PhD Studentship in the Arts and Humanities

AHRC studentships for UK/EU doctoral students in the arts and humanities

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 82 PhD studentships for study commencing 2014 to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision, subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

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.

The University of Nottingham Faculty of Arts is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Cultural Policy, Arts Management and the Creative Industries
  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
  • English Language and Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geography (cultural)
  • History
  • Law
  • Lifewriting (including Biography and Autobiography)
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Media
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies
  • Visual Arts

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 9 January 2014, at which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided details of two references to a university within the DTP. The funding application should normally be submitted at the same time as the application for a place to study. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit or contact

Closing date: noon on Thursday 9 January 2014.

Application forms and Reference forms can be accessed at:                            
Please quote reference ART70

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