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Research Degrees

Our vibrant postgraduate research community will provide you with one of the most diverse and exciting research environments in the UK. Together we carry out research on every inhabited continent and includes everything from primate behaviour to rhetoric culture and indigenous knowledge to internet technologies.

Explore our postgraduate research options

Click the boxes below to find out more about our postgraduate opportunities in the Department of Anthropology.

Postgraduate Research Information:

PhD in Anthropology

Anthropology PhD students can take either a Sociocultural or Biological route. Both routes last three years and are examined by thesis.
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Masters by Research

We offer an MA in Sociocultural Anthropology by Research and the MSc in Biological Anthropology by Research.
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Explore our facilities in the Department of Anthropology.
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Fees and Funding

Learn about postgraduate tuition and living costs and what funding support is available.
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Doctoral Training Scholarships

Find out more about the five PhD funding routes at Durham
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