South, West and Wales Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW AHRC DTP)

The South, West and Wales AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW AHRC DTP) is a partnership between eight leading universities: Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Bath Spa, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Reading and Southampton.

Individually their research excellence is internationally recognised. Collectively their expertise creates a centre of excellence supporting and supervising PhD and doctoral students across the humanities, languages and creative arts.

Dedicated training for the Arts and Humanities

The SWW AHRC DTP consortium will offer a unique, dedicated programme called The Professional Arts and Humanities Researcher. This will encompass engagement and knowledge exchange – vital facets of contemporary research – and an understanding of the cultural economy and the digital humanities. The programme will be delivered in collaboration with non-University partners including the National Trust, English Heritage, Arnolfini and the BBC. In-house training and other tailored activities will be specially designed for the DTP and brought together as a menu of opportunities for students that address the core themes of Digital Humanities and Public Humanities.


Projects offered by the DTP are grouped by subject. PhD studentships available through the DTP and the University of Exeter will appear here when advertised. The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 56 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2017. These studentships will go live on Tuesday 29th November. If you are interested in applying for a 2017/18 studentship we strongly advise that you attend the SWW DTP's information day, which is being held on Monday 28th November at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff. To register for this event please click here. Registration for this event will close on Sunday 13th November at 11:59pm GMT.   

Projects and PhD studentships available