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Durham Inspired Climate Change and Polar Science Research Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation from a Durham alumnus, the Department is able to offer a scholarship for those undertaking a Masters by Research (MRes) in the field of Climate Change and/or Polar Science. The scholarship consists of the MRes tuition fees (currently £4596) and up to £400 of research costs to help defray some of the costs of the project. The scholarship is part of efforts to widen access to postgraduate study and so is aimed at students where such financial support might help promote postgraduate study.

You are eligible for these Scholarships if:

  1. you are commencing your MRes in the Geography Department in Academic year 2023-24 (normally October 2023); and
  2. the topic area is in Climate change and/or Polar Science; and
  3. your official fee status is a Home student; and
  4. your household income, in the final year of your undergraduate degree, was assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent) as below £43,000 (NB this is the figure for a previous year and the 23/24 figure is likely to be a little higher. If you are unsure whether your household income is below the threshold, please contact Professor Mike Bentley ( to discuss, in complete confidence)

More information can be found here: Notes for Applicants