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Department of Geography

Postgraduate Study

New Northern Bridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded Studentships for 2018

Of particular interest for those PhD applicants with interests in cultural and historical geography. Interested applicants with ideas for PhD proposals can email our human geography postgraduate admissions tutor Dr Oliver Belcher (human.rpgadmissions@durham.ac.uk) in the first instance.

For further information please visit the Northern Bridge website.

Deadline for applications: 10th January, 2018.

New North East and Northern Ireland Doctoral Training Programme (NINE DTP) Studentships for 2018

A new collaborative enterprise for funding and supporting social science doctoral research involving seven institutions, including Durham University. Interested applicants with ideas for PhD proposals can email our human geography postgraduate admissions tutor Dr Oliver Belcher (human.rpgadmissions@durham.ac.uk) in the first instance.

For further information on the training pathways we offer and the application process please visit the NINEDTP website.

Deadline for applications: 12th January, 2018.

New NERC IAPETUS Studentships for 2018

For further information on the IAPETUS partnership please visit the IAPETUS website.

Applicants should contact Dr Rich Hardy (physical.rpgadmissions@durham.ac.uk) or Kathy Wood (pg.geogadmin@durham.ac.uk) in the first instance and submit an application to the University.

Deadline for applications: 19th January, 2018.

Further Details


We are particularly keen to see applications from international students who are not citizens of the UK or the European Union.

We have a large number of international postgraduate students registered for both Masters and PhD programmes as well as extensive staff experience in the delivery of high quality training and support.

Many international students are eligible for one of a number of prestigious studentship awards and we encourage you to explore the following avenues:

  • Durham Doctoral Studentships - The Faculty of Social Sciences & Health (which includes the Department of Geography) has available a number of prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentships for new, high-calibre PhD students
  • The British Council hosts information on a range of scholarships for study in the UK. It has an excellent search engine for scholarship information (see the 'Scholarship Search' boxes on the page)
  • CSFP Awards administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, for Citizens of the Commonwealth
  • Contact your Ministry of Education or local British Council Office who will also be able to advise on scholarship opportunities

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