The North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 12 PhD studentships tenable from 1 October 2017. Candidates apply to the Consortium and if successful are admitted to the member university that has the most appropriate supervisory expertise, with specialist co-supervision provided by another consortium partner. All NECAH students undertake common cohort-based training in research impact, public engagement, entrepreneurship and digital humanities, and have access to facilities and research support at the other Consortium members.

The Consortium invites research proposals in the following subject areas:



Communication, Cultural & Media Studies            


Digital Arts & New Media                                              

Art & Design                                              

Drama, Dance & Performance                                                


English Language & Literature                                                


Gender Studies                                                               

Creative Writing                                                                                       

The Studentships are open to Home or EU applicants holding good undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent qualifications). Studentships can be held either full-time or part-time.  They include payment of fees and an annual stipend (currently £14,296) for three years of full-time study.

To apply, please use the form and guidelines at:

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Deadline for application and submission of references: 5pm Monday 6th February 2017. Interviews will be held in the first week of March 2017.