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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

20% MA Tuition Fees Discount for Durham Alumni

Like Durham? Stay for a taught MA!

Durham alumni who apply for a taught postgraduate programme in the Arts and Humanities Faculty beginning within the 2021-22 academic year are automatically eligible for a 20% discount on tuition fees (home or overseas). (NB. The MA by Research is not eligible for the enhanced alumni discount).

Why do an MA at Durham?

If you enjoyed the three years of your undergraduate degree at Durham, you should consider staying or returning for a fourth. If you relished studying topics in greater depth in your final year, if you rose to the challenge of researching independently in your undergraduate dissertation, and if you would like to work even more closely with the world-leading academics we have here, the MA is for you.

Some people study for an MA because they want to go on to a PhD in the subject, and for them it is a necessary stepping-stone. But many more see the Masters degree as an end-point, the capstone of their university education. The research skills you develop over the intensive, in-depth one-year course will serve you well no matter what profession you go into.

The skills of collecting complex data, analysing it rigorously and communicating it effectively are highly valued by employers. And the experience of working at the cutting edge of research with leading experts is an intellectual experience that will stay with you for a lifetime, no matter what career path you take.

Our Programmes

In most of the taught MA programmes in the Faculty, the skills developed and assessed are designed to produce students who can conduct independent research of the highest calibre. In order to find out more about these degrees, approach the department and ask to speak to the MA director for the programme you are interested in. Departments will also be holding regular information events to promote the MA; if you are a current final-year undergraduate, you should hear about the events in your own department.

Somewhat different in focus are our two pre-professional MAs. The English Language Centre offers an MA in TESOL and Modern Languages and Cultures offers an MA in Translation Studies. These are designed to prepare students for the skills needed as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages and as a professional translator, respectively.

Find more information on the Alumni Fee Scholarship here.