AHRC Midlands3Cities consortium scholarships


Application closing date: 12pm noon, Thursday 9 January 2014


Birmingham Law School is delighted to be participating in the AHRC Midlands3Cities consortium for doctoral studentships from 2014–2018.Â


The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five-year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University and Nottingham Trent University, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision – including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate – subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.


Birmingham Law School welcomes applicants with research interests in any field of law or a law-related subject. Research proposals are welcomed from the full range of perspectives, including: comparative, doctrinal, historical, international, theoretical and ethical approaches to law.


Full details of the research and supervision interests of academic staff in Birmingham Law School are available on the School’s website (www.birmingham.ac.uk/law). Prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to making a formal application to study.


Training and support


Students who receive funding from the DTP will have access to training and support from graduate schools and centres across all six institutions.

The University of Birmingham will offer support from the University Graduate School, College of Arts and Law Graduate School and Birmingham Law School, which includes:

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    • Development Needs Analysis to support your skills development


    • Workshops and events to contribute your personal development
    • Access to online resources
    • Language training
    • Employability skills training

This support will be available throughout your PhD, and beyond.

The University of Birmingham is also pleased to be working closely with local partner organisations to offer placements and collaborative research opportunities. These include the Library of Birmingham at Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Museums Trust.




The deadline for funding applications is Thursday 9 January 2014, by which time you must also have applied for a place to study. Your references must be received no later than Tuesday 14 January 2014.

For funding application form and reference forms, please follow the links below.


Support with your application


We have produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions, which lists important contacts and answers many of the questions you may have, along with some additional guidance notes for applicants (.doc – 18kb).


Further information


For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit: www.midlands3cities.ac.uk


General enquiries


Email: ahrc@contacts.bham.ac.uk


If you have questions about supervision, funding or scholarships, please contact us at:Â


    • Tel: 0121 414 6282
    • Fax: 0121 414 3585

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