Durham University Business School

Durham University Business School is one of the longest established business schools in the UK, and one of an elite group of UK institutions accredited by all three major bodies – AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. With a portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programmes, our School combines academic excellence and incisive research with exceptional global business connections.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (22)
Social Sciences (11)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Founded in 1965, Durham University Business School is one of the longest established business schools in the UK. The Business School is integral to Durham University, a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities. 


Whether you study with us at undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate level, all our programmes combine academic excellence and incisive research with exceptional global business connections. Add to that, excellent career development opportunities and you will find a learning experience that equips you for success.


Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole. We work with partners around the world to push boundaries – not just keeping up with the latest developments, but setting the agenda and leading business thinking.


Our Global Career and Talent Programme is designed to give you the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for a global career. With its own dedicated postgraduate careers team, we offer a full range of careers services. Created to complement the events, workshops and fairs that are organised by the University’s Careers and Enterprise Centre, our Global Careers and Talent team will support you through your programme and beyond.

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Housing services

All University accommodation is based in one of our colleges and all full-time postgraduate students become a member of a college, whether you live in college or elsewhere. Our colleges offer a vibrant range of societies, social and cultural activities, whilst providing support and a sense of belonging during your time in Durham. The colleges offer good quality, reasonably priced accommodation at Durham University. If this is not for you, they can also help you find local private accommodation to suit your needs.

Library services

The Business School has its own library with a reference collection of core texts and study spaces. Durham University library provides an excellent range of collections, resources, and flexible study spaces across several locations and online. The Bill Bryson Library is the main University library with a fantastic range of resources to support your studies. 

ICT services

Dedicated spaces provide access to modern IT equipment and areas for working on both individual and group projects.

Medical services

We take the health and wellbeing of all our students very seriously. One of your top priorities is to register with a doctor at a local medical practice so that you can access healthcare in Durham when you need it. This is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition or require repeat medication. We encourage you to start the process of registration with a doctor in Durham.

Student Life

Campus life

The Business School offers several state-of-the-art lecture theatres, breakout spaces, seminar rooms and a contemporary dining area – alongside numerous sustainable features – it is a truly world-class facility. We are located in Durham City, home to some of the world’s finest architecture, Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral - together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durham is compact and friendly and provides all the facilities you would expect of a thriving city including, excellent boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. You will enjoy a fantastic student lifestyle, in lively surroundings with a superb choice of events and entertainment. Further afield you can explore the breath-taking scenery.

Sports facilities

The University's multi-million pound sports facilities are set in spacious grounds on the outskirts of Durham City and boast an impressive range of state-of-the-art facilities, including an indoor rowing tank, a world-class fencing piste, indoor cricket nets, and a performance analysis suite. There are also facilities for use by athletes with disabilities, and an extended sports hall and changing rooms.

Student clubs

There can be so much more to student life than studying – and nowhere more so than at Durham. We offer an environment dedicated to delivering an unrivalled experience outside of your studies. Our distinctive collegiate system, dedicated wider student experience organisations - including many societies, sport, theatre and the arts, music and Durham Students' Union (the representative body for all students of the University) - combine to enable you to create and shape your own individual student experience. At Durham you can discover and become the person you want to be.  


Durham University Business School is one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major bodies:

• The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

• The Association of MBAs (AMBA) 

• The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Durham, England, United Kingdom

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