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Why Choose Durham?

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Be part of a World Class. Study here and you'll not only work with world-class academic staff but you'll also have access to some of the best facilities and study support to ensure you get the most from your postgraduate experience. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 2014, the process by which research quality is assessed in UK higher education institutions, Durham was independently assessed as having world-class research in every single area of assessment, with 90% of our research deemed to be of international quality. This means no matter what area of study, in whatever department, you're never far away from a world-leading expert.

Durham University has also been named the third safest university in England and Wales by The Complete University Guide 2015.

Finally, the Department of Geography also ranked 12th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021) and are recurrently ranked in the top handful of programmes in the UK by various league tables. We are ranked 2nd in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2021, and 4th in the Complete University Guide 2021.

Postgraduate study at Durham University offers:

  • An international reputation for excellence in teaching and research
  • Secure collegiate environment offering flexible accommodation options and fantastic value for money
  • An active and vibrant postgraduate community in a research-intensive university
  • An integrated research training skills programme and comprehensive supervision support for research students
  • Innovative taught programmes that combine the latest academic thinking with flexible study patterns