Facts and figures
- 3rd oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge; Durham has been a leading European centre of learning for 1,000 years.
- 3 faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Science and Health.
- 25 Academic departments or schools.
- 16 Colleges - Durham's distinctive residential and educational communities.
- 11,742 undergraduates (2012/13): Arts and Humanities (2,639), Science (4,184), and Social Sciences and Health (4,918).
- 3,580 postgraduates (2012/13): Arts and Humanities (541), Science (635), and Social Sciences and Health (2,402).
- 21% of students are of non-UK origin.
- Over 3,000 staff members.
- Over 30% of academic staff are non-UK origin.
- 150 countries represented in our staff and student bodies.
- 80th in the THE world rankings (2012) and 92nd in QS world ranking (2012).
- 24th in Europe and 14th in the UK in the 2012 Finanical Times Global MBA rankings.
- A top 5 UK university - 4th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013, 5th in The Complete University Guide 2013, 5th in The Times Good University Guide 2013
A distinctive education which develops future leaders
"In my time at University I learnt about the game and about myself. With the help of Foxy [England test centurion and fellow Durham alumnus Graeme Fowler - also pictured], my teammates and my College, I instilled in myself the ambition and the values that I rely on today - on and off the field." Andrew Strauss, two-times Ashes-winning England cricket captain and former Durham student receives an honorary degree.