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Congratulations to our new students!

Important information about your offer and to help you with the next stages as we welcome you to Durham.
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International Arrivals 2021

If you are joining us from overseas, find out more about arrival dates, our welcome service, and quarantine and testing information.

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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.


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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We are updating our Covid-19 webpages with information and guidance on a regular basis to reflect the latest government advice.

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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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Proudly supporting Durham’s UK City of Culture bid

County Durham has 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

Lighting up Durham

This November will see the return of Durham of Lumiere, the light festival which every two years turns our beautiful city into a stunning, immersive art gallery. Once again we’ll be supporting the event as a major partner.
Image showing the installation Cosmic Architecture by Nina Dunn and John Del’Nero, located at the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Lumiere 2019

Supporting women to succeed in High Performance Computing

We’re delighted to be playing a key role in improving diversity and opportunity for women in High Performance Computing.
A conference for women in high performance computing

Government COVID response did not effectively support UK migrants

New research at the Business School suggests that the Government’s response to curbing the spread of Covid-19 did not do enough to support the challenges or needs of migrants living in the UK.
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Professor discovers missing link in carbon cycle through the study of rocks

Professor Robert Hilton from our Department of Geography has found a missing link in the natural carbon cycle through the study of rocks.
Carbon rocks

Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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Law professor to help review UK medical practice

One of our Law professors will play a key role in the review of professional values, knowledge and behaviours expected of UK medics.
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Breakthrough in supermassive black hole research

Professor Simone Scaringi, from our Department of Physics, has been part of an international study calculating the size of Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) by looking at their feeding patterns.

Global Opportunity Funding Boost for Durham

We've been awarded a grant from the Turing Scheme, the UK government’s programme to study and work abroad.
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Computer Science students help UK’s vaccination rollout

We’re working hard, right across the University, to do our bit to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, our Computer Science students have been helping NHS Digital, part of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to develop part of the NHS COVID Vaccine Booking system.
Blue background on computer screen of NHS Vaccine Booking System for Covid-19

MPs use emotive rhetoric to sway voters in high-profile debates

Covering two million parliamentary speeches held in the UK House of Commons and the Irish Parliament, Professor Sara B. Hobolt (LSE), Dr Moritz Osnabrügge (SGIA), and Dr Toni Rodon (UPF) use a dictionary-based method to measure emotive rhetoric. They show that emotive rhetoric is more pronounced in high-profile legislative debates, such as Prime Minister’s Questions, illustrating that emotive rhetoric is one of the tools politicians can use strategically to appeal to voters.
Red text list of highly emotive words used in the House of Commons

Susanne Braun, Professor in Leadership, discusses narcissistic leadership in a post-pandemic world:

COVID-19 has put our working lives under the microscope: Does my job make a difference? Does it bring me joy?
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New £1.4m enterprise zone at NETPark opens

The zone will provide bespoke support to technology and science-focused small and medium enterprises.
Sophie Walton (Group Director of Academic Engagement at CPI), Jenny Taylor (Head of Economic Development at Durham University), Sarah Slaven (Managing Director at Business Durham)

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.
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From our student blog: FAQs from @thedurhamstudent

Lizzie, the admin of @thedurhamstudent Instagram account answers your most frequently asked questions about Durham University life.

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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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