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Bursaries Available in 2023/24

Notes for Applicants 

The Bursary is shared with History and is therefore offered by the Law School every other year. For the 24/25 Academic year, the Bursary will be given out by the History department. 

The following Bursary is available for the upcoming academic year:

  • The Ralph Whitell Waggett Studentship provides £4,000, for one student starting the one year LLM programme at Durham Law School. This scholarship is funded by Ralph Whitell Waggett, supporter and friend of Durham University.

The Ralph Whitell Waggett Studentship 

Thanks to the generous legacy donation of supporter and friend, Ralph Whitell Waggett, to the University, Durham Law School is able to offer this LLM Bursary as an addition to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health postgraduate bursaries and scholarships.  The Bursary is shared with History and is therefore offered by the Law School every other year.  The Department recognises that North-East/North-Yorkshire scholars are under-represented in our student body and as we are proactively seeking ways to support students who come from these regions in their academic careers.  To help address this under-representation, the Department therefore encourages applications to the Ralph Wagett LLM studentship from any Home student planning to enter a Master of Laws programme who comes from or has grown up in the North-East or North-Yorkshire (exact postcodes can be found in the Application form). 


Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2023/24
Number of awards available One award available 
Level of study  Postgraduate 
Mode of study Full time
Programmes LLM - any stream
Value of scholarsip £4,000 for the year of study 
Duration  1 year 
Deadline for applications  No later than 23:59 BST on 11 October 2023 



You are eligible for this Bursary if:

  1. you are commencing your studies at Durham Law School in October 2023; and
  2. your official fee status is a Home student; and
  3. your household income has been assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent) as below £25,000 at the start of the 2023/24 academic year; and
  4. you have been educated at a state-maintained UK school, college or other education provider for the whole of your education; (or, in the case of Asylum seekers and refugees the whole of your education since arrival in the UK); and
  5. you are from the North-East or North Yorkshire (exact postcodes see Application form. 

Please note that receipt of the funds will be dependent on receiving an offer to study at Durham University, meeting entry conditions, and taking up a place with us.

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to Apply for The Ralph Whitell Waggett Bursary

  1. Apply for The Ralph Whitell Waggett Bursary

    Submit an academic application to Durham University, prior to the scholarship deadline

    Apply now here 

  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Download and complete the application form:

    Application Form Ralph Whitell Waggett Bursary


    Your Application must include a personal statement describing how the scholarship would help you:

      • with any financial difficulties you have;
      • to actively participate in your studies;
      • enhance your experience as a student at Durham Law School;
      • to make the most of the opportunities that Law and Durham can offer you;
      • explore your personal development and employability during your time at Durham
      • achieve your career aspirations


  3. Submit your application

    You should submit your completed application to by 23:59 BST on 11 October 2023.
    This should include the application form and your personal statement.

    Also note that your character reference needs to be sent in by the deadline.


    More about this Bursary 

    We give thanks for the generous donation that makes this bursary available.

    Bursary applications will be considered on the basis of their ability to meet the eligibility criteria and academic potential.

    In addition to the information supplied on the bursary application form, the University will gather contextual information to support the assessment of bursary applications.

    Durham University makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University's reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) changes in Government policy or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University's website any person wishing to clarify the details of the Ralph Whitell Waggett Bursary  should contact Durham Law School at

    Submit your application now 

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a bursary or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Scholarships and Student Funding Office

Durham University

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 6395