The AHRC DTP Open Event will be taking place on Wednesday 9 December.

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

On 9 December 2015, the University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.

This entirely optional event is intended to offer an opportunity for people who were unable to attend the Consortium Open Day on 23 November 2015, or who, after attending the Open Day, wanted to take a closer look at the University of Exeter specifically. The Open Event will offer a further opportunity to hear, and ask questions about, the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. It will also offer further information about studying for a research degree at the University of Exeter, and offer specialist advice on identifying a supervisor, and research proposal.

The South, West and Wales Consortium offers postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of AHRC disciplines, including Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, Drama, English, Film, History, Law, Modern Languages (including Arab and Islamic Studies), Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration between the members of the consortium and its partner organisations including English Heritage, the National Trust, BBC, Cadw and the Welsh National Opera. The funding, which equates to 200 studentships across the duration of the DTP, allows for innovative postgraduate support, including the development of broader skills such as: partnership working and language skills, and experience of working outside academia through industry and international placements.

James Clark, Professor of History at Exeter and College of Humanities Associate Dean for Research said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for any student in Arts & Humanities. Our DTP offers a unique blend of academic expertise and the chance to experience work in the creative and cultural industries that are so central to the UK economy.”

Professor James Clarke will also be in attendance at this session.

The event will take place from 12.00 – 15.00 on Wednesday 9 December. For further information, please visit the Exeter AHRC DTP event page.

To reserve your place, please email

Date: 26 November 2015

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