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Why choose Durham University?

Research is at our core

In the most recent RAE, 90% of Durham's research was of international quality.

A world top 100 university

2013 QS University League Rankings

Ranked 80th in the world

The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2013

A diverse social and academic community

Over 17,000 students from across 150 countries worldwide.

A unique college system - much more than accommodation

College communities are at the heart of our distinctive student experience.

Ranked in the top 25 globally for employer reputation

2013 QS World University League Rankings

Outstanding staff and teaching

At Durham students are taught by world-leading academics.

Two stunning locations

Durham City is a truly beautiful city and Queen's Campus offers a close-knit student community

High-quality facilities

We are committed to ensuring our academic and social facilities match our students' ambitions.

“Durham is a great place to be and study. The University is high quality and the location is so picturesquely beautiful. It’s hard to come by a place which is all at once so intimate and international. There is a great social life with the right degree of fun, but without too many distractions. The various networks of support academically and socially make Durham one of the best choices for an international student.”

Avishek Parvi, PhD English Literature, India

Postgraduate study opportunities

Interested in postgraduate study? Check out our new Postgraduate Study Opportunities Guide 2014/15.

For further information

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