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Durham University

Location

Durham DH1, UK

Established

1832

Competitive For

Business, Creative Arts, Engineering

Ranking

78th, World rank: 100

Website

www.dur.ac.uk

Overview

Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England. As a collegiate university its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and its 16 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide teaching to students, while the colleges are responsible for their domestic arrangements and welfare.Durham University 1

The university is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities after previously being a member of the 1994 Group. Durham is also affiliated with the regional N8 Research Partnership and international university groups including the Matariki Network of Universities and the Coimbra Group. The university estate includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the 11th-century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco chapel. The university also owns and manages the Durham World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham Cathedral. The university’s ownership of the World Heritage Site includes Durham Castle, Palace Green, and the surrounding buildings including the historic Cosin’s Library.

VF14Ancient History and Archaeology BA
Computer Science with Foundation BSc
Finance BSc
Geology BSc
Music and Philosophy BA
Accounting and Finance BA
Criminology BA
Psychology with Foundation BSc
Bioarchaeology MSc
Defence, Development and Diplomacy MSc
Education – Primary (School Direct Route)
International Relations (European) MA
Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) MA
Bioarchaeology MSc
Geography (Research Methods) MA
Management (Supply Chain Logistics) MSc

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