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Archaeology

One of the largest Archaeology departments in the UK and ranked fourth in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021).

Anthropology

One of the largest in the UK and one of only a few to span Social Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology and Anthropology of Health.
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Biosciences

Ranked 6th in The Complete University Guide 2020 and 8th in UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014).

Business School

A truly international business school with over 100 nationalities represented, where experts share a passion for exceptional teaching and research.
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Classics and Ancient History

Consistently one of the top Classics and Ancient History Departments in the UK, ranked 12th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
Plaque outside the Classics and Ancient History building

Computer Science

A UK Top 5 Department (Complete University Guide 2021), committed to high quality teaching and research in a brand-new, purpose built building.

Chemistry

Ranked 2nd in the UK in the Guardian University 2021 league table and 3rd in the Complete University Guide. Our research is 1st in the UK (REF 2014).
Abstract network molecules

Earth Sciences

In the World Top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021) and ranked 4th in the Complete University Guide 2020.
People overlooking cliffs

Education

One of the leading departments for education in the UK, recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching.
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Engineering

Engineering has been taught here since 1838; the first course of its kind in England. Today, we are ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide 2021.

English Studies

One of the few university English departments in the world who teach and research in literature from the early medieval period to the present day.
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Geography

Founded in 1928, the Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical research and education in the world.
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History

The History Department at Durham has established itself firmly as one of the top three in the UK and is set within a magnificent World Heritage Site.
Student walking outside the Department of History

Law

Durham Law School is in the QS World Rankings top 50 law schools. Its research was ranked 3rd best in the UK's last national REF assessment (2014).
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Mathematical Sciences

Ranked in the top 10 for Maths in the UK in The Complete University Guide and Guides published by The Guardian, the Times and UKuni.
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Modern Languages and Cultures

Our Department consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study.
Boat trip in the rainforest

Music

The top UK music department for four years running in The Complete University Guide (2018 - 2021), located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Music Department on Palace Green

Philosophy

Durham Philosophy department is ranked in the Top 100 of the QS World Rankings by Subject 2021.
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Physics

A thriving centre for research and education, ranked 6th in the UK in The Guardian University League table 2020.
Physics montage banner showcasing the facilities and modern buildings of the department

Psychology

Ranked in the Top 10 Psychology Departments in the UK, and Top 100 in the world (QS World Rankings)
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Sociology

Founded in 1964, we have over 50 Years teaching Sociology and Social Policy, with a World Top 100 ranking (QS World University Subject Rankings 2019).
Cricket field with views of Durham Cathedral and castle behind

School of Government and International Affairs

A research-intensive department, and Top 100 Politics department (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Consistently ranked in the Top 10 best sport-related degrees in the country, across all major UK league tables (2020).
Maiden Castle Sports Centre

Theology & Religion

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham was founded in 1832 and has established an international reputation.
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Combined Honours and Common Awards

We also have a number of combined and flexible programmes, where students study subjects from a number of different academic departments, and a Common Awards framework for Theology, Ministry and Mission at Durham.

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