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Department of Theology and Religion

Postgraduate Funding

MA Funding

Durham University Alumni Tuition Fee Discount Scheme

If your first degree is from Durham University you are eligible for a 10% discount on the MA fees. Further information is available here.

MA Bursaries

Faculty of Arts and Humanities MA Bursaries cover full fees. The competition for 2017-18 is now closed. Information about the 2018-19 competition will be posted here in due course.

Du Bury Scholarships

Registered undergraduate students in Theology and Religion can apply for these scholarships, which cover full fees. Two scholarships are offered for 2017-18, and information on how to apply will be sent to eligible students.

PhD Funding

AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Studentships

The competition for 2017-18 is now closed. Information about the 2018-19 competition will be posted here in due course.

Durham Doctoral Studentships

The competition for 2017-18 is now closed. Information about the 2018-19 competition will be posted here in due course.

Centre for Catholic Studies

Catherine McAuley Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

These scholarships and bursaries, funded by the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, meet the fees (one year only) for the taught MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies), and for our research degrees: MA by Research, MLitt, DThM, Integrated PhD, and PhD. Eligible applicants must undertake research in Catholic studies or theology and reside close enough to Durham to be able to share in the life and work of the Centre for Catholic Studies. For more information please contact the CCS Administrator, Mrs Theresa Phillips. Applicants must have applied for a relevant degree programme by Friday 12 May 2017, and for the scholarships by Monday 29 May 2017.

Mary Ward Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

These scholarships and bursaries, funded by the Congregation of Jesus, meet the fees (one year only) for the taught MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies), and for our research degrees: MA by Research, MLitt, DThM, Integrated PhD, and PhD. Eligible applicants must undertake research in Catholic studies or theology and reside close enough to Durham to be able to share in the life and work of the Centre for Catholic Studies. For more information please contact the CCS Administrator, Mrs Theresa Phillips. Applicants must have applied for a relevant degree programme by Friday 12 May 2017, and for the scholarships by Monday 29 May 2017.

Louis La Fosse Bicentenary Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by the Institute for Christian Education, meets the fees and provides a maintenance allowance (over three years), for someone studying for a PhD in Catholic studies or theology. For more information please contact the CCS Administrator, Mrs Theresa Phillips. Applicants must have applied for the PhD programme by Friday 12 May 2017, and for the scholarship by Monday 29 May 2017.

Barry Scholarships

Registered postgraduate students in Theology and Religion can apply for these scholarships—usually worth about £500—in October of each year. Information on how to apply is sent to all eligible students.

Teaching and Research Assistants

As part of our overall programme in professional development, doctoral students are entitled to apply for paid work in the department as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants. For more information, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Training.

Other Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

University Scholarships

The University provides an extensive list of scholarship and bursary opportunities. Please visit Scholarships and Bursaries and Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries for more information.

Chevening Scholarships / Durham Partnership Awards

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. For more information please visit Chevening Scholarships.

Santander Scholarships

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. For more information please visit Santander Universities.

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 here.

External Funding Opportunities

For further funding opportunities you can visit postgraduatestudentships.co.uk, 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

Postgraduates

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.