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AHRC PhD Studentships 2019-20

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University of the Highlands and Islands
United Kingdom

Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students only)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is seeking outstanding applicants for a select number of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded doctoral studentships in the areas of:

  • Archaeology
  • Gaelic Language/Celtic Studies
  • History
  • Northern Studies
  • Theology

The University of the Highlands and Islands is part of a consortium of 10 Scottish institutions which have been awarded funding from the AHRC to support doctoral studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

Through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Scheme, we are able to consider applications for doctoral studentships which are available to UK and EU residents.

For UK residents, awards consist of fees and a tax-free maintenance stipend (approximately £15,200 per year for full-time study) - for EU residents, awards are on a fees-only basis.

In addition, a research training support grant will support individual research and professional training and development opportunities.

Why the University of the Highlands and Islands?

Spread across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach and significance.

Our innovative approach to learning and distinctive research is enriched and inspired by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands.

Over 69% of the research we submitted for assessment to the UK-wide 2014 Research Excellence Framework achieved the two top grades: world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*), and situated the university as one of the UK’s leading modern universities, and with an excellent environment for PhD level study.

Our students are exposed to cutting-edge thinking and work alongside world-class researchers. You will be part of a growing postgraduate research student community, guided by subject experts, building knowledge and skills, in a supportive and collaborative research environment. In the most recent 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) we scored 85% student satisfaction, placing us fourteenth out of 103 institutions across the UK. The survey focuses on areas including supervision, resources, skills and professional development.

Apply now to be part of a new cohort of AHRC PhD students

Funding Notes

Full funding may not be available to all applicants – please see guidance notes for further details relating to residency and eligibility.

Application deadline is Monday 4 November 2019, Midday GMT.

More information and details of how to apply.

Please contact [email protected]

More information about Humanities and Arts research at the University of the Highlands and Islands can be found here.

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