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Durham University

Durham University
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Durham University

Durham University established in 1832 was granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It is third oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge and a leading European centre of learning for 1,000 years. They seek to achieve the highest distinction in research and scholarship which make a real difference to societies world-wide. They are equally committed to excellence in all aspects of learning, education and the transmission of knowledge.


At Durham University, they combine excellent teaching, internationally-rated research and superb student support services to give students the very best all-round education. They offer first degrees (undergraduate level) in arts, health, humanities, science and social science. Programs are delivered though a modular structure giving students flexibility and choice.

Campus of Durham University –


The Durham University is has two campuses namely -


  • Durham Campus - Durham is located in Northeast England 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Durham is about 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport.
  • Queen's Campus - The campus is located in a striking waterfront setting, their contemporary Queen's Campus is purpose-built to deliver their world-class courses, combining a friendly and vibrant academic community with city living and a wealth of sport, cultural and leisure activities, including one of the UK's best white water courses right on their doorstep.


Why Choose Durham University?


  • 3rd oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge; Durham has been a leading European centre of learning for 1,000 years.
  • 11,742 undergraduates (2012/13): Arts and Humanities (2,639), Science (4,184), and Social Sciences and Health (4,918).
  • 3,580 postgraduates (2012/13): Arts and Humanities (541), Science (635), and Social Sciences and Health (2,402).
  • 21% of students are of non-UK origin.
  • 80th in the THE world rankings (2012) and 92nd in QS world ranking (2012).
  • 24th in Europe and 14th in the UK in the 2012 Finanical Times Global MBA rankings.
  • A top 5 UK university - 4th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013, 5th in The Complete University Guide 2013, 5th in The Times Good University Guide 2013


Facilities at Durham University –


  • Library
  • Class rooms
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships


Colleges at Durham University –


  • Collingwood college
  • Grey College
  • Hatfield College
  • Josephine Butler College
  • St Aidan's College
  • St Chad's College
  • St Cuthbert's College
  • St Hild & St Bede College
  • St John’s College
  • St Mary's College
  • Trevelyan College
  • University College
  • Van Mildert College
  • Ustinov (PG only)


Schools at Durham University -


  • School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Durham University Business School 
  • School of Education
  • School of Government & International Affairs
  • Durham Law School
  • School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health



Placement Cell at Durham University –


The CEEC (Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre) provides a wide range of services to both students and departments. The career services are delivered to students in a variety of ways, including the provision of a comprehensive careers information service, individual careers advice and guidance, a career planning program of talks, the organisation of fairs and events and the delivery of subject specific talks, presentations and workshops in individual departments.

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