Research and PhD Study

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is home to a wide range of new and exciting research.

The College's dynamic environment emphasises a collegial atmosphere among academic staff and research students which has allowed for the formation of innovative research groups and high-impact research projects.

International networks facilitate collaborative work focused on theoretical and real-world solutions.

The distinctive research strengths are captured within the following themes:

  • Heritage (History and Science of the Human Past)
  • Creativity, Culture and Media
  • Diversity, Equality and Rights
  • Crime, Intelligence and Security
  • Health Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Work, Employment and Productivity

PhD Funding Opportunities


The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding AHRC PhD studentships for 2020 entry to excellent research students in the arts and humanities.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School is part of an ESRC network of Doctoral Training Partnerships offering 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines.

Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

Find other funded studentship opportunities

Doctoral Research Training

Doctoral Training for students within (but not limited to) the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Carefully designed to provide dedicated specialist training incorporating essential elements within the social sciences sphere to offer valuable foundations for researchers at Leicester.

Read more about what the DRT can offer you

Contact Details

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Kathy Baddiley-Davidson
(PA to Head of College, Henrietta O'Connor):
+44 (0)116 252 2679

Denise Challinor
(PA to Director of Operations, Ruth Daly):
+44 (0)116 252 3875

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Funded PhD Places - 2018