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Durham University


Undergraduate study

We offer the inspiration,
you achieve the outstanding.

Studying at Durham University #DUinspire

Studying at Durham University #DUinspire

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We offer the inspiration, you achieve the outstanding. Learn more about studying at Durham University:

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A globally outstanding
centre of teaching and
research excellence,
a collegiate community of
extraordinary people,
a unique and historic setting
– a university like no other.

World Top


university, ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

Top 10

UK university, ranked fifth in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2020.


Durham - World-class academic excellence in a stunning location.
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Outstanding teaching

Becoming a Durham undergraduate is a major step on your journey to achieving the extraordinary. You’ll be challenged and inspired to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.

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Tackling global issues

Study at Durham University to become part of a group of people who do outstanding things. What we do has global impact.

Explore some examples of our research tackling global issues.
How a simple mesh could clean up oil spills

How a simple mesh could clean up oil spills

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Angus is a PhD student in our Chemistry Department. For the last three years, he has been developing a special coating that could help to clean up oil spills. What’s more, it could be a faster and more eco-friendly way to do it. The coating is simply sprayed onto stainless steel mesh and can then separate oil from water. At the same time, it also kills the bacteria in the water. In this video, Angus talks us through the experiment. The research is led by Professor Jas Pal Badyal who is widely considered a leader in the field of surface science and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016 in recognition of his pioneering research. Find out more


Extraordinary Durham

At Durham, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the supportive world of college life. You’ll discover a rich extracurricular culture of music, drama, sports and more; whatever your interests, there’s a society or club for you.

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Enhance your employability

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

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