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Department of History

Department of History

Welcome to Durham University History Department, one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of History. We were ranked as the top UK History Department by the Complete University Guide in 2015 and by the Times and Sunday Times in 2013 and 2014, and second by the Guardian University Guide in 2015. Our research expertise and teaching provision extends from the early Middle Ages to contemporary history; from Britain and Europe (including Russia) to America, Africa and China; and across social, cultural, gender, visual, political and economic history. We know that flexibility and choice are key components of a positive university experience for students, and so we offer a varied range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that can be tailored to students' interests.

One of the seven departments which make up the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and located in the historic heart of Durham, the History Department is close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cathedral and Castle. The University has excellent libraries, with archives and book collections of international significance and which provide access to a huge range of online resources, making us a perfect choice for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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Contact Details

43 North Bailey

PhD studentships for October 2016 entry

The Department of History invites applications for PhD studentships: we are one of the only History Departments in the UK which offers studentships from the AHRC, the ESRC, and the Leverhulme Trust.

For information on all of these schemes, and what we can offer you for your PhD study, please see our postgraduate study pages and our postgraduate funding pages.