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The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 60 doctoral studentships for entry in September 2018. We are looking for students from the UK or EU with a record of excellent preparation and evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study. You will have a compelling project that will benefit from the expertise we can offer in and across a range of subjects and from our rich archival resources and network of professional partners.

Please note, applicants from EU countries will be notified immediately of any change of status as a result of UK government policy. 

The SWW DTP Studentship Competition for Sept 2018 has now closed. 

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You should have attained at least a first degree at 2:2 or higher (or international equivalent), and have achieved or be working towards a postgraduate qualification.

We also encourage applications from those with non-traditional qualifications/routes who:

· Achieved at least a first degree at 2.2 or higher (or international equivalent) and are not presently working towards a postgraduate qualification, but who can demonstrate equivalent experience and aptitude for research in their field.

· Have a first degree at lower than 2.2. (or international equivalent) but can demonstrate high achievement at postgraduate level. 

· Do not have a first degree but can demonstrate substantual equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their propsoed course of study. In addition, in such cases, those applying for a doctoral studentship should have, or be studying for, a Master's degree or similar postgraduate qualification. 

Residency criteria applies. For more information and full eligibiliy criteria please visit the SWW DTP website.

Please note that by making an application to the SWW DTP you are applying for a studentship only. You will still need to make a separate application to your choice of home institution for your place. You do not need to wait for the outcome of your SWW DTP application before applying to your home institution, but can complete the application processes concurrently. If awarded a studentship, you must ensure that you have a confirmed place at your choice of home institution by the start of the award.

The SWW DTP is funded by and works in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The AHRC funds postgraduate training and research in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance.