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Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training

Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design

AHRC funded PhD Studentships in Arts and Design starting October 2018

The Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium is a cross-disciplinary collaboration in art and design which emphasises the integration of professional and academic rigour in the development, production and dissemination of practice-led and applied research.

The CDT delivers world-class, innovative research training to PhD students in art and design. Forging new cross-disciplinary collaborations, with an emphasis on integrating professional and academic rigour in practice-led and applied research, as well as related historical and theoretical research.

We welcome applications in:

  • Design
  • Art and Design History
  • Fine Art
  • Applied Art
  • Glass and Ceramics
  • Digital Art and Curating

Please visit our website for further details:

Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training

Image: BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, BALTIC 39, Postgraduate studios

Application deadline and open day:

All applications to be received by 5th March at 5pm.

To access application details please visit:

Please contact to book your place at the 31st January Open Day at Northumbria and Sunderland.

For administrative enquiries please contact:

Prospective students can informally discuss research proposals with the following academic leads:

Visual and Material Culture / History of Art: Professor. Ysanne Holt:

Design (Northumbria): Dr Justin Marshall:

Fine Art: Professor David Campbell:

Design (Sunderland): Professor Beryl Graham:

Applied Arts / Glass and Ceramics: Dr Andrew Livingstone:

Digital Art / Curation: Professor Beryl Graham:

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