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 5 awards to applicants from the Global Majority and 3 additional awards to applicants with disabilities.

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Question - A New Journal For The Humanities


Question was founded by SWWDTP postgraduate researchers in 2017 and regularly publishes work by both SWWDTP and external PhD students.

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The Understanding Change Research Cluster talks about their recent collaborative writing retreat at Buckfast Abbey

 

A collaborative writing workshop led by the Understanding Change research cluster

 

The Understanding Change Research Cluster talks about their recent collaborative writing retreat at Buckfast Abbey

 As PhD researchers in the humanities, we tend to work alone on our own individual projects. Unlike in the sciences, it is unusual for us to publish work c...

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Sublime Stupidity – clowning around in Italy, a workshop on the art of the red nose clown

James Oldham, SWWDTP student at University of Southampton and Bath Spa University, on the art of the red nose clown - participating in a workshop in Italy.

In December 2021, I attended a 5-day intensive clown workshop with Giovanni Fusetti in Padova, Italy. The workshop was called ‘The Subli...

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