Durham University offers a wide range of courses and a research-informed education, delivered by world-leading experts in outstanding facilities. We offer supportive college communities, a warm welcome to all, excellent student welfare and a fantastic student experience.
Located in the beautiful and historic city of Durham, we are one of the oldest universities in the UK, yet have a modern and forward thinking mindset.
With over 26 academic departments and schools offering postgraduate taught and research degrees, our teaching is research-informed and led by academics, many of whom are world-leading experts in their field.
So if you are looking for excellent teaching in outstanding facilities combined with a unique college experience then look no further than Durham University. You are guaranteed a warm welcome.
The collegiate system
One of our greatest assets at Durham University is our collegiate system. As a Durham University student, you become a member of a college, whether you live in or out of University accommodation.
Nearly every student agrees that college is one of the best aspects of life at Durham University, ensuring that you leave here with much more than a degree. Ask any Durham graduate about the University and they will mention their college, as this is where many lifelong friendships begin.
In league tables, Durham is consistently recognised as one of the top 10 universities in the UK. The University is ranked seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2019.
At Durham, students will have access to world-class facilities that include state-of-the-art lecture theatres, IT rooms, laboratories and libraries. It also has an extensive range of high-tech research equipment and facilities across a range of disciplines.
Modules studied by students are developed as a result of this world-class research being conducted, and postgraduate research students work in collaboration with academics to push forward the boundaries of their subject.
Our academics collaborate with research partners worldwide, providing answers to global questions. Durham University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities and the Matariki Network of Universities.
In Durham City, you are among some of the world’s finest architecture. This is a truly beautiful city, where the famous Castle and Cathedral – together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – dominate the skyline.
Depending on which college you belong to, you could be based right in the historic centre of the City or just a short walk away in one of our purpose-built, beautifully landscaped colleges.
With a total population of around 43,000, Durham City has a compact, friendly feel but still provides the facilities you would expect of a thriving city, including excellent cafés, bars and restaurants.
At Durham, we are committed to delivering an experience outside your studies that is unrivalled in the UK. Over 85% of our students are actively involved in sport, music, theatre and volunteering, and our investment in these areas is central to our commitment to delivering a unique student experience
At Durham University, students can discover and become the person they want to be.
- Being the No.1 Team Sport University as per the BUCS rankings since 2013
- Having Over 650 sports teams across 18 different sports
- Being home to over 200 Students’ Union Societies
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