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Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems)
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Academic Requirement:
65% Weighted Average, Completion of 36 points
Duration: Up to Two Semesters Level of Study: PhD, Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Course Languages: English
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Program Type:
Exchange Program
UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 24 Points, 48 Points Disciplines Available: Accounting, Anatomy and Human Biology, Anthropology and Sociology, Applied Computing, Archaeology, Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Business Law, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics and Ancient History, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Economics, Engineering Science, English and Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, European Studies and Other Languages, Exercise and Health, Finance, French Studies, Geography, Geology, German Studies, History, History of Art, Human Geography and Planning, Italian Studies, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Microbiology and Immunology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Science, Science Communication, Sport Science, Zoology
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About Durham University

Durham's 11th century Norman Cathedral was built between 1096 and 1130 and is one of the world's truly great buildings. Durham Castle, now part of the University, dates from 1072 and was the seat of the all-powerful Prince-Bishops who wielded secular and religious power over much of the North of England, with their own armies, system of taxation and coinage - until the end of the Prince-Bishopric in 1832 Durham was effectively a state within a state.

Durham has always been a modern, forward-looking University. With a medieval World Heritage Site at its heart, new buildings continue the tradition of important and innovative architecture. Durham was one of the first universities to admit women on an equal footing to men (1890), to establish medical training (1834) and the first to award Civil and Mining Engineering degrees to meet regional and national needs during the industrial revolution (1838).

Durham led in the development of science and established one of the earliest observatories in England. Durham University was based in two cities for over 100 years, its medical school at King's College and other Colleges in Newcastle becoming the new and independent University of Newcastle in 1963. Durham was also the first University to establish overseas campuses a century before the concept was reinvented: in Barbados in 1875 and Sierra Leone in 1876. In 1992 the University established a significant presence at our Queen's Campus in the heart of Tees Valley, reinitiating medical teaching and breaking disciplinary boundaries to enhance public health and social well being.

Please visit this page for an FAQ about being an international student at Durham University.

Life as an exchange student according to a University of British Columbia student - Dude Does Durham
For an inside look at life at Durham, see Shari's blog from her exchange in 2015-2016.

Notable Alumni include:

  • Bill Bryson
  • Peter Ustinov
  • Mo Mowlam
  • Tony Blair
Restrictions to UWA exchange students
  • Students must study at Durham for one full academic year (August - June). Exchanges of one semester only are not permitted.
  • Students are allowed to take modules from a maximum of 3 departments at Durham University.
  • Students may not mix modules at Queen's Campus Stockton with modules taught at the Durham campus. Queen's campus modules can be identified by their module code which ends in "s" (e.g. ECON = Durham / ECOS = Queen's Campus)
  • Classes within the English Studies department are limited so approval cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please only choose units from the course catalogues listed here.
Durham has been identified as a university with good unit matches for Masters students studying Neuroscience, Physics, International Relations, Environmental Science and Computer Science. 

Whether you live on or off campus, Durham is a small town that is completely accessible by foot. Most international students live in one of the 16 colleges of Durham, all with something unique to offer. If applying for college accommodation you won’t get a choice of which one you stay in but the things you write in your personal statement will often reflect the one you are put into (e.g. If you mention that you really enjoy sport you might be put into Collingwood). Regardless of where you are placed, your college will become your family as there is endless support from other new and current students.

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