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Important Note

The University is relocating programmes in Business, Education and Psychology from Queen’s Campus to Durham City. All postgraduate programmes will be based at Durham City from September 2017, except MSc Accounting, which will relocate for September 2018. The School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health will transfer to Newcastle University for the academic year 2017/18. Going forward, Queen’s Campus is to be repurposed, in part as an International Study Centre. To find out more, please click here.

When you join us, you'll either be in Durham City or at Queen's Campus, Stockton depending on where your course is based.* 
Wherever you are, you'll enjoy a fantastic student lifestyle, in lively surroundings and with a superb choice of events and entertainment.

The University has been named the third safest university in England and Wales by The Complete University Guide 2015, as it has the third lowest incidence of student-relevant crime within three miles of its campus, making the University a safe place for its students to live, work and study. 

*Please note that MSc Marketing students will be taught at Ushaw College which is a few miles outside of Durham City. Click here for more information.

This section of our website explains more about student life across both of our locations. Durham City (pictured above) and Queen's Campus, Stockton (pictured right) offer a choice of environments, each distinctive and outstanding in their own way. If your course is based in Durham City, you will be a member of a Durham-based college. If your course is based at Queen's Campus, you will be a member of a Queen's-based college.

If you feel like branching out, you'll find plenty to interest you in and around both Durham City and Stockton, and the wider North East Region.

What's On?

The University is a hub of events and activities for staff, students and the local community. Our 'What's On' Guide provides a great way to organise your social diary as well as helping you get involved in free or subsidised activities.

For an up-to-date calendar of events in and around Durham City and Queen's Campus visit

Getting around

Whilst your academic studies will take place at the campus where your course is based, a free intercampus bus makes it easy to travel between Durham City and Queen's Campus. So wherever you're based, you can experience the attractions of both places. Then within each site, you can reach your lectures, libraries, and most of the entertainment venues, on foot.

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Durham University is the third safest place to study in the country.

The Complete University Guide 2015

We have 156 countries represented in our staff and student bodies and over 21% of our students are of non-UK origin.

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