Applications should be submitted via the graduate school's on-line application system. Please also contact one of the two departments to inform us of your application. If you apply through the Physics department, they have an additional departmental form you are asked to fill out: please download this from the Physics how to apply page.
Timetable: We encourage applications by December 15th. Research Council studentships and Durham doctoral fellowships will be decided in February/March, so we should have all your materials by February if you want to be considered for these awards. Note that other funding sources, particularly for international students, may have much earlier deadlines.
Research proposal: The application form requests a research proposal. We are not expecting a detailed proposal, but it is useful to give us an idea here of what interests you, and why you want to do a PhD in particle theory.
Open Days: We will invite applicants to come to one of two or three open days held throughout February and March. We feel it is useful for you to get an idea of what study at Durham is like, and to talk to staff and current students. Students who would like to visit at other times are welcome to do so; please contact us.