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AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2020 through an open competition and 15 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in: cultural policy and the media and creative industries, including:-

popular media cultures, media technology, women, ageing and media, media history and heritage, media and memory, the environmental impacts of the media industries; urban culture and cities; public culture and art institutions; cultural development and local community; artists, enterprise, intervention and cultural dissent; culture and global sustainability; cultural rights, freedom and democracy; the politics of the museums and galleries sector; forms of cultural policy; and the organisation and management of cultural policy by the state; creativity; sustainability; creativity and human development; creativity and management; critical realism; cultural entrepreneurship and enterprise; critical theory and culture, cultural consumption, taste, popular culture and cultural work.

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 14 January 2020 (noon), by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit: or contact

Check the Centre staff pages for the research interests of available supervisors and contact David Wright on for more information about supervision within CCMPS.


Mon 14 Oct 2019, 15:43 | Tags: Scholarships, News, Research news