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Department of History

Fees and Funding

Funding for postgraduate programmes

A range of awards are available to support postgraduate students in the History Department at Durham. If you wish to be considered for funding, you are encouraged to contact the History Department for advice on preparing your application. Approaches should be made in the first instance to the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Adrian Green, who can put you in touch with potential academic supervisors and provide advice on completing your application form.

If you wish to be considered for any of these awards, please specify this on the online admissions application form (at the point where the form asks how you will fund your studies): more details about this can be found with the information about individual schemes below.

Summary of Department deadlines for submission of applications for funding:

7 January 2019

Faculty of Arts and Humanities MA Bursary

2 January 2019

Northern Br-dge Consortium Doctoral Training Partnerships

2 January 2019

Durham Doctoral Scholarships

18 January 2019

Nine DTP

Other funding Opportunities:

Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships

Durham University Alumni Tuition Fee Discount Scheme

Study: Loans

Self-Funding: Fees

Durham University History Department has access to a variety of PhD studentships.

Applicants should discuss with the PGR Director in History and their potential supervisors the best source of funding for their project.

For ESRC funding – covering Economic and Social History – the Department participates in the NINE Doctoral Training Partnership:

For AHRC funding – covering most aspects of History – the Department participates in the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Centre: and

Durham University also has a Centre for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture, with a doctoral training programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust:

For UK, EU and International applicants and Durham Doctoral Studentships see:

Once you have identified the best source of funding for your project you will need to apply ahead of the various deadlines for each scheme.

In every case the first step is to complete an online application form to secure a place on the PhD programme. See “How to Apply”.

Only once you have a place on the PhD programme will you be considered for one or more of the funding options listed above.

Advice on preparing your application for funding

All applications are made on the standard university application form, and information about how to apply and the documentation required is available here.

For advice on writing your research proposal and what it should contain, please see our guidelines.

You may find it helpful to look at the Vitae guidelines on preparing a strong research proposal, available here.

Referees for postgraduate research applications should be requested to send their references directly to the department via References can also be sent by post: Programme Coordinator, Department of History, Durham University, 43 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EX. Please ensure that references arrive at the department by the relevant funding deadline.