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Postgraduate Study - PhD and Research Degrees

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

Applications for September 2024 entry are now CLOSED. 

Details below provide guidance on the studentships for 2024 entry.  Please visit the website in the autumn for details on the studentship application process for September 2025 entry. 


Applications for fully-funded studentships starting September 2024 are now CLOSED.  The details below refer to the 2024/25 entry.  Please check again in the Autumn for for Studentships available for September 2025 Entry.   

Up to 28 fully-funded PhD studentships for entry in September 2024 with the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

The AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
2 consortium (SWW DTP2) is a collaboration between the universities of Aberystwyth, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Cranfield, Exeter, Reading, Southampton, and UWE, and the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales.

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 midnight on Monday 22nd January 2024).

Application Deadline

The studentship competition and application system will close 11:59pm on Monday 22nd January 2024 Applications must be submitted online and further information is available on our website

Projects and PhD studentships available

Our Postgraduate Funding webpage provides links to further information. If you are considering a PhD in the future, in addition to University of Exeter funding, we have been successful at securing postgraduate funding for PhD research through our Funded centres.

Current available funding