AHRC PhD Studentships at the University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen - Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) brings together leading academic institutions to provide innovative postgraduate training and support for the next generation of researchers. 

The University of Aberdeen is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. The consortium - comprises of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art and will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Divinity and Religious Studies
  • Languages and Translation
  • Literature and Culture
  • History
  • Law
  • Archaeology
  • Music

How will I benefit? How much can I receive?

AHRC studentships fully cover your tuition fees, while you also receive a cost of living grant.
This stipend is worth at least £14,057 in 2016/17.

Why Aberdeen?

  • Postgraduates make up almost half of all our students in the College of Arts & Social Sciences - postgraduate education in the Arts & Humanities is central to the University's mission.
  • We enable you to take control of your future and achieve your potential.
  • You will be part of a thriving community of postgraduate research students producing world class research.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Excellence 76% of the University’s research was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Research is interdisciplinary whilst conducted by single authors
  • Research across our University enables practical application of knowledge for the betterment of the common good.

Research in College of Arts & Social Sciences is:

  • Engaged: responsive to societal needs and in dialogue with policy makers
  • Interdisciplinary: being informed by all our understandings
  • Outward facing: created in partnership with the city and shire; national and global networks
  • International: addressing global challenges and speaks on an international stage
  • Transformative: seeking high levels of Impact throughout national and global society

Am I eligible for funding?
To receive a studentship, there are two aspects of eligibility: academic and residential.
Eligibility criteria apply. Find out more information

How do I apply?

In addition to submitting a Postgraduate Study Application, a Scholarship Application form should be completed and submitted to the College of Arts & Social Sciences.

Application forms should be submitted to the Graduate School, Room 193, Fraser Noble Building, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3UE or by emailing cass-graduateschool@abdn.ac.uk.

Completed applications should be returned by Thursday 5th January 2017

Find out more about research and admission procedures

General queries regarding AHRC scholarships at the University of Aberdeen should be directed to Ann Marie Johnston at a.m.johnston@abdn.ac.uk.

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