AHRC PhD Studentships - Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

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The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at the University of Leicester is pleased to announce AHRC funding for UK and EU arts and humanities research students.

Applications for the Open Doctoral Competition for 2018 entry will open on Monday 9 October 2017.

Open Doctoral Competition - now closed for 2018. Register your interest for 2019

Collaborative Doctoral Awards - refer to links below

This is a collaboration between the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, the University of Birmingham, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University, and Birmingham City University, and will provide research candidates with enhanced mentoring, subject, and skills training (including cross-institutional training), and support in preparing for a career.

The University of Leicester is keen to receive applications from prospective research students looking to complete a PhD with research focusing around Arts and Humanities topics which are available to receive funding from the AHRC

2018 Studentships

Midlands3Cities has two Studentship Competition Schemes for 2018:

1. Midlands3Cities Open Doctoral Competition - closed for 2018

2. Midlands3Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA)


Subject Areas


Students undertaking a degree in a department outside of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are able to receive funding if their research is focused around a Arts and Humanities topic.

Applications for 2018 entry will open on Monday 9 October. ► Register to receive notification by email of 2018 entry

Leicester has significant research quality in many areas of the Arts and Humanities, with particularly notable strength in depth in Ancient History, Archaeology, English, History and Museum Studies and areas of excellence in History of Art and Film Studies, Law and Modern Languages. There are a number of major research centres that also underpin our research community (for instance, Historical Archaeology, Holocaust Studies, Medieval Studies, Study of the Country House, Urban History, Victorian Studies). Cross-disciplinary links within the institution are encouraged wherever appropriate (for instance with Geography, Politics or Media and Communication) and being part of the Midlands3Cities consortium is also opening up new and exciting possibilities for applicants wishing to do PhD research with us.

Read profiles of some of our current PhD students funded by Midlands3Cities.


For more information about the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and for details of eligibility, funding, and research supervision areas please visit the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership website or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk

For any specific University of Leicester enquiries, please contact the University of Leicester's Midlands3Cities Site Directors.

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