Humanities and Social Sciences Research Studentships at Keele University

Keele University is pleased to announce a major investment in Postgraduate Research Studentship opportunities across the Humanities and Social Sciences to attract outstanding candidates to join its vibrant research community.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 74% of eligible staff in the Faculty were submitted, indicating a very high research intensity rating. 64% of research in the Faculty was judged to be in the top two categories, either world leading (4*) or of internationally excellent (3*) quality. The University is well placed in research league tables, and is first for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Keele University is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) with the University of Manchester, Lancaster University, Royal Northern College of Music, University of Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford.

Keele offers PhD students a supportive environment for study. As a PhD student in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences you will benefit from:

  • access to high quality, dedicated research office space;
  • supervision from leading experts;
  • access to innovative research training both at Keele and from partner institutions;
  • first class academic resources;
  • a vibrant programme of conferences, research seminars, workshops, readings and performances;
  • dedicated support from the Faculty Research Office;
  • the opportunity to apply for funding to attend UK and international conferences and external research training events;
  • membership of a supportive student community. Every Wednesday, PhD students gather for ‘Moser Wednesday Coffee’, there is a monthly PGR networking evening with wine and soft drinks, and an annual fully subsidised 'away weekend' where students go to a remote location to write and study;
  • Keele PhD students will also benefit from the Keele Postgraduate Association, further details of which can be found here:
For more information on Keele's vibrant intellectual environment, visit the Faculty research pages here: or select one of the opportunities below.