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Durham University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the UK, and we are delighted to be once again ranked 6th in the UK and the top university in North East England in the latest Complete University Guide league table.

We are working hard to be at the forefront of academic excellence and our national rankings reflect that.

Over 90% of our subjects are ranked in the UK top 10, confirming the extraordinary standard of our teaching and learning.


Our top-rated subjects

Our highly rated Sports Science, Music and Education Departments have been ranked 2nd in the UK, highlighting the strength and quality of our education.

We are also ranked 3rd for our Accounting & Finance, Asian Studies, Classics, English, History, Marketing, and Theology & Religious Studies.

Additionally, a host of our subjects are ranked in the UK top 10, demonstrating the strong impact and quality of work produced by our researchers and academics.


Extraordinary people

We don’t consider our rankings just as numbers but a reflection of the extraordinary capabilities and influence of our world-class scholars and academics.

Our teaching and research excellence is further recognised by our world top 100 position in  the QS World University Rankings 2023.

We are also ranked 5th in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The rankings align with our global excellence in academia, that makes our researchers leading experts in their field and our graduates highly sought after by leading employers globally.


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