The History course offered by Durham University is taught with an emphasis on disciplinary training supplied by the Department’s subject specialists with expertise in an outstanding range of areas (Europe, Britain, North America, Africa, China and Japan) and interdisciplinary engagement, while offering opportunities for supported independent study. You will be able – and are indeed encouraged – to access and use Durham’s exceptional cluster of libraries, archives, and special collections.
All students on the MA in History are required to take the team-taught core module Themes, Reading and Sources (30 credits) which runs throughout Michaelmas (Autumn) and Epiphany (Winter) terms. Depending on whether you opt for the 60-credit Dissertation pathway or the 90-credit Dissertation pathway, you will also take either 3 or 2 optional modules (each worth 30 credits) which run either in Michaelmas or Epiphany or throughout both terms. The options may also be language, skills and content modules, provided by other centres, courses and departments with the consent of all parties concerned. All these elements have embedded within them a range of content, subject-specific skills, and key skills.
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- Anglo-Saxon Societies and Cultures: Interdisciplinary approaches to early medieval England
- The Liberal Arts – Learning, knowledge and power in the high middle ages (c.1100–c.1300)
- Feudalism: The uses and abuses of a historical model
- The Archaeology of the Book: Codicology from antiquity to the Renaissance
- What was Religion? Interdisciplinary approaches to religious history
- The Public Sphere in Britain, 1640–1715
- Intellectuals and Public Opinion in Global History
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- Two Academic References
- An Academic CV – this should be no longer than 2 A4 pages and should contain information about your academic achievements to date and any related-work experience you have undertaken
- A sample of written work (up to 2500 words for MA courses)
- Academic Transcripts and Certificates, if available – copy of your undergraduate degree and postgraduate courses (dependent upon which degree course you are applying for) transcript and/or certificate, if degree already attained
- A 750-word outline of your intended research
- Personal Development Self-Assessment Table
International20000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time Fees
- EU Student: £5,000 per year
- International non-EU Student: £11,000 per year
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