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QS World University Subject Rankings 2023

We are ranked 51-100 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

We are ranked 51-100 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.    

Recent research carried out by colleagues in our department includes Dr Stacey Pope’s research on women in sport and inequality. You can read Dr Pope's latest research briefing paper which provides an overview of the problem of sexism and misogyny in men's football, the attitudes of men towards women and the experiences of women football fans, available here: Woman and Football Fandom 

Further research case studies can be found here: Research Case Studies. 

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 Us:    

Our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences is a welcoming, collegiate, and vibrant community. When you join the department, you'll receive a cutting-edge curriculum delivered by world-leading academics.  

We are ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. We are an outstanding place for excellence in teaching and research, and our students are highly employable.   

Feeling inspired? Visit our Sport and Exercise Sciences webpages to learn more about studying with us.