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  • Financial support for postgraduate study

    We have a range of financial support available for eligible home fee paying students commencing postgraduate study this September. This includes our new scholarships, the Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship.

    Law school undergraduates sit at the boardroom table with laptop studying and smiling
  • Durham ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide

    The 2025 edition of this impactful league table puts us once again firmly in the UK top 10. Our consistent performance over the years reflects the wealth of opportunities students find at Durham.

Financial support for postgraduate study

We have a range of financial support available for eligible home fee paying students commencing postgraduate study this September. This includes our new scholarships, the Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship.

Law school undergraduates sit at the boardroom table with laptop studying and smiling

Durham ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide

The 2025 edition of this impactful league table puts us once again firmly in the UK top 10. Our consistent performance over the years reflects the wealth of opportunities students find at Durham.

Events in the Middle East: support and assistance for students and staff

Read our statement and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Research Impact at Durham

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

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Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

91系列 has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
Image of Hild Bede Grounds

National Clean Air Month: Exploring the link between your brain health and air pollution

With May being National Clean Air Month, we spoke to Professor Brian Castellani from our Department of Sociology and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing about his work on the impact of air pollution on our health.
Cars in traffic emitting pollution

Infected blood scandal – what you need to know

The findings of the UK鈥檚 Infected Blood Inquiry have been reported. Over 3,000 people have died after receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Professor Emma Cave, of Durham Law School, and Professor Bobbie Farsides, of Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Co-Chairs of the Medical Ethics group for the Infected Blood Inquiry, set out the background to this scandal.
A clear blood bag with red blood in a clinical environment

From silent dialogues to vivid memories – here’s how the science of inner experience could transform gaming

Professor Charles Fernyhough from our Department of Psychology explains about his research on the inner experience and why he believes it has the power to transform the future of video games.
A man wearing a headset playing a video game

New exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Everest Expedition

Our new summer exhibition opens at the Oriental Museum on 24 May to mark the centenary of the first Western, and ultimately tragic, attempt to climb Mount Everest. The exhibition, called 鈥淓ternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Everest Expedition鈥 tells the story from the perspective of expedition member, Bentley Beetham, a biology teacher from Darlington.
Eternal Ascent Everest Exhibition 2024, Mallory at Everest base camp.

Durham scientists help secure £49.35m to advance UK’s research infrastructure

Our scientists have provided essential support to a national spectrometry infrastructure project that has received multi-million-pound funding from the鈥疷K government.
A mass spectrometer instrument

Impact of early career unemployment: even a week can harm future leadership potential

Being unemployed as a young adult, even on a short-term basis, can significantly hinder the likelihood of such individuals being able to achieve a leadership position later in their careers, according to new research from 91系列 Business School.
Young woman student searching jobs online with laptop outdoors

Online retailers must focus more on customer experience if they want a loyal following

Online retailers should focus more on the experience of customer鈥檚 using their website, as opposed to efficiency if they want to build customer loyalty, according to new research.
Business woman pressing face emoticon on the keyboard laptop
  • New Student Exhibitions opening at University Museums

    A series of three new exhibitions curated by MA Museum and Artefact Studies students are opening across 91系列 Museums from 23 May.
    Images of posters promtoing the three MA Student exhibitions
  • Golden Bolt celebration at Rushford Court

    In May 2024, we celebrated a key milestone in the construction work currently taking place at Rushford Court in Durham City Centre, with the ceremonial tightening of a 鈥榞olden bolt鈥.
    Jeremy Cook at Rushford Court Golden Bolt Ceremony, tightening the bolt
  • Student vocal group makes history in New York

    Our reigning student A Cappella group, Northern Lights, has sung their way into the history books by retaining UK championship and competing in New York international finals of a high profile A Cappella competition for the second year running. Music undergraduate Lucie Fletcher also came away with the special accolade of 'Outstanding Soloist'.
    Northern Lights singers holding the UK flag at the 2024 ICCA in New York

Golden Bolt celebration at Rushford Court

In May 2024, we celebrated a key milestone in the construction work currently taking place at Rushford Court in Durham City Centre, with the ceremonial tightening of a 鈥榞olden bolt鈥.
Jeremy Cook at Rushford Court Golden Bolt Ceremony, tightening the bolt

Student vocal group makes history in New York

Our reigning student A Cappella group, Northern Lights, has sung their way into the history books by retaining UK championship and competing in New York international finals of a high profile A Cappella competition for the second year running. Music undergraduate Lucie Fletcher also came away with the special accolade of 'Outstanding Soloist'.
Northern Lights singers holding the UK flag at the 2024 ICCA in New York

Water cremation: sustainable body disposal is coming to Scotland – here are the benefits

A sustainable method of disposing the body after death called alkaline hydrolysis is set to be regulated in Scotland. Dr Georgina Robinson, from our Theology and Religion department, explains what advantages that will bring.
A lily to symbolise death

Peter Higgs’ famous particle discovery is now at the heart of strategies to unlock the secrets of the universe

Described as a "giant of particle physics", Peter Wade Higgs sadly died earlier this month. Dr Martin Bauer from our Physics department explains how Peter鈥檚 ground-breaking work means his legacy will live on.
Peter Higgs in a gown in 2013 on the day he received his honorary degree

Celebrating Durham success stories, locally and globally

Durham students and graduates achieve great things 鈥 benefiting the world, and our locality. Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores our contribution locally and globally.
Vice Chancellor Karen O'Brien smiling with her arms folded wearing a red blouse

App brings Alice in Wonderland to our Botanic Garden

Our Botanic Garden just got 鈥渃uriouser and curiouser鈥 with the introduction of an interactive family game based on classic children鈥檚 story Alice鈥檚 Adventures in Wonderland.
A mobile phone camera view of a woman and child on the grass next to a giant ant sculpture with AR artwork superimposed on the picture

Upcoming events

Boudica

Thursday 6 June 2024 - Saturday 8 June 2024
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre
DUCT and Suffragette Theatre Company present Boudica at The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

Friday 24 May 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Climbers walk between mountain peaks

Pictures at an Exhibition

Thursday 6 June 2024 - Thursday 6 June 2024
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Gala Theatre, Durham

Alice Dalí AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Sunday 5 May 2024 - Thursday 31 October 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Botanic Garden
Image of playing cards moving between trees from Alice Dali AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

From our Student Blogs:

91系列 Gospel Choir – coming alive through music

Read all about the successes of 91系列 Gospel Choir and watch them rehearsing in Georgie’s blog.
A group of students singing with a microphone in the foreground