Up to 56 fully-funded PhD Studentships for entry in September 2017

South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The AHRC-funded South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP) is a collaboration between eight leading research universities and multiple arts, heritage, media, and government sector partners, working together to develop a new generation of arts and humanities researchers.


The SWW DTP is designed to lead a new generation of researchers into productive careers whether in academia or professional practice. We provide bespoke support and training tailored to your project and your career aspirations, enriched by the world-class expertise and state-of-the-art resources offered through the partnership: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/dtp-training/

DTP students have unrivalled access to prestige organisations such as BBC Drama (Cardiff), BBC Factual (Bristol), the British Library, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Historic England/English Heritage, London Metropolitan Archives, the National Library of Wales, the National Trust, the National Archives and the Welsh National Opera, among others: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/partners/

The SWW DTP offers joint supervision arrangements between its partner universities. Our students are provided with unparalleled access across institutional boundaries to the most relevant and cutting edge expertise through these collaborative supervisory teams, ensuring an exceptional breadth and depth of coverage for your project.

Applying for a SWW DTP Studentship

The application process for SWW DTP studentships is now open!

Applications should be submitted online and further information is available on our website: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/

Applications close on Thursday 12th January 2017.


We are looking for students from the UK or EU with evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study.

You will have a compelling project that will benefit from the expertise we can offer, in and across our range of subjects and from our rich archival resources and network of professional partners.

You will have achieved at least a first degree at 2:2 or higher (or international equivalent), and have achieved or be working towards a postgraduate qualification.

We also encourage applications from those with non-traditional qualifications/routes who:

Have achieved at least a first degree at 2.2 or higher (or international equivalent) and are not presently working towards a postgraduate qualification, but who can demonstrate equivalent experience and aptitude for research in their field.

Have a first degree at lower than 2.2 (or international equivalent) but can demonstrate high achievement at postgraduate level.

Students without an undergraduate degree may be considered for an AHRC studentship only if they are able to demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. In addition, in such cases, those applying for a doctoral studentship should have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification.

Apply to the SWW DTP for September 2017, and become part of the new generation of arts and humanities researchers.

To find out more about the SWW DTP, our studentships, eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit us at http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/