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Funded PhD Studentships: Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership 2021

University of Glasgow - College of Arts

Applications are open for the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded PhD Studentships with the University of Glasgow.

These fully funded PhD studentships are open to UK, EU and international students, and cover tuition fees with a stipend of around £15,200 per annum for full-time study (restrictions may apply, see eligibility and guidance notes below). The start date is 1 October 2021.

The studentships are provided by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) through the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The SGSAH DTP is a consortium of ten HEIs across Scotland.

The University of Glasgow has been the most successful HEI in securing awards for its applicants through the SGSAH DTP for the last three years running.

SGSAH DTP studentships offer:

  • funding for up to 42 months of full-time study (depending on length of study remaining) · enhanced training provision, with access to 11 Discipline+ Catalysts comprising academic specialists and PG researchers from across Scotland access to industry and networking through three Knowledge Exchange Hubs · access to work experience through paid internships and artist residencies
  • opportunities for study and internships internationally
  • funding for individually tailored, specialised training
  • funding for collaborative training with peer networks across Scotland · annual Summer School and showcases to help share and promote your work
  • opportunities for co-supervision across ten HEIs in Scotland

Research subjects

The University of Glasgow’s College of Arts invites applications from excellent, qualified candidates in subjects across arts and humanities:

Doctoral Study at the College of Arts

Undertaking doctoral studies in the College of Arts gives you access to:

  • world-class collections through in our Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit and the Hunterian Museum;
  • a comprehensive skills development programme ranging from academic writing and research methods to fieldwork, practice research, careers and employability · access to ArtsLab, our interdisciplinary research institute
  • excellent supervision, with each researcher supported by two supervisors and all supervisors undertaking mandatory training every four years
  • a wealth of support and guidance provided by our Graduate School team, regular drop-in events, an annual Postgraduate Conference and two dedicated postgraduate e-journals (eSharp, The Kelvingrove Review)
  • opportunities to gain teaching experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
  • funding for conference presentations, fieldwork and public engagement


  • In order to be nominated for a studentship, applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on a PhD degree programme in one of a specified range of disciplines by 31 January 2021.
  • Applicants must not be holding another full Scholarship for the 2021/22 academic session. Applicants holding a part scholarship (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered.
  • Studentships are open to new or continuing students who will have completed less than 50% of their PhD by 1 October 2021.

View the full eligibility criteria and guidance notes.

How to apply

Applicants are made, in the first instance, to the University of Glasgow. If you have not done so already, you will need to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal and admission to the College of Arts PhD programme. If you have any queries, please contact the Graduate School:

You must apply for both your PhD programme of study and the doctoral scholarships by the University deadline of Monday 7 December 2020 at 12noon (GMT).

To find out more about applying for a research degree and a doctoral scholarship with the College of Arts, please visit the Graduate School section of our website.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Glasgow
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Fees and annual stipend of around £15,200 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 26th October 2020
Closes: 7th December 2020
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