Why choose New College Durham for Higher Education?

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

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Extensive support

We are passionate about supporting each one of our students with an extensive range of support services so that you get the very best out of your time at New College Durham, whatever your background.

"The support was exceptional. Knowing if I had a problem, I could reach out to anyone at any time, took a massive weight off my shoulders whilst studying."

Jacob Ham, BA (Hons) Design (Top-up)  


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Employer links

We will develop your commercial awareness with our extensive links with employers and give your CV a boost with work placements and live client briefs.  Employers have an input into the design and delivery of our programmes so that you graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career.

"My work placement enabled me to gain more life skills and practice what it is really like in the real world."

Shae Leadbitter, BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care (Top-up)


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Flexible study options

Most of our higher education programmes can be studied on a full or part-time basis allowing you to fit your studies around your family and work commitments.

"I liked the way timetable fit in well with my family life."

Kelly Hughes, BA (Hons) Management (Top-up)  


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High quality teaching

Our highly qualified and enthusiastic lecturers know their stuff and have first-hand experience of working in the sector in which they teach.  They will also make sure you are on the ball with the latest issues and strategies in your sector.

"I like how the tutors are all working in, or have worked in, the field they are lecturing in. They know the ups and downs and ins and outs of the profession, not just the academics."

Shannon Staley, BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Top-up) 


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Small class sizes

With our small class sizes there is a relaxed and intimate feel giving you more opportunities to ask questions and join in discussions.  Youíll also have better access to our fantastic lecturers, plus one-to-one support if you need it.

"The small class sizes ensure that all students are involved and allow for extra support from tutors."

Charlotte Tait, BA (Hons) Education & Training (Top-up)    


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Celebrating your success

We celebrate your success by organising a prestigious graduation ceremony for every one of our higher education students.

"Graduation was fantastic, a very fitting celebration for all the hard work undertaken."

Anna Coates, BA (Hons) Social Work


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Great atmosphere

Coming to New College Durham offers you so much more than a qualification.  Students love the friendly and supportive atmosphere that we have here.

"All in all, it was just a great atmosphere and great place to be."

Jordan Coulthard, FdA Public & Community Services     



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Career progression

You can study a wide range of relevant professional qualifications that can make a real difference to your career and can share best practice with other professionals.

"Completing my degree has allowed me to secure a job in the IT sector. I began as an administrator and have risen to head of IT in a year and a half."

Marc Murphy, BSc (Hons) Computing with Networking (Top-up)


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Diverse student community

Our student population is a diverse mix of international students, mature students, school leavers and professionals.

You will be rubbing shoulders with students from the age of 16 up to 60, and beyond.  We are very proud of our vibrant and culturally diverse student community!

"The variety of courses offered, and mixture of cultures created a more interesting and diverse learning atmosphere."

Katharina Heyde, BA (Hons) Management (Top-up)


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Value for money

Our fees are set at an affordable level to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible.  Our courses offer fantastic value for money compared to traditional universities, plus most of our students live locally, so their living costs are kept at a minimum.

"New College was a much better option for me than university, and I saved much more financially."

Daniel Wuinn, FdA Film & Media Production


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Great experience

College offers a different student experience from a traditional university. New College Durham can give you a unique learning and positive life changing experience.

"Out of all the places I have been, I miss New College the most. I took advantage of everything they had to offer and got more experiences during my time there than I have had anywhere else."

Rhiannon Hardy, BSc (Hons) Computing with Networking (Top-up)              


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Great facilities

Our modern campus has everything a student will ever need. There are extensive on-site leisure and catering facilities, study resources, industry standard equipment and work related learning environments. Plus free parking.

"The campus and facilities are really good. Everything is always well managed and well maintained and it’s in a prime location near to Durham city centre."

Jake Kidwell, BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Development