A World-class learning experience
"Durham University's high quality teaching, rated excellent in 24 subjects, is underpinned by world-class research. A place at Durham is one of the most sought-after in Britain". (Sunday Times University Guide 2008)
Durham is the third oldest university in England and is a place of international reputation. The strength of our academic excellence is reflected in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) where many of our departments were ranked among the best in the UK. In 2008, 90% of Durham's research was of international quality.
At Durham students are taught by academic staff who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and are at the forefront of developments in their subject area. This is demonstrated not only through the research and teaching that they undertake, but also by the worldwide demand for their expertise.
Our University is situated in two distinct locations - Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees. Durham is a beautiful city located on the River Wear in the North East of England whilst Queen's Campus, situated on the banks of the River Tees, also boasts a striking waterfront setting. Both locations provide a truly inspirational environment in which to live and study.
Diverse Social Community
At Durham you'll study with students from around the UK and more than 150 countries world wide. You'll have access to entertainment, events and support services within Durham, Stockton and the surrounding area.
Unique College System
Durham is a collegiate university with 14 colleges in Durham City and 2 colleges in Stockton-on-Tees. Joining a College is much like joining a new family. The colleges offer a strong sense of community, provide pastoral care, support your developments and have sports, arts and social facilities. You'll find your college as a home-away-from-home. Durham was ranked 2nd position in the Best University Halls category at the 2009 National Student Housing Survey (NSHS) awards, while the City of Durham was awarded the 2009 Best Student Living Experience.
A new survey conducted by the Complete University Guide has also ranked Durham as the third safest University in England and Wales, reaffirming Durham's reputation as a truly fantastic place to live.
An excellent network of support and welfare services
... including a personal College tutor, a dedicated Exchanges and Study Abroad Team and International Student Advisors!
Durham voted best city in the UK
Durham has topped a Condé Nast poll of UK cities. As well as its stunning setting, visitors were impressed by Durham's cleanliness and value for money.