East Midlands universities consortium gets £14.6 million boost for arts and humanities

Posted by pt91 at Oct 15, 2013 09:35 AM |
Leicester is one of six universities to benefit from project that will create 410 PhD studentships over five years
East Midlands universities consortium gets £14.6 million boost for arts and humanities

A seminar on Victorian art in progress.

The University of Leicester has announced that it is part of the new Midlands Three Cities Consortium, a doctoral training partnership which will bring together six universities in the cities of Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham.

What’s more, the consortium has secured a £14.6 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council – and with match funding from the consortium universities, the project will provide funding and training for 410 PhD student places over five years.

The consortium unites arts and humanities schools and departments at the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

PhD students will benefit from access to research experts at some of the highest-ranking arts and humanities departments and schools in the country.

This is one of eleven new Doctoral Training Partnerships announced by the AHRC which, along with seven smaller Centres for Doctoral Training, will deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2014 to 2019.