Overview

Durham University

City: Durham
Language of instruction: English
  • England's 3rd oldest university
  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 universities in Britain
  • Collegiate institution with 16 Colleges or Societies which provides a social, domestic, and pastoral focus for students
  • 15,000 students, approximately 2,000 international students
  • Historic cathedral city of Durham in the North-East of England
  • Area famed for its attractive countryside, coastline and cultural heritage
  • The city offers a magnificent Cathedral and Castle — both World Heritage Sites

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food SystemsLawScience

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Cumulative average of 70% or above required

Term dates

  • The University operates a term system with three terms (Michaelmas, Epiphany, Easter) in one academic year
  • Terms last between 9-11 weeks each
  • Michaelmas Term: early October to mid December
  • Epiphany Term: mid January to mid March
  • Easter Term: late April to late June

Timing

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Durham credits divided by 4 = UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Most modules run the full year
  • Undergraduate modules are based on a 'weighting' of 20 credits which equates to a typical 200 hours of study time (including lectures, classes and private study) - each module may be 20, 40 or 60 credits (or any other multiple of 20)
  • More information about modules available
  • Formal written examinations are held the end of each academic year only and start from week three in the Easter term (May/ June)
  • When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying

Full course load information

  • Average workload for a full-time student is 120 Durham credits per academic year
  • Normally equates to 6 modules / academic year at 20 credits each

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ENGL 347 (3)
Title: Renaissance Sensations, Science, Medicine and Magic in Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 3681
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: GEOB 270
Title: Handling Geographic Information
Partner course code: GEOG 2591
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: GEOG 316
Title: Natural Hazards, Risk and Resilience
Partner course code: GEOG 3621
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: GEOG 350
Title: GEOG:2511 URBAN GEOGRAPHY
Partner course code: GEOG 2511
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: GEOG 357
Title: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
Partner course code: GEOG 2561
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: GEOG 361
Title: Economic Geography
Partner course code: GEOG 2641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-21
UBC course: GEOG 361
Title: GEOGRAPHIES OF MONEY AND FINANCE
Partner course code: GEOG 3957
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Urban Change in Europe
Partner course code: GEOG 3501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Politics/Space: Drawing Lines, Writing the World
Partner course code: GEOG 3661
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Unfreedom in Labour Relations
Partner course code: GEOG 3787
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-26
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Antarctic Environments
Partner course code: GEOG 3817
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-21
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Cities and the Governing of Climate Change
Partner course code: GEOG 3887
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Visual Geographies: Representing Africa
Partner course code: GEOG 3907
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Geographies of Difference
Partner course code: GEOG 3931
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: GEOG 424
Title: Feminist Geographies: Intimacy, body, state
Partner course code: GEOG 3997
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: HIST 314
Title: Early Modern England: A Social History
Partner course code: HIST 1551
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Crime and Culture in Early Modern Europe
Partner course code: HIST 20B1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Nazi Dictatorship: Culture and Society
Partner course code: HIST 20D1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Elders, Despots, Modernisers: Reimagining the State in Northeast Africa
Partner course code: HIST 2541
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Power and Primacy: Sino-Japanese relations in the Long Twentieth Century, 1894-2014
Partner course code: HIST 2611
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Native American and Minority Rights in the US 1914-2000
Partner course code: HIST 2871
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of American Capitalism
Partner course code: HIST 3441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 4th*
Title: Islam and Politics in the Modern World
Partner course code: SGIA 3271
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 4th*
Title: Politics of the Middle East's Oil Monarchies
Partner course code: SGIA 3341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: POLI 375
Title: Global Environmental Politics
Partner course code: GEOG 30B7
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: British Political Thought Since the 1850s
Partner course code: SGIA 3171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Elections and British Politics
Partner course code: SGIA 3441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Economy of the European Union
Partner course code: SGIA 3331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Evolution and Development of Military Occupation
Partner course code: SGIA 3391
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Brain and Cognition
Partner course code: PSYC 3151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-14
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Emotion and Social Cognition
Partner course code: PSYC 3171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-15
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: The Visual Brain
Partner course code: PSYC 3181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 302
Title: Race, Nature, Crisis
Partner course code: GEOG 30A7
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-19

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion
Partner course code: EDUC 2381
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-20
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Study of Religions
Partner course code: THEO 1131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Ageing and Age-Related Diseases
Partner course code: BIOL 3591
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: A Savage Continent? A cultural History of violence in Modern Europe
Partner course code: HIST 2531
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-20
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Protest, Terrorism and Revolution
Partner course code: HIST 2741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
UBC course: POLI 311
Title: MIDDLE EAST IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
Partner course code: SGIA 2311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
UBC course: POLI 334
Title: Culture and Conflict in American Politics
Partner course code: SGIA 3211
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Islam and Politics in the Modern World
Partner course code: SGIA 3271
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Evolution and Development of Military Occupation
Partner course code: SGIA 3391
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
UBC course: PSYO 321
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3031
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-23
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Biological Psychology and Perception
Partner course code: PSYC 2111
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Learning and Animal Cognition
Partner course code: PSYC 3201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Social Perception
Partner course code: PSYC 3221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Fetal Development
Partner course code: PSYC 3267
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Human Evolutionary Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3277
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Forensic Psychology
Partner course code: PSYS 3277
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: The Multisensory Body
Partner course code: PSYC 3337
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Illness
Partner course code: PSYS 3347
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Reward and Addiction
Partner course code: PSYC 3367
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
Partner course code: SOCI 3381
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-13
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Judaism
Partner course code: THEO 2411
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-02
UBC course: ENGL 340
Title: Old English Level 2
Partner course code: ENGL 2091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Theory & Practice of Literary Criticism
Partner course code: ENGL 2011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Arthurian Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 2381
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: FREN 102/103
Title: FRENCH STAGE 1
Partner course code: MLAN 1411
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
Management
UBC course: MGMT 330
Title: People, Management and Organisations
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-30
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC RIM
Partner course code: BUSI 3041
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-23
UBC course: MGMT 410
Title: Leadership
Partner course code: BUSI 3161
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-23
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: New Venture Creation
Partner course code: BUSI 1151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-24
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: BUSI 2141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-24
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Strategic Management
Partner course code: BUSI 3181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-24
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • All overseas exchange students are guaranteed a place in one of the residential colleges of the University if they apply for the programme by the deadline
  • Students opt for college accommodation on the application form and students will be notified of their college in their offer letter (while students can state preference we cannot guarantee their college choice)
  • If a student does not wish to live in a college the Exchanges & Study Abroad team can be contacted for advice on private accommodation
  • Offers are available through the Durham Student Union (DSU) Accommodation Office

Information on Accommodation

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