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Durham ranked sixth in the UK

(1 May 2019)

We are proud to be known globally as a centre of teaching and research excellence. Now, our University has once again been ranked sixth in the Complete University Guide (2020), maintaining our position from last year and achieving our 12th consecutive year in the top 10 of this prestigious guide.

The latest edition of the Complete University Guide recognises our challenging, creative and cutting-edge teaching and research, with 90 per cent of our subjects ranked in the UK top ten and two subjects ranked number one – English and Music.

Continuing success

The Complete University Guide is compiled using a range of measures including student satisfaction, graduate prospects and investment in academic and student facilities.

Our success highlights not only our teaching excellence but also how we enable our students to go out in the world and do outstanding things.

These results follow Durham’s recent success in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020, in which we recorded 18 subjects in the world top 100, including three that maintain their places in the World Top 10.

Investing in the future

We believe in inspiring others and always strive to build on our success. Our new Teaching and Learning Centre and the new building for Computing and Mathematics will both offer state-of-the-art facilities, taking advantage of the latest digital technologies.

Meanwhile, our new sports complex will allow our athletes to compete at the highest levels of British University Sport and encourage students, staff and our local community to participate in sport.

We believe that Durham is a university like no other.

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