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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

We nurture thoughtful, critical and engaged citizens for a rapidly changing and complex world.

We are proud to be recognised as a leading Faculty of Arts and Humanities worldwide and to exercise the responsibilities that this position brings with it. We set out to provide leadership in the Arts and Humanities nationally and internationally; our work is intended to enrich, shape and transform lives. We nurture thoughtful, critical and engaged citizens for a rapidly changing and complex world.
Vision and mission
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Welcome to new and prospective students

If you are joining us this year, we know you’ve worked really hard for this, especially in these difficult times. We’ve also worked hard to provide an intellectually challenging programme of studies for your time with us and are looking forward to welcoming you to our academic community. Congratulations and welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham!

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If you are considering studying one of our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, then we’d invite you to explore our website to find out more about our Departments and the innovative research-led education that we offer.

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Professor Rosi Song presents her book, A Taste of Barcelona, in Barcelona's iconic La Boqueria

The book A Taste of Barcelona: A History of Catalan Cooking and Eating (Rowman and Littlefield 2019) was presented at the iconic Barcelona fresh food market La Boqueria on June 29, 2021.
Rosi Song presenting her book in Barcelona

Durham Academics recognised in two of Nation’s most coveted literary awards

Our Department of English Studies is celebrating the phenomenal success of two of its own - Sunjeev Sahota and Kayo Chingonyi - following the recognition their work has received from the Booker Prize and the Forward Prize for Poetry respectively. Sunjeev Sahota’s China Room has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and Kayo Chingonyi’s collection of poetry A Blood Condition has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry for the Best Collection 2021.
Book covers A Blood Connection and China Room

World-class music marked by new Steinway partnership

At least 58 new Steinway & Sons pianos are to be installed across our campus as we join the All-Steinway Initiative, with an intention to become an All-Steinway University in 2022. Joining the initiative makes a significant statement about our commitment to excellence in music, with the new pianos set to join our existing collection of nine Steinway instruments.
Steinway and Sons piano keyboard

Why some people like ‘sad’ music

Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.

Explore Durham’s history with new app

Durham is a uniquely beautiful and historic place to live and study. Now you can explore its past with a new interactive app. 

Why some people like ‘sad’ music

Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.

Professor Rosi Song presents her book, A Taste of Barcelona, in Barcelona's iconic La Boqueria

The book A Taste of Barcelona: A History of Catalan Cooking and Eating (Rowman and Littlefield 2019) was presented at the iconic Barcelona fresh food market La Boqueria on June 29, 2021.
Rosi Song presenting her book in Barcelona

Why some people like ‘sad’ music

Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.

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Contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty Office 
Elvet Riverside Block 2 
New Elvet 
Durham DH1 3JT

General Telephone Enquiries: 
+44(0)191 334 2900

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