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Postgraduate Open Day 8 February 2023

Thinking about postgraduate study? Durham can inspire, challenge and support you.

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The University has sought to reassure all students on finding suitable accommodation for 2023/24.

  

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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What We Achieve Together

Find out how we work with our partners to contribute to the economic, cultural and social vibrancy of North East England and beyond.

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Reach Society Corporate Champion Award

We are pleased to announce that the University has been presented with the Reach Society’s Corporate Champion award for ‘Contribution as an Outstanding Collaboration Partner’.
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Three new College heads appointed

New heads have been appointed at Grey College, Josephine Butler College and John Snow College.
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Report calls on men’s professional football clubs to tackle sexism

A new report is calling on men’s professional football clubs to tackle pervasive sexism and misogyny in the sport.
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Lucian Hudson appointed Professor in Practice at Durham University Business School

Lucian Hudson, Director of Advancement, Marketing and Communications, Durham University, has been appointed as a Professor in Practice at our Business School.
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How newspapers shaped Second World War Britain

Britain’s newspapers played a key role in shaping public opinion and government policy during World War Two, according to a new book.
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Wind turbines are already skyscraper-sized – is there any limit to how big they will get?

Professor Simon Hogg from our Department of Engineering discusses why are wind turbines increasing in size at such a rapid rate, and is there a limit to how big they can go?
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Researchers propose compulsory climate change teaching in core law curriculum

New research by our top-rated Law School is urging that climate change education should be made compulsory across the core law curriculum.
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Traded species have distinctive life histories with extended reproductive lifecycles

A new study has revealed that vertebrate species involved in the live wildlife trade have distinctive life history traits that determine the frequency and timing of reproduction.
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Durham University start-up named as a finalist in prestigious Earthshot Prize 2022

Durham University start-up, Low Carbon Materials, has recently been announced as one of three international finalists in the Fix Our Climate category in the world’s most prestigious environmental prize, The Earthshot Prize 2022.
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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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How Chinese companies are challenging national security decisions that could delay 5G network rollout

Professor Ming Du, from our School of Law, explains investor-state dispute settlements that can challenge national security decisions.
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Islamists and the State: The puzzle of enduring competition

Dr Rory McCarthy from our School of Government and International Affairs argues that religion still shapes politics even at a time of Islamist setbacks in North Africa.
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Get active with Durham's university

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks into the what the New Year has to offer.
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Historic £1.4 billion devolution deal for North East

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has announced a historic devolution deal for the North East.
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Upcoming events

Postgraduate Open Days - Online

Monday 13 February 2023 - Sunday 19 February 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Durham University
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Postgraduate Open Day

Wednesday 8 February 2023 - Wednesday 8 February 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Durham University
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International and Human Rights Law Supporting Ukraine: Safeguarding Refugee Policies and the Freedom of Speech

Thursday 26 January 2023 - Thursday 26 January 2023
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
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Subject Taster Lectures

Tuesday 1 November 2022 - Monday 23 January 2023
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Online
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From our Student Blogs:

How I chose my university

Narrowing down your university choices can be tricky, here’s how four of our Summer School mentors chose the universities they applied to, and how they ended up here at Durham.
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Health at Durham

  • Our Health Frames

    Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live. Discover more about what is taking place across our three interrelated frames of health.

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  • Our Courses

    Explore over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. From research methods to neuroscience, biology to technologies and sustainability. 

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Our Health Frames

Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live. Discover more about what is taking place across our three interrelated frames of health.

People in a community garden

Our Courses

Explore over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. From research methods to neuroscience, biology to technologies and sustainability. 

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Enhancing Biodiversity at Durham

We're enhancing biodiversity to enable everyone at Durham to study, work and live in an engaging and healthy environment. Discover more about how we are intending on measuring, maintaining and enhancing biodiversity across our 251ha of land at Durham.

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