Applications and funding
Many students fund their studies privately but there are opportunities for financial support for UK and EU students through the ESRC studentships available via the University's Doctoral Training Centre and for UK and overseas students through the Durham Doctoral Studentship Scheme. There are other sources of funding which are described on the University's postgraduate web pages.
Further information about being a research student at Durham, the application process and funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate School web page. All applications must be submitted to the Graduate School.
Please apply to study for a Postgraduate Research Degree through our online application process.
You will need to provide the following documentation: i) Current CV; ii) a research proposal, which is no longer than 2,000 words in length (excluding bibliography); iii) two references; and iv) transcripts of your previous degree(s).
Applicants should also be aware of the Schools English Language requirements and be prepared to provide evidence where necessary.