We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University


Postgraduate study

Your study options


A globally outstanding
centre of teaching and
research excellence,
a collegiate community of
extraordinary people,
a unique and historic setting
– a university like no other.

UK Top 10 University

ranked fifth in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2020.

World Top 50

for employer reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2020

World Top 100

university, ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2020.



Durham - World-class academic excellence in a stunning location


Postgraduate Study at Durham University

Studying at Durham - the video.

Blast Beach

Only a 25-minute journey away from Durham City, this beach is a remarkable natural gem of a location and National Trust site along the County Durham Heritage Coast.

National Trust
Google Maps

Durham Cathedral

Matriculation in the Cathedral marks the start of your academic journey at Durham. Once successful, you return here to graduate from Durham University.

Cathedral Website
Google Maps
About Matriculation and Graduation in the Cathedral

State-of-the-art Facilities

Durham University combines it's unique heritage with state of the art, high-tech facilities, like the featured wind tunnel on our Science Site in Lower Mountjoy, to support and boost your studies.

Our Facilities
Google Maps
Department of Engineering

Wind tunnel at Durham Univeristy

A place for you

At Durham you can expect the warmest of welcomes into the rich extra-curricular culture of our collegiate family. There can be so much more to student life than studying – and nowhere more so than at Durham - where you'll find an unrivalled experience outside of your studies. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

Extracurricular activities
Student Support and Wellbeing

World-class teaching and research

Whether you’re looking to connect with international industry and business through your work, or the global academic research community, as a postgraduate at Durham you can expect the freedom and facilities to explore what’s important to you. With a mutually supportive and diverse group of exceptional peers and supervisors, you’ll be both a challenger and challenged, pushing the boundaries of current thinking and research.

Our world-leading research

State of the art Facilties

When you join Durham University, you will find excellent facilities to complement, enhance and support your studies.
We provide an environment where you can be truly inspired.

Our facilities

What is studying here really like? Our student bloggers know best

Climbing Durham Cathedral Tower

Climbing Durham Cathedral Tower

There’s a university-wide superstition that if you climb the Durham Cathedral tower before you graduate, then you won’t graduate. This belief has existed for many years, and so a tradition was formed which led to hundreds... The post Climbing Durham Cathedral Tower appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(19 Aug 2019) » Climbing Durham Cathedral Tower

Libraries of Durham

Libraries of Durham

The post Libraries of Durham appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(3 May 2019) » Libraries of Durham

Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond

Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond

The post Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.

(18 Apr 2019) » Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond