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Planning your Open Day

开放日?are the best way for you to?find out about our teaching excellence, explore our?award-winning?facilities,?and?experience our distinctive college?communities.?

Our 开放日 take place in June and September. If you haven't already, you can view our upcoming events and book your place or register your interest. 

?You can?discover the range of support? services we offer to our students?before you submit your application, ensuring you make the right?decision for you.?

Getting the most out of your visit? 

When deciding on which university is right for ?you ?we recommend you think about?a wide variety of things including academic, college, and student life. Take a look at the information below to find out more. Using the planning links below will take you to further information about the specific events including when the next event is due to take place.

We also have other ways to learn about the university, such as our Self-guided Tour app.

The Durham Difference

The Durham Difference
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College Life

At Durham, we think our Collegiate system allows you to explore and reach your full potential. College life is one side of your experience at Durham and goes hand in hand with your Academic Life.

All of?our student accommodation is located within one of our 16 Undergraduate Colleges.? As a student you become a member of a college, so as an applicant you can make a college preference. Please?take a look?at the Undergraduate Colleges Guide to get a feel for each college as it will?provide an introduction to?the collegiate system here at Durham University, as well as an overview of each of our undergraduate colleges.??You can use our interactive map to view college locations or download the College Location Map to give you an idea of where each of our Colleges are located.

Academic Life

Whether you are deciding to do a single or joint honours programme, or combining multiple subjects through Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts or the Combined Honours in Social Sciences?the choices are varied at Durham.??So?making sure the degree you choose is the right one for you is very important.? From assessment methods to content make sure you know exactly what you are applying for!? Search for a degree using Find a Course to make sure we offer the degree you are interested in.

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  • Interdisciplinary Courses

    Providing flexibility and choice across Durham’s breadth of world-renowned research-led education, allowing you to create a bespoke, academically ambitious degree programme suited to your individual interests, strengths and career plans.
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Order a Prospectus

Order A Prospectus
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Interdisciplinary Courses

Providing flexibility and choice across Durham’s breadth of world-renowned research-led education, allowing you to create a bespoke, academically ambitious degree programme suited to your individual interests, strengths and career plans.
Students at a table in the botanic garden

Student Life

Being a student is about so much more than studying. It's your opportunity to grow as a person, learn new skills, and develop your personal qualities. So, if you are interested, take a look at the things you can get involved in as a student: explore or continue your sporting passion, join a theatre production, create a music ensemble or volunteer in some of our 50+ volunteering projects! The choice is yours. 

Experience Durham

University student
Durham University has an excellent reputation worldwide. I came here for an Open Day and fell in love with the beautiful architecture and friendly people.

Loi Ka Man (Venus)
Economics student
University student
The collegiate structure is a defining characteristic of Durham University. It’s extremely reassuring to be part of an active, close-knit community with a vested interest in your welfare and development, both in your career and personal life.

Jack Panter
Physics PhD, Grey College