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Study at Durham

  • 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.


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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Information for Offer Holders 2022

If you are hoping to join us this autumn, there are lots of ways you can find out more about what life at Durham is like.

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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.

REF 2021: Celebrating Our Research Excellence

Our reputation as a world-leading university has been confirmed in a national exercise looking at the quality of research at UK universities and its impact around the world.

90% of Durham’s research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Six Durham subjects are also in the UK top ten for the overall quality of their research including Geography (1st), Archaeology (2nd), Education (2nd), Classics and Ancient History (4th), Theology and Religion (8th) and Sport and Exercise Sciences (10th).
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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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Why many women with autism and ADHD aren’t diagnosed until adulthood – and what to do if you think you’re one of them

Dr Alokananda Rudra, from our Department of Psychology, addresses a number of reasons why autism and ADHD are both often missed or even misdiagnosed in girls and women and that the importance of a greater awareness of the symptoms and behaviour associated with autism and ADHD will be critical in changing how both are diagnosed.
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International research collaboration to tackle climate change

We’re supporting the Climate Action #MadeAtUni campaign and are proud to announce that we have six new research collaborations with the University of Notre Dame, USA, to help tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and how we can improve the use of solar energy.
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University hosts oral history event on the Miners’ Strike

Durham University is hosting an open discussion on an important part of the North East’s history, the Miners’ Strike.
A group of people taking part in the Miners' Strike in County Durham

As mass extinctions loom, these philosophers could help us rediscover our place among other animals

Dr. Clare Mac Cumhaill from our Department of Philosophy and Dr. Rachael Wiseman from the University of Liverpool explore why it's only our imagination that stands in the way of us extending the moral concern that we have for humans to other kinds of animal.
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Durham recognised as global leader in sustainability

We’re excited to have been recognised as contributing more to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future.
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Researchers create most efficient organic solar cell certified to date

Dr Roderick Mackenzie, of our Department of Engineering, has been a part of an international research team which has created the most efficient single-junction organic solar cell certified to date.
Simulation of the most efficient solar cell to date

Give India’s bidi cigarette rollers a voice, researchers say

India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry.
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New type of stellar explosion called micronovae discovered

Our astronomers have led on the discovery of a new kind of stellar explosion that could be commonplace in the universe.

Experiencing a day in the life of a trader

Collaborating with industry practitioners is key to experiential learning.
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Durham becomes the largest All-Steinway school in the UK

With a project spanning three years, Durham became the largest All-Steinway school in the nation in April. In the enviable position of having 61 Steinways throughout the University in both its Music Department and Colleges, all students, regardless of music experience, will be able to enjoy music at its finest, with these wonderful, world-class instruments.
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Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard’s killer is appealing his whole-life sentence – what does that mean?

Professor Nicole Westmarland, from our Department of Sociology, explains the recent appeals lodged with the UK's Court of Appeal and what the difference is between a whole-life sentence and a life sentence.
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Warmer summers threaten Antarctica’s giant ice shelves because of the lakes they create

PhD student, Jennifer Arthur, from our Department of Geography, outlines the department's recent research into the formation of surface meltwater lakes around the world’s largest ice sheet.
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Working together for our county

We’re proud to be working together with partners for the good of our city, county and region – communities we’ve been part of for nearly 200 years. One key partner is our local authority, Durham County Council, and now we’ve committed to strengthening our already successful partnership.
Durham County Council Chief Executive John Hewitt and Durham University Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien seated at a table, signing the refreshed Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations

Working together to achieve environmental sustainability

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to achieving environmental sustainability, locally and globally.
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Upcoming events

Undergraduate Open Day

Friday 17 June 2022 - Friday 17 June 2022
9:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Durham University, Durham.
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‘The Miners’ Strike in County Durham: A Family and Community Conversation’ Professor Robert Gildea in conversation with David Wray

Tuesday 24 May 2022 - Tuesday 24 May 2022
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Durham Town Hall and Online via Zoom
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Durham Pride 2022

Sunday 29 May 2022 - Sunday 29 May 2022
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Sands Field, Durham DH1 1LF
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Advances in Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance and their Impact on Levelised Cost of Energy

Thursday 26 May 2022 - Thursday 26 May 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Room CG85, Department of Chemistry & Zoom
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From our Student Blogs:

Fieldwork in Malta

All our Anthropology students get to enjoy fully funded residentials in European and UK destinations like Malta, Greece & Scotland. In this blog, Sarah describes her field trip to Malta.
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Russia and Ukraine Information

A hub of information, advice and support for current and prospective staff and students.

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Research at Durham University – making an impact on the world

Research at Durham brings together the leading minds in their fields who work collaboratively across departments and with our partners to develop new ways of thinking that have a positive impact on societal and global challenges.

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