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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)

Details of the AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership are found below. 

Applications for fully-funded studentships starting September 2023 are now open. 

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 Tuesday 30th November 2022 and close on Monday 23rd January 2023). The SWW DTPs will be awarding up to 47 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2023.  

Application Deadline

The studentship competition and application system will close 11:59pm on Monday 23rd January 2023 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