AHRC PhD Studentships: Drama, Film and History and Philosophy of Arts

The Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) comprises the Universities of Kent, East Anglia, Essex, Sussex, Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths and the Open University.

Further to £17million funding from the Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) and additional funding from its members, CHASE is able to offer 75 arts and humanities PhD studentships for 2014.


  • open to Home and EU candidates;
  • UK residents’ awards include tuition fees and maintenance; EU residents’ awards include tuition fees only.

Please see our Research Areas and Academic Profiles for more details and the research interests of individual members of staff.

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The University of Kent Kent, a top 20 research-intensive university, provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top ranked universities around the world. Our global partnerships provide the foundation for our international approach to research and teaching. Many of Kent’s programmes have a strong international focus and our global outlook is strengthened by our longstanding links in Europe, including specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome, as well as our strategic partnerships in SE Asia. We are the only UK university to lead two prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates and are active partners in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the South-East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

A thriving intellectual community of students and staff is fundamental to Kent’s position as a research-intensive university. Our Graduate School offers a unique Global Skills Award Programme to all taught master’s students to enhance global awareness and personal development, as well as a comprehensive Researcher Development Programme for our research students.

Current Kent PhD students: inform your school’s Director of Graduate Studies (with responsibility for research programmes) that you wish to apply, by Friday 31 January 2014.

Candidates wishing to apply for AHRC CHASE funding must first apply online for a PhD place, ideally by 15 January 2014 – this allows time to deal with queries before the final deadline of Friday 31 January 2014. Please clearly state that you would like to be considered for AHRC funding. Note: you are advised to discuss your research project with academic staff from the relevant school as soon as possible.

For full details see the University of Kent website

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