About the award

How many? One fully-funded studentship

What do they cover? Full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant for three years

There are also a number of partial fee waivers at 25% recurrent for 3-years.

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Humanities. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Our PhD studentships are available to support any excellent project connecting with, or across, our disciplines: ArchaeologyArt History and Visual CultureClassics and Ancient HistoryDramaEnglishFilm StudiesHistoryModern Languages and Theology and Religion .

Exeter’s researchers lead in a wide range of fields and debates in the Humanities. Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):

• World and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
• European Languages, Literatures and Cultures
• Interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies
• Victorian Studies
• Imperial and Global History
• Medical History and Culture
• Human-Animal-Environment Bioarchaeology
• Experimental Archaeology
• Environmental Arts and Humanities
• Digital Humanities
• War, State and Society Studies
• Connectivity in the Roman World
• Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society
• Interdisciplinary Film
• Theatre and Performance Histories, Cultures and Practices
• Socially-Engaged, Participatory and Community Theatre and Performance
• Biblical Studies, Early Judaism and Early Christian History
• Religion in Public Life, Ethics, Practical, Systematic and Constructive Theology
• Translation Studies and Translating Cultures
• Creative Writing
• Intermedia and Creative Technology
• Global China and South Asia Studies )
• Latin American Studies and Archaeology of the Americas
• Cornish Studies
• Maritime Historical Studies
• Visual Culture

Exeter is a portal to a rich variety of research resources offering unique archives in medieval and modern history, modern and contemporary literature and film. Dynamic partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations – British Museum, Historic England, London Film School, National Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Tate Britain among many others – give our researchers access to a remarkable range of research collections and facilities.
Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

• A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and
access to a pastoral tutor
• A dedicated Doctoral College, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
• Access to a newly built Humanities Digital Lab
• Research and career development opportunities within the College and across the University
• Dedicated study space for Humanities postgraduates
• A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journals
• Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Awards will be granted to the strongest applicants based on an assessment of the applicant’s

• Academic excellence
• Research potential
• Research proposal

Duration and value of award

The studentships will be for a period of up to 3 years (36 months), dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (2019/20 rate).

For further information on research opportunities in Humanities please contact Professor Gert Vonhoff, College Director of Postgraduate Research: [email protected] .

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Please click here for more information and details of how to apply

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities, and have obtained, or are currently working towards a Master’s degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a relevant field of humanities.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency.  Click here for more information and a list of acceptable alternative tests.

Applicants will be expected to have identified and approached a potential supervisor and to have supervision agreed in principle. To help find an appropriate supervisor please use the Research Expertise search function on our Postgraduate Study pages http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate.

• Applicants would be expected to start their studies in September 2020.
• Recipients are expected to commit to engagement beyond their doctoral studies through contributing to
the research environment of their discipline and the College by participating in research activities,
accessing skills development training and opportunities and career development etc. Continued
funding would be dependent on satisfactory evidence of this engagement having taken place.

This award is only open to applicants whose fee status is classed as International. Therefore this award is not open to Home or EU students. Click here for further information about fee status.

Please note that these studentships are only open to applicants who will start their study in Sep 2020, not those who have already started.

Funding Notes

Full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant for three years

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

This award is only open to applicants whose fee status is classed as International.

Application Deadline:

2 March 2020

Please see our website for how to apply:
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