Postgraduate Research Degrees
A short film showcasing postgraduate research degrees at Durham University
Research programmes (full-time/part-time)
The table below provides a list of our research qualifications, you can study for one, two or three years (full-time), or two, four or six years (part-time). As well as conventional research degrees, we also offer innovative professional doctorates, giving students the opportunity to follow a structured programme of taught modules before undertaking an extended research thesis.
When applying to study for a research degree you should consult with your academic department to check that a supervisor with expertise in your chosen subject area is available to support you.
|12/24 months||24/48 months||36/72 months|
Applied Social Sciences (SASS)
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||MSc||MPhil||PhD|
|Classics & Ancient History||MA||MPhil||PhD|
Durham University Business School
|Durham Law School||MJur||MPhil||PhD|
|Engineering & Computing Sciences||MSc||MPhil||PhD|
Government & International Affairs
|Medicine, Pharmacy & Health||MSc||MPhil, MD*||PhD|
Modern Languages & Cultures (MLAC)
|Theology & Religion||MA||MLitt||PhD, DThM|
*MD is available full-time only
All research students will have the opportunity to develop their research and transferable skills through the Research Training Programmes offered by their academic department and the Graduate School.