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When you study at Durham University you will have access to an education led by world-leading experts, in award-winning study facilities, with extensive collections of books and learning resources to support your studies. Whether you wish to study in arts and humanities, the sciences, or social sciences or health, here at Durham University we have 25 departments and over 200 undergraduate degree programmes for you to choose from.
We have a number of study options available to you to allow you to tailor your degree to meet your study needs. Find out more about our study options.
Romy Shum, PPE student
"Studying at Durham University amongst research-active academics gives you a real sense that you are participating in an ideas centred, progress driven environment where lecturers are contributors to their respective academic fields, pushing for understanding and knowledge of the world.
This helps you feel involved in the academic world as being amongst individuals with real passions for their areas makes you want to find your passion for a certain area and become more scholarly, exploring topics with an open mind and critical thinking which are necessary to make a thoughtful contribution."
Research embedded teaching in the Law department
Our students are taught by academics who are also cutting-edge researchers across a wide range of legal fields. Our goal is to impart our knowledge and skills and embed research throughout our teaching.
For example, our Legal Frontiers module, taught by Professor Thom Brookes (pictured above) explores the social foundations of legal change and effective public advocacy and is built around four current issues being researched within the Law School, providing a unique opportunity for students to become more engaged with our research culture and offering an excellent insight
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