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Higher Education Provision At EDC

East Durham College offers a small range of carefully selected higher education courses.

University of Sunderland Partnership

The following programmes are offered by East Durham College working in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The award that you will receive will be from the University of Sunderland. The courses are run and taught at the College's Peterlee Campus. Please click the links below for more details:

Teesside University Partnership

For those passionate about animal welfare and studying Animal Science, the College has a partnership with Teesside University on their Animal Science & Welfare Degree. The degree course takes place primarily at Teesside's Middlesbrough campus, with further study at East Durham College's Houghall Campus in Durham. If you'd like more information about this degree programme, please click below to visit the Teesside University website. There are two routes available for this course:

Royal Agricultural ​University Partnership

The following programme is offered at East Durham College's Houghall Campus working in partnership with the Royal Agricultual University. You will study at Houghall, in Durham, and the award you will receive will be from the Royal Agricultual University (RAU). Once you have successfully passed the Foundation degree (FdSc) you have the option to top up the Foundation degree to a full honours degree at  RAU's campus in Cirencester in Gloucestershire. If you'd like more information about this degree programme, please click below to visit the course page on the UCAS website.

Higher Education Engineering

East Durham College also offers a Level 4 HNC qualification in Engineering, taught at The Technical Academy in Peterlee. Please click the below link for more details about the course:

Higher Education Floristry

The Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry, ran at our Houghall Campus in Durham, will suit you if you work as a manager or in another senior role in the floristry industry. You might want to continue your professional development or get the skills to set up your own floristry business. Please click the below link for more details:

Why Study on a Higher Education Course?

To speak to our Higher Education Progression & Careers Advisor, please call 0191 518 8282.