Durham University

Durham University is in the beautiful and historic city of Durham: one of the oldest universities in the UK, it has a modern,  forward-thinking mindset. With over 200 undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate taught and research degrees, its teaching is research-informed and led by academics – many of whom are world-leading experts in their field. Durham is a collegiate university; students are based in one of 16 college communities, said by students to be one of the best aspects of student life at Durham.

(Source: The Complete University Guide website)

Fast facts


  • Durham, England

Number of Students

  • 18,707


  • 5,612


  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Health
  • Durham University Business School

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business & Management
  • Computer Sciences
  • Law and Politics
    (The Complete University Guide, 2020)


Durham is an ancient seat of learning and a leading world University which, since its establishment in 1832, has developed a distinctive reputation for leadership and innovation in education and research. Particular areas of strengths include Energy and Clean Growth, Cosmology and Astronomy, Heritage and Culture, Hazard and Risk, Process Industries and Surface Science.


in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2020


in the UK

Guardian University Guide, 2020

Top 50

in the world

For employability - QS World University Rankings, 2020


There is a huge amount to do in Durham, from walks and boat trips along the River Wear, to street markets and museum visits.

The city also plays host to the popular Lumiere Festival, the largest light festival in the UK, and there are range of leisure facilities and attractions.

Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city, forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is compact and friendly, welcoming students and visitors to a mix of high street shops and boutiques, excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and cultural activities. No matter where you are in the city, you are never far from the university's colleges, academic departments and facilities.

(Source: The Complete University Guide website)



Durham University has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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