What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
History at grade A.
AAA to include at least one specified subject at A1 History at grade A.
to include 6, 6, 6 from Higher Level subjects including Higher Level History.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 380-400 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers36%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Year 1: 6 modules, of which at least 4 must be chosen from a list of 12 options in history; at least 2 of these modules must be in medieval/early modern history and at least 2 in later modern history. Year 2: 6 modules, of which at least 4 must be chosen from an extensive list of 50 options in history; the options cover most periods of British and European history since the dark ages, and also include a list of thematic courses in different aspects of British and world history. Year 3: 6 modules, which must include a special subject (double module) in history, and a dissertation; the balance is made up of further choices from modules available in year 2; at least 10 of the 12 modules taken in the course of years 2 & 3 must be in history, and these must include at least 1 module in each of the following periods: medieval history; early modern history; later modern history.
As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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