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Why choose Durham University?

UCAS are currently experiencing difficulties with the way results are returned for Durham University in UCAS Course Search. Not all relevant courses at every institution may be returned and there are inconsistencies in the order that search results are reported (these are not always in alphabetical order). For a number of courses Durham University is listed towards the very end of listings and for some others relevant Durham University courses are not returned at all by a search. Applicants are therefore advised to check all results pages on UCAS Course Search and to check on our website if their chosen course is not listed on UCAS Course Search, to ensure they are fully aware of all the opportunities open to them.

A top UK University

Ranked 6th in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014

A world top 100 university

2013 QS World University Rankings

Ranked 80th in the world

The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2013

Ranked in the top 25 globally for employer reputation

2013 QS World University Rankings

Ranked in the world Top 50 for international outlook

The Times Higher World Rankings 2013

2nd safest University in England and Wales

The Complete University Guide 2014

Ranked 4th for spend on facilities

The Complete University Guide 2014

Ranked 1st for student quality of life

Lloyds Bank University Quality of Life Survey 2013

2nd in the 2012/13 BUCS Sport League Table

90% of our students regularly take part in sport activities

90% of our students say they are satisfied with their experience at Durham

National Student Survey 2013 (sector average 86%)

We have over 52 University sports clubs and over 400 College sport sides

From enthusiastic amateurs to future Olympians, there's something for everyone

96% of our undergraduates successfully complete their degree

The Times Good University Guide 2014

“Durham made me believe in myself, gave me the confidence to aim high.”

Lucy Beresford, Trevelyan 1984-87, author of Something I'm Not

Durham University: an experience like no other

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