Durham is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – a university like no other.

Located in the beautiful and historic City of Durham, we are one of the oldest universities in the UK, yet have a modern and forward-thinking mindset.

With 25 academic departments and schools offering over 200 undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate taught and research degrees, our teaching is research-informed and led by dedicated academics, many of whom are world-leading experts in their field.


Durham is a collegiate university, which means your student experience will be distinctive and based in one of our 17 college communities. In fact, our students say that colleges are one of the best aspects of student life at Durham.

So if you are looking for excellent teaching in outstanding facilities combined with a unique college experience, then look no further than Durham University. You are guaranteed a warm welcome.