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Durham University


Postgraduate study

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A globally outstanding
centre of teaching and
research excellence,
a collegiate community of
extraordinary people,
a unique and historic setting
– a university like no other.

UK Top 10 University

ranked fourth in The Guardian University Guide 2021 and fifth in The Complete University Guide 2022.

World Top 40

for employer reputation in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

World Top 100

university, ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Postgraduate Study at Durham University

Studying at Durham - the video.

Blast Beach

Only a 25-minute journey away from Durham City, this beach is a remarkable natural gem of a location and National Trust site along the County Durham Heritage Coast.

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Durham Cathedral

Matriculation in the Cathedral marks the start of your academic journey at Durham. Once successful, you return here to graduate from Durham University.

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About Matriculation and Graduation in the Cathedral

State-of-the-art Facilities

Durham University combines it's unique heritage with state of the art, high-tech facilities, like the featured wind tunnel on our Science Site in Lower Mountjoy, to support and boost your studies.

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Wind tunnel at Durham Univeristy

A place for you

At Durham, you can expect the warmest of welcomes into the rich extra-curricular culture of our collegiate family. There can be so much more to student life than studying – and nowhere more so than at Durham - where you'll find an unrivalled experience outside of your studies. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

Extracurricular activities
Student Support and Wellbeing

World-class teaching and research

Whether you’re looking to connect with international industry and business through your work, or the global academic research community, as a postgraduate at Durham you can expect the freedom and facilities to explore what’s important to you. With a mutually supportive and diverse group of exceptional peers and supervisors, you’ll be both a challenger and challenged, pushing the boundaries of current thinking and research.

Our world-leading research

State of the art Facilities

When you join Durham University, you will find excellent facilities to complement, enhance and support your studies.
We provide an environment where you can be truly inspired.

Our facilities

What is studying here really like? Our student bloggers know best

Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham – Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro

Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham – Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro

Durham University PhD astrophysics research student Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro talks about how her studies have led her to learn a lot about machine learning statistics and Artificial Intelligence, skills that can be applied to other fields...

(13 May 2021) » Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham – Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro

Studying cosmology is not what you think!

Studying cosmology is not what you think!

When I started my PhD, I imagined that in four years time I would become a highly specialised researcher in Cosmology, and would not learn much about anything else. However, since I started my studies...

(10 May 2021) » Studying cosmology is not what you think!

Simulating giant planetary impacts!

Simulating giant planetary impacts!

Last year I completed my PhD on planetary giant impacts in the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University, and am happily continuing to work on similar things. Our solar system used to be a...

(7 May 2021) » Simulating giant planetary impacts!

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