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Looking for a PhD in the arts and humanities? Would love to be fully funded?

Looking for a PhD in the Arts and Humanities? Want to be fully funded?

Apply for a funded PhD in the Arts and Humanities with the SWW DTP2.

The AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership 2 (SWW DTP2) is offering up to 47 studentships for entry in September 2022.
Find out more about us.

We support studentships in disciplines across the Arts and Humanities, including for practice-based research projects.

What is unique about the SWW DTP2?

  • Fully paid tuition fees at UK home fee rates
  • Maintenance stipend for at least 3 years and 8 months
  • Co-supervision to double the expert support you receive directly as you undertake your research
  • Access to the institutional resources across our entire consortium, including libraries, research training programmes, and career development opportunities
  • Embedded research & employability placements during your PhD programme to enhance your research and/or employability skills

We are a consortium of ten supervising institutions including:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Bristol
  • Cardiff University
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Reading
  • University of Southampton
  • University of the West of England Bristol

Find out more about all our partner institutions.

We offer two funding schemes: Student-Led Project Awards, in which you propose your own research project, and Collaborative Doctoral Awards, for which you help shape a project proposed by experienced academics working with external partner organisations.

Find out more about the studentship types.

Building on our success last year in awarding over 12% of our studentships to Global Majority applicants, this year we aim to award at least 8 studentships to applicants from a broader spectrum of under-represented groups at PhD level in Higher Education. This includes at least 5 to students from Global Majority backgrounds, and an additional 3 to applicants with disabilities.

Our application system is now open and closes at 11.59pm on Monday, 24 January 2022.

For more information and to access the online application system, please visit our website at

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