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 mind set.
Durham University is distinctive - a residential Collegiate University with long traditions and modern values. It seeks the highest distinction in research and scholarship and is committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. Durham’s research and scholarship affects every continent.
Durham is one of the world’s leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2021, where we are ranked 86th.
16 Durham subjects are in the World Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, including 8 in the World Top 50. Two of our subjects are in the World Top 10 - Archaeology (fourth) and Theology & Religion (fifth).
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