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Why Durham?

There are hundreds of reasons to come to Durham but here are just a few.

A World-class Learning Experience

Durham is one of the world's leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2022, where we are ranked 82nd.

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Outstanding Staff

At Durham students are taught by academic staff who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and are at the forefront in their subjects.
Students in a lecture theatre

A Stunning Location

In Durham City you're among some of the world's finest architecture. This is a truly beautiful City.
View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

Our Diverse Social Community

At Durham, you'll study with students from around the UK and more than 150 countries worldwide.

Our Unique College System

Durham is a collegiate university with 17 colleges in Durham City. Joining a College is much like joining a new family.
St Marys Frep Team in the snow

The Wider Student Experience

We recognise that there is much more to student life than studying. We provide an environment dedicated to delivering an unrivalled experience.
Durham Music performance at Durham Cathedral

Our Network of Support and Welfare Services

We have a full range of both central support services as well as support staff in each College.
Students in the learning centre