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Three steps to applying for an AHRC-M3C studentship

 

What is it?

The Midlands3Cities DTP supports the personal and professional development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

Who is it for?

The studentships are open to all UK and EU students, who meet the academic and residency eligibility criteria as detailed in the AHRC Training Grant Funding Guide (PDF).

 

More information

The Midlands3Cities DTP is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City. 

Midlands3Cities website

 

How to apply

Step 1: Choose your supervisor

Use staff profiles, postgraduate prospectus course profiles and research centres to look for compatibilities with your own research interests, and make contact with potential supervisors.

Choose two or more supervisors from across M3C DTP to make up your ideal supervisory team. Supervisors can come from different universities. 

Different ways to find your supervisors

Search University of Nottingham by subject area


American and Canadian Studies

  • American Literature from Colonial Period to Present
  • American History from Colonial Period to Present
  • Race, Slavery, and Civil Rights
  • Canadian Literature, Film and Culture
  • Immigrant Literature and History
  • Post 1945 US Foreign Policy

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Archaeology

  • Archaeology of Childhood
  • Archaeology of Death
  • Archaeology of Food
  • Archaeology of Human Origins
  • Archaeology of Ritual
  • Archaeology of Standing Buildings
  • Archaeological Science
    • Ceramics
    • Scientific analysis and the production, trade and use of glass
  • Archaeological Theory
  • Bioarchaeology
    • Zooarchaeology/ Social Zooarchaeology
    • Archaeobotany/ Social Archaeobotany
    • Environmental Archaeology
  • British Archaeology (from prehistory to industrial)
  • Cave Archaeology
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Roman Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Mediterranean Archaeology (from prehistory to Late Antique)
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
    • Aegean Archaeology
    • British Prehistory
    • Early Mining and Metallurgy
    • Italian Prehistory
  • Underwater and Maritime Archaeology
    • Freshwater Archaeology and Crannogs
    • Submerged or partially submerged settlements
    • Coastal and maritime-oriented societies

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Classics

  • Classical Archaeology
  • Classical Literature
  • Classical Reception
  • Digital Technologies in the Heritage Sector
  • Greek and Roman Art and Visual Culture
  • Greek and Roman Religion and Magic
  • Greek and Roman History, Society and Culture
  • Late Antiquity

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Culture, Film and Media

  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
  • Film History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • New Media 
  • Television History, Theory, and Criticism

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

English language, literature and drama

Creative Writing including poetry, prose and drama

Drama and performance

  • Shakespeare and early modern drama with a focus on historical and contemporary performance histories
  • Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century theatre, including modernism and the avant-garde
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Theatrical place and space
  • Theatre history and historiography
  • Playwriting and digital performance
  • Collaborative research with creative economy partners

Historical language study·

  • place-names

Health Humanities

Individual authors including Richard Brome, Jonathan Swift, Robert Southey, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, D. H. Lawrence, Seán O’Casey, Virginia Woolf, J. M. Coetzee, Ian McEwan, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, David Dabydeen, and Caryl Phillips.

Medieval Studies

  • Old English language and literature
  • Middle English and Older Scots language and literature

Modern English language

  • applied linguistics
  • corpus stylistics
  • corpus linguistics 
  • discourse analysis
  • literary linguistics
  • psycholinguistics
  • sociolinguistics

Old Norse and Viking Studies

Modern Literary Studies

  • the Renaissance
  • the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Romanticism
  • the Nineteenth Century
  • Modernism
  • the Contemporary

Postcolonial literatures including the literature of British India

Regional literature and culture

  • Irish Writing
  • Scottish Writing
  • Literary Geographies

Text-editing (all periods from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day)

Research areas Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

 

Geography (cultural)

  • Environmental History
  • Historical Geography
  • History of Cartography
  • History of Geographical and Environmental Thought
  • Landscape Orientated Research in Cultural Geography 
  • Medical geography

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

History

  • Administrative History
  • Cultural History
  • Design: History, Theory and Practice
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Drama and Theatre Studies: Theatre and History
  • Economic History
  • Environmental History
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Gender, Women and Sexuality
  • History of Law, Crime and Punishment
  • History of Memory
  • History of Science/Medicine/Technology
  • Imperial/Colonial History
  • Political History
  • Religious History
  • Social History
  • Theatre and History
  • Urban History
  • War Studies

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

History of Art and Visual Culture

Nicholas Alfrey


  • British art 1800 - present 
  • Romanticism (including Anglo-French exchanges) 
  • Landscape

Lucy Bradnock

  • American art post-1945, especially the art and visual culture of California 
  • Art and American regional identity (especially California and Midwest) 
  • Beat culture and counterculture 
  • The legacies of surrealism
  • Performance art and experimental theatre

Ting Chang 

  • Histories of collecting 
  • 19th-century French art 
  • Mobility, travel and cultural exchange 
  • Spectatorship

Fintan Cullen 

  • Irish art
  • Nationalism
  • Portraiture
  • Caricature
  • Art and national identity in Britain and Ireland from the mid-18th century
  • Display, museums and collecting

Gaby Neher

  • Renaissance Venice
  • Gender 
  • Space/Urban Landscape
  • Memory 
  • Identity

Lara Pucci

  • Italian landscape in the 20th century
  • Fascism, communism, Italian art 
  • European avant-garde film

Mark Rawlinson

  • 20th-century American modernism 
  • 20th-century/contemporary American photography 
  • Critical theory and visual theory 
  • Landscape 
  • American Visual Culture

Jeremy Wood 

  • study, imitation and collecting of Italian art in Northern Europe during the 17th century, especially Rubens 
  • 17th-century British art, in particular on art and patronage at the court of Charles I

Richard Wrigley 

  • French art from the ancien regime to the mid-19th century 
  • the visual culture of the French Revolution, and the Restoration Criticism 
  • Writing on art, Italian travel, especially to Rome 
  • Photography in 19th-century Rome

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Law and Legal Studies

 

 

Modern Languages 

  • Area Studies
  • Asiatic and Oriental Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture 
  • Film and Media Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Gender and Feminist Studies
  • German Studies (including Dutch)
  • Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
  • Intellectual History
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • Memory Studies and Lifewriting
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Russian, Slavonic, and East European Studies
  • Translation Studies

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Music

  • Classical
  • Composition (including computer-aided and electroacoustic composition)
  • Contemporary performance practice
  • Early music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Film music
  • History of music
  • Jazz 
  • Music and health
  • Music and history
  • Music and society
  • Music in contemporary culture
  • Musical performance
  • Musicology
  • Opera
  • Performance with electronics
  • Popular music
  • Traditional music

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Philosophy


  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Ethics (including Meta-ethics and Normative Ethics)
  • Political Philosophy (including Philosophy of Law)
  • Philosophy of Science (including Philosophy of Medicine)
  • Epistemology
  • Feminism
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Formal and Philosophical Logic
  • Topics in the History of Philosophy

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Politics

  • Area Studies
  • Asian Politics and Society
  • British Politics and Society
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Fictional representations of politics
  • International Studies
  • Political Ideologies
  • Political Theory
  • Utopian Studies

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

  • Biblical Theology
  • Church History
  • Contemporary Christianity in Britain
  • Hebrew Bible
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • History of Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Islam
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Judaism
  • Liturgy
  • Medieval Theology – both Christian and Muslim
  • Modern Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Systematic Theology
  • Patristics
  • Qur'anic studies
  • Relationship of Islam to Judaism and Christianity
  • Religion and Society
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Rabbinic Judaism
  • Second Temple Judaism (History, Archaeology, Theology)
  • Theology and Politics
  • Theology and Science
  • Theology and Music
  • Theology and the Arts

Research areas

Staff profiles, including supervision expertise & publications

Research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

 

 

 

Search the University of Nottingham by research group

 

Search across all six M3C partner universities

 

 

 

Step 2: Apply to your home university

Your home university is where your primary supervisor is based (see step 1) 

University of Nottingham postgraduate online applications

Writing a research proposal

M3CDTP partner universities

 

 

Step 3: Apply for funding

 

 

Being an Arts research student at Nottingham

 
 

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