Durham University

Durham University


The 1st year of the PhD consists of preparation for data collection, and may involve attending taught courses where necessary. Typically, the 2nd year is devoted to data collection and the 3rd year to analysis and writing the thesis.

Entry requirements

Normally a MSc or MA in a relevant discipline and the receipt of 2 satisfactory references; English language requirements include an IELTS of 6.57 with no element below 6 or equivalent TOEFL IBT scores.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by thesis.

Sponsorship information

Anthropology students achieve regular success in obtaining Durham Doctoral Studentships and Overseas Research Student Awards; the department has an annual allocation of ESRC Quota Awards funding through the North East Doctoral Training Centre and a good track record in obtaining three year and 1+3 ESRC/MRC, ESRC/NERC and ESRC CASE studentships and Wellcome Studentships, Leverhulme awards, Wenner Gren dissertation grants, AXA scholarships and Commonwealth Scholarships; the department also offers smaller scholarships and part-time teaching opportunities bursaries and funding for attending conferences, fieldwork and training.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 24 months
PhD Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 36 months
MPhil Part-time - 48 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0191 334 6492