We supervise students in both theory and practice-led research.
Research in the Humanities is organised under the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR).
The Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR) in the School of Humanities offers a broad range of discipline-specific, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary supervisory expertise and capacity across the Humanities and cognate areas. The Centre's discipline portfolio includes cultural heritage, cultural studies, creative writing, film studies, linguistics, language and discourse studies, literary studies, philosophy and ethics, and religious studies. Multi- and inter-disciplinary research opportunities envisage study across disciplines, discourses and geo-cultural boundaries. CTTR also includes work undertaken by the research Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies and well as the Memory Network, which brings scientists, arts and humanities scholars and writer together to rethink memory in the twenty-first century.
Specific areas of expertise include:
For details of CTTR members' particular areas of research expertise and interest, please contact Professor Sebastian Groes or visit: https://transculturewolves.wordpress.com/about-cttr/people/
Founded in 2010, CTTR has an extensive network of links within the regional, national and international academic community as well as the non-academic sector within and beyond the UK. The Centre encourages its doctoral students to avail themselves, where appropriate, of the opportunity to engage with this macro-community of partners and collaborators through a variety of channels from bilateral agreements to ERASMUS+ mobility.
To enquire about a possible PhD project, please complete a PhD Initial Enquiry Form. Alternatively, you can submit a full Expression of Interest directly via our Making Your Application page. If accepted, you will receive a conditional offer with a request to submit a research proposal and attend an interview to expand on your proposal. Start dates are available on the first of each month.
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.
The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme or taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research course.