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    Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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  • Postgraduate Study

    Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Undergraduate Study

Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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Postgraduate Study

Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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We are updating our Covid-19 webpages with information and guidance on a regular basis to reflect the latest government advice.

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My tutors at Durham were supportive and helped open my eyes to the different avenues available to me after University. My experiences helped build my confidence, resilience and communication - giving me the necessary skills to represent myself to the best of my ability during interviews.

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Find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award-winning facilities, and experience our distinctive college communities.

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Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

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Earliest report of ball lightning in England discovered

Our historians and physicists have come together to discover what appears to be the earliest known account of a rare weather phenomenon called ball lightning in England.
A drawing depicting a ball lightning event

Durham in world top 30 most international universities

We’ve been named as one of the world’s most international universities by the Times Higher Education (THE).
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Inspiring the extraordinary with project pro:NE

At Durham, we are a community of over 20,000 students and staff from all over the world.
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Ash blanketing Tonga after volcano eruption creates health concerns

Professor Claire Horwell, from our Earth Sciences Department, explores the health risks of ash following the eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, near Tonga.
Comparison of Hunga Tonga & Hunga Ha'apai on December 8th, 2021 and January 17th, 2022

Queen's New Year Honours 2022

On the announcement of the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
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Study reveals misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport

Openly misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport may be common amongst male football fans, according to new research involving online message boards.
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Physics at Durham to lead International Collaboration on “Developing Molecular Quantum Technologies”

Professor Simon Cornish from the Department of Physics has secured funding to lead an international collaboration on “Developing Molecular Quantum Technologies”.
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Research on the formation of galaxies wins Royal Astronomical Society award

Researchers at the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), together with other leading scientists across several international institutions, have been recognised with the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement award 2022 for the EAGLE project.
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  • Durham Drama Festival returns for 2022

    Now in its 48th year, the annual Durham Drama Festival takes to the stage from 30 January – 6 February in exciting venues across Durham city. The festival is week-long celebration of new writing created by our students, made up of eight brand new full-length, productions and showcases student-written extracts in a launch night performance. This year promises diverse genres and styles of play with something for everyone.
    Durham Drama Festival 2022
  • The rewards of mentoring

    Today is International Mentoring Day, and two of our Durham MBA graduates have shared with us why they decided to become mentors to our current cohort, giving up time to help our students excel.
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  • Celebrating conferral of degrees virtually

    As we start this new year, we celebrate the achievements of over 3,000 of our students from 65 countries around the world, who have been awarded their Durham degree and graduated to join our international alumni community.
    In absentia degree conferral Winter 2022

The rewards of mentoring

Today is International Mentoring Day, and two of our Durham MBA graduates have shared with us why they decided to become mentors to our current cohort, giving up time to help our students excel.
Illustration of three people on different platforms helping each other

Celebrating conferral of degrees virtually

As we start this new year, we celebrate the achievements of over 3,000 of our students from 65 countries around the world, who have been awarded their Durham degree and graduated to join our international alumni community.
In absentia degree conferral Winter 2022

The Lost Daughter: portraying the darker sides of motherhood on the page and the screen

Dr Katrin Wehling-Giorgi, from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures, explores aspects of motherhood portrayed in a recent adaptation of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter.
Elafonissos Island, Lakonia, Greece

Five takeaways from the UK government’s proposal to replace the Human Rights Act

Professor Helen Fenwick, from Durham Law School, calls attention to elements of the Human Rights Act that the UK government may change now that they have opened a consultation on a new bill of rights to replace it.
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A world of opportunity

We’ve recently welcomed over 20 new apprentices across the University and are able to fund their training thanks to the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.
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Acting Vice Chancellor reflects on this year and the Christmas festivities on offer before the end of term

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, runs through the different entertainment available ahead of the festive period and looks back on some of our achievements this year.
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Upcoming events

Green lights, speed bumps and cul-de-sacs: the road to Contextual Safeguarding

Wednesday 26 January 2022 - Wednesday 26 January 2022
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This will be a hybrid event. The room location will be confirmed once registered. Online via Zoom.
Prof Carlene Firmin

Joaquín Sorolla in perspective.

Wednesday 26 January 2022 - Wednesday 26 January 2022
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom
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Dr Gillian Sandstrom, University of Sussex

Friday 28 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Online
Research Seminar General

Heating Buildings Strategy, Policy and Impacts

Friday 28 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 2022
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Online
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Research at Durham: Making an Impact

Our research is making a positive difference to the lives of people all around the world. Across our faculties of Arts and Humanities, our Business School, Science, and Social Sciences and Health, the work of our experts is having a big impact.

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From Our Student Blog: Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January. In this blog, Emilia a third-year Religion, Society and Culture student and outreach officer for Durham University Jewish Society explains why it's important to mark the day.

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Chat to a student

Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges. You can filter by subject or read their profiles to find out what college they are a member of.

  

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Steinway Masterclass - setting the standard for musical excellence

To celebrate our announcement of becoming the only all-Steinway University in the UK, a number of our musically talented students travelled to London for a rare opportunity to take part in a prestigious Steinway masterclass.

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