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Record number of Durham stars going for Olympic gold at Tokyo

We’re proud to announce that we have one current and six former students representing their home nations at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Study at Durham

  • 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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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.

Astrud Turner
LLB Law

How to Visit Us

  • 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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University to offer free Skills Bootcamps as part of a national scheme

We are delighted to be able to offer two national Skills Bootcamps, which have been developed by the Department for Education to boost career prospects in the technology sector. 

Funding boost for sustainable cleaning products

A partnership which hopes to help re-invent everyday cleaning products to meet the world’s sustainability challenges has been awarded £1.9m from the UK Government.
A range of household cleaning products such as pan and brush and sponges

On target for sporting recovery

We’re proud to be the UK’s number 1 team sport university and that over 75% of our students take part in sport or physical activity.

Unravelling the Sun’s knotty problem

Our mathematicians are helping to unravel the knotty problem of how solar energy is injected into the Sun’s atmosphere before being released into space.
Magnetic loops on the Sun

Proudly supporting Durham’s UK City of Culture bid

County Durham has today launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 and we’re very proud to be a principal partner in this exciting initiative.
Durham Castle and grounds

New funding to turn research into business

More successful businesses and more and better jobs are in the making, thanks to new funding for an innovative research commercialisation programme.
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  • Why some people like ‘sad’ music

    Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.
  • Reducing social housing stigma in England

    A new report investigating the stigma attached to social housing in England has revealed its significant negative impact to residents’ lives and wellbeing. The research, by Dr Mercy Denedo of the School and Dr Amanze Ejiogu of the University of Leicester School of Business, identified the actions of the Government, social housing providers and the media as the key influencers behind such perceptions.
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  • Google customer ratings more important than hygiene ratings

    A good Google review rating from customers is more important for restaurants, and more likely to draw in customers, than a good health and safety rating, according to new research from the Business School.
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Reducing social housing stigma in England

A new report investigating the stigma attached to social housing in England has revealed its significant negative impact to residents’ lives and wellbeing. The research, by Dr Mercy Denedo of the School and Dr Amanze Ejiogu of the University of Leicester School of Business, identified the actions of the Government, social housing providers and the media as the key influencers behind such perceptions.
Social housing block against the sky

Google customer ratings more important than hygiene ratings

A good Google review rating from customers is more important for restaurants, and more likely to draw in customers, than a good health and safety rating, according to new research from the Business School.
Table full of food
  • Brass Band sweep the board at UniBrass 2021

    Huge congratulations to our student musicians from Durham University Brass Band (DUBB) who won not one, but a total of four awards, including overall winners, at a UK-wide brass band competition.
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  • Durham Student Art Prize winners announced

    The winners of the 2021 Durham Student Art Prize were announced at a special hybrid celebration event which saw 45 people watching online and a further 40 attending in person at the Teaching and Learning Centre in June.
    Student Art Prize winners
  • Irreplaceable experiences and connections

    As part of their studies, students on many of our Business School’s postgraduate programmes take part in international study experiences. This includes the Durham MBA (Online), Durham MBA (Full-time) and Durham-EBS Executive MBA as well as those on MSc Management, MSc Finance and Durham DBA at Fudan. While this year, the students could not travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, we provided a virtual alternative, with 136 students taking part.
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Durham Student Art Prize winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Durham Student Art Prize were announced at a special hybrid celebration event which saw 45 people watching online and a further 40 attending in person at the Teaching and Learning Centre in June.
Student Art Prize winners

Irreplaceable experiences and connections

As part of their studies, students on many of our Business School’s postgraduate programmes take part in international study experiences. This includes the Durham MBA (Online), Durham MBA (Full-time) and Durham-EBS Executive MBA as well as those on MSc Management, MSc Finance and Durham DBA at Fudan. While this year, the students could not travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, we provided a virtual alternative, with 136 students taking part.
Student writing notes while on a video call

Five lessons on bringing truth back to politics from Britain’s first female philosophy professor

In this article, Dr Peter West, from our Department of Philosophy, comments on Susan Stebbing, the first woman in the UK appointed to a full professorship in philosophy in 1933 and her lessons on the use of tools of philosophical logic to engage in healthy public discourse.
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By Our Own Hands and by Theirs: Africans and the Nervousness to Belong

In this article, Dr Benjamin Maiangwa, from our School of Government and International Affairs and Christiane Ndedi Essombe, who holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Montreal, comment on colonisation and reclaiming African identity.
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Developed in Durham: Magnitude Biosciences

Magnitude Biosciences is a specialist Contract Research Organisation (CRO) founded in 2018 as a Durham university spin out by life sciences expert Dr David Weinkove and physicist Dr Christopher Saunter.
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Welcome back! Visitor attractions to reopen

We’re reopening our popular World Heritage Site visitor attractions to the public for the first time since March 2020, with a range of exhibitions, galleries, and self-guided tours on offer.

Upcoming events

Introduction to International Boundaries: Definition, Delimitation and Dispute Resolution

Friday 1 January 2021 - Friday 31 December 2021
12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Online workshop

Online School: Palaeography and Latin

Monday 19 July 2021 - Friday 30 July 2021
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Online
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Nanolubrication Conference 2021

Thursday 15 July 2021 - Saturday 17 July 2021
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. John's College, Durham University
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CRiVA Book Launch: Men's Activism to End Violence Against Women

Tuesday 20 July 2021 - Tuesday 20 July 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom (Attendees will be sent the Zoom link on the day of the meeting via Eventbrite. If you haven't received a link, please check your junk folder)
Book cover for 'Men's Activism to End Violence Against Women'
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From our student blog: Climate change, COP26 and Environmentalism in Law

Final year law student and founder of Durham University Environmental Law Society, Felicity tells us about COP26 and why it’s so important.

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Chat to a student

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.

  

Now and Men: Current conversations about men’s lives

What’s it like to be a man in the 21st Century? How are feminist issues relevant to men?

Join practitioners, activists and researchers to discuss these questions and more on ‘Now and Men’, a new monthly podcast exploring masculinity, gender equality and the lives of men and boys. Topics will range from preventing violence against women, to promoting active fatherhood, to supporting men’s health. Created and hosted by Dr Stephen Burrell, Sandy Ruxton and Prof Nicole Westmarland, from the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), based in our Sociology Department.
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