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 (Applications will open on Monday 27th November and close on Thursday 11th January 2018). The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 56 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2018. These studentships will go live on Monday 27th November. If you are interested in applying for a 2018/19 studentship we strongly advise that you attend one of the SWW DTP's virtual information days, where you can find out more about the benefits of the SWW DTP academic environment, the application and assessment process and hear from our current students on waht it's like to be part of the SWW DTP. These virtual sessions will be held at the end of November.    

Application Deadline

The studentship competition and application system will open on Monday 27th November 2017 and close on Thursday 11th January 2018. Applications must be submitted online and further information is available on our website

Projects and PhD studentships available