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Durham University

About Durham University

World university rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th.

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the World Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including 10 in the World Top 50.

Three of our subjects are in the World Top 10 - Theology and Religion (fifth), Archaeology (sixth) and Geography (ninth).

Excellence in teaching and research

In addition, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law are all in the top 50 in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject.

Nationally, we’re consistently a top 10 UK university. We are ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2020, sixth in The Complete University Guide 2020 and seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The rankings signal our excellence in teaching and research, combined with our all-round student experience. This makes our graduates highly sought after by employers around the world.

A distinctive university

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University, said:

"Durham is one of the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive. We aim to inspire our students and staff to achieve extraordinary things and I am delighted that this is recognised by our continued high standing in global and national league tables."

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