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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED: EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


1 full award or up to 2 fees only awards depending on eligibility.

Specified use

There is a full studentship or up to 2 tuition fees-only studentships available depending on the candidates' residential eligibility.

Tenable period

The studentships are tenable for three years commencing 1 October 2019.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One full award or up to two fees only awards depending on eligibility are offered for candidates commencing the PhD studies in academic session 2019-20.

Funding provider

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Anthropology, Media and Performance
  • Arab World Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Arts Management and Cultural Practices
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Drama
  • East Asian Studies
  • English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
  • Institute for Cultural Practices
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics and English Language
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Religions and Theology
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

Academic requirements

Candidates must have an Upper Second class honours degree or above and a masters degree with an overall mark of 60% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Additionally, they are expected to meet the specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC's research themes. Please see EPSRC website for information.

Application procedure

Applications must be submitted to Mrs Jo Marsh, Graduate School Senior Research Administrator

Application form

Additional documentation

  •  Degree certificate and transcripts
  •  Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.
  •  A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)
  • Two academic references 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, where applicable

Selection body

Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Committee

Closing date

11 Apr 2019

5pm 12 April 2019

Decision date

The outcome of this competition will be announced at the end of May 2019. Individual feedback on applications will not be available.

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