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We are ranked 6th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024. 

The rankings, announced in March 2024, assessed over 19,100 subjects from almost 5,000 institutions across the world, based on academic and employer reputation, citations per academic paper, impact and quality of research and international research collaboration factors. 

We have moved two places up from our 2023 ranking of 8th in the world.

To find out about recent research carried out by colleagues in our department, watch our research videos or visit our list of current research projects.

Durham is a world-leading university. Our academic excellence and impact is reflected in our global rankings and this is a true credit to the outstanding teaching and research carried out at our University.  

Durham is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities and among the top ten in the UK. It is ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2024, 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2024 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.