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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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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 MESM programme offers 8 scholarships (value of each scholarship is 25% of the tuition fee); see here fore 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.

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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Department of Engineering Virtual Tour

In the Department of Engineering at Durham University, we appreciate that not everyone can physically visit us prior to applying to and/or joining one of our courses. We therefore encourage you to take advantage of our self-guided virtual tour, where you can digitally take yourself around the Department and see some of the facilities that you would be using as a student on our courses. The tour webpages can be accessed here and each location is accompanied by information points that explain more about the activities in the particular area.