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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- Book Now!

We hold two open days per year. Booking for our Open Day on Wednesday 20 November is Open now - fill in the form below to book your place.

Registration for the event begins at 10am and our first 'Welcome to Durham' talk begins at 10:15am. Our Colleges are open to explore from 9am through to the end of the event at 5pm though, so drop-in whenever you get a chance. You will receive all the information you need about the day in the lead up to the event - including the Open Day Guide.

We hold two Open Days a year - our other Open Day will take place on Wednesday 12 February.

Independent Visits:

If you are considering postgraduate study would like to visit Durham outside of an open day you are most welcome. 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.