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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Financial Support


Please consult Durham University's central scholarships and bursaries and the Faculty of Arts postgraduate funding pages for up-to-date fees information and additional funding opportunities. Below are some of the most relevant funding opportunities for English Studies through:

MA funding

Alumni fee discount

Durham alumni qualify for a 25% discount on tuition fees (home or overseas) for any taught postgraduate programme in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. Please see the Faculty website for further information.

Faculty of Arts MA Bursaries

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities intends to award MA bursaries to students of exceptional ability for entry in October 2021. MA bursaries are tenable for 12 months (full-time) and cover full fees at the home/EU rate for taught or research MA programmes in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. For further information and details of how to apply, visit the Faculty website. You must state that they wish to be considered for the Faculty MA Bursary when the online application form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies. Note that the Department of English Studies has an internal deadline of 5pm on 13th January 2021 for receipt of applications.

Doctoral Awards

Research Assistantships

The Department regularly sets up several small Research Assistantships, partly to offer research students in Durham training in subject specific skills. Research Students are paid (£300-500) to help with the research project of a member of staff.

Self-funding

Many of our students are able to combine study with part-time work. The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre is able to help students to find and apply for local jobs in and around Durham and Stockton.

For Taught students from the UK, who are studying full time and self-financing, the University offers the opportunity to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £7,000, to cover the cost of fees.

Full-Time, UK, self-financing students have an opportunity to apply for loans through NEFirst Credit Union Limited or the Student Loans Company.

UK and EU doctoral students can apply for a Doctoral Loan through Student Finance England, of up to £25,000 for the duration of the course.

Further Information

For all further enquiries about applying for admission and applying for the funding schemes, please contact english.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk. See the University's central Postgraduate Funding pages for other ways of financing your studies.

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

Postgraduates

Postgraduate funding opportunities - find out more about scholarships available for postgraduate study.

Fees and Funding

Further information relating to the fees and costs of postgraduate study and the range of funding sources available.

New postgraduate funding source

Working in partnership with an established credit union, Durham University is delighted to be able to offer UK postgraduate taught students of all ages the opportunity of applying for low cost ethical loans. Find out more about the Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme.