University Centre

New College Durham is a fantastic place to be!

Set in a modern campus with excellent facilities, our University Centre offers an excellent environment for you to study and exclusive benefits, including a free laptop and credit to spend on study materials.

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 our Access and Participation Plan 2019-20.

Download our Impact Report for 2019-20

Download our Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25.

Download our HE Strategy.

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Why New College Durham?

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

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As well as getting a great qualification, you can also access a number of exclusive NCD benefits, including lower tuition fees, bursaries and fantastic facilities.

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Higher Apprenticeship Programmes

We offer higher apprenticeship programmes in a range of different sectors covering a variety of different job roles.

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Get back into education and progress to a wide range of degrees and other higher education programmes.

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University Centre

Our University Centre is a dedicated learning and social space especially for our degree level students.