THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2022-23

Type of award


Managing departments

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


1 studentship covering Home Tuition Fees (£4,596 in the academic year 2022-23) and an annual stipend at standard UKRI rate (£16,062 in the academic year 2022-23), plus £1000 RTSG.

Specified use

There is a full studentship covering Home Fees plus a maintenance stipend.

Tenable period

The studentships are tenable for either 3, 3.5 or 4 years FT, commencing 1 October 2022.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One full award for entry in the 2022-23 academic year.

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 all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC's research themes.  

Candidates and supervisors should consult the EPSRC website for further details of the eligible research themes and sub-themes:

Application procedure

Applications must be submitted to Miss Rachel Corbishley, Postgraduate Admissions Administrator.

Application form

Additional documentation

To apply, please provide the following:

1. PhD application form

2. Degree certificate and transcripts

3. Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.

4. A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)

5. Two academic references

Selection criteria

The Faculty panel consisting of School PGR Directors and the Faculty Deputy Associate Dean will score nominations based on:

1. Proposal quality and research potential

2. Academic track record

Selection body

Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Committee

Closing date

30 Mar 2022

5pm GMT,  Thursday 31 March 2022

Decision date

The outcome of this competition will be announced at the end of May early June 2022. Individual feedback on applications will not be available.

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