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Research Degrees

Research, scholarship and ideas are at the core of Durham University. We are a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence and produce world-leading and world-changing research.

Research directly informs our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, in partnership with policy-makers, industry, the public sector, and communities around the world, shapes local, national and international agendas. Whether you’re looking to connect with international industry and business through your work, or the global academic research community, as a postgraduate at Durham you can expect the freedom and facilities to explore what’s important to you.
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With a mutually supportive and diverse group of exceptional peers and supervisors, you’ll be both a challenger and challenged, pushing the boundaries of current thinking and research. 

As a postgraduate research student, you’ll work in collaboration with academics to push forward the boundaries of your subject. We provide you with a place where at every stage of your career you will find a supportive environment to develop yourself and your ideas.

Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres

To help meet global demand for highly qualified people, Durham University has teamed up with private and public sector organisations to establish doctoral training partnerships and centres that provide outstanding training and research opportunities for postgraduate students. 

Doctoral Training Partnerships

To help meet global demand for highly qualified people, Durham University has teamed up with private and public sector organisations.
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Research Centres and Institutes

Our research centres allow researchers to focus on areas of specialism, often sitting between traditional disciplinary boundaries.
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Postgraduate Admissions

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1000

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