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Higher Education Provision At EDC

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

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.

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

Teesside University Animal Science and Welfare Degree

For those passionate about Animal Welfare and studying Animal Science, this exciting partnership between Teesside University and East Durham College gives students amazing opportunities.

The degree course takes place primarily at Teesside's Middlesbrough campus, with further study at East Durham College's Houghall Campus in Durham. The Houghall Farm site, set on a stunning 476-acre estate, minutes from Durham city centre, is a fantastic place to work with animals. A purpose-built small animal care centre was has several specialist facilities including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals house and an aviary. There is also a commercial dog grooming studio, 22-bay dog kennel and a dog agility and walking area. The site is also home to horse riding stables, an arena and commercial pig and cattle facilities.

If you'd like more information about this degree programme, please click here to visit the Teesside University website >>

East Durham College is ranked Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework

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