Job offer available in Scotland Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship 2019-2020 at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is a member of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). It is also a member of Higher Education Institution of the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland (AHRC DTP Scotland). The SGSAH has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships, training and support for postgraduate Research Students in the Arts and Humanities. The DTP studentship offers a high-value scholarship package which supports students to pursue innovative research in their chosen research areas. The design of the DTP will benefit successful students from training and development opportunities, such as events, internships and artist residencies, short term language courses and summer school.  

The University of Stirling is now taking applications for AHRC-funded PhD studentships in the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Film History, Theory and Criticism
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Heritage
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Communication Studies,
  • Modern Languages (French)
  • Museum Studies (incl. Heritage and conservation)
  • Philosophy
  • Popular Culture
  • Publishing
  • Scottish Literature
  • Television History, Theory and Criticism
  • Theology
  • Visual Arts


  • applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer a PhD degree programme
  • applicants must not be holding another full scholarship for the 2019/20 academic session, though partial scholarship funding from elsewhere (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered
  • applicants must hold Home (UK) or EU status. See residency guidelines –
  • applicants may be either new or continuing students (note that students entering their third year of full-time study, or fifth year of part time study in 2019-20 are not eligible to apply)
  • applicants already holding doctoral qualifications should not apply

How do I apply?

You will apply for the studentship through the University of Stirling. You will need to identify a potential supervisory team and discuss your proposal and application with them in the first instance. You can find a potential supervisor at ‘Choose a subject and find a supervisor on How to apply to our Research Degrees on Alternatively, the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies can help you identify a supervisor specialised in the area of your proposed research project. Enquiries can be sent to

The completed forms will have to be submitted to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate Studies Office ( by 5pm on 17 December 2018 to enable us to carry out an internal Review Process for nomination.

On nomination by the University of Stirling, you can then apply to the PhD research programme using our online application portal. Before applying, you should refer to the documents which can be found here  for additional guidance on the process. You should also send your note of interest to the Graduate Studies Office ( in order to be exempted from the Find A Supervisor process.

Deadline: 5pm, 17 December 2018

Further information:


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