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Apply for a Research Degree

We strongly encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible. The admissions cycle for studentships starting in Autumn opens in October of the preceding year. There is no formal deadline for applications, but we encourage you to apply by the beginning of January if possible.

Applications should be submitted online through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal. See the Postgraduate Research webpage for more details. If it is not possible for you to complete the online application form, please contact the Department at

If your first language is not English or your first degree was awarded by a University not delivering courses in English, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English Language. The University's minimal language requirements for postgraduate studies may be found here.

Reference letters and CVs should also be sent to

Further information

We welcome enquiries about postgraduate admission. Please read the area-specific information below, and do not hesitate to contact the relevant departmental contact if you have further questions.

Further Information Contact Person Email
Applied Mathematics Djoko Wirosoetisno
Mathematical & Theoretical Physics Mathew Bullimore

Pure Mathematics

(including Algebra & Number Theory, Analysis and Geometry & Topology)

Herbert Gangl
Probability Tyler Helmuth
Statistics Georgios Karagiannis

Durham Doctoral Training Fellowships Gemma Dart

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Find out more about taught courses and scholarships, research degrees and Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellowships (DDTF) as well as research and impact.

Taught Courses

Find out more about our three taught Masters degrees.
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Find out more about available scholarships.
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Research Degrees

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Research and Impact

Find out more about our research.

Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellowships

Find out more about the Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellowships (DDTF).