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Applying to study History at Durham

Durham’s History Department is an inclusive and welcoming community with a strong commitment to equality and diversity, outreach and public engagement. We offer the following courses:

BA History

Learn more about our V100 course
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BA Ancient, Medieval & Modern History

Learn more about our V101 course
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BA English Literature and History

Learn more about our QV21 course
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Located within the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and the broader regional context of North-East England, we offer modules that range from the local to the global. We teach everything from the history of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria through to the making of modern Africa. 

A significant amount of the teaching in the Department takes place in intimate, small-scale settings, and there is a strong emphasis on research-led teaching, so that students are encouraged to be active researchers throughout their academic careers with us. 

We also contribute to the following programmes:

LA01 - Liberal Arts

LMV0 - Combined Honours in Social Sciences

To learn more about applying to study history at Durham and what we’re looking for, please follow the above links to the relevant courses where you’ll find information about our entry requirements. Please also watch this video by Professor Stephen Taylor and Dr Alex Brown, these clips about why our staff and students think studying history is important, and a brief tour of the department.

Applying to Study History at Durham University:

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Why is History Important?

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Virtual Tour:

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