Durham University

Durham University

Medieval History

This programmae 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. The breadth of research interests of the medievalists at Durham allows the department to offer supervision in topics about the medieval world from Late Antiquity through to the 16th century. The programme seeks to enable students to build an awareness of the contemporary boundaries of medieval scholarship, to master advanced understanding of historical concepts and methods, and ultimately to make their own contributions to the field.

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 if English is not 1st language: an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no element under 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Archives and sources; issues in medieval history; skill module; critical practice; 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.

Sponsorship information

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


Qualification Study mode 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
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of History
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2995