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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

  Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

About the Programme

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in a wide range of research areas.

Our Schools 

We have postgraduate research opportunities, including PhD by Distance Learning, available in the following schools and institutes. See the School websites below 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 

PhD by Distance Learning 

Our PhD by Distance Learning allows postgraduate researchers to benefit from our academic expertise, researching at a time and in a place that suits you.

This opportunity is available to UK, EU and international students.

All of our Schools, with the exception of the School of Media and Communication, offer the PhD by Distance Learning programme. You can find out more using the School links above, or contact the Head of the Graduate School, Pammi Sinha  or the Graduate School .

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. 

English pre-sessionals

If English is not your first language, our pre-sessional courses will help you to improve your academic English language skills to the level needed to study a research degree and prepare you for life and study in the UK. We offer a 10-week course or a 6-week course.

Funding Notes

Most students are self-funded, however, we do have some funding opportunities. Please see individual school websites for further information.

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