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Department of Geography

Funding

The cost of studying at Durham has two core elements:

The Department has a range of studentships, scholarships and bursaries to help fund your postgraduate study with us, including prestigious AHRC, ESRC, NERC and Durham Doctoral Studentship awards.

The Department has a range of studentships, scholarships and bursaries to help fund your postgraduate study with us, including prestigious AHRC, ESRC, NERC and Durham Doctoral Studentship awards.

In Physical Geography, PhD funding is available via NERC's IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership. International and home / EU applicants in physical geography are also eligible for the Faculty of Social Science and Health's Durham Doctoral Studentships.

Further Details on NERC IAPETUS research projects.

In Human Geography, PhD funding is available via the ESRC's North East Doctoral Training Centre and the AHRC's Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. International applicants in human geography are eligible for the Faculty of Social Science and Health's Durham Doctoral Studentships.

2016 Theme - Earthquake-Induced Landslides in Nepal

The focus for the first year of the Action on Natural Disasters programme will be earthquake-induced landslides in Nepal. Landslides are a perennial hazard in Nepal that pose a particular challenge to post-earthquake disaster response.

Four PhD research projects have been developed, all of which seek to learn from the 2015 earthquakes, and build upon ongoing and existing long-term research and collaborations in Nepal. The projects are designed to address pressing questions around landslide risk, use new and innovative approaches, and bring together supervisory teams from multiple disciplines, including Earth Science, Geography, Engineering, Psychology, and Philosophy at Durham University.

Deadline for applications: 20th May, 2016

Further Details

Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship

Applications are invited for a Studentship to support a suitably qualified postgraduate student for a three year PhD programme in Geography focused on research that helps to build resilience to hazards and risks challenging human societies in the global south.

Deadline for applications: 20th May, 2016

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.

    From time to time the Department of Geography offers funding for postgraduate degrees PhD, Masters by Research (MSc and MA) and Masters in Research Methods.

    All applicants to study in Geography are automatically considered for any of this funding when it available.

    Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

    Postgraduates

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