Enhance your employability
When you study at Durham you'll graduate with so much more than a degree. You'll have the chance to develop your skills, explore your career options, and ensure you've got the best possible start to your future.
Durham is ranked in the world top 40 for employer reputation in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020, and Durham also has the highest graduate recruitment rate of any UK university (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey 2016). Our graduates continually demonstrate that throughout their time at Durham they build the skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. You will find Durham alumni in a wide range of roles in organisations across the globe, including IBM, the United Nations, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce and CERN.
Our Careers and Enterprise Centre is here to support you in pursuing your career or ambitions, with a range of resources, events, internship schemes, placements, work experience, and expert staff to guide and support you.
At Durham, every student belongs to a college, a unique community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff. In your College you'll be surrounded by all sorts of different people studying a wide range of subjects, creating an environment where you can engage with ideas, learn from others, and grow and develop as a person. Our colleges also offer the chance to take on positions of leadership and responsibility, and acquire skills beyond your studies. Together, these opportunities will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive graduate job market
A degree from Durham University has been a life changing experience for me. Not only did I learn from the best of faculties but there was so much lateral learning from school mates who were among the best students from across the globe. The learnings have amazing return on investment besides the University being located in the most heavenly setting possible.Anand Vijay Jha, LLM in International Trade and Commercial Laws 2013-14 Chief Public Policy Officer at Walmart India
"I consider myself, in all seriousness, very fortunate to attain a job I have always aspired for, in one of the most exuberant cities in the world. I started at Deutsche Bank as a software engineer about 6 months ago following a summer internship the year before."
Studying at Durham University and staying at Ustinov College was a rewarding experience. The culture at the university not just encourages you to study harder (top class academic facilities and very knowledgeable and helpful faculties) but also to engage with students from various backgrounds and nationalities.
The time I spent with my friends and classmates studying at Durham forms the best memories. The structure of the program encouraged collaborative work, which in turn helped to form stronger bonds between classmates and make friends for life. I am still in touch with my classmates and exchange ideas of improving our respective work.
When I look back at the lessons learned at Durham, I am highly satisfied with my decision to choose Durham over other universities. I believe Durham University offered more than a degree. I learned some of the important values for life and business and I still practice those in my personal and professional life.
Kanad Kashyap, MBA graduate, 2019.
“Durham offered me an opportunity to study alongside a truly global cohort of students; learning from a highly capable faculty; in a city so beautiful, steeped in history and tradition. Even till today, I end up using the things I learnt at Durham, every single day at work.”
Arif Fahim, Regional Director - Asia Pacific, Global Health Economics & Reimbursement at Abbott. MA Marketing, 2011.