Durham University

United Kingdom

Lovely Durham is home to one of the country's top universities. The city is picturesque, wooded, hilly, and aching with heritage. The brooding Norman cathedral dominates the skyline – and it tells you something about the prestige of the university that one of its colleges is housed in the castle right next door.

Durham is a collegiate university, meaning that student life has a real sense of focus and community to it. There's also more than a whiff of Oxbridge to proceedings.

The university is currently ranked 5th to 6th in the UK by recent national league tables of the British universities, and in the world's top 100 by QS and The Higher Education Rankings. There are 25 different academic schools and departments, which each operate under one of the following three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Science and Health.

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Our campuses

Durham City is the main location of the university and contains 14 of the 16 colleges along with most of the academic departments. Every college at the university has its own student facilities - including its own bar. For those wanting to venture further afield, there are a bars and restaurants in the city, but many students choose to take the train to nearby Newcastle, where a plethora of things to do await. Historic Durham is known for its 11th century castle and Norman Cathedral, which together are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dominate the city's skyline. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Queen's Campus was established in 1992 and is located in the town of Thornaby-on-Tees some 30 miles away from Durham City. The Campus is home to around 2,000 full-time students, two residential colleges (John Snow and Stephenson Colleges) and the Wolfson Research Institute. Currently a number of subjects can be studied at Queen's Campus: Medicine, Pharmacy, Accounting, Business and Finance, Applied Psychology and Primary education. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1832
Student
Population
15705
Staff
Population
1013
Male to Female
Ratio
48 : 52
International
Students
26%
Foundation
Colleges
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Durham@therightu.com
Social
Accredited in Singapore
Strengths
English & Literature
CUG English
United Kingdom
1st
Environmental Science
The Times Geography and Environmental Science
United Kingdom
1st
Geography
The Times Geography and Environmental Science
United Kingdom
1st
Music
CUG Music
United Kingdom
1st
Archaeology
CUG Archaeology
United Kingdom
2nd
Area Studies
CUG Russian & East European Languages
United Kingdom
2nd
Law
Times Arts & Humanities
United Kingdom
6th
Social Work & Policy
QS Social Policy & Administration
United Kingdom
9th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
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Notable Alumni

David Sproxton Founder, Aardman Animations
David Sproxton CBE is one of the co-founders of the Aardman Animations studio, which has been credited with movies including War Story, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. David graduated from Durham University in 1976 with a degree in Geography.

Dr Paul Hawkins Inventor - Hawk Eye
Dr Paul Hawkins is the inventor of the Hawk Eye computing system used in major sport (tennis, badminton, cricket, football) to visually track the trajectory of the balls. Dr Hawkins erned his PhD in artificial intelligence in 1999 from Durham University.
Student Life
Media
Durham Induction Week
Durham University: A day in the life