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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Postgraduate Induction

Congratulations and Welcome

Congratulations on securing your place as a postgraduate student in Theology and Religion at Durham University. We pride ourselves in offering a range of high quality MA programmes and excellent postgraduate research supervision, and are very fortunate in attracting a strong and dedicated population of postgraduate students from all over the world. It constitutes one of the largest postgraduate communities in the university and has a rich and vibrant research culture. We look forward to welcoming you into this community, and seeing you thrive as an emerging scholar within our discipline.

Prof. Lewis Ayres
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme. After your acceptance has been processed you will receive two email messages from which provide:

  • Your Computing and Information Services (CIS) username
  • How to derive your CIS password and guidance on how to access the system

The messages are sent 24 hours apart and are sent to the email address you provided when you applied so it’s important to let us know of any changes to this information.

After you have received both emails you will need to:

  • Change your password
  • Log into Durham University Online – duo
  • Choose the “Banner Self Service” link in duo under “External Tools”
  • Choose Registration and Enrolment
  • Enrol with the University
  • Upload a photograph for your campus card

Completing enrolment will give you access to your personal email address and allow you to view information from the department and your college in DUO.

Module Registration

Module registration is a two stage process which includes:

  • Selection of modules
  • Approval of modules

DO NOT complete this online, but wait until the Department Induction when you will be given a form to complete. The Postgraduate Administrator will then confirm your module registration online.

Students whose degree programme is wholly by research (PhD, MLitt, MA by research) do not complete module registration.

Your first week in Durham - Induction Week Online Planner

We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Wednesday 25th September for International students and from Monday 30th September - Friday 4th October for home postgraduates.

Use the Online Induction Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department.

The Online Induction Planner has been designed to let you know where you need to be and when, according to your Department and College Induction activities and events. Remember to check it frequently for updates!

Attendance at all department-based activities is compulsory (unless otherwise stated) and we have tried to plan the week’s activities so that wherever possible they do not clash with any other college, university or sport events, many of which are repeated to allow you several opportunities to take part.

Contact Details

Should you have any questions on any of the above, please contact:

PG Research Students:
Mrs Susan Tait (PGR Coordinator)
Tel: 0191 33 43929

PG Taught Students (including Year 1 I-PhD and DThM students in the first taught years):
Learning & Teaching Administrator
Tel: 0191 33 43956