All our research degrees are principally about research: you will be working towards your thesis or dissertation from the very beginning of the programme, and that is what you will be examined on at the end.
And if all you want to do while you're here is work on your thesis ... that's fine.
But for those who are looking for more from their doctoral studies, there are lots of other opportunities available. These include work as a teaching assistant or research assistant; design and teach your own course of extracurricular seminars; attend our professional development seminars; training opportunities in languages, IT skills, and other relevant areas; and membership of our lively research seminars.
We make available a full training transcript to all our students in case they need a formal record of what they have done in these areas.
If you have questions about the training we offer or what the Durham PhD involves, please contact the Postgraduate Training Coordinator.