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Durham University


Graduate prospects

92% of UK & EU postgraduate taught and research leavers went into work and/or further study within six months of leaving Durham. (DLHE survey 2016/17).

World Top


in the QS World University Rankings 2020 for graduate employability.

World Top


in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 for employer reputation.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

Our graduate success rate at finding employment is exceptionally high. Our graduates have found work in a range of job roles in a variety of national and international organisations, including not only established names within consulting, finance, technology, media, health and government, but also in start-ups, social enterprises and charities. Our graduates work in a variety of organisations, including IBM, the United Nations, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, the NHS, EDF Energy, the BBC, The Times and the Civil Service.

An inspirational community

Our alumni community is active and provides an excellent resource for your future. Previous Durham postgraduate alumni include: Paul Hawkins, Inventor of ‘Hawkeye’; cricketers Andrew Strauss and Nasser Hussain; Olympian Matthew Pinsent; performers Tim Rice and Charlotte Riley; novelist Minette Walters; business leaders Richard Adams, and Anthony and Barbara Laithwaite; media personalities Monica Grady, Kate Silverton, Gabby Logan and Jeremy Vine; Founder of the Eden Project Sir Timothy Smit; and architect Norman Foster.