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AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK and International 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 93 doctoral studentships for UK and international applicants for 2022 through an open competition and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) working with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.


Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick is a UK leader in the field of film and television research and teaching. It ranked number 1 (2022) in the UK in Film and Media Studies by The Times, The Guardian and the 2021 National Student Survey. We are inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our broadly defined fields of expertise in:


  • Film and television aesthetics, history and theory;
  • European cinemas;
  • World cinema;
  • Queer cinema and television;
  • Representation and identity, including environmental issues, human rights and social justice;
  • Documentary;
  • British television history.


For further information on staff’s individual areas of expertise, please visit: 

Expressions of interest should reach Film and Television Studies at Warwick no later than 30 November 2021. All applications will be subject to internal approval. For enquiries and information related to PhD admissions, please contact Tiago de Luca at


The deadline for M4C funding applications is 12 January 2022 (noon UK time) by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted via 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: 

Wed 03 Nov 2021, 17:03 | Tags: Postgraduate, Research funding