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Durham University

Academic Talent

World rankings

Durham is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities as shown by its World Top 100 position.

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by its World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where it is ranked 74th.

In national league tables, including the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, Durham University is consistently recognised as one of the top universities in the UK.

In world subject rankings, Durham also demonstrates its strength in teaching and research.

In the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings Durham University has nine subjects in the top 50 and 16 in the top 100. For the second year running Theology & Religion is ranked third in the world, whilst Archaeology and Geography have both retained their top 10 positions. This is also the first year that QS has included Classics in its subject league tables and Durham has been ranked 25th in the world.

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Arts and Humanities in 30th place in the world and ranks Social Sciences, Law and Education at Durham all 51st in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings also placed Physical Sciences at Durham 73rd in the world for 2018.


Professor Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School

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Durham DH1 3LE
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