Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Centre

As a research degree student within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, you will become part of a scholarly community that proudly includes a wide range of approaches and disciplines. The majority of Plymouth's doctoral students are based at Plymouth University, with a dedicated supervisory team. Some are based at one of our doctoral 'nodes' such as the Transart Institute and the Planetary Collegium

Additionally, some Plymouth PhD students are members of the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, a partnership between Falmouth University, Plymouth University and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol), funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

3D3 masters studentships at Plymouth

Applications are invited for a research masters studentship to undertake a ResM or MRes programme that includes a practice-led individual research project in the digital arts, design, media and/or performance.
Find out how to apply for a research masters studentship

PhD studentships at Plymouth

Applications are invited for PhD studentships to undertake practice-led research projects that focus on any area of digital arts, design, media and/or performance. Up to three studentships will be available at Plymouth University.
Learn more about the studentships at the 3D3 Research website

During your time as a postgraduate researcher, we hope you will contribute to the academic and cultural life of the faculty. The faculty comprises four schools:

  • Architecture, Design and Environment
  • Art and Media
  • Humanities and Performing Arts
  • Plymouth Institute of Education

All research degrees students will be formally registered within one of these schools, even those who work across disciplinary fields. Your ‘home’ school is usually based on the location of your Director of Studies).

The DTC has an overarching responsibility for the quality assurance, progression procedures and research training elements of the University’s postgraduate research provision in the arts & humanities. The DTC works with both the University’s Graduate School and School Graduate Committees to support your development as a researcher in as many ways as possible.

The DTC supports a range of postgraduate research, with schools offering ResM and MPhil / PhD routes in the following:

  • English and creative writing
  • History and art history
  • Computer music
  • Theatre and dance
  • Education studies
  • Art and media
  • Architecture 
  • Design and environment