Join us for a day of activities, talks and panels at our upcoming Postgraduate Open Days. Book now for your opportunity to learn more about postgraduate study at Durham, explore Durham city, and experience the University first-hand.
Postgraduate taught study will extend your knowledge and skills and allow you to specialise in a subject beyond undergraduate level. A postgraduate qualification can enhance your career prospects or take your career in a different direction.
Durham offers a wide range of research degrees which can be studied on a full-time basis for one, two or three years or on a part-time basis for two, four or six years.
As well as conventional research degrees, we also offer innovative professional doctorates, giving you the opportunity to follow a structured programme of taught modules before undertaking an extended research thesis.
You will develop your own timetable of academic study under the supervision of a team of academic staff. Their roles are to help and support you to undertake your research project and complete your degree on time. The University ensures that your supervisory team has appropriate expertise in your area of study, and we have extensive training and mentoring programmes to support them to deliver high-quality supervision. When applying to study for a research degree you should consult with your academic department to check that a supervisor with expertise in your chosen subject area is available to support you.
We offer scholarships for both postgraduate taught and postgraduate research, including PhD funding by departments.
Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They are studying various courses, know our colleges and are from different countries.
Read what our students are up to and learn what studying at Durham really looks like. It might surprise you!
We might be one of the UK’s oldest universities, but we have a pioneering mindset and an open, inclusive outlook.
Whether you’re looking to connect with international industry and business through your work, or the global academic research community, you’ll have the freedom and facilities to explore what’s important to you.
Come and visit us on a Postgraduate Open Day to experience what life as a Durham student would be like.
That feeling of figuring out or understanding something, which once seemed impossible to grasp, is priceless.
If you are an international student and don’t meet the requirements for entry to a postgraduate degree you may be eligible to take a pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.
Located at Queen’s Campus Stockton, the centre provides a supportive environment where you will be introduced to the style of teaching you will experience should you progress on to your degree. Taught over two or three terms depending on your level of English language, the Pre-Masters programme provides the specialist academic and English language preparation you need to succeed as a postgraduate student at Durham University. Once you successfully complete this Pre-Masters programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen Masters degree at Durham University.
If you don’t have British (or Irish) nationality and you're planning to travel to the UK to study at Durham, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. The type of visa / permission you need depends on the course you're coming to study.
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