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Department of History

About the Department of History

Durham University History Department is one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of History. We are consistently rated highly among UK History departments by the Complete University Guide, indicating excellent levels of teaching provision and student satisfaction. Our research expertise and teaching provision extends from late antiquity 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.