Durham University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
World Reputation Rankings 2023
Stockton Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom

About Durham University

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

Our history as a centre of learning goes back over a thousand years. Founded in 1832, we are England’s third oldest university.

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire. Among our scientists, social scientists, business, arts and humanities scholars we have some of the world’s leading authorities in their field. From child development to the future of the planet; from the fundamental elements of life to seeing further into space and time than ever before; we are shaping the world, from the intimate to the infinite.

We are committed to making Durham one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the UK. Alongside major investments in our built environment and our teaching and research activities, we have introduced strong environmental policies and procedures.

We value international collaboration as central to enhancing global knowledge and developing global citizenship. Our staff and students come from over 120 countries, creating an outward-looking, globally minded and inclusive university.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.

Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The communities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensures that we always have a sense of community at the heart of everything that we do to ensure our students feel well supported. Our students participate actively in sport, music, theatre, volunteering and business enterprise.

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Key statistics

  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 14.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 32%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 19,575
    Number of FTE Students
  • 38%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Durham University

  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Law

    • Law
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science