Postgraduate study in Durham
Durham University is a contender in the debate for the title of England's third oldest university (along with the respective universities of London, Northampton and Nottingham). It is ranked first in archaeology and theology studies and highly rated in law, Middle Eastern and African studies, and physics. The university is also renowned for the world-class quality of its postgraduate research and hosts a library system of over 1.5 million printed items.
Finding a job in Durham after postgraduate study
The name Durham refers to both a picturesque north-eastern city and the surrounding community. The hilly city has a reputation for its beautifully preserved landmarks and highly regarded university. Durham's economy is primarily composed of the services, industrial and agricultural sectors. Engineering and manufacturing are especially robust in popularity.
Durham's city centre boasts 630 buildings listed as Grade I or Grade II, while Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Therefore, tourism is another important sector and part of the area's appeal for residents and visitors alike. Recent graduates will enjoy the student-esque arts, sports and club scenes.