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Durham Ranked 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2024

We're pleased to share these excellent results, which consistently place us among the top 10 universities in the UK according to three prestigious league tables: the Complete University Guide, the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and now the Guardian University Guide.

In particular, we're proud to highlight that eight of our subjects have achieved remarkable rankings within the UK's top 5. These subjects include Accounting and Finance, Biology, Classics and Ancient History, Criminology, English, History, Physics, and Theology and Religion. Additionally, an impressive fifteen other subjects have secured positions in the UK's top 10, making this performance in the league table a significant achievement for Durham University.

The Guardian University Guide evaluates institutions by subject, taking into account factors such as student satisfaction, faculty resources, expenditure, and career prospects. These results reflect our commitment to providing an exceptional academic experience for all our students.



Highlights by subject
2nd Physics
3rd Accounting and Finance
3rd English
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Durham Attains 7th Place in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

We are delighted to announce that Durham University has secured the 7th position in the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. This remarkable achievement reaffirms Durham's standing as one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom and a testament to the dedication of our students, faculty, and staff who contribute to our ongoing success. 

Additionally, we are honoured to share that we have earned the title of the top university in the North.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide assesses institutions based on a comprehensive set of eight indicators, encompassing student satisfaction with teaching quality and their overall student experience, research excellence, graduate prospects, the entrance qualifications of our new students, degree attainment, student-to-staff ratios, and degree completion rates.



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