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Dean's Scholarship 

Are you considering your options in the Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences & Health after undergraduate study? Do you have a first-class degree? Or are you on track to be achieve a first-class degree this year? The Dean’s Scholarship could be for you.  

This Scholarship is available to support high-achieving students from the UK (home fee status students) looking to embark on a postgraduate taught Master’s programme in academic year 2024/25. The Scholarship is worth £1,500.   

The majority of taught master’s programmes in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences & Health are eligible for consideration (except Law and PGCE programmes).  

Get your career off to a great start 

A Durham postgraduate degree can boost your career opportunities and open up new possibilities. It can also increase your earning potential.

Graduate labour market statistics 2022 show that the median salary for working-age graduates living in England was £38,500, compared with a median salary of £45,000 for similar students with a postgraduate degree.  

Many of our students embark on postgraduate study to deepen their knowledge and skills in a specialist area, while others take the opportunity to broaden their horizons and explore an entirely new discipline. The choice is yours!

Your undergraduate studies may qualify you to embark on a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Exploring other exciting subject areas can lead to great careers, and allow you to apply your existing skills and knowledge in new and interesting ways.

Now is a great time to consider postgraduate study. Your future awaits!


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Discover Durham Tours are a great way to explore the University and City

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