"The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to more than 220 postgraduate research (PGR) students working across a variety of base disciplines within departments recognised as world-leading for their research, impact, and environment, as evidenced in our various centres of PGR excellence: iDat, ICCMR, TransTech, 3D3. In addition to the critical humanities, Plymouth has long been a national leader in the fostering of creative arts practice and the study of creativity, with PGR students in these areas benefiting from our building of collegiate cohorts, interdisciplinary study, and ever-increasing international partnerships (in USA, China, Greece, Italy, Nepal, Jordan, and Ethiopia). A new ‘Low-Residency’ PhD option will soon be offered via various creative arts disciplines, including creative writing and fine art (visit the website of the discipline you’re interested in to see if the option is available or contact the relevant research leader).
The UK Government has introduced new masters level and doctoral loans (respectively of circa £11,000 and £25,000) for Home UK students. Further information can be found on the Gov.uk websites under ‘Student Finance’ then 'Master's Loan' and 'Doctoral Loan'.
The University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Arts regularly administers competitive studentships via, for example, the Doctoral Teaching Assistantship scheme."