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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.


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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How to Visit Us

Open Days, Visits and Tours

Find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award-winning facilities, and experience our distinctive college communities.

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Getting here, Access information and more...

Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

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Students take key role in ground-breaking bacterial research

Undergraduate students from our Biosciences Department have joined forces with some of our leading academics and also colleagues from Northumbria and Liverpool Universities to identify two defence systems that protect bacteria from viruses.

Working locally to connect globally

We’re proud to be a global university, with staff and students from over 130 countries and an alumni network spanning the world.
DGA partners and children hold a banner launching the initiative

Astronomers see white dwarf switch on and off

White dwarfs are what most stars become after burning off the hydrogen that fuels them. Now our astronomers have seen one of these galactic objects switching on and off for the first time.
Artist’s impression example of a white dwarf – in this image the white dwarf MV Lyrae – accreting as it draws in material from a companion star

Lumiere 2021 - Researching the fundamentals of time

As part of this year’s Lumiere light festival our Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics will be lit-up with a projection entitled 'Chronos', telling the story of time from nanoseconds to millennia. Here we explore how experts in our Department of Physics are behind research to measure time ever more accurately.
Image showing rendering of Chronos by Leslie Epsztein and Camille Gross, a new commission that will be presented at Lumiere 2021

University signs esports partnership with LDN UTD in UK university first

Durham has become the first UK University to form a collaboration with social purpose driven esports org LDN UTD. Working with the leading esports organisation, the partnership will bring the benefits of esports to students as well as the wider Durham community.
Esports DUEGS students gaming on big screen

Countdown to COP26 – Working with nature to address the climate crisis

Durham is home to world-leading research into how we can work with nature to find ways to address the climate crisis.
City park in the sunshine

Extent of 19th Century election violence portrayed in brand new interactive map

Have you ever wondered what elections during the 19th Century were really like?
Election violence in Nottingham

Alumna, banking pioneer and green business leader to be honoured

Our graduates go on to enjoy inspiring careers and make a significant, lasting impact around the globe. We’re very pleased to be honouring one of them as she makes her way to Glasgow for COP26.
Headshot of Alison Rose, Chief Executive of NatWest

Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

We’ve been ranked 6th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

Student enterprise tackling climate change

Our enterprising students and graduates are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.
Representatives of Sphera and Tred

My role as a Comissioner for Racial Justice

Professor Mike Higton, from our Department of Theology and Religion, has been appointed to the newly formed Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice in the Church of England. Here, he speaks about the role he hopes to play.
Male holding poster saying 'Stop racism in our world'

Sarah Everard, police culture and the ‘masculinised’ workplaces we can all help change

Professor Nicole Westmarland, Dr Stephen Burrell and Honorary Fellow Sandy Ruxton, from our Department of Sociology, address misogyny in our society and the role of organisations in preventing men’s violence against women.
Male police officer standing in quiet street

University encourages volunteering for all with new online platform

Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUVO) has launched a new online platform, created to make it even easier for staff and students to volunteer with any of the 80+ projects currently in action.
DUVO Volunteers smiling wearing blue T shirts

Making Durham University truly Durham’s University – hear from our new Vice-Chancellor

Antony Long introduces himself as Acting Vice-Chancellor and provides an update on Michaelmas term as teaching begins.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

Upcoming events

Discover Durham Tours

Monday 25 October 2021 - Friday 29 October 2021
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Various Undergraduate Colleges
An image of St Johns College Entrance during an open day with prospective students outside on the steps

Festival of Social Science 2021

Monday 1 November 2021 - Tuesday 30 November 2021
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ESRC Festival of Social Science logo

Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy

Monday 1 November 2021 - Monday 1 November 2021
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Alumni, Staff, Students and friends of Durham are invited to join this online lecture via Zoom.
Alison Rose and Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy lecture information

How We Remember and How We Forget

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Wednesday 3 November 2021
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bishop's Dining Room, University College
An open photo-album.
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The Durham Global Alliance welcome event

The Durham Global Alliance was launched at an event at Durham Town Hall on Saturday 16 October. Aishwarya, an MSc Accounting student from India, attended the occasion and recounts her experience in this blog.

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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.


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Durham Inspired North East Scholarships

We’ve received a £1million donation for a major scholarships programme helping students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study at Durham.

Find out more about our scholarships