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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.

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  • Welcome to all new alumni!

    The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over.

    Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

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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

Welcome to all new alumni!

The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over.

Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

Durham Student celebrating Congregation and holding a 樱花动漫 teddy bear

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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Archaeologists discover a ‘lost’ earthquake and solve mystery of abandoned medieval village

New research into a medieval village in southern Spain has found that an earthquake likely caused its abandonment in the 13th century.聽
The El Castillejo Islamic settlement in Los Guajares, Granada

Precisely measuring our expanding Universe

Our physicists are part of an international team that has made the largest 3D map of the Universe, measuring its expansion over 11 billion years.
A map of the Universe showing a web of blue, green and white against a black backdrop

World Voice Day: How Germany shaped modern day opera

As part of World Voice Day, Dr Katherine Hambridge in our Music department explains how German nationalism led to the opera you know today.
The inside of a theatre with a stage set for an opera performance

Social scientist leads partnership towards net zero

Social anthropologist Professor Simone Abram has been announced as the new 樱花动漫 脴rsted Chair of Green Energy Systems and Director of Durham Energy Institute (DEI). She is the first social scientist to lead the DEI.
Photograph of David Bould, 脴rsted Head of UK&IE Ventures and Open Innovation, new 脴rsted Chair of Green Energy Systems at 樱花动漫, Professor Simone Abram and Benj Sykes, 脴rsted Head of Environment, Consents and External Affairs.

Deepfake porn: why we need to make it a crime to create it, not just share it

Sharing deepfake pornography is a criminal offence but creating it isn't. Professor Clare McGlynn, from Durham Law School, has worked with many victims and explains why the law needs to change to protect others from suffering the same fate.
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Innovative body image research secures prestigious €2.5m grant

Researchers from our world-leading Department of Psychology have been awarded a c.鈧2.5m European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for an international body image research project.
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Helping autistic people recognise unhealthy relationships

We鈥檙e part of a team behind a new healthy relationship guide written specifically for autistic people.
Artwork representing feelings of worry, happiness and masking feelings and

To memorise or not memorise – does music memorisation improve piano performance?

Music memorisation and practising strategies have long been debated by instrumental music teachers. As part of World Piano Day, Chara Steliou, a PhD student in our Music department, is looking to explore how piano teachers teach music memorisation in one-to-one piano lessons and how piano students perform when learning a piece from memory.
Chara (right) teaching a young student to play the piano
  • Investing in our Students

    Supporting our students is always a priority at Durham. We鈥檝e listened to student feedback on key issues, invested heavily in our services for students and increased the amount of support available for many different areas of university life.
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  • Second UK triumph for Northern Lights

    Durham鈥檚 a cappella group, Northern Lights, have won their second successive UK ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Finals in Wimbledon on Saturday 30 March 2024. As a result, they will compete at their second World University Finals in New York on Saturday 27 April.
    Group of students on stage, singing
  • Elephant Group Spring Conference inspires pupils to achieve

    Sixth form pupils from schools across the North of England were given a taste of university life at Durham via the Elephant Group Spring Conference.
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Second UK triumph for Northern Lights

Durham鈥檚 a cappella group, Northern Lights, have won their second successive UK ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Finals in Wimbledon on Saturday 30 March 2024. As a result, they will compete at their second World University Finals in New York on Saturday 27 April.
Group of students on stage, singing

Elephant Group Spring Conference inspires pupils to achieve

Sixth form pupils from schools across the North of England were given a taste of university life at Durham via the Elephant Group Spring Conference.
Young people standing against a building, behind a purple 樱花动漫 'welcome' banner
  • Julian Assange: how British extradition law works

    As Julian Assange waits to learn whether he can appeal his extradition to the US, Gemma Davies, from Durham Law School, explains how the extradition law is applied in Britain.
    Protestors wearing masks in support of Julian Assange in 2012
  • How medieval chroniclers interpreted solar eclipses and other celestial events

    The evolution of technology has allowed scientists to analyse celestial events in much greater detail. Medieval chroniclers didn鈥檛 have that luxury but Giles Gasper in our History department and Brian Tanner in our Physics department say that doesn鈥檛 mean there isn鈥檛 lots we can learn from the ways in which they talked about these events and understood the universe.
    Stars in the solar system depicting a celestial event
  • Governance and leadership of a modern university

    Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O鈥橞rien, opens a new, comprehensive and far-reaching collection of essays by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), discussing the digital landscape of a modern university and making the case to elevate digital transformation to a strategic level.
    Our Vice-Chancellor Karen O'Brien with a background of books

How medieval chroniclers interpreted solar eclipses and other celestial events

The evolution of technology has allowed scientists to analyse celestial events in much greater detail. Medieval chroniclers didn鈥檛 have that luxury but Giles Gasper in our History department and Brian Tanner in our Physics department say that doesn鈥檛 mean there isn鈥檛 lots we can learn from the ways in which they talked about these events and understood the universe.
Stars in the solar system depicting a celestial event

Governance and leadership of a modern university

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O鈥橞rien, opens a new, comprehensive and far-reaching collection of essays by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), discussing the digital landscape of a modern university and making the case to elevate digital transformation to a strategic level.
Our Vice-Chancellor Karen O'Brien with a background of books
  • Explore April's Community Newsletter

    Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at 樱花动漫 and in the city itself.
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  • How we’re supporting North East England - part two

    We鈥檙e a global university and make a major contribution to the economic, cultural and social vibrancy of North East England. This is the second part of a two-part series on ways we鈥檙e helping our region to thrive.
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  • New road material paves the way to net zero

    A new material which enables the creation of net zero asphalt has been used in a road resurfacing scheme in County Durham 鈥 and it鈥檚 a UK first.
    Low Carbon Materials at Elvett Hill resurfacing project

How we’re supporting North East England - part two

We鈥檙e a global university and make a major contribution to the economic, cultural and social vibrancy of North East England. This is the second part of a two-part series on ways we鈥檙e helping our region to thrive.
A collage of three images; students performing a show on stage, a student graduating and a researcher using a microscope

New road material paves the way to net zero

A new material which enables the creation of net zero asphalt has been used in a road resurfacing scheme in County Durham 鈥 and it鈥檚 a UK first.
Low Carbon Materials at Elvett Hill resurfacing project

Upcoming events

Summer Course on International Arbitration 2024

Monday 22 July 2024 - Friday 26 July 2024
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Durham Law School, Palatine Centre, Durham
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Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

Friday 29 September 2023 - Sunday 12 May 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
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Self-Guided Tours

Friday 1 September 2023 - Saturday 31 August 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Students in Durham city centre and on campus

Discover Durham Live Virtual Sessions

Tuesday 17 October 2023 - Thursday 20 June 2024
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Help! How do I pick a college?

Durham has 17 distinct colleges, but how do you pick one? Amy from Grey College shares some advice on how she went about it in her blog.
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Look closer at our Department of Archaeology

Our Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaeology and is ranked鈥 joint 5th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

We are an inclusive, vibrant and international community. Our students develop knowledge and gain essential and transferable skills through research-led teaching and lab-based training. 

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