The North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities, led by the University of Hull, invites high-quality proposals from applicants for up to 6 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2019. Applicants apply to the Consortium and successful candidates are admitted to the university with the most appropriate supervision, with co-supervision at another member university. All students will undertake common cohort-based postgraduate training in research impact, public engagement, entrepreneurship and digital humanities, and will have access to facilities and research support at the other Consortium members.

The Consortium invites proposals for research in and across the boundaries of the disciplines it represents, which include:

Art and Design

Creative Writing

Digital Arts and New Media

Drama and Performing Arts

English Language and Literature

Gender Studies


Media, Communication and Cultural Studies





The Consortium is also particularly interested in proposals which address the following themes:

Identity and Hybridity Studies

Mobility and Migration Studies

Transnationality Studies

Social, Cultural & Environmental Sustainability Studies

Creativity in Cultures & Communities

If your proposal addresses one of these themes, please state the discipline you are applying for on your application form.


How to Apply

The Studentships are open to Home or EU applicants.

They include fees and stipend (living expenses) at the UK Research Council rate. Please use the form and guidelines at:

Applicants should have a 1st class undergraduate degree or Masters level research qualification in a relevant area (or be completing their Masters programme), and can be held either full-time or part-time. A 2:1 may be considered, if combined with relevant experience.


Please contact for further guidance or questions.

Deadline for application and submission of references: Monday 25 February 2019

Interviews will be held in March 2019.