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Department Funding Opportunities 


Funded studentships within the department are listed here when available. We encourage all potential applicants to liaise with their intended supervisory team to identify and submit for relevant internal or external funding.

University Funding Opportunities

The following scholarships are either funded by Durham University through partnerships with external organisations, or through generous donations from alumni and friends of Durham. The following opportunities are avaliable to apply for when submitting an application to Sport and Exercise Sciences. 

North East and Northern Ireland Doctoral Training Partnership

We are part of The North East and Northern Ireland Doctoral Training Partnership (NINEDTP).

Durham Doctoral Studentship (DDS)

A number of prestigious Doctoral Studentships are available to PhD students who will be commencing their studies in the academic year 2022/2023.
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Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships

For our Masters by Research pathway, applicants may wish to explore our student support scholarship, offering up to £2000.
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Scholar-Athlete Performance Scholarships

We have a great track record of supporting elite scholar-athletes to complete both our Masters by Research and PhD programmes.
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Further Scholarship Opportunities

More information about a wide range of funders for postgraduate study please visit the postgraduate scholarship page.