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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.

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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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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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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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Teesside and Durham Universities embark on £11million project to support hydrogen innovation in the Tees Valley

We are collaborating with Teesside University on a ground-breaking project to accelerate decarbonisation and the use of hydrogen through supporting industrial research and development and capacity building in the Tees Valley.
Professor Tony Roskilly

Songbirds with unique colours are more likely to be traded as pets – new research

Dr Rebecca Senior from our Department of Biosciences shares her new research on uniquely coloured songbirds and how they could become extinct as a result of pet trade.
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Capping energy costs will damage climate change progress in developing countries

Developing and emerging countries will fail to make any significant contribution to global sustainability efforts, unless governments stop capping electricity prices, according to new research from Associate Professor Laura Marsiliani and Associate Professor Thomas Renstrom alongside colleagues from North South University in Bangladesh and Copenhagen Business School.
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Fetuses react to taste and smell in the womb

Our psychologists have shown the first direct evidence that babies react differently to various smells and tastes while in the womb by looking at their facial expressions.
4-D ultrasound scan of a baby showing a laugh face reaction

There’s more to do on sexual violence on campus

In order to tackle sexual violence on university campuses, Professor Graham Towl from our Psychology Department anticipates more rigorous regulation and calls for cultural change in the academic community.
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Durham Book Festival

We are once again looking forward to partnering the annual Durham Book Festival, set to take place from 13 – 16 October.
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Empowering people to improve well-being - in conversation with Professor Fuschia Sirois

Professor Fuschia Sirois is a globally-renowned expert on self-regulation and well-being, and has recently published a game-changing book to help procrastinators understand and tackle the issue. We caught up with her to chat about her research interests, her commitment to sharing her expertise and whether she too procrastinates!
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Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’

Dr Andrew Baldwin, from our Department of Geography, argues that we should abandon the concept of the 'climate refugee'.
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  • The Durham Student shows the real Durham

    If you’re thinking about applying to study Durham, who better to tell you what it’s all about than students who are already here? A brand new team of student content creators is sharing exciting insights into what it’s really like to live and study in Durham.
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  • Alumni 45 Year Reunion

    At the beginning of September, nine alumni from the MSc Management class of 1976/77, a predecessor of our current MBA programme, visited Durham for the weekend for their 45-year reunion.
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  • MBA Mentor of the Year 2022 Announced

    Each year, alongside their programme, our Durham MBA (Full-time) students are offered the support of a mentor to help them navigate the demands of MBA study and prepare for the transition to the workplace.
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Alumni 45 Year Reunion

At the beginning of September, nine alumni from the MSc Management class of 1976/77, a predecessor of our current MBA programme, visited Durham for the weekend for their 45-year reunion.
Four alumni from MSc Management / MBA class of 1976/77

MBA Mentor of the Year 2022 Announced

Each year, alongside their programme, our Durham MBA (Full-time) students are offered the support of a mentor to help them navigate the demands of MBA study and prepare for the transition to the workplace.
Headshot banner image of Dr Paul Aldrich

The ‘Face’ notion and patient-centred communication

Dr Kayo Kondo from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures focuses her research on patient-/person-centred care and communication in health and social care settings. Her interests include the interactions between patients and professionals and clinical empathy. Dr Kondo recently wrote a book about patient-centred communication, and in this article, she explains how face and politeness theory interact with patient-centred communication.
Doctor and patient in conversation

Should we really believe scientific facts will last forever when history is full of revolutions in thinking?

Professor Peter Vickers from our Department of Philosophy discusses whether we can trust the scientific truths of today.
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Two Exciting New Exhibitions at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum launches two exciting, new exhibitions this month, both will run from 1 October to May 2023.
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Award-winning gospel choir to commemorate former Durham University Lecturer

We are celebrating the life of one of our former lecturers, Ruth First.
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Upcoming events

Discover Durham Live Virtual Sessions

Tuesday 11 October 2022 - Thursday 12 January 2023
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Celebrate Science

Tuesday 25 October 2022 - Thursday 27 October 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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“A beacon to all who love liberty”: A concert in memory of Ruth First

Monday 24 October 2022 - Monday 24 October 2022
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH
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Community Fun Day

Saturday 29 October 2022 - Saturday 29 October 2022
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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From our Student Blogs:

Ten top tips for your first week at Durham University.

Read recent graduate Ruby’s advice for making the most of your first week at university.
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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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Making friends at Durham Uni

In this video, fourth-year Marketing and Management student Carina shares her experience of making friends at Durham and how easy the collegiate system made finding her people.

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