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) http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/ 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.

SWW DTP Information Day

Join us at the SWW DTP Information Day on Monday 28th November 2016 at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff.

The day will be an opportunity for those interested in applying to the SWW DTP to find out more about the consortium, its studentships and the opportunities on offer. DTP Hub and institutional staff will be on hand to answer your questions and academics from each subject area supported by the DTP will be available to discuss your research plans. A selection of our non-HEI partners will also be in attendance.

There are a limited number of places available at the Information Day so we therefore ask all applicants to register their interest in advance of the event - more information is available on our website. Please ensure you meet our eligibility criteria before registering to attend the Information Day.

Applying for a SWW DTP Studentship

The application process for SWW DTP studentships will open on Tuesday 29th November 2016 and will close on Thursday 12th January 2017. Applications should be submitted online and further information is available on our website: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/


We are looking for students from the UK or EU with evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study. Applicants from EU countries will be notified immediately of any change of status as a result of UK government policy.

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 less than 2.2 or higher (or international equivalent) but can demonstrate high achievement at postgraduate level.

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/