Durham University offers a wide range of courses and a research-informed education, delivered by world-leading experts in outstanding facilities. We offer supportive college communities, a warm welcome to all, excellent student welfare and a fantastic student experience.
Located in the beautiful and historic city of Durham, we are one of the oldest universities in the UK, yet have a modern and forward thinking mindset.
With over 26 academic departments and schools offering postgraduate taught and research degrees, our teaching is research-informed and led by academics, many of whom are world-leading experts in their field.
So if you are looking for excellent teaching in outstanding facilities combined with a unique college experience then look no further than Durham University. You are guaranteed a warm welcome.
One of our greatest assets at Durham University is our collegiate system. As a Durham University student, you become a member of a college, whether you live in or out of University accommodation.
Nearly every student agrees that college is one of the best aspects of life at Durham University, ensuring that you leave here with much more than a degree. Ask any Durham graduate about the University and they will mention their college, as this is where many lifelong friendships begin.
In league tables, Durham is consistently recognised as one of the top 10 universities in the UK. The University is ranked seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2019.
At Durham, students will have access to world-class facilities that include state-of-the-art lecture theatres, IT rooms, laboratories and libraries. It also has an extensive range of high-tech research equipment and facilities across a range of disciplines.
Modules studied by students are developed as a result of this world-class research being conducted, and postgraduate research students work in collaboration with academics to push forward the boundaries of their subject.
Our academics collaborate with research partners worldwide, providing answers to global questions. Durham University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities and the Matariki Network of Universities.
Durham has an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research that will provide an outstanding platform for your future career. Our ranking in the global Top 40 for employer reputation reflects our students' continued success in their careers.
Our graduates have found employment in a range of job roles in a variety of national and international organisations, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, the NHS, IBM, the United Nations, EDF Energy, the BBC, The Times and the Civil Service.
In Durham City, you are among some of the world's finest architecture. This is a truly beautiful city, where the famous Castle and Cathedral - together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site - dominate the skyline.
Depending on which college you belong to, you could be based right in the historic centre of the City or just a short walk away in one of our purpose-built, beautifully landscaped colleges.
With a total population of around 43,000, Durham City has a compact, friendly feel but still provides the facilities you would expect of a thriving city, including excellent cafés, bars and restaurants.
Durham University Business School is part of Durham University, ranked 6th in The Complete University Guide 2018 and 5th in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We offer a range of programmes, delivered by world-class academics at the forefront of research and teaching in business, management, economics and finance.
Whilst learning is academically rigorous, many assignments are intensely practical – based on real life case studies and business issues. This not only creates a more enjoyable learning experience, it helps to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Our working environment is truly diverse. We welcome international students representing over 100 nationalities to the School every year – a melting pot of talents that helps keep our thinking fresh and globally relevant.
Here are just some of the many reasons why students from around the world choose to study with us:
Hands-on business experience
To really understand what business is all about, you need to experience it for yourself. Which is why we give you plenty of opportunities to get involved. From partnerships with global organisations, to collaborative research with industry, you can gain real world experience of the public and private sectors through live business case studies, simulated investment experience, and an international study tour.
Rigorous and comprehensive curriculums
We are part of an elite group of UK business schools with three internationally recognised quality assurances – from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Together, these accreditations demonstrate the exceptional standard of our programmes.
A thriving location
Our programmes are delivered in the beautiful city of Durham. And as a Masters student, joining our collegiate system will further enrich your Durham experience.
World-class research informs your learning
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 79% of research submitted by staff across Durham University Business School was assessed as 'internationally excellent quality' or 'world leading', that is 3* or 4*. This means we continue to qualify for considerable external funding to further our work, and you will have access to the most relevant and contemporary research to inform your own learning.
Gain valuable insight through speaker events
We host an extensive schedule of guest speaker events. These combine thought leadership with the opportunity to network with business leaders and senior managers from top companies around the world.
Durham University's School of Education has a thriving and diverse community of taught and research postgraduate students and is an outstanding centre for teaching and research, capitalising on the academic strengths and diversity of our teaching and research staff.
We offer a range of high quality postgraduate provision to suit your needs. Many of our courses are designed to offer optimum flexibility through their mode of delivery, whether through part-time teaching at evenings/weekends to suit those engaged in full-time employment, or through part-time International Postgraduate Programmes (IPPs) which are delivered through a combination of summer school teaching and distance learning. Our PG provision offers training and development for the teaching profession as well as programmes for those interested education as an academic discipline in its own right.
Our students benefit from an extensive on-site Leazes Road Library with comprehensive print and online information resources, study facilities, generous opening hours and dedicated staff to support all users. Meanwhile our research students have access to a recently refurbished dedicated research block which provides shared office space and areas for relaxation.