Higher Education

New College Durham is a fantastic place to be! Set in a modern campus with excellent facilities, we offer you an excellent environment for higher education study.

We have over 50 different foundation degrees, honours degrees and professional qualifications in a dynamic range of subject areas. However, coming to New College Durham offers you so much more than just a qualification...

Our lecturers are an enthusiastic and dedicated team. They offer you excellent teaching and one-to-one support, representing fantastic value for money compared to traditional universities. They also have extensive business and industry experience.

We are thrilled to be one of only a small number of colleges to have been granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP). This means that we can design our own foundation degrees and can introduce an exciting range of new qualifications.

We have well established links with employers across many industries and business sectors and they have an extensive input into the design of our higher education programmes, ensuring that you graduate with the skills and experience essential for a successful career.

We are now Office for Students Registered. That means we meet the Office for Students requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

Download ourĀ Access and Participation Plan 2019-20.

Download ourĀ Access and Participation Plan 2020-21.

Download our HE Strategy.

Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

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Higher Education Open Event

Find out more about the wide range of Higher Education programmes you could study at New College Durham. 

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Why New College Durham?

Recognised for excellence and innovation, New College Durham is modern, progressive and relevant.

Interested in Uni Level Education? 2019 HE

Study at New College Durham

A university-level education in a community-led environment.

Access to HE

Access to Higher Education

If you want to get back into education, this course will provide you with an entry qualification to progress to a wide range of degrees and other higher education programmes.

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Why choose New College Durham for Higher Education?

Come and experience higher education with us.  We can give you life changing experiences and qualifications.



Experience Higher Education

We offer a wide range of degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications.  Find out how our flexible higher education programmes have progressed the career of our ex-students!

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Higher Education - watch the film

Watch our new TV adverts to get a glimpse of what it's like to study higher education at New College Durham


HE Information

Regulations for validated awards of The Open University.