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The Guardian University Guide recently published its annual subject level tables and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas achieved a top ten placing. The ranking also highlighted the School’s strengths for graduate prospects.

Durham University received an overall ranking of 6th from a total field of 121 institutions, and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas  achieved top ten positions. Economics climbed three places to 7th, Accounting & Finance climbed six places to break into the top ten at 8th and Marketing & Public Relations also debuted in the top ten.

Our highly rated Accounting & Finance undergraduate subject area climbed nine places to 8th in the UK with an overall score of 88.6 out of 100. Durham scored 90 for The Guardians career prospects measure which is based upon the proportion of our 2018/19 and 2019/20 cohorts who were in ‘graduate level’ employment or continuing in higher education 15 months after graduating.

For Economics, Durham rose three places to 7th overall supported by top ten positions for four of the nine individual measures considered by The Guardian:  Entry tariffs, Continuation rates, Career prospects and Expenditure per student. For Career prospects Durham scored 94 points.

The subject area of Business & Management ranked 16th overall out of 118 included in the Guardian University Guide table. Career prospects was again a strength of the subject area provision and scored 86 points out of 100.

Adjustments to The Guardian’s rankings this year created a new subject area category of Marketing & Public Relations and resulted in a 10th place ranking in this debut year. A score for career prospects is not possible due to the subject area being created in the last year and data required not being available for 15 months.

Find out more:

  • Interested in studying an undergraduate degree at Durham University Business School? Explore our Undergraduate programmes.
  • Learn more about our accreditation and rankings in national and international league tables.
  • View our Faculty of Business individual subject rankings in Guardian University Guide.