Durham is one of the world’s leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th.
A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the World Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including 10 in the World Top 50.
Three of our subjects are in the World Top 10 - Theology and Religion (fifth), Archaeology (sixth) and Geography (ninth).
Excellence in teaching and research
In addition, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law are all in the top 50 in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject.
Nationally, we’re consistently a top 10 UK university. We are ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2019, sixth in The Complete University Guide 2019 and seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
The rankings signal our excellence in teaching and research, combined with our all-round student experience. This makes our graduates highly sought after by employers around the world.
A distinctive university
Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University, said:
"Durham is one of the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive. We aim to inspire our students and staff to achieve extraordinary things and I am delighted that this is recognised by our continued high standing in global and national league tables."
Ranked 77th in Top Universities Abroad
Durham University is split into four different faculties:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Students have seven departments to study from in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. These include Classics and Ancient History; Music; Philosophy; English Studies; Theology and Religion; Liberal Arts; and History. This faculty also includes the school of Modern Languages and Cultures, which specialise in a number of different languages.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, within eight different departments. These include postgraduate research degrees. The departments available to study from include Biosciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Sciences; Engineering; Mathematical Sciences; and Physics and Psychology.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Health
There are ten different schools and departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Areas of study include anthropology; archaeology; business; education; geography; government and international affairs; law; sociology; and sport and exercise sciences.
Durham University Business school
There are a number of featured programs within the school, including MBA, masters, undergraduate, DBA, PhD and part time study programme options. Programmes within this school combine academic excellence and incisive research, whilst offering students exceptional global business collections.
|Arts (1 Courses)||3 year||GBP 22900|
|Management (7 Courses)||1 Year - 3 Year||GBP 22900 - GBP 31500|
|Arts||IELTS , TOEFL|
|Engineering||IELTS , PTE|
|Information Technology (IT)||IELTS , PTE , TOEFL|
|Management||IELTS , PTE , TOEFL|
|Science||IELTS , PTE , TOEFL|
All international applicants at Durham, applying at undergraduate or postgraduate levels are required to submit their English proficiency proof along with other documents to be considered for admission. Here are a few minimum requirements on the various tests Durham accepts.
|Test name||Minimum score|
|Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)||Grade C|
|Cambridge Scale (CAE or CPE)||176|
|Pearson Test of English||62|
|Entity||Not for Profit|
|Faculties||Arts and Humanities, Business, Science, and Social Science and Health.|
|Programs||200 UG and 100 PG|
|Number of Colleges||17|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships and Bursaries|
For international candidates aspiring to study at Durham University, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in the UK. The list of basic expenses to be considered for applying for admission at the institute is as detailed below.
|Item||Amount per annum (GBP)|
|Phone and utilities||120-600|
|Books and supplies||500|
|Clothes and toiletries||700|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|