General information about AHRC funding

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. M3C DTP is awarding up to 80 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry. 

Applications for 2018 entry closed on Monday 15 January 2018. This page is provided for information only.

This doctoral scheme provides studentships which enable students to undertake and complete a doctoral degree. Studentships will normally be for up to three years for full-time study, or up to six years for part-time study. They are for campus-based students only and distance learning is not therefore eligible.  

We invite applications from Home and EU students with research interests in the following broad areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Heritage Studies
  • History (including African Studies)
  • Interdisciplinary (including Sexuality and Gender Studies)
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Film Studies and Creative Writing
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religion
  • Visual Arts and History of Art


The deadline for funding applications and references is Monday 15 January 2018, by which time you must also have applied for a place to study.  

The funding application form and reference forms are available from the Midlands3Cities website. It is your responsibility to ensure that your AHRC references have also been received by the deadline, on the forms provided on the Midlands3Cities website.

Applicants should expect to hear a final outcome by mid-April 2018.

Further information

For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership website.