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PhD Studentship 2017, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham, UK

Publish Date: Jan 31, 2017

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship - Manuscripts and Special Collections

The University of Nottingham's position as a world-class University is confirmed by its ranking in the global league tables. We are ranked in the UK and European top 30 and in the top 1 per cent of all universities worldwide.

The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, we are distinct not only in our key strengths but in how our many strengths combine: we are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; we are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; we are committed to internationalising all our core activities so our students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor


This studentship is for students wanting to undertake a doctoral degree working on our manuscripts and special collections.

The University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections, and Centre for Research on Cuba, hold collections which have been designated as of national and international importance.

They are a major research resource in the following areas:

  • British social, political, economic and administrative history (family and estate collections)
  • History of health and medical treatment (hospital archives)
  • DH Lawrence
  • Archdeaconry of Nottingham ecclesiastical court
  • Nonconformist churches
  • Business and trade union history
  • Rivers, water supply and drainage
  • University archives
  • Medieval literary manuscripts
  • Cuba (The Hennessy Collection)


UK, EU and International students are welcome to apply.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree (or be close to completion) and have identified and had a preliminary discussion with a possible supervisor in the Faculty of Arts.

The Award

The studentship is for up to three years for full-time study (subject to satisfactory progression).

It will cover:

  • the equivalent of The University of Nottingham’s home/EU postgraduate research tuition fee (£4183*) for up to three years
  • provide a maintenance grant (stipend) – currently £14296 p.a for 2017.

* The HEU fee is estimated. The final amount will be determined by Research Councils UK and is expected to be announced in Spring 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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