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Durham University

Established 1832

Durham University

Established 1832


Location: Durham

Nearest Airport: Newcastle Airport

Nearest Station: Chester-le-Street


  • THE : =198
  • CUG : 6
  • QS : 92

Number of Students

Bachelor’s degree students: 14730

Master’s degree students: 4790

International students: 31%

About Durham University

Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England.
The university is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities after previously being a member of the 1994 Group. Durham is also affiliated with the regional N8 Research Partnership and international university groups including the Matariki Network of Universities and the Coimbra Group. The university estate includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the 11th-century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco chapel. The university also owns and manages the Durham World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham Cathedral. The university's ownership of the World Heritage Site includes Durham Castle, Palace Green, and the surrounding buildings including the historic Cosin's Library.

Complete Course List

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Classics
  • Languages
  • Geography
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business and management studies
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Earth and ocean sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Music and composing
  • Psychology
  • Linguistics
  • Teacher training and education
  • Politics
  • Law and legal studies
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Literature and creative writing
  • Humanities
  • Criminal law
  • Archaeology and anthropology
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Social sciences
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Marketing
  • Theology and religious studies
  • Animal care and veterinary science
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Neurology and neuroscience
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Astrophysics
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Civil engineering and construction
  • Accounting and management
  • Computer sciences and IT
  • Diplomacy and international law
  • Commercial and Corporate law
  • Economics
  • Software engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Health Care Management
  • Planning and surveying
  • Sports science
  • Transport engineering and logistics
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Energy and environmental engineering
  • Banking and finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Art and design
  • Art management
  • Museum studies
  • Social studies
  • Entrepeneurship and management
Durham University

54.7681120976, -1.5718741202

Postal Address

The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
United Kingdom

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