University of Exeter College of Humanities International PhD Studentships, UK

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2016

Deadline: Apr 17, 2016

University of Exeter College of Humanities International PhD Studentships

Exeter’s College of Humanities is offering up to 5 PhD studentships (open to International students only) for candidates aiming to begin studying in September 2016.

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Humanities. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Our PhD studentships are available to support any excellent project connecting with, or across, our disciplines. Exeter’s researchers lead in a wide range of fields and debates in the Humanities. Current areas of enquiry include (but are not limited to):

  • Conflict and security
  • Sexuality and society
  • Medical history and culture
  • European modernism
  • Global cinema: history, criticism, production
  • Performance history and culture
  • Connectivity in the ancient world
  • Interdisciplinary medieval and early modern studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Global and Imperial Studies

Exeter is a portal to a rich variety of research resources offering unique archives in medieval and modern history, modern and contemporary literature and film. Dynamic partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations – British Museum, Historic England, London Film School, National Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Tate Britain among many others – give our researchers access to a remarkable range of research collections and facilities.

Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

  • A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and access to a personal research mentor
  • A dedicated Humanities Graduate School, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
  • A framework of research and career development opportunities across the University and through our network of partners
  • An exclusive study suite for Humanities postgraduates
  • A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journal publications
  • Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Duration and value of award

The studentships will be for a period of up to 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,057.

For further information on research opportunities please contact Professor Richard Toye, Director of Postgraduate Research:


Number of awards: 5

Value: £14,057 plus tuition fees for eligible students

Duration of award: per year

Contact: Dr Matt Barber:

How to apply

Successful applicants normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities, and have obtained, or are currently working towards a Master’s degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a relevant field of humanities. If English is not your first language then you will also need to satisfy our English language entry requirements. 

Method of application

You will need to complete an online application form where you must submit some personal details and upload a full CV, research proposal, transcripts, details of two referees and, if relevant, proof of your English language proficiency, by 17 April 2016.

Please ensure that two referees email their references to the Postgraduate Administrator at by 17 April 2016. Please note that we will not be contacting referees to request references, you must arrange for them to be submitted to us by the deadline.

References should be submitted by your referees to us directly in the form of a letter. Referees must email their references to us from their institutional email accounts. We cannot accept references from personal/private email accounts, unless it is a scanned document on institutional headed paper and signed by the referee.

Please note that if you have already submitted references to support your application to one of our MPhil/PhD programmes you may re-use these to support your funding application.  However, this is not automatic and you must email us at to confirm that we have two references on file to support your application, and to request that they be used to support your funding application.

All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.

For more information contact:

Dr Matt Barber, Graduate School Administrator

College of Humanities Graduate School, University of Exeter
Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive
Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QH

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