Apply for a studentship 2018

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Applications for the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership for 2018/19 entry will open on the 27th November 2017

The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 60 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2018. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit, with no fixed quota assigned to any one institution or subject area within the DTP.

SWW DTP Virtual Information Sessions

The DTP will provide applicants with virtual information sessions about the SWW DTP via our website before the studentship competition opens. These will tell you more about the benefits of the SWW DTP academic environment and the application and assessment process. You can also hear from our current students on what it’s like to be part of the SWW DTP.

Please also see our Application Guidelines 2017-18

If you have a question about applying to the DTP not answered on our website, please contact us.

SWW DTP Studentship Competition

The SWW DTP Student Competition for 2018/19 entry will open on Monday 27th November and the form will be accessed through a link on this page. The application deadline is 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 11th January 2018.

SWW DTP Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs)

This year, in addition to the standard studentship competition, the SWW DTP is issuing a call for applications for Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs). Successful students will take up their awards in September 2018 with the SWW DTP.

Each CDA will be connected to a specific external partner. Supervision will be carried out by a representative from that organisation and at least two academic supervisors from within the consortium.

For more information about the SWW DTP’s CDAs, please click here. Please note that the deadline for expressions of interest to the academic supervisors listed is 14th December 2017.

SWW DTP Consortium University Open Days

Applicants to the SWW DTP are welcome to visit individual consortium members to discuss opportunities for supervision and learn more about resources, for example by attending their postgraduate Open Days. To find out more about upcoming events, please click here.


For full guidelines please click here

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