Research and Teaching
Research at Durham
Research is at the core of Durham University. It shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of our departments, several of which lead the UK - and even the world - in their fields. Research leads the content and development of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and creates new cross-disciplinary programmes through our centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, healthcare and education, Durham's cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.
All new research active staff need to be aware that all research grants need to be costed using full economic costing principles. Please see Full Economic Costing Guidelines for full details.
Teaching at Durham
Durham has 14,000 students of whom 3,500 are ful-time postgraduates. Competition for undergradute entry is keen with up to 20 applicants per place in some subjects, and entry standards are high (average 27 A-level points). Durham has one of the highest student completion rates in the UK.
The University is organised into three academic faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Health, and Science. The University contains 25 schools and departments.
The Research Office provides a range of services in support of research at Durham University.