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Facts and Figures

Here are some facts and figures about Durham University:

A world top 100 university

  • Ranked 97th on THE World University Rankings (2018) and 78th In the QS Word University Rankings (2020).

A top UK University

  • 6th in the complete University Guide 2018, and 5th in the Guardian University Guide (2020).

26 departments or schools

  • Offering over 200 undergraduate and 100 taught postgraduate courses and many research programmes.

Over 4,300 staff members

  • Over 40% of academic staff are non-UK origin.

Four faculties

  • Arts and Humanities, Business Science and Social Science and Health.

17 Colleges

  • Durham's distinctive residential and educational communities.

A top university for employability

  • Ranked in the world top 40 for the employability of our students by blue-chip companies world-wide QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020).

30% of students are of non-UK origin

  • Over 130 countries represented in our staff and student bodies, creating a diverse social and academic community.

A total student population of 18,707 (2018/19)

  • Made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students, from home and international.