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AHRC Funded Studentships at Birkbeck

AHRC PhD Studentships at Birkbeck

Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)

Fully-funded AHRC CHASE PhD studentships are available across the full range of Arts and Humanities research at Birkbeck. Birkbeck is a research-intensive university based in central London with a community of over 700 Birkbeck research students. Our vibrant and intellectually challenging research environment is built upon 200 years of research excellence.

How to apply

In order to be considered for funding you must:

  1. Be offered a Birkbeck PhD programme place
  2. Submit a CHASE application form by midday Friday 28 January 2022.

Information about how to apply is available here.

Contact your chosen department as soon as possible to discuss the PhD programme and funding application process, and to receive guidance. You are advised to submit a programme application by early December or sooner if you are able to.

Widening participation

Applications are encouraged from under-represented groups including people with disabilities, ethnic minorities (especially Black British), lower income families and mature students. CHASE has announced a new partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation supporting at least two additional studentships a year for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.


Begin your doctoral research in a Birkbeck department:


  • Cultures & Languages
  • English & Humanities
  • Film, Media & Cultural Studies
  • History of Art


  • Law
  • Criminology

Social Science, History and Philosophy

  • Applied Linguistics & Communication
  • Geography, Environment & Development Studies
  • History, Classics & Archaeology
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychosocial Studies
AHRC Funded Studentships at Birkbeck


Applicants must meet the entry criteria for their chosen PhD programme. Home and International students are eligible to apply. Further eligibility and funding details are available on the CHASE website.

Research areas

Applicants may apply for AHRC 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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