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Law School 46th in the world

We are ranked 46th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. The rankings, announced in March 2023 assessed over 18,300 subjects from 1,597 institutions across the world, based on academic and employer reputation, citations per academic paper, impact and quality of research and international research collaboration factors.

The Durham Law School has gone up in the rankings by 3 places from 2022 to 2023, reflecting the positive trajectory of the School’s ground-breaking work towards its goals.

Recent research carried out by colleagues in our department includes The rise and rise of property guardianship and what it says about our broken housing system, New report on small boat crossings launched by Professor Thom Brooks, Dr Se-shauna Wheatle explores the unwritten rules of constitutions in new project. You can find out more about our research here.

Durham is a world-leading university. Our academic excellence and impact is reflected in our global rankings and this is a true credit to the outstanding teaching and research carried out at our University.

Durham is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities. It is ranked 92nd in the QS World University Rankings 2023, 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and The Complete University Guide 2022. Durham is also regularly ranked in the top ten universities in the UK.


About Durham Law School

Our Law School is a world leader in legal education, ranked 7th in The Complete University Guide 2022.

Our award-winning academic staff deliver a cutting-edge, research-led curriculum through small-group teaching that is much prized by employers. Our graduates go on to great things and include some of law’s leading figures, for example, current or previous members of the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and Members of Parliament.

Feeling inspired? Visit our Law School webpages to learn more about studying with us.