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    Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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    Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Undergraduate Study

Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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Postgraduate Study

Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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My tutors at Durham were supportive and helped open my eyes to the different avenues available to me after University. My experiences helped build my confidence, resilience and communication - giving me the necessary skills to represent myself to the best of my ability during interviews.

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  • Undergraduate Open Days

    Open Days, whether virtual or on-campus are the best way for you to find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award-winning facilities, and experience our distinctive college communities.  

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  • Postgraduate Open Days

    You will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from across the University, including departments, colleges, student finance and admissions. 

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Undergraduate Open Days

Open Days, whether virtual or on-campus are the best way for you to find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award-winning facilities, and experience our distinctive college communities.  

Students at a table in the botanic garden

Postgraduate Open Days

You will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from across the University, including departments, colleges, student finance and admissions. 

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Counting down to the COP26 climate change summit

Welcome to the first in our monthly ‘Countdown to COP’ series, where we will be exploring climate change research, events and expertise across our University ahead of the next COP climate change summit in November.
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To boost vaccine uptake, socio-economic issues must be tackled

A new Business School study has found that to encourage greater uptake in Covid-19 vaccinations and adherence to self-isolation guidance amongst those reluctant in the North East of England, the Government must do more to address the socio-economic issues that influence people’s thinking.
Covid-19 vaccines

Astronomers apply their skills to cancer research

You might not think that studying the universe could benefit research into serious illnesses like cancer, but Durham’s astronomers have joined forces with cancer researchers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Astronomy cancer research homepage

Impact of lead in children of Roman Empire

Researchers from our Department of Archaeology have found for the first time that widespread use of lead in Roman culture was one of the main contributing factors to childhood death and illness throughout the Roman Empire.
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A Green and Tidy Move Out

We’re staying conscious of the planet and our local neighbourhoods as our students leave the City for the summer.

Meet Nour Mouakke, From Syria to Durham

In 2009, two years before the civil war in Syria broke out, Nour Mouakke moved to the UK for the first time and to Durham to study his Masters in Marketing at the Business School. After graduating he went on to work for a company in the UK, but realised he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Syria to Durham

Durham Professors win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Professor Jan Verlet and Professor Jonathan Steed from our Department of Chemistry have been named the winners of Royal Society of Chemistry’s highly-admired Corday-Morgan Prize and Tilden Prize, respectively.
Durham Professors win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Does a mother’s stress and depression affect how her unborn baby moves?

New research from our Psychology and Mathematical Sciences departments found that stress and/or depression during pregnancy, affects how much unborn babies touch and engage in the womb.
Does a mother’s stress and depression affect how her unborn baby moves?
  • Masters in Finance top 50 globally

    Durham’s Masters in Finance has been re-confirmed as a global top 50 programme by the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2021, with a rise of three places to 46th. This success continues with the School’s careers provision and employment outcomes.
    Masters in Finance Ranking 2021, Global Top 50
  • Stephenson College celebrates the birth of its namesake

    Stephenson College marked the 240th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, famed Victorian Engineer, George Stephenson, by unveiling a restored statue of the man known as the ‘Father of the Railway’.
    George Stephenson Statue unveiled by Jeremy Cook PVC for Colleges and Student Experience
  • Meet Nour Mouakke, From Syria to Durham

    In 2009, two years before the civil war in Syria broke out, Nour Mouakke moved to the UK for the first time and to Durham to study his Masters in Marketing at the Business School. After graduating he went on to work for a company in the UK, but realised he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
    Syria to Durham

Stephenson College celebrates the birth of its namesake

Stephenson College marked the 240th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, famed Victorian Engineer, George Stephenson, by unveiling a restored statue of the man known as the ‘Father of the Railway’.
George Stephenson Statue unveiled by Jeremy Cook PVC for Colleges and Student Experience

Meet Nour Mouakke, From Syria to Durham

In 2009, two years before the civil war in Syria broke out, Nour Mouakke moved to the UK for the first time and to Durham to study his Masters in Marketing at the Business School. After graduating he went on to work for a company in the UK, but realised he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Syria to Durham

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

In this article, Dr Benjamin Maiangwa from our School of Government and International Affairs and PhD candidate Oluchi Gloria Ogbu from the University of Manitoba discuss the Nigerian-Biafran war.
Nigeria, a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that never healed

Endurance got us through multiple lockdowns, and it'll help us coming out of the pandemic too

In this article, Dr Felix Ringel, from our Department of Anthropology, comments on how the creative responses whilst adapting during the pandemic could be carried over into a post-pandemic future.
Endurance got us through multiple lockdowns

Introducing the handheld sensors that can ‘smell’ Covid-19

Research involving Durham has found that electronic sensors can detect the distinct odour of Covid-19 with almost 100 per cent accuracy.
Introducing the handheld sensors that can smell Covid-19

Meet the dogs that can sniff out Covid-19

Asher may just look like a cute cuddly dog but he is much more than that. He, along with some of his canine friends, have been trained to sniff out Covid-19 in people and the initial results show they can do it very reliably.
COVID-19 dog Asher

Upcoming events

  • Greenspace Festival

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Wednesday 23 June 2021
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    The Racecourse, located along the River Wear
    Greenspace Festival
  • Macbeth

    Monday 21 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
    7:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Online
    Rows of red seats in the Assembly Rooms Theatre Oct 2019
  • DUOS with Sir Thomas Allen

    Sunday 27 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    Sage Gateshead
    Sir Thomas Allen
  • The Pirates of Penzance

    Sunday 27 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
    2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Assembly Rooms Theatre
    Sign outside the theatre saying Assembly Rooms Theatre since 1891

Greenspace Festival

Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Wednesday 23 June 2021
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The Racecourse, located along the River Wear
Greenspace Festival

Macbeth

Monday 21 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
7:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Online
Rows of red seats in the Assembly Rooms Theatre Oct 2019

DUOS with Sir Thomas Allen

Sunday 27 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sage Gateshead
Sir Thomas Allen

The Pirates of Penzance

Sunday 27 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 2021
2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Assembly Rooms Theatre
Sign outside the theatre saying Assembly Rooms Theatre since 1891
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From our student blog: Top 10 things about student life at Durham

Being a student means freedom, independence, fun; It also means responsibilities, dishes and food bills. Rachael, a second-year English Literature Student from Collingwood College, lists her top ten favourite parts of student life at Durham.

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Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges. You can filter by subject or read their profiles to find out what college they are a member of.

  

100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science

Join leaders from the worlds of science and technology and experts from our Computer Science department for a brand new podcast series exploring ‘100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science’ - available now through all major streaming services!

Our own Professors Sue Black OBE and Gordon Love are joined by a host of special guests including Stemettes creator Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE; mathematician, teacher and broadcaster Bobby Seagull; internet search engine pioneer Alan Emtage; and Professor Dame Wendy Hall, one of the world’s leading computer scientists. They discuss some of the most important computer science innovations and events that have shaped the world we live in.
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100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science