Types of Funding available
Applications are invited for our Ph.D opportunities. The demands of materials physics require that we can only accept students of the highest calibre; applicants usually have, or expect to gain, a first class degree in Physics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences or other appropriate subject. They are then provided with an excellent generic training in science. Doctoral graduates from Durham are highly sought after. In addition to many of our students taking first-class academic/research positions around the world, many others have secured careers for example in scientific management, patent law, industrial research, consultancy and scientific advisory positions for institutions and governments.
Our post-graduate degree courses normally start in October, but it is possible to begin at any time.
We have EPSRC funded studentships available to students resident in the UK for the past three years. These cover tuition fees and pay a generous bursary to cover living expenses. More details are available on our funding page.
Details on tuition fees are available on the following University pages:
International students: Durham has a long tradition of welcoming excellent students from all over the world. If you are thinking of applying to Durham University, of course you should look through these web-pages at the fabulous on-going research and training (and in particular our Ph.D Booklet and Ph.D handbook). Also try to speak with some of our alumni, they are our greatest ambassadors. The vast majority of international students bring their own scholarships with them - if you have your own scholarship and wish to be put in touch with a relevant alumni/a please include it on your application form.
We have a postgraduate booklet outlining the Ph.D. projects that are available for prospective students.
There are also a very limited number of University Studentships that are ferociously competitive. See Durham Doctoral Studentships link below: