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University of Exeter College of Humanities PhD UK Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Studentship

University of Exeter - College of Humanities

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Exeter
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Home (UK) tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £15,609 per year (2021/22 rate)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th December 2021
Closes: 2nd March 2022
Reference: 4405

Exeter's College of Humanities is offering 1 PhD studentship (open to Home (UK) fee paying students only) for candidates aiming to begin studying in September 2022.

The College of Humanities is launching its UK BAME, PhD Studentship 2022-23. We recognise the sector-wide underrepresentation of UK Black, Asian and minority ethnic students at PhD level in Humanities, and the Studentship represents our commitment to expanding the opportunities for the most able students irrespective of background or financial circumstances.  

The PhD studentship is available to UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds candidates only*

* defined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency [Black or Black British – Caribbean; Black or Black British – African; Other Black background; Asian or Asian British – Indian; Asian or Asian British – Pakistani; Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi; Chinese; Other Asian background; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; Mixed – White and Asian; Other mixed background; Arab]

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Art and Humanities. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Our PhD studentships are available to support any excellent project connecting with, or across, our disciplines: Archaeology, Art History and Visual Culture, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion .

Exeter's researchers lead in a wide range of fields and debates in the Humanities. Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):

  • World and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
  • European Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • Imperial and Global History
  • Medical History and Culture
  • Human-Animal-Environment Bioarchaeology
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Environmental Arts and Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Violence Studies
  • Connectivity in the Roman World
  • Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society
  • Film and Screen Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Histories, Cultures and Practices
  • Socially-Engaged, Participatory and Community Theatre and Performance
  • Biblical Studies, Early Judaism and Early Christian History
  • Religion in Public Life, Ethics, Practical, Systematic and Constructive Theology
  • Translation Studies and Translating Cultures
  • Creative Writing
  • Intermedia and Creative Technology
  • Global China and South Asia Studies
  • Latin American Studies and Archaeology of the Americas
  • Cornish Studies
  • Maritime Historical Studies
  • Art History and Visual Culture

Exeter is a portal to a rich variety of research resources offering unique archives in medieval and modern history, modern and contemporary literature and film. Dynamic partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations – British Museum, Historic England, London Film School, National Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Tate Britain among many others – give our researchers access to a remarkable range of research collections and facilities.

Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

  • A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and access to a pastoral tutor
  • A dedicated Doctoral College, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
  • Access to a Digital Humanities Lab
  • Research and career development opportunities within the College and across the University
  • Dedicated study space for Humanities postgraduates
  • A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journals
  • Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Awards will be granted to the strongest applicants based on an assessment of the applicant’s

  • Academic excellence
  • Research potential
  • Research proposal
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