DURHAM MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
This Scholarship is for Graduate Study at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Durham and will be for two years (with a
possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Durham
Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Durham University.
The following information was taken from the Durham University website:
The University was founded in 1832, and developed in Durham and Newcastle until 1963, when the independent University of Newcastle upon Tyne came into being. The University is collegiate and is located in the city of Durham and the nearby town of Stockton-on-Tees. The colleges are not teaching bodies, nor are they purely residential - typically they provide a centre for students' sporting, social and residential activities.
The University's Queen's Campus, Stockton opened in 1992. Over 2,000 full-time students are now studying in purpose-built accommodation 23 miles south of Durham, on the banks of the River Tees.
The University is collegiate, with colleges providing residential, social and welfare facilities for their student members, and creating a sense of community for staff and students together. Its academic teaching and research programmes are delivered through departments contained within three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences and Health.
The University has:
- over 15,000 students (of whom 3,500 are postgraduates and 1,900 international students from over 120 countries)
- an annual turnover of £160 million
- over 3,000 staff
- three academic faculties: with 25 departments or schools
Durham students are heavily involved in voluntary activities in the community. The number of projects has grown significantly from 23 to 77 in the last 8 years and there are currently 730 students across both campuses involved as volunteers working on community projects.
Durham consistently ranks amongst the top universities in the world. The following are some of the recent achievements and accolades confirming Durham's position as a leading teaching and research institution:
- 6th position overall in the Good University Guide 2008, compiled in association with The Independent. In individual subject rankings, many departments appeared in the top 5 in the country, including English, which is ranked first in the country, Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics & Ancient History, Engineering, Geography, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Mathematics, French, Music, Philosophy, Physics and Theology & Religion.
- 9th position overall in the Times Good University Guide 2008. In this guide, English was again ranked as the top department in the country, with seven other departments ranked among the top five in the country: Chemistry, Engineering, French, Geography, History, Music and Physics.
- Second place within the UK for the number of citations per paper in the sciences in the 2006/07 THES World University rankings - highlighting the international impact of science research at Durham University.
- Achieved a 4.2 rating for overall statisfaction (out of a possible 5) in the 2007 National Student Survey. The excellent pastoral support on offer at Durham University was recently highlighted in the THES.
In addition Durham was independently assessed in 2008 RAE as having world-class research in every single area of assessment across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
The results show that:
- 19% of Durham's research was graded at 4 Star - world-leading
- 59% of Durham's research was graded at 3 Star or above - internationally excellent
Many of Durham's departments, including Applied Maths, Archaeology, Geography, and Theology and Religion are ranked among the best in the UK.
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For the Durham University website please visit: http://www.dur.ac.uk/