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This article has been written to help you find out information about our courses and departments.

Department Information

If you’d like to find information on the department that runs the course you’re interested in, just click on the department name in the Department column in the table below. Their webpage will have information on things like: staff profiles, student testimonies, employability, teaching methods, facilities and research.

Course Information

We have an extensive Course Database on our website. This will give you the most up-to-date information on: course essentials, course summary, learning and teaching, entry requirements and fees and funding. To find the correct part of the Course Database for the course you’re interested in, just click on its title in the Course column of the table below.

Module Information

If you want more information about the core and optional modules on a course, then the Handbook column on the table below will take you to the Programme Regulations for that course. They are the regulations for current students, so may change for the coming year, but should hopefully offer you a good guideline as to what you could be studying. Once in the Programme Regulations, you can click on the Module Code (which will look something like, for example CLAS1301) and this will take you to the individual Module Description where you can find out about the module: aims, content, learning outcomes, methods of teaching, contact hours and assessment methods.

Durham’s timetable offers a great range of flexibility. If your course allows it (which you can check in the Programme Regulations), you may be able to take an elective module from another Department. You can check out the Open Modules available to take at Level 1 here, at Level 2 here and at Level 3 here. We also have some FAQs around Modular Degree Programmes which you can access here.

Reading Lists

Some of our departments have reading lists on their webpages, which you can access by clicking on the link on the Online Reading List column on the table below.

Our Library has a reading list for all modules. You will need to know the module code for the module you want to read up on (core modules would be a good starting point) which you can find in the Faculty Handbook. Click here to access the Library search function. We do not suggest buying books before you arrive in Durham though, as you will be able to loan them from the library.

Placement Year and Exchange Opportunities

It is possible to do a placement year with almost all of our degrees (currently not possible on Law, Earth Sciences and Archaeology). You can read more about doing a placement year here.

A number of our courses have a year abroad built into them, but you may also want to take part in an exchange programme. Almost 400 Durham students each year take the opportunity to spend a period abroad. You can read more about Study Abroad opportunities here.

Study a Language Alongside Your Degree

If you get the opportunity to take modules from outside of your department (the Faculty Handbook will tell you if this is possible), then you might want to use this as an opportunity to learn or develop a language. Our Centre for Foreign Language Study offers a huge range of languages at different ability levels to help you do just that. You can read about it here.

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Department

Course

Handbook

Online Resources

BA Ancient History

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BA Ancient History and Archaeology

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BA Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

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BA Classical Civilisation

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BA Classics

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BA English Literature

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BA English Literature and History

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BA English Literature and Philosophy

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BA History

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BA Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

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BA English Literature and History

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BA Modern European Languages and History

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BA Liberal Arts

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BA Modern Languages and Cultures

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BA Chinese Studies

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BA Economics with French

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BA Japanese Studies

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BA Modern European Languages and History

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BA Visual Arts and Film

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BA Music

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BA Music and Philosophy

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BA Philosophy

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BA Philosophy and English Literature

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BA Philosophy and Music

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BA Philosophy and Physics

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BA Philosophy and Politics

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BA Philosophy and Psychology

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BA Philosophy and Theology

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BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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BA Theology and Religion

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BA Theology and Philosophy

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BA Religion, Society and Culture

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Faculty of Business

Department

Course

Handbook

Online Resources

BSc Accounting

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BA Accounting and Finance

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BA Accounting and Management

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BA Economics

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BA Economics with French

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BA Economics with Management

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BA Economics and Politics

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BSc Finance

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BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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BA Business and Management

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BA Marketing and Management

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Faculty of Science

Department

Course

Handbook

Online Resources

BSc Biological Sciences

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MBiol Biosciences

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BSc Chemistry

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MChem Chemistry

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BSc Computer Science

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MEng Computer Science

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MSci Earth Sciences

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BSc Environmental Geoscience

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BSc Geology

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BSc Geophysics with Geology

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BSc Geoscience

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BEng General Engineering

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MEng General Engineering

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BSc Mathematics

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M Math Mathematics

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BSc Mathematics and Statistics

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M Math Mathematics and Statistics

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BSc Natural Sciences

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MSci Natural Sciences

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BSc Physics

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MPhys Physics

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MPhys Physics and Astronomy

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MPhys Theoretical Physics

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BSc Behavioural Science

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BSc Psychology

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BA Psychology and Philosophy

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Faculty of Social Science and Health

Department

Course

Handbook

Online Resources

BA Anthropology

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BSc Anthropology

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BA Anthropology and Archaeology

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BA Anthropology and Sociology

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BSc Health and Human Sciences

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BA Archaeology and Ancient History

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BA Archaeology and Anthropology

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BA Archaeology

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BSc Archaeology

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BA Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations

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BA Archaeology of the Historic World

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BA Combined Honours in Social Science

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BA Education Studies

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BA Education Studies - Geography

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BA Education Studies - Psychology

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BA Education Studies - Sociology

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BA Primary Education

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BSc Geography

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BA Geography

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BA Politics

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BA Politics and Philosophy

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BA Politics and Economics

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BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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BA International Relations

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Law

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BA Sociology

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BA Sociology and Anthropology

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BA Criminology

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BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

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