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 Partnership 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 web pages.
NINEDTP COMPETITION FOR 2018/2019 ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED.
The NINEDTP offers studentships for PhD research which can be offered to include funding for MA or PG Certificate study – for more information, please see www.ninedtp.ac.uk.
Admissions decisions are based on your suitability for postgraduate research and the Department's ability to supervise your proposed topic. Our minimum entry requirement for Postgraduate Research is normally an upper second class honours degree although evidence of research skills and/or experience is useful.
Prospective students should consider staff research interests and we encourage you to make contact with appropriate members of staff to discuss your research plans before making a formal application. If you have any questions about the suitability of your topic, or any other matter, please contact our Postgraduate Research Administrator (email@example.com)
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 letters of reference; and iv) transcripts of your previous degree(s). You must complete the online application form but you can choose to either upload your supporting documents or email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should also be aware of the Department's English Language requirements and be prepared to provide evidence where necessary.
If you wish your application to be considered for one of the Universities studentship schemes you should give particular attention to the specific requirements of the competition and ensure you also indicate the scheme on the application form.
Visiting Research Student applications are welcome following direct contact and agreement with suitable academic staff whom should be named on the application. Visiting students must submit an application as above and meet our standard entrance requirements as well as providing supporting evidence in relation to the benefits to be gained from the visit. Visiting student applicants should be aware of Visa requirements and any applicable fees.