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Why choose Durham University?

A world-class learning and student experience

Read for a degree at Durham University and you will have the opportunity to be amongst the best academics and students in your chosen subject.

The strength of our academic excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results, which is a national exercise to determine the quality of research in UK universities. REF 2014 identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject.

During your time at Durham, you will be taught by world-leading academics who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and who are at the forefront of developments in their subject area. This is demonstrated not only through the research and teaching that they undertake, but also by the worldwide demand for their expertise.

Durham University is a member of the Russell Group, an association of the 24 major research-intensive UK universities.

Research and excellence is at our core - 83% of Durham’s research was assessed as "internationally excellent quality" or "world-leading" - REF2014
Ranked In the world's top 100 universities - 2016/17 QS University League Rankings
Ranked in the top 39 globally for employer reputation - 2016/17 QS World University League Rankings

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Durham success in QS World Subject Rankings

Postgraduate Prospectus 2017

Interested in postgraduate study? Click on the above image to register and download our prospectus or you can listen to the Postgraduate Prospectus podcast.

New postgraduate funding source

Working in partnership with an established credit union, Durham University is delighted to be able to offer UK postgraduate taught students of all ages the opportunity of applying for low cost ethical loans. Find out more about the Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

College Residence Charges

2017/18 College Residence Charges for postgraduate students are available here

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