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Northern Bridge offers over fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • payment of tuition fees;
  • a maintenance award at the UK Research Councils’ national rate (currently £14,553 per annum);
  • a research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork;
  • financial support to participate in a Northern Bridge Autumn Conference, an annual Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop, which include specialist training as well as events focussing on career development and enhancing your employability;
  • financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards.

Subject Areas

Northern Bridge invites applications in the following subject areas, and strongly encourages interdisciplinary projects encompassing two or more of these:

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture: Practice, History and Theory
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Geography
  • Digital Arts: Practice, History and Theory
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Ethnography and Anthropology
  • Film: Practice, History, Theory and Criticism
  • Fine Art: Practice, History and Theory
  • French Studies
  • German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish)
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • History (including Historical Geography)
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Italian Studies
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography: Practice, History and Theory
  • Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries
  • Political Science and International Studies (Diplomacy and International Relations)
  • Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
  • Theology, Divinity and Religion