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The Department of History at Durham has established itself firmly as one of the top three in the UK.

Staff and students are part of a vibrant learning community, set within the magnificent location of Durham’s World Heritage Site. Our research and teaching extends from late antiquity and the Middle Ages to contemporary history; from the British Isles and continental Europe (including Russia) to the USA, Africa and East Asia; and across social, cultural, gender, visual, scientific, political and economic history. In 2020 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Durham University 27th among the world’s leading universities – up three places from last year. This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve ranked in the top 30 for Arts and Humanities in this league table.

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