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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 Programme

Choose Your Programme

If your English skills do not meet our entry requirements, you can enrol on an English language course first. 

When you successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades you will be fully prepared to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham. 

Choose from the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and English Language Preparation programmes. 

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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