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AHRC Funded Studentships at Birkbeck

AHRC Funded Studentships at Birkbeck
Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)

2019/20 Entry

Birkbeck is part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) Doctoral Training Programme (DTP), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Membership of CHASE provides opportunities for Birkbeck PhD students to carry out their doctoral research with a fully funded AHRC studentship. The first intake of CHASE DTP students at Birkbeck will begin their PhD studies in Autumn 2019.

Eligibility and funding

Further details are available on the CHASE website. Studentships are available for full time or part time doctoral research.

How to apply

Information about the application process for AHRC CHASE DTP studentships in the following Schools at Birkbeck is available:


CHASE applicants must have applied for doctoral study at Birkbeck before Friday 11 January 2019. Some Birkbeck departments have earlier internal deadlines for CHASE applications so you must contact the department you wish to apply to as soon as possible to ensure that you meet requirements for their selection process.

CHASE DTP studentships are awarded on a competitive basis. In order to be considered for a studentship you are required to provide a research proposal, 2 references and a supporting statement from your proposed supervisor. Essential guidance for applicants is available on the CHASE website providing details of what must be included in your application and the selection criteria.

Research areas

Birkbeck membership of CHASE provides opportunities for PhD studentships spanning the full range of our Arts and Humanities research. Applicants may apply for AHRC funded CHASE studentships in the following areas:

History, Thought and Systems of Belief

History; Law and Legal Studies; Philosophy; Theology, Divinity and Religion; Archaeology; Classics; Political Science and International Studies.

Art History and Visual Cultures

Art History; Conservation; Visual Art History and Theory; Digital Arts & Photography History, Theory and Practice; Visual Arts (covering Art Theory & Aesthetics; Community Art and Health); Museum Studies; Ethnography and Anthropology; History and Theory of Architecture; Cultural Geography.

Media and Creative Practice

Design; Creative Writing; Music (Practice-based, composition, musicology); Visual art practice; Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice; Film-Based and Time-Based History, Theory and Practice; Media: New Media/Web-Based Studies; Media: Film History, Theory and Criticism; Media: Television History, Theory and Criticism; Drama and Theatre Studies Practice; Information and Communications Technologies; Media and communication studies; Journalism and Publishing

Literature, Language and Culture.

Drama and Theatre Studies Theory; Languages and Literature (including American Studies, Life writing, History and Development of English Language, Literary and Cultural Theory, Post-Colonial Studies, Comparative Literature, Medieval Literature, Comparative Studies, Gender and Sexuality); English Language and Literature; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies (Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries); Interpreting and Translation; Linguistics (including general linguistics, Applied Linguistics, multilingualism); French Studies; German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish); Italian Studies; Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Asiatic & Oriental Studies; Middle Eastern and African Studies; Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Studies; Cultural Studies and Popular Culture.

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