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Your Postgraduate Choices

Are you considering your options after completing your undergraduate studies? Why not boost your career opportunities with a Durham postgraduate degree?

Graduate labour market statistics 2023 show that the median salary for working-age graduates living in England was £40,000, compared with a median salary of £45,000 for similar students with a postgraduate degree. Many of our students embark on postgraduate study to deepen their knowledge and skills in a specialist area, while others take the opportunity to broaden their horizons and explore an entirely new discipline. The choice is yours!
Where can my undergraduate degree lead me?
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Financial support

We're committed to supporting students irrespective of financial circumstances and we offer a range of support to help the brightest and best students access a world-class education.

  • Alumni Fee Scholarship

    If you hold a Bachelor's or higher degree from Durham University, you're automatically eligible for our Alumni Fee Scholarship.
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  • Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship

    We're offering 100 Postgraduate Scholarships to eligible students who will be starting their PG programme in 2024.
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  • Dean's Scholarship

    Learn more about our Dean's Scholarship for students holding or on track to receive a first class honours degree.
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Alumni Fee Scholarship

If you hold a Bachelor's or higher degree from Durham University, you're automatically eligible for our Alumni Fee Scholarship.
A group of graduates in their gowns, smiling and waving at the camera outside of Durham Cathedral

Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship

We're offering 100 Postgraduate Scholarships to eligible students who will be starting their PG programme in 2024.
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Dean's Scholarship

Learn more about our Dean's Scholarship for students holding or on track to receive a first class honours degree.
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University student
I chose Durham primarily for the excellent graduate prospects and the international recognition of the triple-accredited Business School. Durham additionally has a great student culture and, whilst it is a small city, there is always something going on! The highlight of the MSc Marketing programme so far has been the breadth of content studied on the module. There is also flexibility with the final term project, which can take the form of traditional dissertation, or applied business project. I’ve loved the opportunity to take a topic of interest for my dissertation that considers modern business ethics and marketing principles through a historically oriented lens.

Maximus McCabe-Abel
MSc Marketing and undergraduate degree in History

What are my options?

You might want to begin by exploring the postgraduate opportunities on offer in your current department, perhaps allowing you to delve deeper into an undergraduate dissertation topic or final year project. 

Remember that your undergraduate degree will qualify you to study a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Exploring other exciting subject areas can lead to great careers, and allow you to apply your existing skills and knowledge in new and interesting ways.

Interested? Click on your current subject area below to explore your options. 

Your future awaits!

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Postgraduate Discover Durham Tours

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Unlock your potential

Select your undergraduate subject area to discover the postgraduate options available to you. 

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Accounting

We look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing.
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Anthropology

One of the largest in the UK and one of only a few to span Social Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology and Anthropology of Health.
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Archaeology

Archaeology has been taught and studied at Durham University since 1931, which makes our staff and students part of a long tradition of learning.

Biosciences

Our research and teaching address fundamentally important questions facing humankind and covers the breadth of the biological sciences.

Chemistry

We're a vibrant research-led department. A thriving centre of scientific activity for teaching and world-leading research in the chemical sciences.
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Classics and Ancient History

Our degrees offer both academic rigour and an outstanding student experience with a diverse and exciting intellectual community.
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Computer Science

We’re proud of our high-quality teaching and research, and the people who make it all happen. We strive to be a friendly place to study and work.

Earth Sciences

We're providing education, research, and knowledge to help shape a sustainable future for Earth and its inhabitants.
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Economics

Our research is broad-ranging and far-reaching and includes economic growth and policy; behavioural economics; quantitative research in financial economics; and more.
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Education

One of the leading departments for education in the UK, recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching.
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Engineering

We have outstanding course content that equips young engineers with the problem solving skills of the 21st century.

English Studies

One of the few university English departments in the world who teach and research in literature from the early medieval period to the present day.
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Finance

Our research includes financial technologies and financial engineering, capital, decision-making and investment in corporate finance and banking, and green finance.
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Geography

Founded in 1928, the Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical research and education in the world.
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Government and International Affairs

We offer the opportunity to develop a thorough and deep knowledge of the diverse and fascinating world of Political studies.
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History

Staff and students are part of a vibrant learning community, set within the magnificent location of Durham’s World Heritage Site.
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Law

We're at the forefront of doctrinal, theoretical and interdisciplinary debates where our contributions have made a significant impact.
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Management and Marketing

Our work spans all aspects of business activity including operations and innovation management, leadership, marketing and international business.
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Mathematical Sciences

We pride ourselves on combining world-leading research with a dedication to the learning experience of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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Modern Languages and Cultures

Our Department consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study.
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Music

We strive to provide innovative, research-led teaching to help our students achieve their full potential as creative musicians and scholars.
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Philosophy

For us, philosophy is a joint enterprise, a subject that one makes progress in through conversation, collaboration, and community.
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Physics

We're a thriving centre for research and education, driven by outstanding research, performed in an inclusive and welcoming community.
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Psychology

We're energised teachers, who love our subject and want to share that passion with you. We pride ourselves on being collegiate and welcoming.
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Sociology

We have a commitment to close partnership working with the local community, and links with voluntary and community sector organisations globally.
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Sport and Exercise Sciences

We’re passionate about improving sport performance, reducing inequality, promoting social justice, and ensuring better health and wellbeing.
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Theology and Religion

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham was founded in 1832 and has established an international reputation.
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Combined degrees

Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Combined Honours in Social Sciences
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