PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities 2020, Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership , UK


January 13, 2020

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Subject Areas

The Northern Bridge Consortium invites applications in the following subject areas. Please note that not all subject areas are offered by each institution:


  • Archaeological Theory
  • Archaeology of Human Origins
  • Archaeology of Literate Societies
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Landscape and Environmental Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology


  • Classical Literature
  • Classical Reception
  • Epigraphy and Papyrology
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Philosophy, Thought and Religion

Cultural and Museum Studies

  • Conservation of Art and Textiles
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies and Pop Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries

Development Studies

  • Area and Development Studies


  • American Studies
  • Cultural History
  • Economic and Social History
  • History of Science/Medicine/Technology
  • Imperial/Colonial History
  • Political History
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Religious History
  • War Studies

Information and Communication Technologies

  • Information and Knowledge Management

Law and Legal Studies

  • Common Law, including Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • EU Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law
  • Law Regulated by Statute
  • Law Relating to Property
  • Legal History
  • Public Law

Library and Information Studies

  • Archives
  • Computational Studies
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Science and Retrieval
  • Library Studies
  • Records Management


  • Aesthetics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Philosophy
  • Language and Philosophical Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science and Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
  • Political Philosophy

Political Science and International Studies

  • Diplomacy and International Relations

Theology, Divinity and Religion

  • Alternative Spiritualities/New Religious Movements
  • Atheism/Secularism
  • Buddhism
  • Church History and History of Theology
  • Contemporary Religion
  • East Asian Religions
  • Hinduism
  • Inter-faith Religions
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Liturgy
  • Modern Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Sikhism
  • Systematic Theology


  • Architecture History, Theory and Practice
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Digital Art and Design
  • Product Design

Drama and Theatre Studies

  • Drama and Theatre - Other
  • Dramaturgy
  • Performance and Live Art
  • Scenography
  • Theatre and History
  • Theatre and Society
  • Theories of Theatre


  • Film History, Theory and Criticism
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • New Media/Web-Based Studies
  • Publishing
  • Television History, Theory and Criticism


  • Classical Music
  • Composition
  • History of Music
  • Music and Society
  • Musical Performance
  • Musicology
  • Popular Music
  • Traditional Music

Visual Arts

  • Applied Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Art History
  • Art Theory and Aesthetics
  • Community Art including Art and Health
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Film-based Media History, Theory and Practice
  • Fine Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Photography History, Theory and Practice
  • Time-based Media History, Theory and Practice

Languages and Literature

  • American Studies
  • Asiatic and Oriental Studies
  • Celtic Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature
  • Ethnography and Anthropology
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish)
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies
  • History and Development of the English Language
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Italian Studies
  • Lifewriting
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Medieval Literature
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture


  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Lexicon
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Linguistics (General)
  • Morphology and Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Syntax
  • Textual Editing and Bibliography


Northern Bridge Consortium is seeking to recruit postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential. 

 Academic Qualifications and Experience

Competition for Northern Bridge studentships is intense, and we require evidence of academic excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as evidence that the candidate has sufficient research skills to undertake the project.

This generally means a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and performance at or around distinction level in a masters degree.

In exceptional cases, candidates with lower qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate that relevant professional practice or work experience has equipped them with equivalent academic and research skills.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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November 25, 2019
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