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Durham University is at the forefront of global academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.

We are delighted to announce that a record number of our subjects have been ranked in the world top 50 in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Record-setting performance

Our subjects have achieved unprecedented success in this highly prestigious ranking that defines the extraordinary standard of our teaching and learning.

The QS rankings assessed over 17,700 subjects globally, where an astonishing 12 of our subjects are ranked in the world top 50; and 19 in the world top 100.

Our highly rated Theology & Religion Department has been ranked 7th globally and 3rd in the UK.

The high impact research and significance of our Archaeology Department has been recognised with a global rank of 8th.

Our Classics and Ancient History Department, which has been ranked 13th in the world, is highly sought after by global employers.

Additionally, our Geography and Anthropology departments have been ranked in 15th and 29th position respectively, symbolising the strong impact and quality of work produced by our researchers and academics.

We offer the inspiration

The top rankings of our subjects signify the quality of our education and the high employability prospects of our graduates.

We take pride in the careers support we offer our students and the high value for money of our education. We challenge our students with world-class research that has direct impact on their learning, development and progression.

We are committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances with a range of our scholarships for both UK and international students.

We also offer a varied range of student enrichment activity including sports, music, theatre, volunteering and leadership development, all in the beautiful and historic setting of Durham and North East England.

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