School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
Type of award
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Tuition fees
- An annual maintenance stipend (£18,622 per annum for 2023/24)
Please note that existing postgraduate research students cannot be considered for this funding.
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
This award is internal.
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:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Anthropology, Media and Performance
- Arab World Studies
- Art History and Visual Studies
- Arts Management and Cultural Practices
- Chinese Studies
- Classics and Ancient History
- East Asian Studies
- English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
- Institute for Cultural Practices
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Linguistics and English Language
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Religions and Theology
- Russian and East European Studies
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
- Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies
You must meet the academic requirements of your programme. For most programmes in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, this is:
- Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
- Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)
This funding is available to all nationalities.
Other eligibility criteria
For consideration for a School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentship, you must submit an application for one or both of the following competitions:
You must submit your completed online application for a place on your chosen Postgraduate Research programme by 12 January 2024. This is to ensure you hold an offer of a place by the time the school committee make their selection.
To enter the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentship competition, you must submit an application for one or both of the following competitions:
Your School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Studentship application will be considered based on your programme application; supporting documents; and your NWCDTP or NWSSDTP application.
- A 1,500 word PhD research proposal
- Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript
- An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information
- You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form
- International applicants additionally provide English Language evidence (e.g IELTS)
- Academic merit and preparedness for research
- Quality and feasibility of research proposal
- Consideration of ethical responsibility
12 Jan 2024
Your complete online application for your preferred PhD programme must be submitted by 12 January 2024.
You must submit your research council funding application by the given deadlines:
AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP): 5pm GMT, 2 February 2024
ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships: 5pm GMT, Date TBC
Please note that these are strict deadlines and late or incomplete applications will not be included in the competition.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications, as outcomes are determined by independent panels.
Contact details for enquiries
- Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1200