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A world-class learning and student experience

The strength of our academic excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results, which 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.


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.


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 Teaching and Learning Centre, 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.

World Top 100 University

ranked 74th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

World Top 40

in the QS World University Rankings® 2019 for employer reputation.

Over 90%

of our subjects are ranked in the UK top 10 in The Complete University Guide 2019.

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Postgraduate Study at Durham University - Beat the Drum

Postgraduate Study at Durham University - Beat the Drum

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The meaning behind “beat the drum” is to praise, promote and publicise. This term transfers to the literal striking of a drum for ceremonial or other purposes to tout the virtues of a person, group, or institution. We want to challenge you, bring out the best in you and inspire you. We want you to beat the drum at Durham. Learn more at www.durham.ac.uk/beatthedrum


We want to beat the drum for Durham.


We want to challenge you, bring out the best and inspire you.

We want you to beat the drum at Durham.


Explore the film's locations

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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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

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

Why attend a Postgraduate open day?

Why attend a Postgraduate open day?

First-hand information Whilst, open days may remind you of being dragged around by your parents when you were younger, attending an open day as a postgraduate has numerous benefits. Even The post Why attend a Postgraduate open day? appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(22 Nov 2018) » Why attend a Postgraduate open day?


DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THEOLOGY POSTGRADUATE

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THEOLOGY POSTGRADUATE

Early start I wake up at around 6:45am (if I’m succeeding at being very keen) to start getting ready for the day. I get up that early because I’ve got The post DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THEOLOGY POSTGRADUATE appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(5 Nov 2018) » DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THEOLOGY POSTGRADUATE


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES STUDENT

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES STUDENT

An undergraduate degree is intense at times – usually around exams in the third term. I’d existed for three years in a cycle of a relatively calm first term to The post A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES STUDENT appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(24 Oct 2018) » A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES STUDENT