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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Department of English Studies

World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject 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 ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.

Thursday 14 November 2019

Centre for Poetry and Poetics

Talk and reading to mark the opening of Lumiere.

5:00pm to 6:30pm, Old Library, Grey College, Kate Clanchy

Celebrate the launch of Lumiere 2019 in this free event with poet and teacher, Kate Clanchy.

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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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Funding for PhD and Postdoctoral Research

Funding schemes for high-calibre PhD applicants are open now. We also welcome enquiries about postdoctoral Fellowships, such as Leverhulme.

Complete University Guide 2019

The English Studies department is ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide for the 6th year in a row.