There are several different sources of funding available to outstanding PhD applicants:
This AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership offers over 50 scholarships per year across a range of subjects in seven universities (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Queen’s Belfast, Sunderland, Teesside and Ulster). The award covers tuition fees, a maintenance grant for living expenses, training opportunities, research support and placements.
A centre of excellence for postgraduate social science scholarship, the ESRC NINE DTP (Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership) works with employers to ensure that doctoral training and research provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real world settings. This Partnership is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Durham Doctoral Studentships
This flagship programme is open to applicants from anywhere in the world. UK citizens or residents of another European Union country should apply to Northern Bridge, and they will automatically be entered into the DDS competition. Others should apply for the DDS directly.
Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanitites
Three of these prestigious awards are available for students working in the fields of History, Languages and Literature. The successful candidates will be selected from Durham applicants to the Northern Bridge and DDS competition. There is no separate application procedure; you will be contacted by the university if you are nominated.
Zurbarán Centre Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art
The Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art at Durham University invites applications for a doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing in the academic year 2021/22.
Durham alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition fees for taught MA programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships. These are means-tested scholarships for MA study across the university.
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