Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship ring-fenced for applicants from BAME backgrounds

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The Faculty of Arts is committed to undertaking initiatives which support under-represented groups to study with us. One initiative is this faculty-funded studentship.
Application deadline:
14:00, Friday 1 March 2024


The studentship is open to candidates who:

What the studentship covers

  • Home tuition fees for the remainder of a normal PhD period of study (which is three years full-time or six years pro-rata part-time) .
  • A stipend which is tax-free, does not need to be paid back and will match the UKRI stipend (as an indication, the UKRI stipend for 2023/24 is £18,662 per year for full-time study, pro-rata part-time).

Your research proposal

Successful applicants will have an extremely well-thought-through proposal which, above all else, shows what the project going to address, why it is important that this should be addressed, and how it will address this.

The project must be clearly focused, feasible (in terms of being completed within three years, and in terms of practical aspects such as methodology), innovative, and timely. We expect research questions to be set out, and for it to be clear how the methodological plans will allow applicants to answer these questions. The proposal needs to be accessible to non-specialists, and to demonstrate the importance of the project and what it brings to the discipline.

How to apply

  • Application deadline: 14:00, Friday 1 March 2024

To apply for the studentship:

  1. Read the guidance notes.
  2. Develop your application using the draft application form. You may choose to share this document with intended supervisor(s).
  3. Use spelling and grammar checkers and check you are not exceeding word limits.
  4. When you are ready to apply, go to the online application form. You may choose to copy and paste text from your draft document into the online application form.
  5. Make sure you press submit at the end of the online form. When you submit, a confirmation message will appear on your screen.

If you are unable to apply online, please email