Northumbria is part of the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Consortium, a collaboration of seven universities in North East England and Northern Ireland dedicated to offering world class training to its students. Membership of Northern Bridge allows PhD students based at Northumbria to carry out doctoral research with an AHRC studentship funded for 42 months. The next intake of Northern Bridge students at Northumbria will be in October 2020.
Northumbria is offering AHRC-funded PhD opportunities across a broad range of Arts and Humanities disciplines in three Faculties:
Northern Bridge makes 20% of its studentships available in the form of collaborative doctoral awards (CDAs), allowing students to undertake a project in collaboration with a partner organization. Northumbria is currently advertising opportunities with the following partners:
Northern Bridge students at Northumbria will benefit from being part of a larger AHRC-funded student cohort, and will be able to join networks, access shared training, and harness expertise across the Consortium.
Northumbria is ranked in the top 175 universities in the world for research citations, and possesses world-class expertise across most of the AHRC subject range. We have strengths across the Arts and Humanities, as well as Northumbria School of Design, one of Europe’s leading design schools. Our areas of research strength also include legal studies, development studies, and cultural geography. We have particular expertise in the methodologies of practice-based research in areas such as fine art, design, architecture and creative writing. Northumbria has a large community of PhD students, and sponsors up to 80 studentships each year over and above those supported by external funders. We have a strong commitment to partnership working, and to projects that address real-life problems and tackle the challenges of the modern world.
In order to apply for a Northern Bridge studentship at Northumbria, you must first apply for a PhD place with us through our standard application procedure, for which the deadline is January 13th 2020. Prospective applicants are however encouraged to make informal contact with us no later than December 20th. Following application, successful candidates will be nominated for entry into the Northern Bridge student competition.
Northern Bridge studentships cover your fees and also provide a stipend to cover living expenses. Students can access further financial support for training and research expenses, and for additional costs relating to a placement.
Further details on the application process including eligibility criteria, along with information on our CDAs, our full range of subjects, and subject contacts, can be found at:
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community.
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