The 21st century is transforming academic research: the creative and intellectual challenges of our research enquiries are now combined with the demands of a dynamic and ever more globalised society.

SWW DTP gives the Arts & Humanities researcher access to the experience and skills essential for success in this new research world.

SWW DTP2 offers up to 47 fully funded doctoral studentships (39 student-led and 8 CDAs) to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects. The competition for studentships commencing in September 2022 opens to applicants on 30 November 2021.

Information on the two application routes (including what financial and other support the studentships include) is available here. Details of the application process are available here. UK and international students are eligible to apply. We expect to make at least 3 awards to applicants from BAME backgrounds.

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 I chose to apply for funding to attend an ‘improvers’ French language course and summer school hosted virtually by Cardiff University to advance my language proficiency from beginners to intermediate; and to be equipped to complete the DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) A1 exam in late 2021. I came across the language learning opportunities at Cardiff University via the DTP a...

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 Nyle Bevan-Clark, University of Southampton (Music) and University of Bristol (Sociology), talks about his ethnographic research at Porthcawl Elvis Festival. My PhD project explores the social life of music in post-industrial, working-class communities in South Wales. My research focuses on often overlooked and marginalised musical experiences—from Elvis impersonators...

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