Durham University QS Ranking
Studying at Durham gives you access to teaching by world-leading experts, in award-winning study facilities, with extensive collections of books and learning resources. Whether you wish to study in arts and humanities, the sciences, or social sciences or health, here at Durham University we have 25 departments and over 200 undergraduate degree programmes for you to choose from so you’re sure to find something that’s just right for you. As well as belonging to an academic department, you will also belong to one of our 15 undergraduate colleges throughout your time at Durham University. While all your teaching will take place within your academic department, colleges offer small, supportive scholarly communities, full of opportunities for you to make the most of your time here and develop skills for the future. Durham University is committed to ensuring that we provide the very best facilities to support our students throughout their studies. We have a continual programme of improvements and annually invest millions of pounds to make sure that you have access to high quality lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject specific facilities such as science laboratories and dedicated libraries.
Postgraduate students are a vital part of Durham’s academic community, and we pay particular attention to the distinctive contribution that taught and research students bring. We also appreciate the specific education and development needs of postgraduates, and provide tailored support through our Graduate School, our faculties and our departments. There are many different ways you can study at Durham. You can apply for a taught degree offering lecture or seminar courses in a specific area, undertake your own studies under expert academic supervision as part of a research degree, or register for a professional doctorate combining taught modules with an extended research thesis. Each route has its own unique features and benefits. Postgraduate taught degrees can enhance employability, or act as a foundation for further study at research degree level. The postgraduate taught route is ideal for students who want a structured framework for their studies. Most taught degrees are one year Masters courses delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Taught degrees blend core and optional modules in specialist subject areas, with a substantial dissertation or research project.