We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Department of Theology and Religion

Postgraduate Funding


Durham University is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount scheme for University alumni who choose to return to Durham University to study at Postgraduate level from the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Further details are available here:


These awards are for those starting a taught MA programme in October 2017. Further information, including eligibility criteria, is available from the University’s Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Please note the closing date of 24 February 2017.


Two smaller annual fellowships are specific to those studying in Theology and Religion at Durham: the Barry Scholarship and the College of St Hild and St Bede Trust.

All registered students will be sent further details of the Barry Scholarships, together with an application form, following registration in October each year.

To be considered for the College of St Hild and St Bede scholarship applicants must inform the Student Support Team Leader ( before March 2017.

For information on all of the above and other scholarships please consult the Durham University Scholarships website and funding database, or the more specific information on funding opportunities for postgraduates in the Arts and Humanities.


PhD students are able to apply for paid work in the department as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants as part of our overall programme in professional development.

For more information, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Training.


The University provides an extensive list of scholarship and bursary opportunities; please visit the Scholarships webpages for further details.

Chevening Scholarships / Durham Partnership Award

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. You can check your eligibility and obtain further details here:

Santander Universities

Kindly supported by a generous gift from Santander Universities, up to 6 scholarships for the academic year 2017-18 will be available at Durham University. Applications for taught master’s programmes are welcomed from prospective Durham University students from selected countries. Further details can be found at:

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

The Trudeau Foundation invites applications from Canadian students for these prestigious awards. Further details of the awards and how to apply are available at and


Should you be looking for further funding opportunities, you can additionally visit, the principal gateway to funding opportunities in the UK, which includes several sources of independent funding that could be taken up at any UK university, including Durham.

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities


Postgraduate funding opportunities - find out more about scholarships available for postgraduate study.

Funding Opportunities

Click here to find out what postgraduate funding is available within the Arts & Humanites Faculty and how you can apply for it.