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Postgraduate Study

The History Department is deeply committed to postgraduate education.

We have a strong and dedicated postgraduate community made up of MA and PhD students, who organise and contribute to academic activities. Postgraduate students lead their own discussion groups, which organise annual conferences and meet with external keynote speakers. The postgraduate community is also an integral part of the History Department's wider research culture. MA and PhD students participate in the Department's research seminars and take part in our highly successful research groups.
How to Apply
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Studying for an MA in History in such an eclectic and welcoming department has been a tremendous privilege. The city of Durham, with the lovely clockwork of its changing seasons, is an inspiring place to be a student.

Toby Donegan-Cross
MA History graduate, 2022-23.
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MA Global History at Durham University

Find out more about the new MA Global History which offers postgraduate students the opportunity to study the History of the world from late antiquity to the present day, and to cover every continent of this world.

See entry requirements and how to apply

Postgraduate Study

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Taught Courses

Our MA courses are intended to challenge students of the highest calibre, while providing specific and direct training in disciplinary practices, theories and approaches.
Postgraduate Teaching

Research Degrees

Durham attracts some of the strongest postgraduate students in the world, and we will support you to develop yourself and your career.
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How to Apply

The application process requires you to complete the online application form and upload supporting documents
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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships offer opportunities for PhD students to work with partner organisations
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Fees and Funding

A range of awards are available to support postgraduate students in the History Department at Durham
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Postgraduate students from the History Department at Durham have progressed to a wide variety of academic, academic-related, heritage and professional careers
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Conferences and Workshops

Each year, the History Department hosts a variety of conferences and workshops
Annual Conference, 2016 (Events page)