University Guide

Durham University

Durham University was founded in 1832 and was one of the first recognised universities to open after Oxford and Cambridge, thus considered the third oldest university in England.

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Durham University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Durham University.

  • Rankings

    Durham Ranks 149th in the Times Higher world rankings.

  • Employability

    91% of all students achieve as first or a 2:1 putting Durham University in the UK Top 10 for targeted by employers with a ranking in the top 40 globally for Employer Reputation.

  • Fees

    Home Undergraduates and PGCE Students will pay £9250 (as of 2019/20) international fees vary by courses, a list of which can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    The University offers 22 different scholarship and funding opportunities which can be found here.


Durham University has 16 colleges that accept undergraduate students and offered accommodation types are single, en suite, or self catered and self catered ranging from £5485 to £8385. Full options can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offers over 150 societies with a jam packed society week that can be found here.

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Durham University Students' Union
Durham University Students' Union

Famous for

Alumni include Justin Welby, Libby Lane and George Entwistle.


Professor Carlos Frenk, already ranking fifth in the world as a researcher into space science was awarded the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics this year!

Accommodation for Students says

"Durham is filled to the brim with lovely coffee shops. One popular haunt is Flat White, near Elvet Bridge. They offer delicious breakfast and lunch options, as well as some pretty fantastic coffee. If you are craving something sweet, Be Tempted sells mouth-watering cupcakes; my personal favourite is the Rocky Road".

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