Durham PhD Programme Scholarship, Durham University, United Kingdom

Expires on: 05/31/2024


The Durham PhD Programme offers exceptional scholars the opportunity to pursue the highest academic degree, combining rigorous academic theory with cutting-edge research. With a focus on influencing the world of business, this programme attracts top-tier students who aspire to make unique contributions to their fields. Join Durham University Business School’s internationally-renowned scholars on a challenging and stimulating journey that opens doors to academic, consultancy, and senior management roles.

The Durham PhD Programme is designed for exceptional individuals seeking to advance their careers in academia, consultancy, or senior management roles. With a focus on influencing the world of business, this programme offers rigorous academic training coupled with hands-on research opportunities. Scholars work alongside internationally-renowned faculty members, engaging in challenging and stimulating research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge in their respective fields.

Admission to the programme is highly competitive and follows a rigorous selection process. Successful applicants demonstrate a strong academic background, research experience, and the ability to develop innovative and feasible research proposals. With start dates and deadlines varying by department, interested candidates are encouraged to explore the specific programme information for details.


  •  Applicants must hold a Master’s qualification (or international equivalent) with a significant research element.
  • Previous research experience, evidenced through academic degrees and research projects.
  • Strong academic background and potential for innovative research.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop original and impactful research proposals.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken

How to Apply:

 Interested applicants should visit the relevant department’s website to download a brochure or inquire about subject-specific support. To initiate the application process, applicants should contact the appropriate department via email:

  • PhD – Accounting: business.dept.accounting@durham.ac.uk
  •  PhD – Economics: business.phd.economics@durham.ac.uk
  • PhD Finance: business.phd.finance@durham.ac.uk
  • PhD – Management / PhD – Marketing: business.phd.mgmt-mktg@durham.ac.uk

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