Durham University

Durham University

Early Modern History

This programme seeks to equip students with historical research techniques and approaches, advanced skills in critical analysis and independent study, as well as strong and effective communication skills.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or GPA of 3.5, or equivalent. A first degree in History or a related subject is required. English language requirements include an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no element under 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Archives and sources; issues in early modern history; skill module; critical practice (15 credits); option module; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place within the constituent modules of the course, and is by a variety of methods dependent on the nature of the module, including a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; limited number of faculty studentships; limited number of departmental studentships and fee-waivers.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Department of History
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1040