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PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Unit :  Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
Location :  Milton Keynes
Please quote reference :  Open University/AHRC Studentships
Closing Date :  12 January, 2021 - 12:00

Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Open University/AHRC PhD Studentships

The Open University is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC DTP). The DTP is a consortium of three universities underpinned by world-class research and training environments, supported by strategic partnerships with the BBC World Service, the National Trust and British Telecom.

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP will be awarding more than 385 AHRC-funded PhD studentships over a five-year period and up to 77 studentships (part-time or full-time) are available across the consortium for October 2021 entry. AHRC PhD studentships are available via the Open University across all three AHRC subject classifications: ‘Histories, Cultures and Heritage’, ‘Creative and Performing Arts’, and ‘Languages and Literature’. Full details of eligible subject areas are in the Further Particulars (see below).  EU nationals who are resident in the UK are advised to consult AHRC guidelines on eligibility prior to application.

The Open University is internationally recognized for innovative research across the Arts and Humanities. We host a number of major AHRC- and ESRC-funded research projects.  We have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary work, to national and international public engagement, and to creative partnerships with a range of non-university partners.

Awards for UK residents cover all tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant at the standard RCUK rate (£15,285 p.a. in 2020/21). A limited number of awards, including stipend and a contribution towards tuition fees, may also be available for international applicants (subject to residency requirements during the course of study). International applicants should contact the DTP for further information prior to making a formal application.

How to apply

Closing date: noon 12 January 2021

Equal opportunity is University Policy.


We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.

Where you start in life doesn’t dictate where you go.


Job related information : 

PDF icon OOC-Further-Particulars-Final-07102020 v2.pdf201.47 KB

These roles are covered by various terms and conditions and will be made available to successful candidates

Posting Date :  22 September, 2020 - 12:00

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,