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Our Outstanding Staff

Embrace innovation. Inspire change. Answer the big questions.  

Delivering cutting-edge, research-led education is at the very heart of everything we do. Our academic staff are so much more than lecturers teaching from books. They carry out ground-breaking research that shapes our departments, inspires our courses, and directly informs our teaching.  

You’ll actively benefit from the world-class research taking place right here at the University. You’ll have the opportunity to develop:  

  • The ability to think and to understand ideas and information beyond the classroom;
  • Enhanced skills for employment;
  • The ability to learn independently and problem-solve;
  • Creative and critical thinking skills;
  • Confidence and motivation;
  • The ability to become involved in research.

Whatever your interests, whatever your passion, we’ve got a course for you. 

At Durham, students are taught by academic staff who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and are at the forefront of developments in their subject area. 

We currently have 27 departments and schools, offering over 200 undergraduate courses, not to mention postgraduate degrees, both taught and research. We think you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can focus on one subject with a Single Honours degree, develop your interest in two areas with a Joint Honours degree, or take a broader approach with a Combined Honours degree in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences. 

World-class Researchers

In 2020 Professor Carlos Frenk was cited as being Nobel Class for his contribution to physics.

There is a worldwide demand for Durham's research expertise and researchers. We are placed at the forefront of global challenges from managing hazards that affect thousands of people worldwide to helping to address the world’s energy challenges as we switch from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.