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We are ranked 6th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 and have topped our subjects ranking again up from 7th rank last year. Theology and Religion has received a very high academic reputation score, which showcases the global prominence of our researchers, and a respectable 3rd position in the UK.

Find out more about recent research carried out by colleagues in our department.

QS World University Rankings 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.

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.