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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.

Funding Opportunities

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.

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.

4 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Monitoring and Modelling of Coastal Processes

We are seeking to recruit 4 fully funded PhD students to work on the COastal Behaviour and Rates of Activity (COBRA) project, from September 2014. The outputs of the four PhD projects will be used to develop a new understanding of rocky coast processes and will feed into local and regional shoreline management.

The closing date for applications is: 17:00 (GMT), April 27th, 2014.

Further Details

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

Further Details


International Scholarships

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.

    Departmental Bursaries & Scholarships

    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.