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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

Postgraduate Open Days

We recently held a virtual postgraduate open day Wednesday 25 November. If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still access all of the information including a recording of presentations on How to Apply, Funding a Masters and Writing a Research Proposal. You will also be able to explore all of our department, college and student booths to find more about studying, living and being a student at Durham! Complete the form below now and we will give you access to the platform within approximately 24 hours:

Independent Visits:

Our campus is currently closed due to Covid-19. We look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are wishing to make an independent visit please complete our 'Ask Us' form. Select 'Events and Visiting Durham' in the box asking what your enquiry is about. Please provide some information on when you would like to visit and what you would like to see. We will do our best to accommodate your request.