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.