helping young children to grow and learn, and want to study with an Outstanding Provider as rated by Ofsted in both 2010/11 and again in 2012/13, then this is the course for you. As a world-leading School of Education, ranked joint 5th in the UK for world-leading research and joint 1st for world-leading research impact, you can be assured of research-led teaching. Our innovative course has been developed by primary education experts who have a wealth of school-based experience and research to provide you with an exciting opportunity to train to teach in Key Stages 1 and 2. Outstanding teachers require excellent subject knowledge, and we aim to develop yours so that you are in the best position to support and engage your pupils’ learning.

Education (Primary Teaching with QTS)

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Primary Education

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

3

ABB 34 QC X101

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS 4 See page 72 with Foundation

DC X120

Additional requirements Grade C or above in English, Mathematics and a Science subject at GCSE or equivalent is required. All applicants are required to pass QTS Skills in Literacy and Numeracy tests before the start of the programme. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment At the end of our ‘outstanding course’ you will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which means you are ready for employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). Your skills will be highly transferable and our graduates are very successful in achieving employment and/or further study in six months.

Primary school teachers play an important role in helping young children to develop their skills and knowledge; we will prepare you on a professional and practical level. Right from the beginning you will be placed in a primary school within our Partnership, which covers a wide geographical area. This will give you the experience to develop skills to work confidently in a school environment, putting into practice your professional learning.

Typical course content: • English • Maths • Science • Professional and Academic Study Skills • Development and learning in the early years • School experience.

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ENGINEERING FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 4th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1751 E: ecs.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/ecs ACCREDITED BY:

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Cutting-edge facilities Undergraduate students gain access to the School’s extensive and diverse research facilities and expertise during their finalyear projects. For example, airflow sensors, made using cutting-edge microfabrication techniques in the 200m2 class 1000 cleanroom, have been tested and characterised in the School’s wind tunnel facilities.

“I am currently a Vehicle Integration Engineer for Jaguar Land Rover in a team called Cross Car Line Features. We watch over and help the teams that develop new features across the entire line of vehicles. I feel that my Durham University degree has massively helped me to achieve my career goals. Unlike other engineering courses, we were taught ‘general’ engineering for the first two years, which gave me a wide and thorough understanding of the mechanical and electrical streams as well as electronic and civil streams, before allowing me to specialise in Mechanical Engineering. This knowledge has allowed me to understand the range of features that Jaguar Land Rover is developing.” Samantha Brizuela, Mechanical Engineering graduate; Vehicle Integration Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Above: School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Left: Cleanroom


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Engineering

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Engineers are needed now more than ever. At Durham University we produce worldclass engineers who are continually in high demand.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BEng (Hons) General Engineering

3 AAA

37

DC H103

(Civil Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering)

Our modern engineers are capable of solving the problems of the twenty-first century, bridging the traditional engineering disciplines; from fly-by-wire aircraft to mechanical devices manufactured on a microchip.

MEng (Hons) General Engineering 4 A*AA 38 DC H100

You will undertake a common first two years, which allow you to make an informed choice of specialism in your final year, while in your third year you can study at an overseas institution. Currently we have links with universities in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Denmark, Germany and France.

BEng (Hons) Engineering (General)

Our Engineering degrees are accredited by the relevant engineering institutions (for example, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers). You will be taught by expert staff who are all actively engaged in research at the frontiers of modern engineering analysis, design and practice. This excitement and knowledge are brought into the undergraduate course through design projects, the final-year project and third- and fourth-year-modules.

Typical course content: • A common first two years, which provide a broad-based engineering education. • Specialisation options in the third and fourth years.

(Aeronautics; Civil Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; New and Renewable Energy)

4

See page 73

DC H104

with Foundation

Additional requirements For degrees H100 and H103 we require Mathematics and Physics at grade A at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Previous graduates have gone on to work in graduate engineering roles in civil, mechanical, electronic, electrical, manufacturing, design, aeronautics and systems engineering, and as consultants, technology analysts and software developers. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Final-year MEng streams in Aeronautics, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and New and Renewable Energy. • A final-year research and development project, in which students undertake a significant piece of independent research under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

• A mixture of lectures, problem classes, and practical and design activities. • Group-based activities such as design prepare students for future careers in the engineering industry.

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ENGLISH STUDIES FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 3rd in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research (REF 2014). 96% of our English Studies students said they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 91%). 1st in The Complete University Guide 2016. 1st in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 2576 E: english.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/english.studies

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“I have developed many skills while studying English Literature – greater analytical capacity, a better, more developed sense of different societies, epochs, traditions, ideologies… literature necessarily comprises learning about history, art, science even. It is like being shaped for life, with a greater appreciation of the world we live in. I love how the teaching material is always updated, how different modules are offered, and the way that students are invited to engage with their lecturers and with each other! Having the feeling that the lecturers really listen to and value your opinions is very inspiring. I have enjoyed my time here so much that I have returned to do a Masters in English Literature! Then, I want to be able to give something back, to return to Mauritius and help children discover literature, the English language, and the alchemy of words.” Alexandra Webber Isaacs, English Literature student

Leaders in the field The English Studies Department’s leading role in interdisciplinary research on crosscutting themes – such as Medical Humanities; Modern Conflicts, Cultures, States; and Poetry and Poetics – is reflected in our exciting range of special topic modules.


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English Studies

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

From the Vikings to Shakespeare’s Kings; from Beowulf to Virginia Woolf. You can read it all at Durham University. English studies will appeal to people with a sensitivity to language, a love of reading and a sense of intellectual adventure. As poet Lawrence of Durham put it over 800 years ago,“Describing art in words itself takes art”. Not only does the Department of English Studies provide a thorough grounding in literary theory and the ‘great tradition’ of English literature – from Chaucer and Shakespeare through to plays, poems and novels written in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – it also offers a wide range of imaginative and carefully designed modules. You will have the opportunity to study English-language literature in a variety of non-British contexts, including Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA; and/or to study some of the languages used in Medieval England, such as Old Norse, Old French and Old English. English is a very popular and highly regarded subject, and the linguistic, critical and analytical skills that it teaches are highly transferable.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors, including arts and theatre management, broadcasting, publishing and journalism, business, accounting, marketing and advertising, teaching, higher education, law, third sector and government positions. Examples of high-profile employers include:

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) English Literature

3

A*AA

38

DC Q300

BA (Hons) English Literature and History

3

A*AA

38

DC QV21

BA (Hons) English Literature and Philosophy

3

A*AA 38 DC QV35

BA (Hons) Education Studies – English Studies

3

See page 65

DC X1Q3

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) English

4

See page 73

DC Q301

with Foundation

Additional requirements For Q300 we require grade A in English Literature at A-level or equivalent. For QV21 we require grade A in History and English Literature at A-level or equivalent. For QV35 we require grade A in English Literature at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements, please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Typical course content: • A wide-ranging syllabus, from Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Literature to Post-1945 Fiction and Poetry. • Introductory, foundational study of poetry, fiction and drama. • Lecture modules covering the History of English Literature, including Shakespeare, Romantic Literature, Victorian Literature, and Modern Literature. • Core study of the theory and practice of literary criticism.

• Special, research-led seminar teaching on a lively range of authors and topics, including Keats and Shelley, W.B. Yeats, Toni Morrison, Irish poetry, and Australian legend. • An opportunity to study American literature. • Creative writing – new modules on the writing of poetry and prose. • A strong emphasis on the reading and writing of poetry, with live performance events in Durham.

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FOUNDATION CENTRE FACTS RANKING 90% of Durham’s subjects are ranked within the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2016).

For information on entry requirements, please see www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre/dpp/entry

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Dr Sam Nolan (pictured above) has developed a nationally funded suite of ‘virtual experiments’, recreating laboratorybased experiments and enabling students to familiarise themselves with expensive kit before using it for real; greatly enhancing students’ confidence in practical science.

LOCATION OFFER

UCAS CODE

BSc (Hons) Finance with Foundation

4

QC N308

MBBS Gateway to Medicine

6

QC A190

BA (Hons) Geography with Foundation

4

DC L700

BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation

4

DC F801

BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation

4

DC F602

BSc (Hons) Health and Human Sciences

4

DC L691

4

DC V102

BA (Hons) Japanese Studies (with Year Abroad) 5

DC T203

with Foundation

BA (Hons) History with Foundation

with Foundation

Innovations in study practice

TYPICAL A-LEVEL

YEARS

Please see www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre/dpp/entry for up-to-date entry requirement information

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 0172 E: foundation.centre@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre

DEGREES

LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation

4

DC M102

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with Foundation

4

DC LA00

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation

4

DC G107

BA (Hons) Marketing with Foundation

4

QC N504

MBBS Medicine with Foundation

6

QC A191

BA (Hons) Music with Foundation

4

DC W301

MPharm Pharmacy with Foundation

5

QC B231

BA (Hons) Philosophy with Foundation

4

DC V501

BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation

4

DC F302

BA (Hons) Politics with Foundation

4

DC L201

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

4

QC X120

4

QC C818

4

DC L301

with Foundation

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Applied) with Foundation

BA (Hons) Sociology with Foundation

BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity 4

DC C604

with Foundation

BA (Hons) Theology and Religion with Foundation 4

DC V612


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Foundation Centre

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Realising potential and delivering higher education without barriers.

Our students come to us from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; many have had a long break from formal education. We help students to realise the skills and personal qualities they each possess to apply these in developing the academic knowledge they will need as they progress through their studies. Foundation Centre programmes are fully integrated with Durham University degree programmes, counting as Year 0 of a full undergraduate degree. Students will progress directly on to their degree at Durham once they have successfully completed their Foundation Year.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Management

Our graduates enter a wide range of occupational areas both in the public and private sector, including science, teaching, business and finance. Durham University has an excellent graduate employment record, and the skills acquired here serve as a valuable preparation for life after university.

LOCATION OFFER

UCAS CODE

4

QC N209

BA (Hons) Anthropology with Foundation

4

DC L608

BSc (Hons) Anthropology with Foundation

4

DC L603

BA (Hons) Archaeology with Foundation

4

BSc (Hons) Archaeology with Foundation

4

DC F403

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation

4

DC C104

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Foundation

4

DC B902

BA (Hons) Business and Management

4

QC NN21

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation

4

DC F103

BA (Hons) Chinese Studies (with Year Abroad)

5

DC T103

4

DC Q805

with Foundation

with Foundation

with Foundation

Employment

TYPICAL A-LEVEL

YEARS

BA (Hons) Classics with Foundation

Please see www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre/dpp/entry for up-to-date entry requirement information

We offer specially tailored study programmes to prepare students for degree-level study, specialising in helping mature learners return to education and preparing EU and international students who are unable to study to a sufficient level in their own country for direct entry. We can also support students who are changing between academic fields.

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences 4 with Foundation

DC V400

DC LV00

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation 4

DC G402

BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation

4

DC L372

BA (Hons) Economics with Foundation

4

DC L101

BA (Hons) Education Studies with Foundation 4

DC X301

BEng (Hons) Engineering (General)

4

DC H104

4

DC Q301

with Foundation All potential students interested in a Foundation year are requested to contact the Foundation Centre for an Information, Advice and Guidance discussion before applying.

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PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

GEOGRAPHY FACTS RANKING Ranked 1st for research power in the UK for world-class research (REF 2014).

We provide the opportunity for you to gain valuable practical experience and put the theory you have learnt into practice on Geography field trips (pictured). Previously our students have visited Iceland, Switzerland, California, Berlin, Cape Town and Jerusalem.

Students on the BSc programme registered an overall satisfaction rate of 97% in the National Student Survey 2015 (4th highest among Russell Group Universities). Students on the BA programme registered an overall satisfaction rate of 93% in the National Student Survey 2015 (equal 5th highest among Russell Group Universities). 1st in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015. 2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 5th in the world in the individual subject tables in the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16. Durham Geography is among the top 4 Departments in the UK for employment prospects (The Telegraph 2015).

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1883 E: geography.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/geography

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“One of the things I’ve always loved about Geography is that it provides a crossover between the ‘human’ and the ‘physical’, and at Durham University I chose to study some of the modules that allowed me to explore this connection. I found these lectures really interesting, and enjoyed the debates and discussions in our small group seminars afterwards. I also enjoyed the fieldwork opportunities at Durham, as this gave me practical skills in carrying out research. My degree gave me a breadth of skills in research, writing, presenting and group work that allowed me to gain employment in the NGO sector after I graduated. It also gave me an insight into the diversity of topics that Geography can cover, and introduced me to Political Geography, which I am now taking forward to PhD.” Sarah Hughes, Geography graduate


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Geography

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

You will study some of the world’s major challenges. Climate change, environmental governance, landslides, natural hazards, geopolitical conflict and territorial dispute, migration, sea level rise, energy poverty, flooding, debt, austerity, an urban century: these are just a few of the significant challenges that are confronting us today, and few departments are better placed than Durham Geography to study them. Our Department is one of the leading centres of geographical scholarship in the world. Drawing on a breadth of internationally recognised expertise, we deliver degree programmes that enable you to study human activity and the physical environment as well as the interactions between them. We teach and research across the discipline from Antarctica to Bangladesh, from spatial theory to flood modelling, and from GIS to health and wellbeing. We endeavour to enthuse and stimulate you from the seminar room to the field site, stretching you to realise your intellectual potential. Our aim is to sustain a world-class research, teaching and learning environment with high-quality laboratories and IT facilities in a supportive and collegiate atmosphere. As a result of this our graduates are eminently employable.

Typical course content: • Geographical Perspectives on Climate Change • Natural Hazards and Environmental Processes and Governance • Economic Geography: Money and Finance, Austerity, New Economic Zones • Political Geography: Territory and Geopolitics, Citizenship and the State • Development Geography: Energy Extraction, Labour, Post-Colonialism

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Geography

3

A*AA

38

DC L702

BSc (Hons) Geography

3

AAA

37

DC F800

MArts Geography

4

A*AA

38

DC

L703

MSci Geography

4

AAA

37

DC

F802

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Geography

3

See page 65

DC X1F8

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Geography with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC L700

BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC F801

(Geography and Biology; Geography and Earth Sciences; Geography and Mathematics; Geography and Psychology)

Additional requirements For F800 and F802 we require one, and recommend two, science subjects at A-level or equivalent. Geography is accepted as a science. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Social Geography: Gender, Race, Class, Identity, Place

Employment

• Urban Geography: Global North and South Perspectives

Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Scientific Research Methods: GIS, Data Analysis, Fieldwork, Laboratory Skills, Modelling • Geomorphology: including Fluvial, Glacial, Hillslopes and Mountains • Global Environmental Change: Past and Present.

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HISTORY FACTS

A culture of research

RANKING 92% of our History students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%).

We believe that students should be part of our research culture through research-led education. For example, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (pictured left), a distinguished writer on public history, works with students to explore the ways in which both the past and knowledge about the past are represented for diverse audiences, encouraging students to develop an understanding of what is meant by ‘history’, its complexities, strengths and limitations.

2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 3rd in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1040 E: admissions.history@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/history

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“I have enjoyed studying societies from all round the world and across human history, engaging with areas of history that I had never before had the opportunity to look at. I examined history from creative and abstract angles and I read works by literary, anthropological, political and sociological scholars, which was not only new and interesting, but also allowed me to gain an insight into how historical research can interact in dynamic ways with other academic disciplines. I found staff to be attentive and helpful, and I consider it a privilege to have been able to work with academics who are experts and leaders in their fields of research.” Luke Elton, History graduate


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History

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Durham – an excellent History Department in a unique historical location. Durham University has one of the most highly regarded history departments in the UK and our students love being here. This reputation is the product of the quality and commitment of our staff, and the breadth of our teaching, which reflects the research interests of a Department with an international outlook. We offer modules covering periods from the Middle Ages to the present and many different parts of the world: Chinese, Japanese, African and US history are all taught at Durham University, alongside British and other European history. Our degree courses reflect the rich variety of modern historical writing, including cultural, media and gender history as well as political, religious, social and economic history. We are proud to attract so many bright and articulate students; our students achieve excellent results, and proceed to successful careers in both the private and public sectors.

Typical course content: • A wide range of modules to choose from, ranging from the early Middle Ages to the present day, covering Britain, continental Europe, the USA, Africa, China and Japan. • An extensive range of different types of history: political, social, economic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, gender, medical, public and book history.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) History

3

A*AA

BA (Hons) Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

3

See page 53

DC V101

BA (Hons) English Literature and History

3

See page 71

DC QV21

BA (Hons) Modern European Languages and History

4

See page 87

DC RV92

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) History with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC V102

38

DC V100

with Year Abroad

Additional requirements For V100 we require grade A at A-level or equivalent in History. Please note, an A-level in Ancient History cannot be accepted instead of History A-level. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Previous graduates have gone on to work in teaching at school and university level, in museums and galleries, in law, finance, banking and accountancy, the Civil Service and the charity sector. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Emphasis on studying primary sources, different arguments, large concepts and issues from Year 1. • Independent research projects in Year 2 and Year 3. • Variety of teaching methods (lectures, seminars, tutorials) and assessment methods (coursework essays, dissertations, oral presentations, examinations). • Opportunity to study subjects outside the Department.

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LAW FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research and research impact (REF 2014). 95% of our Law students found their course intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 89%). 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. 6th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 2856 E: law.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/law

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

RESEARCHEMBEDDED TEACHING Our students are taught by academics who are cutting-edge researchers across a wide range of legal fields. Our goal is to impart our knowledge and skills and embed research throughout our teaching. For example, our Legal Frontiers module, taught by Professor Thom Brooks (pictured above), explores the social foundations of legal change and effective public advocacy and is built around four current issues being researched within the Law School, providing a unique opportunity for students to become more engaged with our research culture and offering an excellent insight into the process of legal change.

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Law

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Durham Law School is consistently rated as one of the top research-driven law schools in the UK.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

LLB (Hons) Law

3 or 4

A*AA

Housed in a state-of-the-art, multi-millionpound development, the Law School offers you outstanding facilities including workrooms, a moot court and a pro bono room. We are committed to providing not only an excellent environment in which to engage with and research the foundational law subjects, but also to offering a degree programme that is diverse and innovative in terms of both content and teaching methods.

LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation

4

See page 72

Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to engage in a growing number of extracurricular activities led by law students – including mooting and working on a range of pro bono activities – and will benefit from our close relationships with a range of leading employers.

Many of our graduates go on to successful careers in the legal profession, working as barristers, solicitors, policy-makers, consultants, in the private sector and in international legal practitioners, for high-profile companies such as:

The intellectual content and academic rigour of all our degrees is widely renowned: the School produces graduates of exceptional quality who are highly sought after by both legal and non-legal employers across the globe.

Typical course content: • Constitutional Law • Human Rights Law • Corporate Law • International Law • Legal Advocacy (Mooting) • Criminal Justice.

38

DC M101

DC M102

Additional requirements Completion of the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) examination is required. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment

“I wanted to study law because it would equip me with useful skills in the long term. The study of law imparts not only analytical and reasoning skills but also clarity of thought and prose. These are skills which add value to personal learning and improve employability. I also found the subject of law profound and engaging. I felt it involved not only the study of law but also the study of politics, sociology, economics, philosophy and above all culture. Studying Law at Durham has given me an intellectual drive, rounded personal development and a good education and helped me to get my current position – I am now training in the corporate department of a law firm Lee & Lee in Singapore.” Si Cheng Lim, Law graduate; Practice Trainee, Lee & Lee (Singapore)

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LIBERAL ARTS FACTS RANKING 1st for English Literature, 2nd for History, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Theology and Religion, and 3rd for Music, in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the top 3 for most subjects and in the top 10 for all subjects that can be combined in the Liberal Arts programme, in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the top 5 universities in the UK in The Complete University Guide and The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. In the top 30 universities globally for Arts and Humanities in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015–16. In the top 40 universities globally for graduate employability in the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16.

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1016 E: liberal.arts@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/liberal.arts STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE In the Liberal Arts programme, students can take modules in almost any subjects in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, subject to eligibility and timetable compatibility. In previous years, many students have focused on subjects which are often studied together, such as History and Politics. Others, however, have created programmes of study involving less common combinations of subjects, across the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, such as Philosophy and Geography, Music and Sociology, and Theology and Anthropology.

“I am currently studying History, Philosophy, and History of Art, but I have also taken modules in Classics and Spanish, and in my dissertation I am researching aspects of cultural, political and economic development in late nineteenth-century China. During my studies at Durham University, I have been closely involved in sport and in the Union Society, and I have travelled extensively in my vacations. Last summer, I studied Sports Management in Milan, and I will be working in Hong Kong next year in a graduate management training scheme. This programme has allowed me to specialise in my primary subject, while exploring a broad range of interests in a truly diverse classroom setting. This unique and highly flexible programme has given me the space to grow as a student, created global connections, and put me in the best position possible for life after Durham.” Nick Durrans (from Vancouver)

Below: Durham Cathedral


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Liberal Arts

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Liberal Arts gives you the opportunity to design your own programme of study. You can study two, three or even four subjects, in and beyond the Arts and Humanities, focusing increasingly on the elements of these subjects which reflect your particular interests and aspirations. Liberal Arts is a flexible multidisciplinary degree programme for students who want to specialise in two or more principal subjects. It offers students who are interested in making creative connections between their subjects the chance to study in some of the UK’s most highly ranked departments in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students initially enrol on the standard three-year programme, but many subsequently transfer to the four-year version of the programme, in order to study or work abroad for a year.

“I am studying English Literature, Business, and History, and in my dissertation I am investigating the possibilities of verbal expressiveness in the dramatic works of W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Samuel Beckett. The programme is designed and administered so seamlessly that I have felt that I have the academic freedom to make interdisciplinary connections between my subjects, and that my teachers and my fellow students have become my support system and a network for life. This world-class education has enabled me to pursue work experience in the financial services industry in New York City and in a public relations firm during London Fashion Week, and prepared the way for my future MBA. This academic journey has shaped who I am today, in my personal as well as professional development.” Megan Liu (from Shanghai)

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

A*AA

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with Foundation

4

See page 72

38

DC LA01

DC LA00

Subjects studied may include: • Classics and Ancient History

• Theology and Religion

• English Literature

• Arabic

• History

• Chinese

• History of Art

• French

• Music

• German

• Philosophy

• Italian

• Japanese

• Education

• Russian

• Geography

• Spanish

• Politics and International Relations

• Anthropology • Archaeology • Business • Economics

• Sociology • Sport

See also Combined Honours in Social Sciences (page 55) and Natural Sciences (page 91).

Additional requirements Please note the following subject-specific entry requirements: •T  o study English Literature, History or Music a grade A at A-level or equivalent is required in the subject. •T  o study French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish at an advanced level a grade A at A-level or equivalent in the language is required.

• To study Arabic, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish ab initio a grade A at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language is required. • To study Chinese or Japanese a grade A at A-level or equivalent in a modern foreign language is desirable but not essential. • To study Economics a grade A at AS-level or equivalent in Mathematics is required. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Graduates of multidisciplinary programmes are valued by employers for the range of their intellectual skills, their adaptability, their creativity and their independence of mind, and our graduates have gone on to work for many high-profile employers in the UK and internationally, including:

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 91% of our Mathematical Sciences students found their course intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%). 6th in The Complete University Guide 2016. 6th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

High-profile lectures We are proud to host the Collingwood Lecture, in memory of Sir Edward Collingwood, a respected research mathematician and scientist and after whom Collingwood College is named. These annual lectures are given by medallists of international renown. Recent distinguished lecturers have included Fields Medallists and Nobel Prize winners such as Professor Peter Higgs (pictured left), who is a Durham University honorary graduate.

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 3103 E: maths.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/mathematical. sciences/undergraduate

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“The teaching at Durham, for me, is a highlight. I find lectures to be informative and entertaining. They also come with lots of supplementary material to allow you to learn in the best way possible for you. Your lecturers will push you to explore further. For me, this culminated in a piece of independent research on multiple compounded pendulums, which I was asked to present at the Tomorrow Mathematicians Today (TMT) conference. Subsequently, I was granted an EPSRC summer scholarship, and under supervision conducted some research into thin film delamination.� Jordan Moore, MMath student


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For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

We offer stimulating, flexible and intellectually satisfying degrees. Whether you are looking for a Single Honours degree, or wish to combine Mathematics with other subjects, Durham University offers a distinct blend of high-quality teaching and research along with excellent facilities and a stimulating environment for your studies. Whichever degree you choose, you will benefit from research-led education by experts in a wide variety of fields across pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and probability. With a modern curriculum you will learn from the most cutting-edge and relevant teaching, enabling you to develop the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for further study or to gain employment in a wide range of sectors.

Typical course content:

Mathematical Sciences DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS IB DIPLOMA A-LEVEL YEARS LOCATION CODE SCORE OFFER

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

3

A*A*A–A*AA 38

DC G100

MMath (Hons) Master of Mathematics

4 A*A*A–A*AA 38

DC G103

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC G107

(Mathematics and Biology; Mathematics and Chemistry; Mathematics and Computer Science; Mathematics and Earth Sciences; Mathematics and Economics; Mathematics and Geography; Mathematics and Philosophy; Mathematics and Physics; Mathematics and Psychology)

MSci (Hons) Joint Honours (Mathematics and Chemistry; Mathematics and Physics)

Subjects • Calculus and Probability • Linear Algebra • Analysis • Programming and Dynamics. Study methods • Lectures • Tutorials • Computer classes • Problem classes

Additional requirements For G100 and G103 typical A-Level offers are: a) A*AA to include A* A from Maths and Further Maths, plus satisfactory achievement in the MAT or Grade 1 in any STEP b) A*A*A to include A*A* in Maths and Further Maths for students only taking A-Levels. There are alternatives offers for students only taking AS-level Further Maths and in the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements. Please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Self-directed study to investigate an area of mathematics in-depth.

Employment Previous undergraduates have progressed to work as research scientists, teachers, statisticians, operational researchers, investment analysts, actuaries, insurance analysts and accountants, for numerous academic institutions and leaders in their sectors such as:

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MEDICINE FACTS RANKING Durham University is in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16 and is in the top 40 globally for employer reputation. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 0353 E:  medicine.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/school.health/ phase1.medicine @MedAdDurham

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE Community placements lie at the heart of medicine at Durham University. This scheme enables you to work with a local ‘third sector’ organisation during your Phase I studies. “The outstanding Community Placement programme enhanced my learning experience and played a key role in developing my communication skills and confidence, contributing towards my clinical placements. The high-quality programme allowed us to collaborate with community services and understand the importance of working with external agencies and see the implementation of the biopsychosocial model and the real-life implications this has on our local community and patients.”

Charan Thandi, Medical student (pictured far right)


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Medicine

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Medicine at Durham University is an exciting partnership between Newcastle University, the North East NHS and you. Undergraduate medical education is delivered in the North East through a partnership between Newcastle and Durham Universities. The Medicine programme is delivered in two phases, with Phase I being offered by both universities. At the end of Phase I, Durham University students join with Newcastle University students to study in hospitals across the North East and Cumbria. Phase I Medicine at Durham University is located at Queen’s Campus, Stockton, where you will be part of a relatively small year group. This contributes to a friendly learning environment, where students get to know each other and also get to know the friendly and approachable staff. Using a variety of traditional and modern teaching methods to provide the best possible learning experience for our students, our case-led approach to teaching introduces you to patients within the first few weeks of the course. Sessions are often led by clinicians, patients and carers, to provide students with first-hand accounts of what it is like to live with and manage medical conditions. The structured learning environment provides students with clearly defined goals. New material is explained to you by patients, academics, clinicians and other healthcare professionals with the aim of you developing responsibility for your own learning. Our staff have international reputations and engage in high-quality medical education research, which aims to enhance the learning experience of our students by use of a variety of traditional and innovative teaching methods including use of simulation, body painting, modern imaging techniques and ultrasound.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

MBBS Medicine

5 AAA 38 QC

MBBS Gateway to Medicine

6

See page 72

Apply to Newcastle University A100 and select Campus Option D

QC A190

6 See page 72 QC A191 MBBS Medicine with Foundation Additional requirements For A100, Chemistry or Biology is required either at A-level (grade A) or at AS-level (grade A) or equivalent. If only one of Biology or Chemistry is offered at A- or AS-level, the other is required at grade A GCSE or in a Dual Award Science GCSE (grade A or equivalent). Once the academic criteria have been met, academic achievement is not considered further in subsequent parts of the application process, for example additional A-levels or A* results or additional GCSE results are not taken into account. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Typical course content: • Learning medicine in partnership with our local community • Early patient contact • Case-led approach • High-quality clinical skills teaching • Innovative teaching methods such as body painting and ultrasound • Use of simulated cases to help learn clinical sciences.

Employment After graduating from MBBS Medicine, you are entitled to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and receive a licence to practise. You will then go on to complete a two-year Foundation programme and, upon successful completion, gain full registration. Doctors then select their speciality of choice either as a doctor in a hospital or as a GP. All doctors must continue their learning throughout their career and our degree has been designed with this long-term aim in mind.

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MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES FACTS RANKING 94% of our Modern Languages and Cultures students said their course was intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 87%). 2nd for French, German and Iberian Languages in The Complete University Guide 2016. 2nd for Russian and East European Languages in The Complete University Guide 2016. 5th for German and 3rd for Iberian Languages in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 4th for French, 2nd for Italian, and 3rd for Russian and East European Languages in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 3441 E: mlac.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/mlac

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

HIGH-PROFILE COLLABORATIONS Dr Santiago Fouz Hernández (pictured above, right) is Reader in Hispanic Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. He is a specialist in Spanish cinema and regularly collaborates with contemporary film directors including Ventura Pons (pictured above, left). He has recently worked with The Roxie Theater in San Francisco and is currently exploring collaborations with Cinema Texas in Barcelona and Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. These projects feed into specialist classes in Hispanic Studies. Photograph courtesy of Laura Lamaki

A year studying abroad “I spent my study abroad year studying at Heidelberg University in Germany and teaching English in a French secondary school in Perpignan, both of which were amazing experiences. Being abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in new cultures; my language skills have improved enormously and I’ve now got seven months’ teaching practice as well as volunteering experience on my CV.” Claire Ewbank (pictured above), Modern Languages and Cultures student, visited France and Germany


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Modern Languages and Cultures

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

In a world of increasing cultural and economic globalisation, a degree in Modern Languages is your passport to international career opportunities and a lifelong love of languages and cultures. Employers of all kinds are looking for ‘global graduates’: people with excellent communication skills, sensitivity to other cultures and the ability to mediate between them, and the confidence to adapt to different environments. At Durham University you can specialise in one or two languages and the cultural worlds associated with them – choose from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian. You will develop high-level language skills and in-depth intercultural awareness. The year abroad will give those capabilities a crucial boost as well as providing valuable experience of working or studying in different countries. We place a strong emphasis on the study of cultural production: a stimulating range of options enriched by the world-class research expertise of our staff will enhance your critical thinking, communication, research and analytical skills.

Typical course content: • Research-led teaching in literature, culture, history, politics, visual arts and cinema. • Over 80 modules across eight languages on topics from the medieval period to the present day. • Small group language classes with native speakers. • Intensive double modules in a range of beginners’ languages.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Cultures with Year Abroad

4

AAA

37

DC R002

BA (Hons) Modern European Languages and History with Year Abroad

4

AAA

37

DC

BA (Hons) Chinese Studies

4 AAB 36 DC T102

RV92

with Year Abroad

BA (Hons) Japanese Studies

4 AAB 36 DC T202

with Year Abroad

BA (Hons) Economics with French

4

See page 63

DC L1R1

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) Chinese Studies

5

See page 73

DC T103

5

See page 72

DC

(with Year Abroad) with Foundation

BA (Hons) Japanese Studies

T203

(with Year Abroad) with Foundation

Additional requirements We require grade A at A-level or equivalent in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish to study that subject at degree level. Grade A at A-level, or equivalent, in a modern European language is required to begin the study of beginners’ German, Italian, Spanish, Russian or Arabic. However, there are no language pre-requisites for Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors including in education (teaching English abroad; secondary and primary teaching); as business professionals (research, administration, marketing, human resources, sales and business development, finance and investment analysts and advisers); writing and translating and in the cultural and heritage sector (museums, galleries and tourism). Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Specialist facilities including language laboratories, audio-visual resources and an interpreting suite. • Final-year dissertation providing one-to-one supervision with subject specialists.

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MUSIC FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 92% of students said that staff were enthusiastic about what they are teaching in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector average 90%). 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 3rd in the Complete University Guide 2016.

Collaborative working The acquisition of the Archive of Sir John Stainer in 2010 not only bolstered a major interest in church music within the Music Department, but also intensified an existing passion among students of music and other disciplines for choral singing, encouraged by the University’s rich collegiate tradition and leading to an important CD recording in which all the choirs of the University participated. This collaboration symbolised the way in which staff and students come together to share study and research. Left: Concert in Durham Cathedral Below: Music Department, Durham City

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 3140 E: music.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/music

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“I have a passion for music analysis. This research field has not only equipped me with an enquiring mind and the ability to think outside the box, but has also helped greatly with my performance studies: I have found that analysing the formal structure and harmonic make-up of a piece leads to a more meaningful understanding and thus, a more informed and coherent performance. I hope to become a professional musician and I am one step closer to this since taking up the organ scholarship at Chichester Cathedral. The skills and knowledge I gained during my time at Durham University – academically and musically – were indispensable during auditions.” Laura Erel, Music graduate; Organ Scholar, Chichester Cathedral (pictured left)


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Music

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

When you join us, you will develop your creative, practical and critical skills in a unique and beautiful location. Our programmes are well balanced, covering everything from the music of the great composers to contemporary music and Indian ragas, studied from the perspectives of history, theory, aesthetics and ethnography as well as through composition and performance. The Department is located at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – an extraordinarily beautiful place. But it is the juxtaposition of ancient and cuttingedge that makes Durham so unusual and inspiring; within the old buildings, we strive to forge fresh interpretations and create exciting new music, using state-ofthe-art technology. At the same time, there’s an amazing variety of music-making going on in Durham: four orchestras, an unrivalled range of choral singing opportunities and theatrical productions, new musical ensembles, gamelan, jazz bands, rock bands, and much more.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Music

3

AAB

36

DC W300

BA (Hons) Music and Philosophy

3

AAB

36

DC WV53

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Music

3

See page 65

DC X1W3

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) Music with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC W301

Additional requirements For W300 and WV53 we require A-level or equivalent in Music. Grade 7 or 8 in first instrument is advisable but by no means essential and keyboard skills are advisable. We look favourably on Music extended plays (EPs). In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Typical course content: Our music degree is distinctive in being organised around six pathways, which encompass diverse interests, specialisms and methods: • Music History, with particular focus on Western music from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, covering subjects as varied as Russian and Soviet Music and Britten’s Chamber Operas • Analysis, examining a wide variety of analytical methods • Musical Techniques, focused on developing a versatile working knowledge of tonal music’s ‘nuts and bolts’

• Ethnomusicology, exploring diverse musical cultures in depth and offering specialist study in areas such as Indian and Korean music • Performance, with practice- and research-based modules addressing score interpretation, programme choice, on-stage behaviour, and much more • Composition, with a wide selection of modules in both acoustic and electroacoustic music, offering many opportunities to workshop new music with invited professionals.

Employment The Durham experience leads to employability – with strong guidance not just from staff and the careers service but crucially from alumni who have really made it and who return to share their wisdom at in-house careers fairs. Some graduates proceed to further study, whether in a university department, conservatoire or elsewhere. Others embark on careers, particularly in the following areas: education, music teaching, arts administration, broadcasting, production, management, journalism and accountancy. Above: Studio facilities

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NATURAL SCIENCES FACTS RANKING Durham University is in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16 and globally in the top 40 for employer reputation. 90% of Durham University’s subjects are ranked in the UK’s top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 1014 E: natural.sciences@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/natural.sciences

Dynamic graduates One of our most famous graduates is Dr Paul Hawkins (right) who developed the innovative and world-leading ball tracking sports technology ‘Hawk-Eye’. Dr Paul Hawkins, Natural Sciences graduate, Grey College, founder of Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“Natural Sciences is a flexible degree which allowed me to specialise in one subject but also continue my academic interests in other subjects, tailoring my degree to suit my aspirations. My degree modules in Biomedical Science taught me to love the human body and set me up to understand the need for medicine. However, the Human Geography and Sport modules really propelled my enjoyment in the global impact of prescribed medicine and exercise. This extensive range of knowledge has made it easy to sell myself to employers as I can draw from the variety of tools and theories which I learnt from these varied subjects. I have just started an internship in Novartis, a globally successful pharmaceutical company. I am part of the procurement (sales) team as a Junior Buyer. Without the degree from Durham University I highly doubt I would be where I am now.” Lucy Butt, Natural Sciences graduate; Junior Buyer, Novartis

Above: Students undertaking fieldwork in Whitburn, South Tyneside


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Natural Sciences

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Follow your own path with this most adaptable and versatile of degrees. Natural Sciences is a long-standing degree at Durham University and is challenging and rewarding. It may be defined as a degree programme where science students who are not Single Honours students study. This encompasses Joint Honours degrees while also offering you the opportunity of designing your own BSc or MSci programme of study in science.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

A*AA

38

DC CFG0

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences

4 A*AA

38

DC FGC0

See also Combined Honours in Social Sciences (page 55) and Liberal Arts (page 81).

COMBINATIONS AVAILABLE AS BSC JOINT HONOURS DEGREES

The key characteristics of the Natural Sciences degree at Durham are choice, flexibility and depth. The Natural Sciences degree programme is a flexible degree with a wide choice of subjects (see table on the right) and a range of modules within each subject. Natural Sciences offer you over 20 Joint Honours degree programmes, many of which are accredited, so that by graduation you will have interdisciplinary training regardless of your route of study. Our educational ethos is research-led with over 14 Durham departments offering modules that are taught by leaders in their field.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors. Examples of high-profile employers include:

An – Anthropology

CS – Computer Science

Ma – Mathematics

Bi – Biology

ES – Earth Sciences

Ph – Philosophy

Bs – Business

Ec – Economics

Py – Physics

Ch – Chemistry

Gg – Geography

Ps – Psychology

Additional requirements Specific A-level, IB or equivalent passes are required for some routes and modules; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

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PHARMACY FACTS RANKING Durham University is in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16 and globally in the top 40 for employer reputation. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 0420 E: pharmacy.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/school.health/ ug.pharmacy

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“The MPharm course has exceeded my expectations. One of my highlights has been studying anatomy. Anatomy has allowed me to understand how different organs work together and how they respond to drugs. Furthermore, inter-professional education has been really exciting, as working alongside medical students has really helped me to identify the role of a pharmacist in a team. The programme is rigorous and provides many opportunities to put the knowledge you learn into practice. The Durham MPharm degree should definitely help me stand out from the crowd when applying for pre-registration jobs.” Prakash Navaneetharajah, MPharm student

AN INTEGRATED AND REFLECTIVE APPROACH One of the unique aspects of our MPharm programme is the way in which we provide an integrated, research-led educational experience. Integration supports a reflective approach to the subject as a whole and ensures that our graduates are confident and capable of systematic enquiry and application of their knowledge and skills to provide answers to complex problems rather than more traditional linear styles of learning.


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Pharmacy

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Our innovative Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programme provides the skills and knowledge required for you to embark on a successful career in pharmacy. The MPharm course is for undergraduates looking to enter the pharmacy profession. The course employs a state-of-the-art, research-led curriculum to ensure that graduates are prepared for the demands of the profession in all sectors. We will introduce you to pharmacy practice within the community, hospital and industry as well as many of the specialised areas within which pharmacists work. Taught by leading academics and taking advantage of high-quality teaching facilities, you will be provided with every opportunity to make a contribution to the wider community.

DEGREES

MPharm Pharmacy

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

4 AAB 36 QC B230

5 See page 72 QC B231 MPharm Pharmacy with Foundation Additional requirements For B230 we require at least AAB with A-level Chemistry, one A-level from Biology, Mathematics or Physics plus one other with offers being made subject to satisfying fitness to practise conditions. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Graduates from this programme should be able to gain employment across a range of healthcare providers around the region and nationally including hospitals, community pharmacies, nursing homes, GP surgeries and other healthcare settings where pharmacy plays a significant role, such as prisons and hospices, as well as working in the private sector for high-profile pharmaceutical companies.

Typical course content: • Exploring the discovery, synthesis, formulation and stability of drugs and medicines. • Focusing on the science underpinning pharmacy, including anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. • Considering strategies for the identification and treatment of disease, including the application of clinical skills. • Understanding the application of law in relation to pharmacy, the patient and the general public. • Examining evidence-based decisionmaking around disease management and pharmaceutical care. • Critically assessing complex co-morbid disease states to help understand how to manage complex patient scenarios, including appraising the current evidence.

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PHILOSOPHY FACTS RANKING 95% of our Philosophy students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%). 9th in The Complete University Guide 2016.

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“I have found Philosophy to be a truly interesting subject, examining fascinating questions that mankind has pondered for years. The course at Durham University has a good balance of analytical and continental philosophy as well as teaching from some world leaders in areas like the Philosophy of Science. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some fantastic people: being a top university means we attract some huge talent, including people like Peter Singer or Noam Chomsky for guest lectures and events, not to mention our day-to-day lecturers. The teaching has been exceptional and I have found it to be engaging and inspiring on all levels. I’ve been fascinated by so many of my lectures that when it came to revision it was a real joy to look over some of the topics and be enveloped by the research again.” Charles Smith, Philosophy student

The Department hosts lectures and seminars from renowned UK and overseas philosophers on a weekly basis. Recent visitors have included Amie Thomasson and Noam Chomsky in 2014, and Peter Singer (pictured) in 2015. The student philosophy society also regularly attracts visits from well-known philosophers such as Simon Blackburn and Mary Midgley.

Photo by Tony Phillips – ICEL 2014

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6550 E: philosophy.department@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/philosophy

Learn from internationally renowned philosophers


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Philosophy

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

This most ancient yet compelling intellectual discipline is fundamental to our understanding of what it is to be human.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Philosophy

3

AAA

37

DC

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Politics

3

AAA

37

DC LV25

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology

3

AAA

37

DC CV85

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology

3

AAA

37

DC VV56

BA (Hons) English Literature and Philosophy

3

See page 71

DC QV35

BA (Hons) Music and Philosophy

3

See page 89

DC WV53

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

3

See page 97

DC VL52

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Philosophy

3

See page 65

DC XV35

• Aesthetics and Phenomenology

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC

LA01

• Ethics (Applied and Theoretical) and Political Philosophy

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

Philosophy studies profound and important questions that arise in all areas of human life. At Durham University, we offer a distinctive, research-led Philosophy curriculum, incorporating considerable levels of variety and choice. Whatever you choose, you will be taught by internationally renowned experts in the field. We are one of the UK’s top philosophy departments. The exceptionally high-quality education you receive here will equip you with critical abilities that can be put to use in all sorts of ways and which are prized by employers.

Typical course content: Subjects

• Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind

V500

(Philosophy and Mathematics; Philosophy and Physics)

• Gender, Film, Literature and Society • History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC

CFG0

• Logic (Formal and Philosophical) and Philosophy of Language

BA (Hons) Philosophy

4

See page 72

DC

V501

• Philosophy of Religion and History of Philosophy. Skills • Philosophy graduates are well known for their excellent abilities to think logically, to communicate sophisticated ideas in a clear way, and to identify flaws in complex arguments. • As a philosophy student at Durham University, you will formulate your own solutions to problems in a wide range of philosophical areas and traditions. • Philosophy opens up new ways of thinking about yourself and your place in the world.

with Foundation

Additional requirements For LV25 we require grade A in at least one social science or humanities subject at A-level or equivalent. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates proceed to higher-degree study and an academic career; or enter a wide range of professions including law, the Civil Service and politics, management, public relations, teaching, journalism, media and publishing, marketing, retail and business, IT and financial services. Examples of high-profile employers include:

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PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS (PPE) FACTS RANKING Durham University is in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings® 2015–16 and globally in the top 40 for employer reputation.

Flexible and varied “If I were to single out one great thing about the PPE programme at Durham University, it would definitely be the flexibility that you have when it comes to choosing your modules. It is very easy to focus more on one subject, as I eventually did, but it’s just as simple to study all three subjects for the whole three years.

CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6340 E: economics.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/ppe

The range of topics that you can choose from in each subject is astounding and I often found myself unable to pick between different modules that all seemed equally interesting!”

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

Alexis Grigorieff, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) graduate

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.” John Maynard Keynes, British Economist (1936) The PPE degree is a Joint Honours degree, providing an exciting possibility of exploring philosophy, politics and economics in all their connections and depth. At Durham University all three subjects must be studied to the end of the degree, although a certain level of specialisation can be achieved in any one of the three, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

3

A*AA

38

DC VL52

Additional requirements For VL52 we require one arts/humanities subject at A-level or equivalent and Mathematics at A-level or equivalent. If you are taking Mathematics and Further Mathematics, a further two subjects must be taken at A2-level. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/ courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors including finance and banking, consultancy and government positions. Examples of high-profile employers include:

You can extend your PPE degree to four years by doing a study abroad or work placement in the third year.

Typical course content: • Macroeconomics • Microeconomics • Knowledge and Reality • Ethics and Values • Political Philosophy • Ideas and Ideologies • International Relations.

“PPE at Durham is a highly prestigious degree programme that attracts passionate and driven students from all around the globe – a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas and most importantly, build friendships for life. An interdisciplinary education has many advantages. Not only does it enable us to view a particular topic from different angles – an invaluable asset in an increasingly complex world – but it also invites us to go along unconventional paths. This is a useful skill, especially in an academic context where crossing boundaries and bridging gaps can lead to creative and innovative outcomes. I believe that my degree from Durham has equipped me with skills in analytical and critical thinking which will prove invaluable to my future academic career path.” Jana Cattien, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) graduate

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PHYSICS FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 93% of our Physics students said they felt the course was intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2014. 4th in The Complete University Guide 2016. 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 3726 E:  physics.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/physics

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Leading centre for space science research Durham University was named Europe’s leading centre for space science research. The Thomson-Reuters list of The world’s most influential scientific minds 2014 also saw Durham ranked sixth in the world for the influence of its space science researchers. We were the only UK university to feature in the world top 10, ranking above prestigious institutions such as NASA. The ranking also reflects our broad range of space science research including the search for dark matter in the universe, fundamental cosmology and the evolution of galaxies and black holes. Above: Durham University offers state-of-the-art observational astronomy opportunities. As well as the four telescopes located on the Physics Department roof, our students now routinely use a robotic 0.5-metre telescope sited on La Palma in the Canary Islands. Above right: Professor Carlos Frenk, Holder of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal for Astronomy Below: Demonstrating how to ‘see’ temperatures of hot and cold liquids using an infrared camera

“Durham University has a strong Physics Department with a great reputation and excellent links to industry. To become a research physicist, a physics degree is clearly an essential pre-requisite but it was also Durham’s strong links with industry that helped me find my current job. After winning a Physics Department prize, sponsored by a local company, I was offered an internship and subsequently a full-time position there. The team project I did in my final year also helped me secure my role as it gave me a relevant project to talk about in my interview, which was incredibly useful.” Owen Jones, Physics graduate; Physicist, Tracerco


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Physics

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Physics is central to our understanding of natural phenomena, from the smallest length scales probed in elementary particle accelerators to the grandest structures of the universe. Physics has also enhanced our lives by underpinning inventions such as mobile communications, the internet, solar cells and medical scanners. At Durham University you can learn about the Big Bang, black holes, the Higgs boson, high temperature superconductors, lasers, cold-atom Bose-Einstein condensates, biophysics and much more, from leading researchers in the field. You will have excellent opportunities to study abroad and you will develop a wide range of skills of lasting value in whatever career you choose.

Typical course content:  range of introductory and more A advanced courses in Classical Physics and Quantum Physics forming a firm foundation for the subject include: • Classical Mechanics • Quantum Mechanics • Electromagnetism • Special Relativity • Statistical Physics • Particle Physics • Data Analysis and Mathematical Methods

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BSc (Hons) Physics

3

A*A*A

38

DC F300

MPhys (Hons) Physics

4

A*A*A

38

DC F301

MPhys (Hons) Physics and Astronomy

4

A*A*A 38

DC FF3N

MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics

4

A*A*A

DC F344

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

38

See page 91

DC CFG0

(Physics and Biology; Physics and Chemistry; Physics and Computer Science; Physics and Mathematics; Physics and Philosophy)

MSci (Hons) Joint Honours

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

(Physics and Biology; Physics and Chemistry; Physics and Mathematics)

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences

4

See page 91

DC FGC0

BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC F302

Additional requirements For F300, F301, FF3N and F344 we require A*A*A at A-level or equivalent to include Physics and Mathematics. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/ courses for more information.

Employment Our graduates are highly valued by employers and progress into a diverse range of careers and sectors including as research scientists, graduate engineers, graduate trainee auditors and trainee clinical scientists. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• A range of optional courses on more specialised topics.

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POLITICS FACTS RANKING Ranked joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014). 5th in The Complete University Guide 2016. 92% of our Politics students agreed that their course was intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 87%). CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 5689 E: politics.department@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/sgia

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

OUTSTANDING GUEST SPEAKERS We regularly host outstanding guest speakers of international significance. For example, we collaborated with the Durham Global Security Institute and the School of Politics and International Affairs at Leeds University to host a debate between former UK Ambassador to Libya and Iraq, Sir Richard Dalton (pictured left), and the former head of Mossad and Israeli Ambassador, Efraim Halevy (pictured right), on Arab Uprisings, Iranian Influence and the Future of the Middle East. Right: Students outside the SGIA building.

Left: Professor Anoush Ehteshami (right in photo) from the School of Government and International Affairs addresses the Model United Nations annual conference


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Politics

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

From soapboxes to statecraft, you will learn how and why nations are run the way they are. Our expert staff will help you to develop a thorough knowledge of the structure and functions of the modern state, the history of ideas about the nature and purpose of politics and the development of particular regions and their political systems. Teaching is at the centre of the activities of the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), where undergraduates enjoy a vibrant and challenging intellectual environment. The School places great importance on research-led teaching, which integrates new and cutting-edge research into the curriculum and introduces students to a variety of research-oriented skills and researchbased projects. Typical course content: • Political Thought

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Politics

3

AAA

BA (Hons) Politics with Year Abroad

4

AAA 37 DC L202

BA (Hons) International Relations

3

AAA

37

DC L250

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

3

See page 97

DC VL52

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics

3

See page 63

DC LL12

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Politics

3

See page 95

DC LV25

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Politics with Foundation

4

See page 72

DC L201

37

DC L200

• Democracy and Governance • International Relations.

Additional requirements

Plus a choice of another subject such as: • Geography

For L200, L250 and L202 we require grade A in a social science or humanities subject at A-level, or equivalent. Grade A in a social science or humanities subject at GCSE is preferred but not required. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Economics • History

Employment

• Psychology • Sociology

Previous graduates have gone on to complete postgraduate study or to follow careers in organisations such as the Civil Service and Foreign Office (often fast track), international organisations (United Nations), think tanks or as social science researchers (public, private and third sector), journalists (at home and abroad) and working for high-profile employers such as:

• Philosophy • Law. Teaching takes place in seminars, lectures and tutorials.

“A major highlight of the degree for me has been the opportunity to listen to world-renowned speakers on the key political issues of the day. I feel that a degree from Durham University makes me an ideal candidate for a job in either the public or private sector. The rigorous nature of the course and even the different skills that each module teaches can be applied across the board.” Simon Povey, Politics student

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PSYCHOLOGY FACTS RANKING 93% of our Psychology students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 85%). 4th for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2016.

Enhance your employability We offer two innovative placement-based modules, in which you will have the opportunity to work on a psychologically relevant project within a workplace or a school setting. In these modules you will gain an insight into the application of psychology and enhance your future employability.

CONTACT Psychology (Applied) C817 T: +44 (0)191 334 0101 E: psychology.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/psychology/ undergraduate/c817 Psychology C800 T: +44 (0)191 334 3264 E: psychology.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/psychology/ undergraduate/c800 ACCREDITED BY:

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OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“I chose to study Psychology (Applied) because I wanted to learn more about how psychology was applied within the real world. My degree from Durham University offered different modules which developed my interests and helped guide me into a clinical career. I am now a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) NHS service. At Durham I always felt my ideas were encouraged and respected; which made my time as a student thoroughly enjoyable.� Joe Campbell, Psychology (Applied) graduate; Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


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Psychology

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Psychology aims to understand and improve how people perceive, think, act, react and interact. It examines all aspects of behaviour, by investigating the processes underpinning the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind our actions. Durham is one of the leading universities in the UK to offer degrees in Psychology and in Applied Psychology, with both courses demonstrating extensive depth and breadth in the field of psychology. You will receive genuinely research-led education and, as well as undertaking your coursebased studies, we invite students to participate actively in our research environment through seminars, conferences, research assistantship schemes and access to our clinical and experimental facilities. Our degrees are accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and represent the first step in qualifying as a professional psychologist; however, they also provide you with an excellent variety of skills and abilities that are transferable to a diverse array of professions.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BSc (Hons) Psychology

3

AAA

37

DC C800

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Applied)

3

AAB

36

QC C817

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology

3

See page 95

DC CV85

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Psychology

3

See page 65

DC X1C8

BSc (Hons) Joint Honours

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

3

See page 91

DC CFG0

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Applied)

4

See page 72

QC C818

(Psychology and Anthropology; Psychology and Biology; Psychology and Economics; Psychology and Geography; Psychology and Mathematics)

with Foundation

Typical course content: • Abnormal Psychology

Additional requirements

• Biological Psychology

For C800 grade B or above in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent is required. For C817 grade C or above in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent is required. In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

• Cognitive Psychology • Developmental Psychology • Introductory and Advanced Research Designs • Personality and Individual Differences • Social Psychology • Statistical Techniques for Psychologists. C800 also includes advanced modules in topics such as: Evolutionary Psychology, The Neuroscience of Vision and Memory, Social Perception, and Typical and Atypical Development. C817 also includes advanced modules in topics such as: Advanced Statistics, Clinical Neuroscience, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Health Psychology.

Employment Many of our students go on to further study, while graduates from our programmes are highly employable. Our graduates not only work in a range of psychology-related areas as clinical and occupational psychologists but also go on to careers in the NHS as well as teaching, accountancy, law, HR, retail, management consultancy, marketing, publishing, advertising, PR, banking and IT, to name but a few. Examples of high-profile employers include:

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SOCIOLOGY FACTS RANKING 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 8th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6827 E: soccrim.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/sass/ sociologyprogrammes

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

“What makes the Durham Sociology Department distinctive is the calibre of both the academics and students within the Department and its constant focus on further developing itself. It is because of this that I gained a rich and interesting education particularly through my modules of Social Policy and Gender and Sexuality; both led by researchers at the forefront of their field. Throughout my time at Durham University I was provided with a wealth of opportunities to develop myself in a whole host of areas, both academic and extracurricular. These proved instrumental in helping me secure my position on a marketing graduate scheme once leaving university.� Joshua Parker, Sociology graduate

Leaders in sociological research In 2014 Durham University celebrated 50 years of teaching Sociology and Social Policy. Key Durham sociologists such as Philip Abrams and David Byrne have shaped the discipline, and Durham University continues to lead research internationally in areas such as gender, health, social justice, interpersonal violence and innovative research methods.


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Sociology

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Develop an in-depth understanding of society and social issues. The BA Sociology degrees focus on the application of theory and method to real-life social problems in areas such as health, gender and work. Sociology contributes to transformative social change, highlighting salient social trends, advising on social policy and tackling forms of social exclusion. The student experience includes teaching delivered by internationally recognised experts in sociology and social policy (Sociology staff pictured above left). You will acquire a range of transferable skills in critical analysis, data collection and its dissemination. This includes a practical focus on personal development and employability.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Sociology

3

AAB

BA (Hons) Anthropology and Sociology

3

See page 43

DC LL36

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Sociology

3

See page 65

DC XL33

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Sociology

4

See page 72

DC L301

36

DC L300

with Foundation

Additional requirements In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Typical course content: • Gender and Sexuality • Medicine, Health and Illness • Work • Social Exclusion • Research Methods

Employment Our degrees are an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of sectors including health and welfare, the Civil Service, local government, banking and academia. We support students to gain excellent employability skills. As well as pursuing further study, recent graduates have proceeded to careers with a range of high-profile employers including:

• Families, Children and Young People • Social Policy • Crime.

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SPORT, EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FACTS RANKING 98% of our Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity students said they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 86%). 4th in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 5th in The Complete University Guide 2016. 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 6985 E: sport.admissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/sass/sporthome

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information.

OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Professional skills development The ‘Sport in the Community Placement’ module provides final year students with a vocational placement experience in an approved youth sport setting. Our students work with young participants in practical contexts to plan, organise and deliver youth sport coaching, leadership programmes and events. Emphasis is placed on analysing and reviewing the effectiveness of coaching / leadership methods, personal and professional skill development, and the attainment of professional competencies. Left: Sport students on a community placement in Zambia


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Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

Durham University is an outstanding place to study sport, as well as to take part in sporting activities. We offer a contemporary approach to the study of sport, exercise and physical activity – combining academic and applied learning experiences in the social and natural sciences. Our BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity degree is taught by leading academics who are internationally recognised for their research and contribute to worldleading research centres within the School of Applied Social Sciences and the University’s Wolfson Research Institute. The degree is research-led and will prepare you for a wide range of careers and vocational opportunities.

Typical course content: Students have the flexibility to shape their studies around six pathways that run through the BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity degree:

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

3

AAB

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences

3 or 4

See page 55

DC LMV0

BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

4

See page 72

DC C604

36

DC C603

with Foundation

Additional requirements For C603 we require grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualifications in these core subjects). In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham. ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment We have an excellent record for graduate employment and our past graduates are employed in a wide range of careers reflecting the degree programme’s multidisciplinary focus on sport, exercise and physical activity. Potential careers include: sport management, development and policy; exercise, physical activity and health promotion; sports injury therapy; sport science/athlete support services and lifestyle management; physical education (PGCE, Primary and Secondary); sports media, marketing and advertising; and events management. Examples of high-profile employers include:

• Sports Policy and Sports Development • Sociology of Sport • Psychology of Sport and Exercise • Physiology of Sport and Exercise • Physical Activity and Health • Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity.

“Choosing to study BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity at Durham University was the best decision I have ever made. I have had the most incredible three years studying in such a beautiful city on what I truly believe to be the best sport degree programme in the country. The multidisciplinary nature of the programme is the key aspect that makes the degree stand out: the programme is incredibly flexible and diverse, and is constantly evolving, so that the curriculum is up-to-date and involves the latest research.” Katie Falkingham, Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity graduate

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THEOLOGY AND RELIGION FACTS RANKING Ranked 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research and joint 1st for internationally excellent and World-leading research impact (REF 2014). 96% of our Theology and Religion students said they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2015 (sector-wide average 90%). 2nd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. 2nd in The Complete University Guide 2016. 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2016. CONTACT T: +44 (0)191 334 3940 E: theo.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk W: www.durham.ac.uk/theology.religion

STUDY ABROAD  There may be opportunities to study abroad. See www.durham.ac.uk/courses for information. OPEN DAYS For Open Day dates and to book your place, see www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH ‘Christianity and the University Experience’ is a recent project led by researchers in the Theology and Religion Department. It explored the nature of student faith, and the impact that the experience of University life makes on Christian commitment. Undergraduates in the Department can take the opportunity to investigate for themselves the factors that affect religious adherence in different social contexts.

Below: Durham Cathedral


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Theology and Religion

For full entry requirements and more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses

One of the leading centres for study of theology and religion. Theology and Religion at Durham University is a wide-ranging degree that combines aspects of philosophy, history and social sciences, and will give you valuable insights into how people live in today’s world. The Theology and Religion Department has established an international reputation as one of the leading departments in its field, yet we are equally proud of our highquality teaching and commitment to our students. Our degree programmes offer you enormous flexibility, with a rich variety of subjects, and the opportunity to engage in serious and exciting explorations in Biblical studies, Christian theology and the study of religion.

DEGREES

TYPICAL TYPICAL UCAS A-LEVEL IB DIPLOMA YEARS LOCATION CODE OFFER SCORE

BA (Hons) Theology and Religion

3

AAB

36

DC V614

BA (Hons) Theology and Religion

4

AAB

36

DC V615

BA (Hons) Education Studies – Theology and Religion

3

See page 65

DC X1V6

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology

3

See page 95

DC VV56

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

3 or 4

See page 81

DC LA01

BA (Hons) Theology and Religion

4

See page 72

DC V612

with Year Abroad

with Foundation

Additional requirements Typical course content: • Philosophy of Religion • Ethics • Christian Theology • Study of Religion • Biblical Studies • Religion and Film • Final-Year Dissertation

In the IB there are also ‘Higher Level’ subject requirements; please see www.durham.ac.uk/courses for more information.

Employment Graduates enter a wide range of career areas including charity work, teaching, media, journalism, government, law, recreation and leisure, marketing, business and finance and the clergy. We came second for employability of our graduates for Theology and Religious Studies across the sector (The Complete University Guide 2016). Our graduates find employment with leading employers including:

• Optional Year Abroad • Options in Greek and Hebrew.

“I chose to study Theology and Religion at Durham University because of the breadth of subjects covered. I am able to study Ethics, Science and Doctrine as well as Biblical Theology. These areas are currently available all the way through the course not just at final year which was really important to me. The teaching is very good. As the lecturers are all at the leading edge of their areas the teaching is always very exciting and relevant to the wider theological and secular world. I feel that we are working at the front of the theological field and we are kept aware of what is happening in the greater world. The study in theology and other areas is literally changing the way we live and the community we live in.” Talitha Devey, Theology and Religion student

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110 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

1 Applying

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON HOW WE ASSESS YOUR APPLICATION, WHAT QUALIFICATIONS YOU NEED, HOW TO APPLY AND HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE PERSONAL STATEMENT.

STATEMENT ON ADMISSIONS

• Contextual consideration of merit and potential.

Durham University welcomes applications from people of all ages and all backgrounds. We actively support diversity and equality. Your application will be judged primarily on the basis of evidence it gives of your enthusiasm and ability to study, your motivation and commitment to benefit from the range of our academic opportunities, and the contribution that you can make to, and the benefit you can gain from, university life at Durham. HOW DO I APPLY? Applicants for a full-time first degree course (for example, BA, BSc, MAnth, MBiol, MChem, MEng, MPharm, MPhys, MSci, including those courses with a Foundation Year) normally apply through UCAS. You should also do this if you have completed part of a degree at another institution or are seeking direct entry to the second year of one of our courses. You should make your UCAS application via their website. For further details, see www.ucas.com We will write to you to let you know that we have received your application and have started processing it. Please note that this can be a few weeks after sending your application to UCAS. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of submitting your application to UCAS, please contact us. Applicants for Medicine should apply to Newcastle University through UCAS. HOW ARE UCAS APPLICATIONS ASSESSED? Admissions staff look carefully for evidence of merit and potential in each application, including an individual assessment of: • Achieved grades • Predicted grades • The personal statement • The reference • Evidence of the development of study skills • Motivation for the degree course applied for • Independence of thought and working • Skills derived from non-academic extracurricular activities such as engagement in sport, the arts or voluntary and community work

Admissions selectors consider the above when assessing merit and potential. Selectors look at the overall achievement of an applicant as well as merit and potential and this is a multifaceted and complex process.

whether they are acceptable and for further information on specific course requirements. Please note that the information relating to international qualifications contained on our website represents our minimum requirements and specific requirements may differ depending on the programme you apply for.

For more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/apply/faqs and www.durham. ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/policy

• Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of their English language ability.

WHAT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED FOR MY DEGREE?

 Please see www.durham.ac.uk/ learningandteaching.handbook/1/3 for permitted evidence of language ability.

You will find details of course entry requirements at www.durham.ac.uk/courses You should read them carefully. They will tell you which qualifications you are likely to need to be considered for an offer and any other requirements. The requirements printed in this prospectus are correct at the time that it is printed but may change between then and when you apply. The reasons for a change after the prospectus is printed include changes to degree content, review of prior achievement required to be successful on our degrees and changes to the profiles of applications to our degrees. Any changes will be finalised before 1 September 2016. You must therefore check UCAS Course Search from 1 September 2016, when our finalised entry requirements for entry in 2017 will be published. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU ACCEPT? We consider school-leaving qualifications from many countries. We consider a variety of UK and EU qualifications. Please contact our academic departments for advice or our admissions team admissions@durham.ac.uk if your qualification is not listed in our equivalencies documents. You can view our equivalencies documents showing the most commonly presented UK and EU qualifications in applications to Durham University at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/ apply/entry-reqs • For any international qualifications that are not listed within the course information database, please contact international. office@durham.ac.uk for advice on

• We will consider your application if you do not possess standard qualifications, but are able to demonstrate sufficient motivation and ability to pursue work to degree standard. We look for people who are enthusiastic and who may have obtained relevant experience or taken examinations through employment. Everything you tell us will be of interest, and helpful to our Admissions Selectors (see also Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) on page 113). For most of our courses we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking A-levels, the Extended Project or Global Perspectives from the International Baccalaureate as meeting our typical offer. For more information, see www.durham.ac.uk/courses For further advice about whether your qualifications and/or experience would be considered, please contact our academic departments directly or our admissions team at admissions@durham.ac.uk WHAT ABOUT MY PERSONAL STATEMENT? Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to demonstrate why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to and why the University should select your application over those of other similarly qualified candidates. It is primarily an academic statement and you must target it very directly towards the subject in which you are interested, though we will also want to know something about your more general interests.


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Further guidance can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/ apply/personalstatement Some departments also publish guidance on their web pages. WILL I NEED TO COME FOR AN INTERVIEW? Durham University does not use interviews as a means of selection except in the following circumstances: • Where external bodies determine that interviewing is compulsory (applicants to Initial Teacher Training and Medicine) • Applicants to the Foundation Centre • Applicants who do not show adequate evidence of recent and relevant knowledge in their application or who have experienced a break in their study prior to application. If you are invited for interview, it will give you an opportunity to find out more about the University and the course for which you have applied. Your interview will be a two-way process. It will provide you and us with a real opportunity to make a considered decision. If you receive an offer without interview, we may invite you to a Post-offer Visit Day at which you will be able to make a more informed judgement about what we have to offer you. FURTHER INFORMATION We regularly publish further information about undergraduate admissions at www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/apply/faqs We also publish admissions statistics at www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/apply/statistics

2 Visiting us

3 After you apply

Open days, campus tours and arranged visits are an excellent way to experience Durham University. These are offered at Durham City and at Queen’s Campus, Stockton throughout the year. You will need to book your place in advance of the event. You will find the dates and advice on how to book at www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

UCAS APPLICATION

For further advice about booking for an open day or other visit, please call the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office on +44 (0)191 334 9191 or send an email enquiry to us at: open.days@durham.ac.uk The International Office also arranges individual visits for international students and their families throughout the year. For more information see www.durham.ac.uk/international/apply/visit PRE-APPLICATION OPEN DAYS Pre-application open days are delivered separately at both Durham City and Queen’s Campus, Stockton and aim to give you a real taste of student life at Durham University. You can meet with staff from academic programmes taught on site and chat to current students about their experiences. Our colleges and student support services will be open alongside our sport and Students’ Union facilities. For an all-round, in-depth experience of Durham University these are the events to attend. Booking is essential. CAMPUS TOURS If you can’t attend an open day, we run campus tours at both Durham City and Queen’s Campus, Stockton approximately once a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year. You will have an introductory presentation then a tour of facilities led by current students. You may find it useful to contact a member of department staff to arrange a visit to the academic department, so that your campus tour visit coincides with an opportunity to find out more about your intended programme(s) of study. Booking is required. POST-OFFER VISIT DAYS Applicants holding an offer from us may receive an invitation to attend a Post-offer Visit Day. These events are currently held in March each year and are the perfect way to find out more about your allocated college community, the University and your academic programme(s). Our current students will act as ambassadors to make you feel welcome and answer your queries, while our staff will be available to provide the information necessary to assist you in your decision-making. Residential and non-residential places are offered. Booking is essential. SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES If you are representing a school or college, please see the range of services we provide at www.durham.ac.uk/schools For further information please email us at student.recruitment@durham.ac.uk

The following outlines the process for consideration of applications received by the University: • Your application is received and considered by one or more academic selectors for the relevant department (or departments for Joint Honours). • Once the academic selector has made a decision on your application, the decision is then processed to UCAS by the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office. This will be the first notification you receive of the outcome of your application. Once the decision is processed to UCAS, we will write to you to let you know the outcome and the details of your offer, if your application is successful. • The offer will not include confirmation of your college (this is the next stage of the process). The decision issued through UCAS is the official decision. • Every student is allocated to a college. When you apply, you can state a preference for the college you would like to be allocated to if you receive an offer or alternatively, if you have no preference, choose “open” to have a preference college allocated for you. We do not guarantee that you will receive your preference college but we do guarantee to take account of it, where we can, when allocating you to a college. The college allocation process usually begins in February. The college that you are allocated to will write to you to welcome you and inform you of your membership. In most cases, the college will assume you wish to live in college-managed accommodation unless you notify them that you wish to live out. Colleges will ask you to complete an accommodation application form to reserve your room and the timing of this will depend on your college. Most colleges do not ask for this until your place is confirmed in the summer, but some will ask you to do this once you receive your allocation.


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4 Education FEE STATUS

GENERAL DISCIPLINE

The fee status assessment determines whether an applicant is classed as Home, European Union, Islands or Overseas and will inform the level of tuition fees payable. We have a legal obligation to ensure that applicants are charged the Home fee if they qualify for it. We follow the guidance provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) very closely in order to fairly and consistently determine all applicants’ fee status, regardless of citizenship.

Joining Durham University means that you agree to observe our statutes, regulations, rules, codes of practice and guidelines which set out the University’s standards for student conduct. We will expect you to behave as a good citizen and not bring the University into disrepute. A copy of our statutes, general regulations, codes of practice, and so on is at www.durham.ac.uk/university.calendar/volumei

You can find information on these guidelines at www.ukcisa.org.uk The Student Recruitment and Admissions Office uses the information provided in the application to determine your fee status. We may need some further evidence of eligibility for Home fees from some applicants and will write to these applicants to request this. If applicants think that there is further information or evidence which we have not considered and wish to appeal our fee status decision, they should contact us at feestatus.admissions@durham.ac.uk

MATRICULATION Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome all new students to Durham University. ‘Matriculation’ is the term used to describe students’ formal entry into the University and is described in the University’s Regulations as “the act of placing a student’s name upon the matricula or roll of members of the University”. All students entering to read for an undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma must matriculate at the beginning of their first term of study, unless the special regulations of the course state otherwise. They shall be qualified to matriculate by reason of their admission for the course in accordance with the published entry requirements. A copy of our matriculation regulations is at www.durham.ac.uk/university.calendar/volumeii/ admissions.regulations

The consideration of your application for an offer is an entirely separate process to determining your fee status.

Candidates will also be required to satisfy the University’s requirements for English language proficiency, as detailed in the University’s Guidelines on the English Language Proficiency of Candidates, published in the Learning and Teaching Handbook. See www.durham.ac.uk/learningandteaching. handbook/1/3

COMPLAINTS

MODULAR SYSTEM

Durham University’s Complaints Procedure for Applicants is published at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/ apply/policy/complaints

Our modular degree system allows you to tailor your degree to meet your needs. You can study a range of subjects, or study a discipline, or disciplines, in depth – the choice is yours. Your degree options include: • Single Honours • Joint Honours • Single Honours with subsidiary subjects • Single Honours with a named subsidiary subject

THIS SECTION PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURE OF COURSES AND MODULES, COMPATIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS AVAILABLE, MATRICULATION AND UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

• Named routes in Natural Sciences and pathways in Liberal Arts or Combined Honours in Social Sciences • Four-year Honours integrated Masters programmes. A typical degree course will offer you a choice of modules in a range of subjects, but you must always study 120 credits (typically six 20-credit modules) in each year of your degree course. So, if you are reading a three-year programme, you will undertake 360 credits (typically made up of 17–18 modules including a final-year project or similar research-based module) and for a four-year programme, 480 credits. Before you begin to select your modules, you need to consider the following questions: What choice does my main degree course allow?

Every named degree course requires you to study clearly specified modules from that subject or subjects. This requirement places a natural limit on the number of non-compulsory modules you can read. You can, in many cases, study all your modules from your home subject(s) if you wish, but the regulations have been designed to allow you a choice of subjects in most cases, particularly in your first year. Which modules can I take?

Most of our courses offer up to two single modules which can be taken outside the home department in the first year. Many modules are open, though some will be expressly tied to one or more courses. This is an ideal opportunity to broaden your range of study, or to complement your chosen path. You will need to check with your Admissions Selector that you satisfy pre-requisites for open modules and to ensure compatibility with your timetable. A full list of open modules can be seen at www.durham.ac.uk/faculty.handbook Are the subjects from which I wish to select my modules compatible?

For timetabling reasons and to maintain academic coherence, you will not be able to combine modules from some subjects. For information on module compatibilities, please contact the Admissions Selector in the relevant department.


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5 Student health and wellbeing Can I change course?

COUNSELLING SERVICE

It is sometimes possible to change degree courses once you are a student at the University, but there is no automatic right to do so and no guarantees can be given that a request will be granted. The factors that we take into account include academic merit as well as availability of places on particular courses. For further information on changing courses see www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/apply/faqs/?faqno2458

We offer a quiet and confidential place in which you can work through personal and emotional difficulties which may be affecting your studies both in Durham City and Queen’s Campus. For further information see www.durham.ac.uk/counselling.service

Do I have the right qualifications to study a particular module?

DISABILITY SUPPORT Disability Support offers guidance, information and support and is an essential contact for applicants who may have a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic health condition. The support we offer includes:

The qualifications you need are called ‘pre-requisites’. For specific advice, please contact the Admissions Selector in the relevant department.

• An assessment of your academic needs

I already have knowledge/skills which could count towards my degree. Is there any way I could gain an exemption from certain modules?

• Advice on specific sources of funding to enable you to access additional support

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) allows things you may have already learned or skills you may have acquired to count towards your course, so you do not have to study the same thing twice. You may also be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). For details of APL, see www.durham.ac.uk/learningandteaching .handbook/1/6/2 Which exit qualifications are available?

If you start at Durham University and (for whatever reason) you are not able to complete the full three or four years for an Honours degree, you have the option of leaving with a certificate or diploma, provided that you have obtained the required number of credits in modules at the appropriate level.

• Specialist one-to-one tuition and small group workshops on study skills • Specialist mentoring

• Liaison with any other University services you need, such as Counselling or the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre

Whichever college you state a preference for, we will do our best to make reasonable adjustments and if you have restricted mobility, we can advise on accessibility. Many of our buildings are modern and designed for accessibility – but a small number of the colleges and departments in Durham City are in very old, listed buildings, where getting around is not always straightforward. At Queen’s Campus, there is easy access to all key areas and we will be able to advise you on which college best suits your particular needs. There is also an independent Infrared Transmission System available in some lecture rooms for hearing aid users. Feel free to ask questions Contact us at any time to talk about your needs and how we can help. You can also arrange to visit us to get a real taste of life at Durham University. Contact details are at www.durham.ac.uk/disability.support CHAPLAINCY

You can also find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/disability.support

Many of our colleges have chaplains who offer support in worship, pastoral care, counselling and personal growth. Our chaplains are drawn from several denominations and work closely together. Our Students’ Union supports a wide range of religious and cultural societies, including Catholic, Jewish and Islamic societies. Local churches of many denominations and faiths are very active and maintain close links with the University and colleges. We also provide an Islamic Prayer Centre in Durham and halal food is offered by some colleges. St Aidan’s College has a dedicated kosher kitchen offering fortnightly Sabbath meals for students of any college of the University. For further details see www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/support/ welfare/religion

College preference

REGISTERING WITH A DOCTOR

Our colleges are located in and around Durham City and Queen’s Campus in Stockton, and vary in style and location. In order to help you make the right college preference, we have a team of dedicated Disability Support advisers on hand who can help and give you advice on which colleges can best suit your needs.

At Durham University we take the health and wellbeing of our students very seriously. For this reason, students are actively encouraged to register with a local doctor while they are resident at the University. For further details, see www.durham.ac.uk/ undergraduate/support/welfare

• Equipment loan facility • Advice on examination arrangements. If you think you need extra support, we would encourage you to make this known at the time of your application. You can contact us or visit us at any time to discuss your needs in complete confidence. Call Disability Support on +44 (0)191 334 8115 (Voice/Minicom) or email disability.support@durham.ac.uk or write to us at: Disability Support, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE.


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6 Additional information for international applicants CHILDCARE

HOW TO APPLY

Our day nursery in Durham City has 90 places for children from three months old to school age.

Applications from international students are usually received through UCAS at www.ucas.com/apply

For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/university.nursery SUPPORTING DIVERSITY We are committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity for all staff and students, and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential. For further information, see www.durham.ac.uk/equality.diversity DURHAM STUDENTS’ UNION Durham Students’ Union represents over 16,000 students studying at Durham University. It acts as a unified voice on campus and leads on issues such as academic representation and the provision of facilities. Its Advice and Information Bureau is open every working day to help with any problems you might have. Affiliated with Advice UK and completely independent of your College and the University, you can rely on its professional staff to provide you with the best quality advice. They will take time to explain all your options and help you make the best decision for you. Durham Students’ Union is the University’s central Student Union under the 1994 Education Act and is the representative body for all the students of the University. All students are automatically a member of the Students’ Union unless they choose to opt out of Union membership. Information about the implications of opting out and the process to follow is available on the Students’ Union website. For further information, see www.durhamsu.com

Applicants domiciled in the United States of America are currently also able to apply through the Common App system at www.commonapp.org/how-apply If you have any questions about the admissions procedure, please contact the International Office. T: +44 (0)191 334 6328 E: international.admissions@durham.ac.uk We have representatives in many countries who can advise you about applying to Durham University. A full list of approved agents may be found by visiting the relevant country page at www.durham.ac.uk/international/countryinfo Students may use the services of other education consultants, but note that the University cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any information supplied by them. The British Council in your own country may also be able to help you complete the application. The contact details of your nearest British Council Office are at www.britishcouncil.org ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We consider school-leaving qualifications from many countries. For full details, please see www.durham.ac.uk/international/countryinfo Students of high ability, but who have not been able to study for qualifications normally accepted by the University for undergraduate- level entry, may be eligible to enter the Foundation Centre. For further information, see page 73.

Students whose first language is not English will usually need an English Language qualification. Please see www.durham.ac.uk/ learningandteaching.handbook/1/3 for permitted evidence of English language ability. COSTS The British government does not subsidise student fees for international or UK/EU students. It is important that you do not underestimate your financial needs. To get a visa to enter the UK, you will need to have enough money to pay tuition fees for the first year of your degree and to meet what the UK government considers the minimum you will need for living and accommodation costs. Please check www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa for current financial requirements for entry. Please note though, that depending on your accommodation and lifestyle, your living costs could be more than the minimum required amount and you should ensure that you have sufficient funds. You will need proof that you have this money and that it has been in your bank account for at least 28 days before you apply for your visa to enter the UK. More information about tuition fees for overseas fee-paying students and living costs can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/ international


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Resources and events for teachers and HE advisers We offer many opportunities for teachers to get involved with us. These include free conferences in Durham, London and further afield as well as lots of useful teaching resources. We have a variety of events and resources for you to take advantage of, including: • Our annual HE Advisers Conference which takes place each January at Durham University • Our Easter and Summer conferences for teachers in particular subject areas

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• We support independent study in schools through our annual Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School • We provide online resources to support your teaching and HE application advice. 2016 will see events in Music, Business and Economics, and Earth Sciences. To get involved or to find out more about us, visit our website www.durham.ac.uk/ forteachers or email teachers.conferences@ durham.ac.uk or tweet using #DUForTeachers

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