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Combined Honours in Social Sciences

How to Apply

All applicants apply to Durham University through UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service): The UCAS institution code for Durham University is D86. The course code for both Combined Honours in Social Sciences and Combined Honours in Social Sciences (with Year Abroad) is LMV0.

Before you apply please check that:

• you meet the University's general entry requirements

• you meet the specific entry requirements for the BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Your application form will provide us with information about previous examination qualifications, examinations yet to be taken, an academic reference and your personal statement. We take all of these elements into consideration when evaluating applications.

You must specify your choice of subjects of study in the 'Further Details' section on your UCAS application, using the codes listed below. We will use this information to establish that you have satisfied, or will satisfy, any special requirements for studying these subjects, and to assist us in the evaluation of your personal statement. You can choose 2, 3 or 4 subjects, remembering that at least half of your degree must be in the Social Sciences. We would expect to read about these subjects in your personal statement.

Social Sciences Subjects


Arts/Humanities Subjects


Anthropology An Arabic Ac
Archaeology Ar Chinese Ch
Business Bu Classics and Ancient History Cl
Economics Ec English (Literature) En
Education Ed French Fr
Geography Gg German Ge
Human Sciences HS History Hi
International Relations IR History of Art HA
Politics Po Italian It
Sociology (including Criminology) So Japanese Ja
Sport Sprt Music Mu
Philosophy Ph
Russian Ru
Spanish Sp
Theology and Religion Th