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Profile Description

Exeter's College of Humanities is offering up to 5 PhD studentships (open to Home/EU students only) for candidates aiming to begin studying in September 2017.

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Humanities. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Our PhD studentships are available to support any excellent project connecting with, or across, our disciplines. Exeter's researchers lead in a wide range of fields and debates in the Humanities. Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):

  • European Modernism
  • Interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • Global and Imperial Studies
  • Medical History and Culture
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Conflict, Development and Humanitarianism
  • Connectivity in the Ancient World
  • Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society
  • Global Cinema: History, Criticism, Production
  • Performance History and Culture
  • Biblical Studies and Religion in Public Life
  • Translating Cultures
  • Creative Writing
  • Global China and South Asia Studies
  • Cornish Studies

Exeter is a portal to a rich variety of research resources offering unique archives in medieval and modern history, modern and contemporary literature and film. Dynamic partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations – British Museum, Historic England, London Film School, National Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Tate Britain among many others – give our researchers access to a remarkable range of research collections and facilities.

Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

  • A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and access to a personal research mentor
  • A dedicated Humanities Graduate School, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
  • A framework of research and career development opportunities across the University and through our network of partners
  • An exclusive study suite for Humanities postgraduates
  • A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journal publications
  • Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Duration and value of award

The studentships will be for a period of up to 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,296.

For further information on research opportunities please contact Professor Gert Vonhoff, Director of Postgraduate Research: [email protected]

How to apply

To apply for a studentship:


Successful applicants normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities, and have obtained, or are currently working towards a Master's degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a relevant field of humanities. If English is not your first language then you will also need to satisfy our English language entry requirements.

Method of application

You will need to complete an online application form where you must submit some personal details and upload a full CV, research proposal, transcripts, details of two referees and, if relevant, proof of your English language proficiency, by 29 January 2017.

For more information go to the following website:


Or contact:

Dr Matt Barber, Graduate School Administrator
Email: [email protected]

College of Humanities Graduate School, University of Exeter
Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive
Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QH

Visit http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/ for more information.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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