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SWW DTP Studentships

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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The University of Reading is delighted to be part of the South, West and Wales Consortium (SWW DTP), in partnership with seven other universities (Aberystwyth, Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Southampton). This doctoral training partnership has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over five years to deliver postgraduate training and development.

Along with the universities mentioned, the DTP also involves a network of external partners including the National Trust, English Heritage, BBC Factual (Bristol), BBC Drama (Cardiff), National Welsh Opera, National Library of Wales, National Museum Wales, Arnolfini, Getty Research Institute, Bristol City Council, Humboldt University, Kyoto University, Zhejiang University, University of Texas at Austin, REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology), and Twofour.

The funding allows for innovative postgraduate support, including the development of broader skills such as partnership working and language skills, and experience in working outside academia through industry and international placements.

The funding also offers joint supervision of students, sharing of resources from universities across the consortium, further activities such as student events, placements, conferences and the fostering of peer support networks.
This year's competition for SWW DTP Studentships commencing study in September 2016 is now open. The consortium is offering up to 56 fully-funded studentships which are available, on a competitive basis, to high quality applicants meeting the AHRC's criteria.
At Reading, studentships can be in the following areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • English Literature
  • Film, Theatre and Television
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Modern Languages and European Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relation

The final deadline for application for these awards is Monday 11 January 2016 but applicants must contact the relevant pathway lead at Reading as soon as possible to allow time for an application to be developed. 

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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