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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has seven departments and one school. It also has a Liberal Arts programme, English Language Centre and a Centre for Foreign Language Study. In the Times Good University Guide, almost every department is ranked within the top five in the UK.

Faculty News

Music: Rave reviews for new Gesualdo disc (James Weeks - EXAUDI)

The latest recording by vocal ensemble EXAUDI, which is directed by Dr James Weeks, has been released on the German label Winter&Winter to universal critical acclaim. Departing from EXAUDI’s core contemporary and experimental repertoire, the new disc is a recital of 18 madrigals from the Fifth and Sixth Books of Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), presented in fresh new readings that privilege the music’s extreme expressive vision.

(1 Nov 2019) » Music: Rave reviews for new Gesualdo disc (James Weeks - EXAUDI)

Music: Dr Weeks nominated for Ivors Composer Award

Following his success in the British Composer Awards 2018, Dr James Weeks has again been nominated in the now-renamed Ivors Composer Awards 2019, for his string quartet Leafleoht (2018).

(1 Nov 2019) » Music: Dr Weeks nominated for Ivors Composer Award

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25% Alumni Discount

25% MA Tuition Fees Discount for Durham Alumni

Highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 27th among the world’s leading universities – up three places from last year.

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