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Postgraduate Study

The Department of Engineering has a rich research background, which can be a huge advantage to any prospective postgraduate student in our fields of expertise.

We pride ourselves on not only our world leading research, but also our links to significant industry partners. It is a very challenging and exciting time to become an Engineer and Durham University provides the perfect environment to begin this journey.
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Look Closer at our Department of Engineering

Take a lightning tour of day-to-day life at our Department of Engineering with our one-minute video, filmed on and around campus.

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Postgraduate Open Day

Join us on Wednesday 13 March for our Postgraduate Open Day. Whether you’re interested in Taught or Research Masters, or even PhD, you can join us to connect with academic staff and current students, get guidance on applying and funding, discover our colleges and more.

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When I applied to study at Durham University, I was certainly not expecting so many favourable aspects that have made my time here very enjoyable. The lectures are of very high quality, and given by experts in each subject. Assignments are at times demanding but also very rewarding, since I have been able to use new software and solve real-life problems in the field of renewable energy generation and integration.

Sebastian Sanchez Perez-Moreno
MSc New and Renewable Energy Graduate

Scholarships and Prizes

A number of scholarships are available to apply, including British CouncilCONACyT. In particular, the newly launched MSc Energy Engineering Management programme offers 8 scholarships (value of each scholarship is 25% of the tuition fee); see here for more details.  Others scholarships are listed here. Please click the links to check eligibility and time of application. The department also offers 15 prizes to the students of outstanding performance at the end of each academic year.

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Postgraduate (Taught) Admissions

Admission Tutor Dr Pete Matthews talks about postgraduate (taught) admissions.

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Postgraduate (Research) Admissions

Postgraduate Research Director Prof Will Coombs talks about postgraduate (research) admissions.

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Study with us

The Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Engineering are divided into the Taught Master of Science Degree Programmes, which involve a substantial portion of classroom-based learning, and the Research Programmes, including both the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science by Research, which involve individualised training and are focused on an extensive research project/thesis.

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