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Durham University

Department of History

Undergraduate Study

Studying History at Durham

From its medieval origins as the burial site of St Cuthbert, to the North-East's part in the industrial revolution, Durham is a place truly steeped in history.

Within a stone's throw of the Department is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes both our magnificent Cathedral, one of the most outstanding works of medieval architecture in the world, and Castle, parts of which date from around 1072.

The Department of History's reputation in undergraduate education is similarly distinguished. We are ranked 2nd in the UK, according to the 2019 Complete University Guide.

Scholarship Programme

Durham is delighted to launch the Weldon - le Huray Scholarships Programme, this is a scheme to support talented UK students taking an undergraduate degree course in the Arts and Humanities in making the very best of their abilities.

The first round of scholarships will be available to those beginning their undergraduate studies in the 2019–20 academic year.

Full details of the scholarship programme is available at