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Studentships and Funding

We offer a range of research projects tailored to PhD (3, 3.5 or 4 year duration, full time) or MSc by Research (1 year, full time). Details of research projects and associated studentship funding are available on the dedicated Postgraduate recruitment pages for each of our five research sections:

Funded studentships are typically available for PhDs in all research areas, supported by UK Research Councils, external sponsors and Durham University.

For additional sources of funding, please also see the University's main postgraduate scholarships and bursaries page and Faculty of Science Funding Page. Overseas students could also contact the International Office about other funding possibilities. The British Council may have scholarships available – the possibilities vary from year to year and depend on your country of residence.

For applicants interested in self funding their degrees (which is usually expected for MSc by Research degrees), there are a number of available options to consider, including the Student Loan Company and Professional and Career Development Loans. Information about these can be found on the Postgraduate Student Loan page