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Department of Psychology


Funded PhD studentships for 2019 entry

We are very pleased to announce our next round of applications for funded PhD studentships to start in October 2019, including opportunities for 1+3 (Masters + PhD) funding. We are looking for students with a strong academic track record who wish to study for a PhD in the Durham Psychology Department.

The Psychology department is offering fully-funded PhDs via these schemes:

  • Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) – deadline Jan 16th 2019
  • Departmental Studentships – deadline Jan 16th 2019
  • Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships – deadlines and details tbc by Science Faculty

In addition, the Psychology department puts forward applications to

  • The ESRC NINE DTP (includes 1+3 funding, Masters+PhD) – deadline Jan 18th 2019

Please see the How to Apply page for the application process for each scheme. See also the NINE DTP website for detailed information about NINE DTP.

Other Funding sources (Taught or Research PG study)

There are number of other University- and Externally-administered funding schemes, which may be appropriate for you. Details of these are found at the University’s Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries page.

Postgraduate Masters and Doctoral Loans

Since August 2018, the UK Government offers loans for graduate study: see the website for information.

Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Details of this scheme can be found at: