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Department of Philosophy

Graduate funding opportunities at the Department of Philosophy of Durham University, for the academic year 2019-20

The Department of Philosophy at Durham University is a diverse and thriving academic community, with an international reputation for teaching and research. The Department has a lively and inclusive research culture, fostering both the 'analytic' and the 'continental' Western philosophical traditions. This diversity is structured within the Department through research clusters which involve both staff and postgraduates. We pursue interdisciplinary and collaborative work and attract large amounts of external funding for our numerous research projects. We are home to two established international research centres: CHESS and DCAMP. EIDOS is a well-established postgraduate research group that organises weekly events, including invited speakers’ talks as well as career development sessions.

If you are interested in studying for an MA or PhD in Philosophy at Durham, you will find on our website everything you need to know about the Department (https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/), the courses (https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/postgrad/), and the academic staff (https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/).

If you would like to discuss financial support, its availability and your eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact us at postgraduate.philosophy@durham.ac.uk.

Students applying to start a PhD in 2019 have access to these studentship opportunities:


Funding for PhD study

Durham University offers a number of PhD awards for outstanding students, including:

1. AHRC Northern Bridge Studentships

Application deadline: 17:00, Wednesday 09th January 2019. Our Departmental deadline in relation to administrative processing is 31st December 2018.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/northernbridge/

2. Durham Doctoral Studentships

Application deadline: 17:00, Wednesday 09th January 2019. Our Departmental deadline in relation to administrative processing is 31st December 2018.

http://www.durham.ac.uk/arts.humanities/funding_opportunities/facultydoctoralfunding/


MA Bursaries and Other Funding for our MA

Information about MA Bursaries and other sources of funding for the MA can be found at the following website:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/arts.humanities/funding_opportunities/facultyma/

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Faculty MA Bursaries should inform the Philosophy Department by the departmental deadline of 31st December 2018. This will allow sufficient time for applications to be processed and for us to submit our shortlist to the Faculty by the deadline. Please send an email to postgraduate.philosophy@durham.ac.uk to express your wish for consideration.

Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme

For full-time, UK self-financing students, we are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £7,000, to cover the cost of fees, through our collaboration with NEFirst Credit Union Limited (The standard loan scheme is designed for full-time students who will complete their postgraduate course within one year, but applications from part-time students will be welcomed and considered.)

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/loans/creditunion/

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) under Student Finance England

Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) under Student Finance England.


General Information:

Initial offers of funding will be made after the deadline has lapsed and applications have been considered. Awards will continue to be allocated until the application deadline has been reached, or all the available funding has been committed.

You can now apply (online) to study in the next academic year. Please contact the Postgraduate Secretary (postgraduate.philosophy@durham.ac.uk) for more information relating to funding consideration.

Please note that your wish for funding consideration is placed within your online application form for application for our Postgraduate Programmes. If you have already submitted an online application, it is important that you do not re-submit this in order to be considered for funding. Should you have already submitted an application, please express your wish for funding consideration by email to postgraduate.philosophy@durham.ac.uk. You may also wish to email us after submission of your online application form to let us know that you wish to be considered for funding. Applications for Postgraduate Study are managed centrally. Specific arrangements for each application niche can be found via the various web links above.