Durham University

Durham University

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. The programme is designed to enable students with different career ambitions to succeed in their chosen area, and it caters for students of different backgrounds, previous training, and areas of specialisation. The breadth of research interests of the modern historians at Durham allows the department to offer supervision in topics about modern history from the 19th century through to contemporary history.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or GPA of 3.5, or equivalent. A first degree in History or a related subject is required.

Course modules

Archives and sources; issues in modern 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 of departmental studentships and fee-waivers.

Qualifications

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
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU 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

Contact: 
Department of History
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1040