From its medieval origins as the burial site of St Cuthbert, to the North-East's part in the industrial revolution, Durham is a place truly steeped in history.
Within a stone's throw of the Department is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes both our magnificent Cathedral, one of the most outstanding works of medieval architecture in the world, and Castle, parts of which date from around 1072. The Department of History's reputation in undergraduate education is similarly distinguished.Read More
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The reputation of our History Department is the product of the quality and commitment of our staff, and the breadth of our teaching
We teach everything from the history of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria through to the making of modern Africa
Durham University delivers an unrivalled experience both within and outside of your studies
Durham University is committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances.
Our undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Europe or further afield
You will acquire numerous transferrable skills throughout your degree that can be harnessed for your career, allowing you to articulate them in outward-facing manners
Here, you can view a range of sample or taster lectures by colleagues to get a sense of the breadth and depth of topics that might be studied at Durham
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