Graduating masters students

Funded postgraduate research opportunities

The College of Humanities are pleased to be able to offer over 50 postgraduate research studentships, including full fees and maintenance, for September 2012 entry.

The College of Humanities is a vibrant centre for new ideas, driven by ambitious and inspirational scholars in all its disciplines. Our expertise includes Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages, Theology and Religion, and Visual Culture.

The College has over 260 staff, offering a wide range of dynamic, flexible programmes and research supervision to over 3500 undergraduate and 550 postgraduate students.

  • More AHRC funding awards in 2009/10 than any other UK institution
  • New capital funds of £2.5 million for doctoral research facilities
  • Lead partner in the new £4 million AHRC
  • Knowledge Exchange Hub
  • Part of ESRC’s regional Doctoral Training Centre
  • UKIERI-funded research partnership with the
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in
  • Bangalore offering up to 10 studentships
  • English ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading research (RAE 2008)
  • Archaeology 2nd in the UK for world-leading and international research (RAE 2008)
  • Classics and Ancient History 3rd in the UK for world-leading research (RAE 2008)
  • Drama ranked 1st in The Sunday Times University Guide (2011)
  • Film Studies ranked 1st for Teaching, and Theology and Religion 1st for Overall Satisfaction, in the National Student Survey (2011).

In order to further enhance our position at the forefront of humanities scholarship and research, we are pleased to be able to offer over 50 postgraduate research studentships, including full fees and maintenance, for September 2012 entry.

AHRC studentships

• Archaeology
• Classics and Ancient History
• History
• Religious Studies
• Film Studies and Television Studies
• English
• French
• Russian
• Drama
• Environment and Sustainability
• Identities and Beliefs
• Medical Humanities
• Science, Technology and Culture

AHRC project-funded studentships

• English: The Stuart Successions Project
• French: Gossip and Nonsense – Excessive Language in Renaissance France

ESRC studentships

• Economic and Social History

European Social Fund studentship (Cornwall based)

• Heritage and Sustainability

Exeter/REACT studentships

• Digital Interaction with Heritage, at the Royal
Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
• Second theme to be announced in Spring 2012

Exeter/NIAS studentships

(intangible histories theme)
• Archaeology
• Drama

International studentships

• Any College subject

AHRC Masters studentships

We are also offering AHRC funded Masters degree awards (subject to confirmation of
funding) in each of: Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Film Studies and Television
Studies, English Language and Literature, Dance, Drama and Performing Arts, and Interpreting and Translation.

More information

For more information about our funding awards, including closing dates, award criteria,
and application process, visit our Funding for Postgraduates page.

For further enquiries, email us direct at

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join one of the most dynamic and renowned research communities in the world.


Date: 14 December 2011

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