An important factor in your son or daughter's choice of University is the kind of employment opportunities their degree will open up. Our graduates are amongst the most employable in the country, going into every imaginable career including major international companies and often setting up their own business. Many of our students also go on to take further degrees such as Masters or PhDs or take time out to travel after their study.
"The Durham Difference"
There are two main reasons why Durham graduates get ahead in the jobs market.
1) Our worldwide academic reputation means regional, national and international employers will know your son or daughter's degree is from a world-class university.
2) Our unique college system helps students develop a range of personal skills that will give them the edge in the workplace: getting involved in committees, clubs and societies means students become better at teamwork, problem-solving, communication, negotiation and leadership.
Please follow the Employability, Enterprise and Skills link for further information from both graduates and employers.
Durham is ranked 15th globally for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings 2011).
Durham was ranked 5th for employability of our graduates in The Times Good University Guide 2013.