Durham University Key Information:-
•Informally known: Durham University
•Motto: Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis (LATIN) "Her foundations are on the holy hills."
•Address: Stockton Rd, Durham, County Durham DH1, United Kingdom
•Affiliation: Russell Group/ACU/Association of MBAs/EUA/EQUIS/AACSB/N8 Group/Universities UK/Matariki Network of Universities/Virgo Consortium/University of the Arctic
•Category: Collegiate research university
•Available study options: Undergraduate/Post graduate
• Acceptance Rate:
• Founders: Charles Throp, William Van Mildert
• Chancellor: Sir Thomas Allen
• Vice- Chancellor: Chris Higgins
•University papers: "Palatinate"
•Phone: +44 191 334 2000
Durham University Highlights:-
•Durham University is England's third oldest higher education institute after Oxford and Cambridge.
•Durham offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programmes in arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
•The modular degree system enables students to tailor degrees to meet their needs by combining subjects or studying one or more subjects in depth.
• Though small this collegiate research university is a powerhouse of research.
•The popular subject choices of study at Durham include English, History, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Theology and Religion, and Archaeology.
•The university is also known for its allround and well structured student support services.
•Student Employment Service assists students with securing part-time work during study.
Durham University Admissions
Durham University Admission:-
If you are planning to apply for a full-time degree programme (BA, BSc, MSci, MEng), then you will need to apply through UCAS.
Before you apply you need to check that:
Course which you wish to apply.
Check entry requirements
check whether you have the necessary support to pay for fees and meet your living costs.
Durham is a collegiate university, so as well as applying to a department you are required to nominate a preferred college in your application. The college you choose will have no effect upon whether you receive an academic offer from the University. This decision is made by the academic department to which you apply.
In order to be admitted to the University, a student must satisfy the entry requirements of the programme and the matriculation regulations. Undergraduate students must also have been admitted to a college or recognised society within the University or to an affiliated college.
School-leaving qualifications from many other countries are acceptable. Please see UK and EU qualifications and International qualifications.
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Post Graduate Admission:
You can apply to most of Durham University's postgraduate programmes through Durham university online application form. However, if you wish to apply for:
01.Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), contact the School of Education
02. Master of Social Work, contact the School of Applied Social Sciences
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION:-
STEP #01: Contact the department
STEP#02: Complete the application form
STEP#03: Your application will be reviewed
STEP#04: The university's response
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Durham University Durham Academic Year
Durham University's Durham academic year is divided into three terms
TERM 01: Michaelmas term, which lasts 10 weeks from October to December
TERM 02: Epiphany term, which lasts nine weeks from January to March
TERM 03: Easter term, which lasts nine weeks from April to June.
Durham University Durham Tuition Fee
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Durham University Infrastructure
Durham University Infrastructure:-
Durham University owns a 227 hectare estate which includes part of a UNESCO world heritage site,one ancient monument, five grade-one listed buildings and 68 grade two-listed buildings along with a woodland. This estate is divided into two separate locations: Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton. These two locations are connected by free bus service all throughout the week.
Durham Campus: Durham City is the main location of the university and contains 14 of the 16 colleges along with most of the academic departments. The Durham City estate is spread across several different sites. The Science site contains the vast majority of departments and large lecture theatres such as Appleby, Scarborough, James Duff, Heywood and more recently the Calman Learning Centre, along with the Bill Bryson library. Mountjoy contains the Psychology and Biological & Biomedical schools, along with various research centres. The Old and New Elvet areas contains a number of departments in Humanities and Social Sciences including Philosophy, and Sociology.
Queen campus: The Campus is home to around 2,000 full-time students, two residential colleges (John Snow and Stephenson Colleges) and the Wolfson Research Institute. Currently a number of subjects can be studied at Queen's Campus: Medicine (shared with Newcastle University), Biomedical Sciences, Accounting, Business and Finance, Applied Psychology, Primary education and Human Sciences.
The Durham University Library system is home to 1.5 million printed items. The library operates four branches: Bill Bryson Library (the main library), Education Library, Queen's Campus Library and the Palace Green Library which holds the special and heritage collections.
The university manages a number of museums.The museum focuses on the heritage of the North East of England with collections spanning the prehistoric, to Ancient Greek and Roman to the Anglo Saxon periods, although the key collection is that of the Medieval & Post Medieval period.
Durham University Faculty:-
Durham University Faculty consists of academicians, subject scholars, researchers and persons of repute the world over.
Durham University Student Life and Activities:
Durham students belong to a college for the duration of their time at the University. Most students live in their college for the first year of their undergraduate life, then choose to 'live-out' in their second year, and subsequently have the option of moving back into college for their final year, usually via a ballot system.Each college has a unique identity and a variety of facilities for students ranging from computer rooms and libraries to tennis courts and gyms.
There are around 130 student organizations on campus.Durham's Student Community Action (SCA) oversees 45 volunteer projects in Durham and the surrounding area. Colleges under Durham organise their own outreach and charitable activities. Palatinate is Durham's independent student run fortnightly newspaper and has been continually published since 1948.
The 50 university level sport clubs are organised by Team Durham with many being predominantly based at the Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle which has 26 courts and pitches for sports ranging from rugby to lacrosse to netball, additional facilities include eleven boat houses and two astroturfs a fitness studio and weights room. The university also owns its own race course. The University is recognised as a Centre of Cricketing Excellence (which is one of only six to play first-class matches)by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Durham is also known in the music and drama scene.
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Durham University Courses
Durham University Rankings
Durham University, Durham's reputation has spread far and wide both nationally and internationally. According to the latest rankings of universities in the United Kingdom Durham University is considered the best in the United Kingdom for Education Studies, Engineering and History. On the other hand world rankings consistently place Durham among the top 100 ranked universities in the world. The safest university in the UK, Durham has also been placed in the top 25 universities globally for employer reputation in a survey of 5,000 blue-chip companies around the world with regard to the quality of, and international demand for, its graduates.
Following is the latest Durham University Rankings.
ARWU (2013, world) Rank: 201-300
QS (2013/14, world) Rank: 90
Times Higher Education (2013/14, world) Rank: 80
Complete (2015, national):Rank 05
The Guardian (2015, national): Rank 08
Times/Sunday Times (2014, national): Rank 06