Established in 1832, Durham University is a public research university in the cathedral city of Durham, in northeastern England. Distinguished as the first university in England to open in more than 600 years after Cambridge was founded in 1209, it lays a claim to being the third oldest university in England and like its predecessors is a collegiate university.
Durham University campus is a beautiful estate, which includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the eleventh century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco Chapel. The University also owns and manages the World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham Cathedral.
Durham University is consistently ranked in the top five of the Times Higher Eductaion UK Rankings and is long established as the leading alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.
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Durham Castle houses one of the University's colleges, University College, making it the oldest inhabited university building in the world.
The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.
A discipline being listed does not in any way indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.
Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at Melbourne and subject to available places at the host institution.
Exchanges to Durham University are only for students who are able to go for a year-long exchange commencing with the Durham three term academic year in October. The exception to this for graduate Business students who may go for a semester-long exchange, provided they start in October also. This means students wanting to apply for Durham University must submit their applications by the December deadline, for a year-long exchange beginning in October.