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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

The Facuty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in wide range of research areas. As one of the largest and most diverse arts and humanities faculties in the UK, our research areas vary widely by period, geography and theme but have a common focus on innovation, academic rigour and global reach.

Our Schools 

We have postgraduate research opportunities available across the following Schools and Institutes. Please visit the individual websites for more information on the areas of supervision that we have available. 

School of Design
School of English
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
School of History
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
School of Media and Communication
School of Music
School of Performance and Cultural Industries
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
Institute for Medieval Studies
Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre

Funding opportunities 

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

The University offers a number of doctoral opportunities across all areas of research.  Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate. Find out more. 

Open to: UK, EU and International applicants Deadline: 1st April 2019

AHC Doctoral Scholarships 

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has a number of scholarships available to support postgraduate researchers starting a PhD in October 2019. As well as proposals in the individual School's research areas, applications are welcome for funding of interdisciplinary research proposals across multiple Schools within the Faculty. 

The scholarship award covers PhD tuition fees and provides a maintenance grant. Please note we can only accept applications for scholarships once you have applied for your chosen research degree. Find out more.

Open to: UK, EU and International applicants Deadline: 1st April 2019

Other funding and scholarships 

Many of our Schools also offer their own scholarship opportunities for postgraduate research programmes.You can see our full range of scholarships and bursaries listed in our scholarships database. 

How to apply

If you're interested in becoming a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, please apply through our online application portal. More information about how to apply is available on our website and we recommend that you visit the website of the School or Institute you're interested in and explore the opportunities available as well as potential supervisors, before you begin your application. 


Funding Notes

If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.

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