Durham University


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study at either Masters or Doctoral level at Durham University and will be for up to 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 has been provided by Durham University:

Founded in 1832, Durham is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in the UK[1] and the top 100 institutions in the world[2]. Durham is also the only university in the UK to have all subjects ranked in the top 10 and our rich and diverse academic community is home to 17,505 students from 156 countries.


Located in the North East of England, the University is centred around a 10th Century Norman Castle and Cathedral which make up a UNESCO World Heritage site. As a beautiful and historic city, Durham offers scholarship recipients a “quintessentially English experience” at a Russell Group institution.


Subject areas  

Durham has three academics faculties, offering postgraduate taught or research masters courses in the following subject areas:


Applied social sciences


Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Business & Business Finance


Classics & Ancient History

Combined Honours

Computer Science

Earth Sciences







English Studies


Government & International Affairs




Mathematical Sciences

Medicine and Pharmacy



Modern Languages








Theology and Religion


A full list of postgraduate courses can be found at the following link: https://www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/

One year Masters by Research

Durham University offer 24 postgraduate masters degrees by research where students follow their own timetable of academic study, under the supervision of an academic team. One year research degrees include; Astrophysics, Philosophy, Classics and Ancient History, Archaeology, Government and International Affairs. You can find a full list here; https://www.durham.ac.uk/graduate.school/taught.students/further.study/.


Durham is a collegiate university with our college communities at the heart of our distinctive student experience. As well as comfortable accommodation and a range of excellent on-site facilities our 16 colleges offer a high level of personal support and a full programme of student-led events and extra-curricular activities. Our students say that colleges are one of the best aspects of life at Durham University.



According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), which measured the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities, Durham University research has been assessed as "world-leading" across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

83 per cent of Durham’s research was assessed as "internationally excellent quality" or "world-leading", with 98 per cent being assessed as international quality. The University’s research environment was also found to be of international quality across the board, with 98 per cent assessed as "internationally excellent" or "world-leading".

REF 2014 identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject. More than 25 per cent of the Durham University subjects entered for REF 2014 were in the top 5 subjects nationally for grade point average (overall score).

Areas of particular strength include Anthropology, Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics, Education, English, Law, Music, Physics and Theology.

[1] Ranked fifth best UK University in the prestigious Complete University Guide 2015

[2] Ranked 83rd in the Times World University Rankings 2015

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For the Durham University website please visit: http://www.dur.ac.uk/