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Durham University

Department of History

Department of History


Welcome to the Department of History, ranked 2nd in The Complete University Guide (2019) and The Guardian University Guide (2019). We are a successful, expanding department, engaged in teaching and research across an exceptional range of chronological, geographical and thematic areas.

Sarah Davies, Head of Department



World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.


Events and Seminars

Sunday 24 March 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 12 June 2019


Our top stories

Hatfield Lioness Scholarship for female postgraduate students

The Hatfield Lioness Scholarship, is now open for applications from female students who have applied for a taught postgraduate course.

The aim of the Lioness Scholarship is to enable a female student from a developing country where access to tertiary education is limited, to benefit from undertaking postgraduate study at Durham University. You can find the list of eligible countries here.

(11 Mar 2019) » Read more Hatfield Lioness Scholarship for female postgraduate students


Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

PRES is a UK-wide survey by Advance HE which runs on the Jisc Online Surveys website. As students you will receive a message to your Durham email address to invite you to complete the survey via a unique link. You can also go to https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pres2019 and log in using your student number and the password: survey2019

(11 Mar 2019) » Read more Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)



Contact Us

Department of History
Durham University
43 North Bailey
Durham
DH1 3EX


Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1048

Athena Swan Award

In October 2018 the Department of History was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Bronze Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in academia, progressing our students into academia and improving our work environment for all staff. Find out more information here.