Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership




The Midlands3Cities DTP is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City. Together we are setting a new benchmark for doctoral student training, mentoring and support, providing you with the key skills, language, and aptitude necessary to deploy your knowledge purposefully in your chosen career.


You will benefit from:

  • high quality supervision (with the potential to involve academics from more than one institution, and professionals from the creative industries)
  • interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities
  • careers advice and placement opportunities
  • engagement with the end users of your research
  • membership of a world-leading research environment

Creative industry partners

We are delighted to be working with: Central Conservatory for Music (Beijing) • British Film Institute (BFI) • British Museum • Cinema Museum • National Army Museum • Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham • Creative Hinckley • Creative Leicestershire • City Museum Services (Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham) • Derbyshire County Council • Leicestershire County Council • Leicester Curve • Nottingham Contemporary • Phoenix Square, Leicester. These partners will be supporting the DTP’s placement and professional development activity.


Apply now for funding
We have 82 studentships available across the Midlands3Cities DTP for doctoral study commencing 2014. Here is a summary list of subjects and supervision expertise offered within the partnership institutions:


  • American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture: History, Theory and Practice
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Community Arts (including Art and Health)
  • Conservation of Art and Textiles
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Policy, Arts Management and the Creative Industries
  • Dance Studies
  • Design
  • Dictionaries and Databases
  • English Language and Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geography (cultural)
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Librarianship, Information Studies, and Museum Studies
  • Lifewriting (including Biography and Autobiography)
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Textual Editing and Bibliography
  • Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies
  • Visual Arts

In order to be considered eligible for funding you need to be a UK/ EU student who meets the academic eligibility criteria as detailed in the AHRC studentship guidelines.


The deadline for funding applications is Thursday 9 January 2014 at 12 noon.





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