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Undergraduate Study

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.
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Look Closer at Our Department of History

Discover the big picture and the little details of our Department of History.

Find out more about our undergraduate courses

Undergraduate Study

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Prospective Students

The reputation of our History Department is the product of the quality and commitment of our staff, and the breadth of our teaching
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Undergraduate Courses

We teach everything from the history of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria through to the making of modern Africa
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Student Experience

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.
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Study Abroad

Our undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Europe or further afield
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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
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Sample Lectures

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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Get in Touch

Questions about studying here? There are lots of ways to contact the University and the Department
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International students

Find more information for international History students.
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Durham Tours

Fancy taking a virtual tour around Durham? Our brand new 'Durham University Tours' app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

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