A higher education experience for your future

A higher education experience for your future

We offer flexible degree programmes that fit around work and life

You don’t need to head off to university to get a top-class higher education qualification.  We offer a fantastic range of full and part-time higher education courses including HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees, full honours and top-up degrees, professional qualifications and higher apprenticeships.

  • 92.5% of our graduates progressed to further study or employment (NCD destination data, 16/17)
  • High quality teaching from industry experienced lecturers
  • Extensive links with employers giving your CV a boost with work placements and live client briefs
  • Excellent value for money with affordable higher education fees
  • Small class sizes giving you better access to our fantastic lecturers and one-to-one support if you need it
  • Passionate about supporting our students with academic study
  • Flexible study options that allow you to complete your programme on a full or part-time basis, fitting your studies around family and work commitments


Apply now for 2018/19

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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


Meet the students

We had fun creating our new TV adverts, involving students from across the college.  Find out more about their story and what they think about studying at New College Durham. 

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Professional qualifications

We recognise the importance of professional qualifications across a range of disciplines.  Students will develop their careers through the internationally recognised accreditation offered by these professional bodies.  

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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...

Higher Apprenticeships

Why choose a Higher Apprenticeship?

A Higher Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme at a high skill level. You can gain nationally recognised higher education qualifications, such as a foundation degree, while being employed and learning job specific skills.