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Centre for Catholic Studies (CSS) Scholarships & Bursaries in Catholic Studies (2024-2025)

  • October 12, 2023 4:19 PM
    Message # 13266616
    Paul Schutz (Administrator)
    • The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University has opened applications for Scholarships and Bursaries for 2024/25.  Applications are welcome from home and overseas students. 


    • In partnership with the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), the CCS is offering up to FIVE FCJ Bicentenary Scholarships to full-time or part-time MA and PhD candidates in Catholic Theology or Catholic Studies.  Each award includes full tuition fees (at the UK/Home rate) and a maintenance allowance of up to £17,000 per annum (pro rata).
    • In partnership with the Sisters of the Religious of Christian Education (RCE), the CCS is offering ONE three-year Louis Lafosse PhD Scholarship including full tuition fees (at UK/Home rate) and an annual maintenance grant of up to £13,850 per annum (pro rata).
    • The CCS is also offering the following tuition fee only awards:
      • The Catherine McAuley Postgraduate Scholarship Fund funded by the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy;
      • The St Jude Postgraduate Scholarship Fund, funded by an anonymous individual; and
      • ONE Jesuits in Britain Durham Rutilio Grande MA Bursary – one award of £5,000 towards MA tuition fees for 2024/25.


      Applications for the MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies) V8K607, and PhD’s in the following areas of Catholic Theology and Catholic Studies will be considered:

      • Constructive Catholic Theology; 
      • Catholic Historical Theology;
      • Interpretation of Scripture in Catholic Tradition;
      • Catholic Social Thought and Practice; 
      • The History of Catholicism; 
      • Lived Catholicism; 
      • Social-Scientific study of Catholicism; 
      • Franciscan Studies.  

      If you are unsure whether your area of research would be considered, please do get in touch.


    Full details of the awards available for 2024/25, including eligibility criteria and an application form, are available at Funding - Durham University

    The closing date for applications for the FCJ and Louis Lafosse scholarships is Sunday 18 February 2024. New candidates for a postgraduate degree within the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University must also complete a standard DU application for postgraduate admission with all supporting documents by Sunday 28 January 2024.


    If you have any questions about the CCS scholarships, please do not hesitate to get in touch – or 0191 334 3952.

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