The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is a collaboration funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Wawrick University and Coventry University.
M4C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.
The Midlands4Cities DTP delivers excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training and provides access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international creative industry partners. You will benefit from:
- membership of a world-class research environment
- high quality supervision teams (with the potential for cross-institutional supervision and the inclusion of professionals from the creative industries)
- interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities
- placements and professional development activities with partners including the British Film Institute, the British Museum, the V&A, the National Archives, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby City Museum and Gallery services, Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing), Nottingham Contemporary, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Heritage England and the National Civil War Centre.
- engagement with professions and communities who will use your research
AHRC funding is available for all UK and International students.
There are two types of awards:
- Open Doctoral Competition - design your own research proposal with supervision from across the eight partner universities
- Collaborative Doctoral Awards - PhD research projects which have been jointly developed by a Midlands4Cities university and an external partner organisation
Full details are on the Midlands4Cities website.