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Postgraduate Study

The Department of Engineering has a rich research background, which can be a huge advantage to any prospective postgraduate student in our fields of expertise.

We pride ourselves on not only our world leading research, but also our links to significant industry partners. It is a very challenging and exciting time to become an Engineer and Durham University provides the perfect environment to begin this journey.
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Look Closer at our Department of Engineering

Take a lightning tour of day-to-day life at our Department of Engineering with our one-minute video, filmed on and around campus.

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Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 29 November

Attend our In-person Open Day, your way! Our Open Day is a great way to see Durham and experience the university first hand. We'll have a range of activities throughout the day, so you can tailor the Open Day to your schedule.

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When I applied to study at Durham University, I was certainly not expecting so many favourable aspects that have made my time here very enjoyable. The lectures are of very high quality, and given by experts in each subject. Assignments are at times demanding but also very rewarding, since I have been able to use new software and solve real-life problems in the field of renewable energy generation and integration.

Sebastian Sanchez Perez-Moreno
MSc New and Renewable Energy Graduate

Scholarships and Prizes

A number of scholarships are available to apply, including British CouncilCONACyT. In particular, the newly launched MSc Energy Engineering Management programme offers 8 scholarships (value of each scholarship is 25% of the tuition fee); see here for more details.  Others scholarships are listed here. Please click the links to check eligibility and time of application. The department also offers 15 prizes to the students of outstanding performance at the end of each academic year.

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Postgraduate (Taught) Admissions

Admission Tutor Dr Pete Matthews talks about postgraduate (taught) admissions.

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Postgraduate (Research) Admissions

Postgraduate Research Director Prof Will Coombs talks about postgraduate (research) admissions.

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Study with us

The Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Engineering are divided into the Taught Master of Science Degree Programmes, which involve a substantial portion of classroom-based learning, and the Research Programmes, including both the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science by Research, which involve individualised training and are focused on an extensive research project/thesis.

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