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.
We have exciting proposals for the future, to ensure we continue to produce world-class research, education and student experience. In research, we are recruiting more academic staff and developing links with business and industry.
In education, we are developing our teaching and learning offer, including through a state-of-the-art Centre for Teaching and Learning, which will open for 2019/20. In addition, to enhance our student experience, we are investing in new College facilities, sports facilities, drama, music, volunteering and leadership opportunities.
ranked 97th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 and 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
in the QS World University Rankings® 2018 for employer reputation.
of our subjects are ranked in the UK top 10 in The Complete University Guide 2019.
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The remains of Seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers, discovered during construction work at the University’s Palace Green Library in 2013, have been reburied in Durham City.
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Universities combine in £3.9m scheme to connect businesses with research
North East England’s universities are joining forces under a £3.9m scheme to connect the region’s businesses with research to encourage growth and job creation.
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