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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Arts & Humanities taught postgraduate courses

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities offer one-year Masters programmes combining
taught and research elements which amount to 180 credits.

Programme Structure:

  1. A core module (30 credits) in Research Methods (compulsory in all departments)
  2. A core module (30 credits) in “Issues” (required by some programmes)
  3. A number of optional modules (normally taught in seminars and assessed by essays)
  4. A dissertation (normally worth 60, 90, or 120 credits) involving independent research supported by supervisory sessions

University Regulations:The University regulations permit MA students to take at least one module in a different department, and students can choose from a wide range of MA programmes within the Faculty. For example: the interdisciplinary MAs hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies and an MA Visual Arts & Culture) offer MA students exceptional flexibility with their study.

Graduate Diplomas:

The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology & Religion also offer Graduate Diplomas for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline. This is a good opportunity for students who want to gain knowledge of a new discipline at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject (e.g. at Masters level).

Available taught postgraduate courses within the faculty (listed by department)

Department of Classics & Ancient History

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Ancient Philosophy MA 2020
Classics MA 2020
Greece, Rome and the Near East MA 2020

English Language Centre

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Applied Linguistics for TESOL MA 2020

Department of English Studies

Department of History

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
History MA 2020
Social and Economic History (Research Methods) MA 2020

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Languages, Literatures, Cultures MA 2020
Translation Studies MA 2020
Visual Culture MA 2020

Department of Music

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Music MA 2020

Department of Philosophy

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Philosophy GDip 2020
Philosophy MA 2020

Department of Theology & Religion