Funding Awards - AHRC
The University is currently a Block Grant Partnership holder for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). AHRC Doctoral Awards provides support (fees & stipend) for students undertaking doctoral study. It is a scheme open both to applicants who will be starting their research study and to current research students (as long as at least 12 full-time months of the registered period remain). The School welcomes all applications alongside our Research Programmes based on the criteria above. General notes and information on how to apply can be found below. Please be aware that competition for AHRC awards is very fierce and funding is limited, which means that only very high quality applications can be successful.
Applicants are invited to apply for an AHRC studentship to fund their Postgraduate study with the School in the following subject areas:
The AHRC supports work in all periods of history from ancient times to the recent past, and in all parts of the world although applications in ancient history should normally be directed to Classics & Ancient History. The AHRC is primarily responsible for: biography; administrative, cultural, diplomatic, legal, military, political and religious history; the history of science, of medicine, and of ideas; and historiography.
Includes all the main areas, styles of and approaches to philosophy including: history of philosophy including ancient, medieval, modern and recent; metaphysics; epistemology; logic; philosophy of science; philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; philosophy of religion; 19th and 20th century European philosophy including phenomenology, existentialism, critical theory, hermeneutics and deconstruction; ethics including applied ethics; political and social philosophy; applied philosophy; feminist philosophy; and aesthetics. The following points should be noted:
- Ancient philosophy may also fall under Classics & Ancient History
- History of science and the history of ideas would normally fall under History
- Where the focus of the study is on empirical surveys of current political practice, rather than philosophy, this falls within the domain of the ESRC; contemporary politics and political theory fall within the domain of the ESRC.
Further information on the awards and subject areas.
The normal requirement for admission to all Research programmes in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course you may still apply and your application will be considered. (Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students).
Full applications, including referees' reports and any supporting documents, must be received by the School contact by 1 February 2013 at the latest. Full applications plus School endorsements must be sent by Schools to the UGC Office by 15 February 2013 at the latest.