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Our Facilities

Durham Business School Building at night

As a member of our research community, you’ll have access to the excellent range of facilities to support your studies.

Space to study

We’ve created an excellent setting for both individual and group study, including ergonomically-designed work areas connected to modern IT infrastructure, a dedicated doctoral research area and comfortable research lounge.

Vast range of resources

The Business School library houses extensive specialist loan and reference collections of business, finance and management books; doctoral, MBA and Masters dissertations; a complete collection of Business School working papers and offers access to over 10,000 journals online.

Using library subscriptions you’ll be able to access up-to-date journal, financial and market research information, from sources such as FAME, Mintel, IMID, European Business asap and Pro-Quest. There’s also a wide range of information available via online databases, including: Emerald, Mintel, Lexis-Nexis, Reuter's Business Insight, IMF Statistical Service Online.

In addition, you’ll have access to Durham University’s prestigious libraries, archives and museums. These facilities are internationally renowned and provide excellent resources for postgraduate study in the humanities, social science and science.

Comprehensive IT facilities

Durham University’s IT service offers access to everything you’d expect to find in a leading business school including: Computer Centre open 24/7, fully IT-integrated classrooms, dedicated IT helpdesk and DUO – the University’s virtual learning environment. You’ll also have access to the IT facilities provided by your college.

Experimental research laboratory

Our new high-specification lab features the latest equipment and systems for virtual reality and immersive environment testing. This includes voice and eye tracking and other biometric analysis, as well as high-tech fixed and mobile observation.

Facilities include a large lab room with 13 cubicles (including one wheelchair-accessible), a soundproof room enabling observation during small group interactions or single-candidate interviews, and cameras to facilitate facial recognition experiments, and a seminar room with full observation and two-way communication facilities.