South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

Up to 50 fully-funded PhD studentships in the arts and humanities available for September 2014

The South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP) is a collaboration of eight leading research universities and partners from the creative economy, working together to develop the arts and humanities researchers of the future.

It is offering up to 50 fully-funded PhD studentships across the arts and humanities for entry in September 2014.  

How to apply and eligibility

Applicants should have achieved at least a 2:1 or equivalent in an undergraduate degree and be able to demonstrate the highest potential for research. This may be through a master’s qualification – completed or currently underway – or through alternative evidence of aptitude for research.The studentship will cover a stipend at the standard Research Council rate, currently £13,726 per annum for 2013-2014, and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for students who meet the residency requirements outlined by the AHRC. Studentship terms will be tailored to individual needs and may cover periods of pre-doctoral training and external placements. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Online applications are welcomed until 21 February 2014                                                                                                 

South, West & Wales DTP Open Day —22 January 2014
Arnolfini, Bristol

The SWW DTP is holding an Open Day on 22 January 2014 at which academics from the eight partner universities will be available to discuss your research plans, help focus your project and build a team of supervisors. You will also be introduced to the distinctive features of the initiative and to the research opportunities offered by partners. Attendance at the Open Day is by online registration only by 13 January 2014

The South, West & Wales DTP Programme

Funded by the AHRC, the SWW DTP will recruit and train over 200 doctoral students. Partners have achieved international excellence across the humanities, languages and creative arts, with sector-leading profiles in Archaeology, English, History, Philosophy, Drama, Film, Music, European studies, Celtic studies, Italian and Russian.

The consortium enables students to develop their PhD project with access to the best supervisory expertise and research training, drawn from the exceptionally rich resources of the eight universities. DTP students will follow a unique development programme, The Professional Arts & Humanities Researcher, a bespoke graduate skills training programme, developing research and transferable skills linked to academic progression, and personal and professional development. This programme offers students unrivalled access to prestige organisations such as BBC Drama (Cardiff), BBC Factual (Bristol), English Heritage, the National Library of Wales, the National Trust and the Welsh National Opera.

The SWW DTP follows a three-year PhD model.

Consortium members

Aberystwyth University

University of Bath

Bath Spa University

University of Bristol

Cardiff University

University of Exeter

University of Reading

University of Southampton

South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership



The outstanding collections of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations are just one of the unique resources from which researchers on the new Doctoral Training Partnership will benefit. For more information on the connections facilitated by the SWW DTP, please click here.

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