One of the most important features of a PhD is that you are guided by the leading scholars in your fields of interest.

If you are looking at this page, then this may be because you know that the world specialist in your topic is based at one of our consortium institutions.

Or perhaps one of our consortium members is your most accessible world-class institution. To see who is doing research in your area of interest within our consortium, please see below.

Once you have identified a scholar who works in the area you are interested in, you are advised to reach out directly to that specialist as soon as possible to ask if they would be interested in and able to supervise your proposed topic.

One of the unique features of the SWW DTP is that we provide co-supervision. Since arts and humanities research in inherently interdisciplinary, and has broad social and practical applicability, we enable you to be supervised by world-class researchers across the fields that your project encompasses.

Discuss with your proposed home institution supervisor who else in our consortium would be well placed to co-supervise your research project to create the ideal supervisory team, or browse through our listing below.

Mae Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cynnig goruchwyliaeth mewn nifer o feysydd o fewn y celfyddydau a’r dyniaethau. Gydag adnoddau arobryn, gan gynnwys Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, yr Archif Genedlaethol Sgrîn a Sain, ac Archif Ddarlledu Genedlaethol Cymru ar stepen y drws, dyma’r lleoliad ymchwil delfrydol. 

Am fanylion pellach ar ddarpar-oruchwylwyr a’u diddordebau ymchwil, ewch i: 

Astudiaethau Cyfryngau a Chyfathrebu: 

Astudiaethau Ffilm a Theledu: 

Astudiaethau Gwybodaeth ac Astudiaethau Archifol: 

Celf a Hanes Celf: 

Cymraeg ac Astudiaethau Celtaidd: 

Drama, Theatr a Pherfformop 

Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol ac Astudiaethau Gwleidyddol: 

Hanes a Hanes Cymru: 

Ieithoedd Modern (Ffrangeg, Sbaeneg, Eidaleg, Almaeneg): 

Saesneg ac Ysgrifennu Creadigol: 



Aberystwyth University offers supervision in a range of subject areas within the arts and humanities. With unrivalled resources, including the National Library of Wales, The National Screen and Sound Archive, and the National Broadcast Archive of Wales on its doorstep, it is the ideal research location. 

For details on potential supervisors and their research interests please go to: 

Art and Art History: 

Drama, Theatre and Performance: 

English and Creative Writing: 

Film and Television Studies: 

History and Welsh History: 

Information Studies and Archival Studies: 

International Politics and Political Studies: 

Media and Communication Studies:  

Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Italian, German): 


Welsh and Celtic Studies: 

Bath Spa University offers research degree supervision in a number of subject areas across the arts and humanities, with particular strengths in creative practice-led research projects. Offering cutting edge media facilities, modern workshops at its new Locksbrook campus and strong links with local partner organisations, Bath Spa University is recognised as a centre for excellence in Creative Writing and Music in particular. 

For details on potential supervisors and their research interests please go to: 

Creative Writing: 

Environmental Humanities: 

Nature and Travel Writing: 

Heritage Management: 


Drama and Performance: 


“At Bristol, you can find a supervisor from the Faculty of Arts staff, which you can filter further by the relevant School or Centre. Please note that this list includes temporary staff and doctoral students as well, so make sure to get in touch with your prospective supervisor to discuss. If you are looking for a supervisor in a particular area or already know the name of a prospective supervisor, you can also search the University of Bristol Research Portal.” 

School of English, Communication and Philosophy 

Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth

School of History, Archaeology and Religion 

Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

School of Geography and Planning 

Ysgol Daearyddiaeth a Chynllunio

School of Journalism, Media and Culture 

Ysgol Newyddiaduraeth, y Cyfryngau a Diwylliant

School of Law and Politics 

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

School of Modern Languages 

Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern

School of Music 

Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

School of Social Sciences 

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

School of Welsh 

Ysgol y Gymraeg

School of Architecture 

Ysgol Pensaernïaeth Cymru 

Cranfield University provides opportunities for supervision across a wide range of academic disciplines, often in niche areas. The University is divided into four ‘Themes’ rather than the more typical Faculties and Departments that exist at many other universities. For this reason, potential supervisors (and the links to their webpages) are listed below under the relevant AHRC subject disciplines.


Dr Sophie Beckett

Dr Fiona Brock

Dr Peter Campbell

Dr Nathanial Erb-Satullo

Dr David Errickson

Ms Alice Farren-Bradley

Dr Nicholas Marquez-Grant

Prof. Andrew Shortland

Dr Nivien Speith

Awaiting web link

Mr Roland Wessling

Prof. Peter Zioupos



Dr Fiona Brock

Ms Alice Farren-Bradley

Prof. Andrew Shortland

Prof. Peter Zioupos



Ms Alice Farren-Bradley



Dr Marie Cahillane

Prof. Philip Longhurst

Dr Sarah Morris

Dr Pathmeswaran Raju

Dr Victoria Smy

Dr Trung Hieu Tran



Ms Alice Farren-Bradley

Dr Sarah Morris

Dr Anicee van Engeland



Dr Victoria Smy

Dr Trung Hieu Tran


PHILOSOPHY (Philosophy of Science & Mathematics & Mathematical Logic)

Dr Trung Hieu Tran



Dr Gemma Collantes Celador

Dr Anastasia Filippidou

Dr Heather Smith

Dr Anicee van Engeland

Dr Edith Wilkinson



Dr Anicee van Engeland



Mr Paul Lighterness

Dr Trung Hieu Tran

VISUAL ARTS (Art History)

Ms Alice Farren-Bradley

The University of Exeter is rated among the top 100 universities for the study of arts and humanities in the world. It is home to The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain; a state-of-the-art Digital Humanities Lab offering unique spaces, equipment and training for students, and an outstanding Special Collections on the literary and cultural history of the South West. We have a strong interdisciplinary approach to our work and our research groups and centres draw from experts in many fields. 

For details on potential supervisors and their research interests please go to: 

Arab and Islamic Studies: 


Art History & Visual Culture: 

Chinese Studies: 

Classics and Ancient History: 

Cornish Studies: 


English and Creative Writing: 

Film and Screen Studies: 

Hispanic Studies: 


Modern Languages and Cultures: 

Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology:  

Theology and Religion: 

To find supervisors at Reading, please consult the websites for the relevant departments as follows to find academic staff with suitable interests: 

Reading School of Art: 

Department of Typography and Graphic Communication: 

Department of Film, Theatre, and Television: 

Department of History: 

Department of Classics: 

Department of Philosophy: 

School of Law: 

Department of Languages and Cultures: 

Department of English Literature: 

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics: 

Department of Archaeology: 

Department of Geography: (NB only cultural geography topics are funded by SWW DTP: contact Dr. Anna Jackman as a first contact) 

Department of Politics and International Relations: 


The University of Southampton offers supervision across a wide range of arts and humanities research. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities hosts a number of world class research institutes, including the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities, the Parkes Institute, The Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media, and the Confucius Institute. The faculty also has a number of non-HEI Partners, including the Tate Museum, the Victorial and Albert Museum, the Jane Austen House, the National Trust, and transmediale (the new media arts festival in Berlin).  






Modern Languages and Linguistics:



Winchester School of Art:  

UWE Bristol can be your SWW home institution in the fields of digital culture, film and media, design, heritage and the creative economy. To find supervisors in those fields take a look at the staff profiles on the pages of the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPRthe Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC), please note: The centre has UWE staff as well as associate members. Only UWE staff can supervise you); and the Regional History Centre (RHC); again, only UWE staff can supervise youas well as the staff profiles of colleagues in the schools of Art & Design (AnD) and Creative & Cultural Industries (CCI), some of whom also work in the fields mentioned above. Please note that colleagues at UWE Bristol can provide co-supervision for any proposal. So if you are looking for a co-supervisor, take a look at the whole range of staff in AnD and CCI on the websites linked above as well as the range of expertise of UWE staff from across UWE Bristol via the UWE staff directory or by going through the various Research Groups and Research Centres. 

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