Durham University is an outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence. We are top 100 in the QS World University rankings and consistently in the top ten of all UK league tables. When you study at Durham, you have the choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts and outstanding study facilities, all in a unique and historic setting.

One of our greatest assets is our collegiate system. As a Durham University student, you become a member of one of our 17 colleges located across Durham City. These residential communities range in size from around 400 to over 1,000 students. College communities are at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, each offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

We are committed to delivering an experience outside of your studies that is unrivalled in the UK. You are encouraged to develop personal and professional skills through your extracurricular activities. Durham is the perfect place to try something new with over 250 clubs and societies. We have one of the largest and most successful student theatre scenes in the country, a huge breadth of musical and sporting opportunities available and volunteer opportunities that respond to the needs of the local community.

Times Good University Guide 2019 Ranking 7/129
Guardian 2020 Ranking 5/121
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Upcoming Open Days at Durham University


Postgraduate Open Day November

12 Feb 2020, 09:00 AM - 12 Feb 2020, 17:00 PM Durham University
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If you're thinking about postgraduate study at Durham, an Open Day will give you the opportunity to: Meet current staff and students and discuss your study options; Discover some of the ways to fund your studies; Learn more about employability options with postgraduate study; Find out more about Durham's colleges and student experience. The open day will run from 9.00 to 17.00. Guidance sessions will run in the morning, in the afternoon there will be a chance to meet some current postgraduate students and attend academic sessions. All of our colleges will be available to view throughout the day. You do not have to attend for the full day if you are unable to. Please book.

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