About Durham University

When you complete your course and progress to your degree, you will be studying at a world top 100 university with a global reputation for teaching and research. Lecturers are world-leaders their fields, and students benefit from cutting-edge facilities.

Durham is one of the UK’s most historic universities, and its unique collegiate system creates a strong sense of belonging. The University provides outstanding opportunities that help to enrich student life and create some of the world’s most sought after graduates.

Durham is a truly world-class university with a long history of welcoming students and academics from all over the globe. Our many collaborative partnerships with international universities allow us to share knowledge and promote inter-cultural learning, ensuring that our graduates are in high demand on the global stage.

Founded in 1832, Durham University is England’s third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge. Durham University is distinctive - a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values.

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Durham is ranked 5th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2018) and is a World Top 100 University (QS World Rankings 2018). The QS World Rankings also ranked Durham in the World Top 50 for employer reputation.

Over 4,500 international students from 156 countries choose to make Durham their home, so whatever you choose to study you'll be more than welcome.


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