What will your 2021/22 look like?
A globally outstanding
centre of teaching and
a collegiate community of
a unique and historic setting
– a university like no other.
UK Top 10 University
ranked fifth in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2020.
World Top 40
for employer reputation in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
World Top 100
university, ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2020.
Matriculation in the Cathedral marks the start of your academic journey at Durham. Once successful, you return here to graduate from Durham University.
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.
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.
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.
What is studying here really like? Our student bloggers know best
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!
Babies and the universe
Hi There! I am Giorgio and I am an astrophysicist, and guess what? Today I’m here to speak about… babies. Yes, you heard it right, and it’s not a cool way to name galaxies or...
(7 May 2021) » Babies and the universe
In my PhD, I research quasars, which consist of a supermassive black hole at the centre of galaxies surrounded by a disc of matter that is so bright it outshines the entire galaxy. Most quasars...
(6 May 2021) » Researching quasars