Studying Through The Credit Crunch

Durham University
Durham University

Durham University is offering £2000 to its graduates to stay on and conduct research rather than trying for a first job in the current gloomy economic climate. As graduate recruiters cut their targets by nearly 50%, the university is offering more opportunites for graduates in the academic sector. 102 scholarships are being offered this year to encourage students to take up a course in Durham’s “taught Masters” programme. At £2000 per head, the cost will be met out of the university’s own surpluses.

While the traditional jobs for high-flyers in the city continue to evaporate, the steadier world of academia seems to continue on a firmer financial footing. More from Durham University…

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