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Department of Philosophy

Graduate funding opportunities at the Department of Philosophy of Durham University, for the academic year 2018-19

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 philosophy.pgsec@durham.ac.uk.

Students applying to start a PhD in 2018-19 have access to these studentship opportunities:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/postgrad/support/


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, 10th January 2018

http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/studentships/

2. Durham Doctoral Studentships

Application deadline: 17:00, 10th January 2018

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

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/

Prior to finalisation of information relating to our 2018-2019 cycle, applicants wishing to be considered for the Faculty MA Bursaries should ensure that the Department receives their application by the 05th January 2018. This will allow sufficient time for applications to be processed and the short-list submitted to the Faculty by the deadline.


Funding for MA Study

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/

Prior to finalisation of information relating to our 2018-2019 cycle, applicants wishing to be considered for the Faculty MA Bursaries should ensure that the Department receives their application by the 05th January 2018. This will allow sufficient time for applications to be processed and the short-list submitted to the Faculty by the deadline.

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.


To be eligible for these awards you will need to submit your graduate applications by 5th of January 2018.


Initial offers of funding will be made after the 5th January 2018 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 PG admissions secretary (philosophy.pgsec@durham.ac.uk) for more information.


Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

click here to find out what postgraduate funding is available within the Arts & Humanites Faculty and how you can apply for it.