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Pathway Programmes

Our pathway programmes prepare you for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham University.

You will benefit from: Specialist academic and English language modules to prepare you for university. Supportive staff experienced in working with international students. A wide range of progression degree options – more than 40 undergraduate and 60 postgraduate degrees to choose from.  Free support throughout the entire admissions process. 
Our International Study Centre
Students gathered outside the International Study Centre

Choose Your Pathway Programme

International students who do not meet direct requirements have the option to study pathway programmes at the Durham University International Study Centre. These pathways are designed to improve your academic modules, study skills and English language training.

The Durham University International Study Centre programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with Durham University. They aim to give you the best chance of success when you progress to your degree at the University.

Choose from a range of flexible course

Upon successful completion, you can progress to your chosen degree at Durham University.

Students on campus

University student
I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance. I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.

Sumeya from Kenya
Studying International Foundation Year in Humanities