Durham University History Degree

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Durham University History Degree

History at Durham provides you with the opportunity to build your own degree within a carefully ‘thought-out’ framework delivered by experts in their fields.

We offer the following programmes:

Course CodeCourse TitleJoint Department
V100HistoryNonemore information…
V101Ancient, Medieval & Modern HistoryClassicsmore information…
QV21English Literature & HistoryEnglishmore information…
RV92Modern European Languages & HistoryModern Languages and Culturesmore information…

We also contribute to the following programmes:

Course CodeCourse TitleMore Information
X1V1Education Studies – Historymore information…
LA01Liberal Artsmore information…

History with Foundation (V102)

For mature applicants (over 21), applicants (18-21) who have not engaged in post-16 education or who experienced adverse circumstances that could not be mitigated, conversion students, and EU and Overseas students who have not had the opportunity in their home country to obtain qualifications suitable for direct entry to their chosen course at Durham, we also participate in the History with Foundation programme (V102) run by Durham’s Foundation Centre. The first year of this course is spent with the Foundation Centre developing the skills and subject knowledge required for successful study at degree level. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, students progress onto the first year of the Single Honours History degree programme. For more information on the History with Foundation, click here.

More about the programmes…

Both the single and joint honours programmes are broad ones that provide you with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the major chronological periods (medieval, early modern and late modern), different geographies (Britain, continental Europe, USA, Africa, China and Japan) and different types of history (political, social, cultural, economic, religious, gender, diplomatic, intellectual, medical, sport and book history). You will also be able to reflect on the ways in which historians have approached their study of the past. We offer a wide range of modules at all levels and there is always plenty of choice. There are very few programme requirements and we currently have only two compulsory modules – ‘Making History’ in Level 1 and ‘Conversations with History’ in Level 2 – but in both modules you have a choice of ‘strand’ i.e. the themes and topics you study during that module.