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Durham ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide

This prestigious ranking is a testament to our university's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and student experience. In this 18th consecutive year in the UK top 10, 21 of our subjects are in the top 5 over 90% in the top 10. Marketing, Physics, languages and Music are among our top performing subjects 

We are proud to offer a supportive educational environment full of opportunities, where every student is a valued member of our collegiate community.

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Student Blog: What I wish I'd known before coming to Durham

Durham has a quaint and bustling city centre with winding cobbled roads up to the cathedral. You’ll be able to find plenty of coffee shops to study in and a variety of independent and chain bars and restaurants for the weekend. However...

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Durham Attains 7th Place in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

We are delighted to announce that Durham University has secured the 7th position in the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. This remarkable achievement reaffirms Durham's standing as one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom and a testament to the dedication of our students, faculty, and staff who contribute to our ongoing success. 

Additionally, we are honoured to share that we have earned the title of the top university in the North.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide assesses institutions based on a comprehensive set of eight indicators, encompassing student satisfaction with teaching quality and their overall student experience, research excellence, graduate prospects, the entrance qualifications of our new students, degree attainment, student-to-staff ratios, and degree completion rates.



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