Doctoral Training PartnershipOpportunities for Midlands3Cities Arts and Humanities scholarships at Birmingham City University

The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Birmingham City, Birmingham, De Montfort, Leicester, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

Birmingham City University is one of six universities in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). This DTP is one of 11 in the UK funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Over five years this partnership will be offering 410 PhD studentships to excellent research students in the arts and humanities.

At Birmingham City University we are supporting applications under the Midlands3Cities consortium in the following subject areas (follow the links to find out more about the subject and who will supervise you):

This is an opportunity for you to secure a fully-funded place to study in one of Birmingham City University's research centres such as the Centre for Fine Art Research, Centre for Design and Creative Industries, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, or in the Schools of English and Law. These centres combine a history of world-renowned academic excellence with vocational and commercial research activities that are helping define the ways in which we understand the arts, and the world around us, in the 21st century.

A day in the life of a Midlands3Cities student

Want to know what it's really like to be a postgraduate student on the Midlands3Cities scholarship? Our PhD media student Karen shares her experiences in this video or read more in her blog.

All of our research centres have extensive links with commercial partners, policy-makers and arts organisations, both here in the UK and overseas, which will supplement the institutional support Birmingham City University provides. In addition, the Midlands3Cities partnership allows for your Birmingham City University-led supervision to include support from any of the universities in the DTP.

The studentships cover the full cost of fees for the doctoral programme, a full-time student stipend of £14,565 for living expenses, and funding for specific expenses associated with the doctoral research and professional development of successful applicants. There are also studentships for part-time students, and applicants from other countries in the European Union.

Birmingham is home to more than one million people from a range of different cultures and has the UK's largest student population outside London. It is also a major centre for the arts, culture and the creative industries.

If you want to draw on the expertise of supervisors at Birmingham City University and one of our partner universities you can do so. If you cannot find the arts and humanities subject you want to study at Birmingham City University you will be able to find it at one of our partner universities.

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