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Durham University Reviews

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Most helpful review

Although I had my postgraduate year under the COVID lockdown and I had to had all my courses online, I still had a great time. Most of my teachers and university staffs are helpful and patient. I did get some help from the uni career service by giving me instructions for volunteering jobs.

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By DreamyAlex
On 11th May 21

Durham University Ranking


University of Leeds #11
University of Nottingham #12
Newcastle University #13
University of Birmingham #14
Durham University #15
University of Glasgow #16
University of Warwick #17
University of Liverpool #18
Lancaster University #19
University of East Anglia (UEA) #20

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Accommodation in Durham

Ernest Place offers luxury student accommodation
Gym, sky lounge, cinema, dinner party rooms & more!
Only an 18-min bus ride to Durham University


Durham University Hall Rankings


Duresme Court #1
St John's College #2
Rialto Court #3
Grey College #4
St Giles Studios #5
St Chad's College #6
Chapel Heights #7
St Cuthbert's Society #8
Stephenson College #9
Trevelyan College #10

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Most helpful review

Although I had my postgraduate year under the COVID lockdown and I had to had all my courses online, I still had a great time. Most of my teachers and university staffs are helpful and patient. I did get some help from the uni career service by giving me instructions for volunteering jobs.

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By DreamyAlex
On 11th May 21

Applying to Durham University

Entry Requirements

224-239 UCAS Points

Average range for Durham University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
16,140
÷  
Applications:
22,355
=
Offer rate:
72.2%
Acceptances:
4,135
÷  
Applicants:
21,745
=
Acceptance rate:
19.02%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
18th & 19th June 2021
TEACHING NOTES:
The UK Government has now confirmed that further in-person teaching at English universities cannot start again until Monday 17 May at the earliest, as part of Step 3 of the Roadmap. Durham asks students not to come back ahead of that date or before government gives consent, unless it is essential you do so to support educational needs.
This is the latest available data taken from the dur.ac.uk website on 10th May 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

Q&A


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Hello I'm an international student and would start at Queens Campus for the International Foundation Year. I am nervous that it is 45 mins away from the main, any other American students or anyone from another country able to tell me how this has worked out? Do you feel isolated? Has it been easy to make new friends? Looking at comp sci degree.
By member953189 On 18th December 20
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what do you think about the finance course in Durham? (teaching method, facilities, etc)
By member850715 On 23rd August 20
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what are the hall of residences like? do you get roommates?
By member1144928 On 20th January 20
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what is the sport department like? do they have a volleyball team? what about the music department?
By member1144925 On 20th January 20
The sports department is absolutely great (Best Team Sports in the UK), Yes! There are loads of music societies for any ability and any genre both in the colleges and at a university level.
By member445374 On 8th February 20
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Is combined honours good at Durham university ?
By member1343558 On 14th November 19
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 21

Very unique experience in the Durham University.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th May 21

My over learning experience at Durham University is good. I appreciate especially the Centre for Academic Development which provides great help with my academic writing skills.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th May 21

The University really support students and have nice environments

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th May 21

Although I had my postgraduate year under the COVID lockdown and I had to had all my courses online, I still had a great time. Most of my teachers and university staffs are helpful and patient. I did get some help from the uni career service by giving me instructions for volunteering jobs.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 21

I didn’t go to campus often due to COVID

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 21

The university is a Russel group one and has some great set of activities. The societies and colleges provide a good learning experience

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 21

Nice university to study and do some reseaeches. Durham is a peaceful city without many bothering things. My friends also think Durham University is a good plce.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 21

Very good and can’t praise much more about here

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th April 21

My university campus is great, proving fascinating experience to students, and teachers are friendly and always ready to help you solving problems anytime.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th April 21

This year everything is mostly online so I cannot give much details.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th April 21

The current year group has had a very different University experience in comparison to previous years but Durham is a very good University.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th April 21

They have tried to make the experience more authentic despite the pandemic!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th April 21

Everything is good here, I like durham and Durham University.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th March 21

First year accomodation is overpriced. Campus and courses are fantastic, similarly for the societies.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 21

due to the epidmic, many activities cannot be carried out. Durham also actively adopts the form of online interaction, which is worth appreciating

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st March 21

Durham University was a sub par experience.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd February 21

lovely town, decent variety of pubs, great preservation of traditions. John's is objectively the best college to be in.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 21

Great experience all round!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st February 21

Beautiful campus and a lovely university.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th January 21

I have been unable to use any campus fascilities due to the Covid pandemic. The Societies I've been subscribed in weren't very active, for the same reason, I imagine. But I've heard they're good under normal circumstances.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th January 21

Go elsewhere Durham is s***

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 20

The staff was very accommodating and helped me settle into a completely new country.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th December 20

covid has limited some of services

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 20

Excellent again yayayay

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 7th December 20

Complete overreaction, doing anything is a waste of time and money. Universities should have done nothing and publicly condemned the government for tyrannical and disproportionate measures.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th December 20

goodgoodgoodgoodgood

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 20

Online is not a very good way to understand and learn new mathematics strategies it’s really unreliable for some students who have many questions but little time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 20

There are many space for students to study in library and the environment is quiet and relax.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

this is a very very nice place to study,and I got many acknowledge in this term

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

A really nice place to study

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