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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 358 reviews
4.1 / 358 reviews
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Halls of Residence
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
4.0 / 37 reviews
Location
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
4.2 / 17 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
4.8 / 15 reviews
Party Vibe
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
3.0 / 17 reviews
Freshers' Week
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
3.8 / 27 reviews
Durham University
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Overview

Durham University is a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. The oldest of the University’s 16 colleges, University College, was founded in 1832 at the same time as the establishment of the University (which is England's third oldest Higher Education Institute after Oxford and Cambridge). The most recent is Josephine Butler College, founded in 2006.The university operates in two locations: in the city of Durham and at Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees.

Student Stats

Number of students17190
Male : Female46 : 54
Fulltime : Part time90 : 10
UK :International74 : 26

Awards

Top 20 university for Clubs & Societies

University of Durham Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 358 reviews
4.1 / 358 reviews
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3
Campus/University buildings
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Sports facilities
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Student Union
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Support for international students
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th April 2018
Durham is amazing. I love every part of it, from the nightlife, to the freinds and the course. Durham ckmes second to none .
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

15th March 2018
Very prestigious university with excellent research-led learning. This can however mean work grading, etc can take a while and many lecturers are often very busy! Student's union is great and the college system really makes you feel part of a family.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 31/05/2017

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The course is interesting and studying a combined honours degree in PPE I can study the three subject fairly evenly. I have 11 contact hours per week which is not very many but seems to be around the average for an arts student at Durham. One thing I would say is that studying A Level Economics does not help much at all with studying Economics at degree level - it is extremely maths focussed at degree level. The teaching in the politics department is very strong, in philosophy it is quite good, but I feel it is not as good in the Economics department.

Course review , 30/05/2017

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Classics at Durham is extremely challenging; it is essentially 6 degrees rolled into one (Ancient Greek, Latin, philosophy, history, history of art and English). However, due to this it is hugely varied and multi-disciplinary. There is a wide range of subject matter to choose from and often, the different subjects overlap or inform each other. The language aspect of classics is a requirement, you must take two 20 credit modules each year.

Course review , 29/05/2017

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The main reason I chose my degree, at Durham University particularly, was for the variety of topics that could be studied. I enjoy the ability to study Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history, and within this a range of types of history from across the world.

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Course module review - Commercial Law, 26/06/2017

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Okay... I'd like to break down why this module was terrible with four main reasons: the lecture material, the tutors, the summative essay, and the content of the module. Before I get into it, I would like to stress that the delivery of the lectures was actually quite good - the lecturer for 2016/17 was competent, she clearly knew what she was talking about and she was helpful when asking questions.

Commercial Law

Course module review - Electrical Engineering, 03/03/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

Positive:

Excellent resources and teaching from one professor was excellent while the other professor was OK.
Very clear what was needed for the exam.

Negative:

Nothing on Maxwell's Equations or the fundamental physics behind the theory covered. One would just have to memorise equations and concepts rather than understand their significance and origin.

Electrical Engineering
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
5.0 / 3 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.3 / 6 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
3.7 / 3 reviews
10 St Cuthbert's
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.2 / 20 reviews
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3.9 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
3.9 / 42 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.4 / 14 reviews
27 Leicester
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
4.0 / 35 reviews
28 Durham
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
4.2 / 17 reviews
29 Bangor
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.5 / 10 reviews
30 Hull
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.2 / 18 reviews
31 Exeter
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 29 reviews
4.0 / 29 reviews
32 Cambridge
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.0 / 21 reviews
33 Coventry
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
3.7 / 41 reviews
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1 Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Basketball
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Cheerleading
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Chocolate
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Heads UP Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Hill Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Lacrosse
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Mooting
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Pro Bono
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Klute
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
3.4 / 14 reviews
2 Jimmy Allens
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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3 Fabio's Durham
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.0 / 4 reviews
4 Fat Buddha Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Whiskey River
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 The Boat Club Durham
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
7 Loft Durham
2.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
2.9 / 7 reviews
8 Student Union Bar
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
9 Loveshack Durham
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Missoula Durham
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review
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1 Durham University
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
3.8 / 27 reviews
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Awards

Top 20 university for Clubs & Societies

Location Details

University of Durham
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom