Funding and benefits


The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) provides combined research expertise for the personal and professional development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

Through the partnership we aim to deliver excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training. We will assist you in acquiring the best supervision for your field of research, and you will have access to a wide range of facilities and support networks across our campuses.


Full details can be found here.



The DMU Connective Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship 2019


The DMU Connective Arts and Humanities Masters scholarships cover tuition fees (up to £5,000) and provide a generous bursary of £10,000 for a period of one academic year. 


The university is offering four full masters bursaries (PGT or MRes) in any area of research that falls under the umbrella of the AHRC’s subject coverage. These awards are open to UK and EU students who:

  • Hold a first class undergraduate degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) or shows evidence of achieving this before the start of the Masters degree
  • Have the capacity to complete a Masters degree at Distinction level
  • Wish to pursue a doctoral programme upon the completion of their masters, with an emerging topic with originality


It is a condition of funding that each successful scholarship awardee will submit an application for M4C doctoral scholarship open competition towards the end of their tenure and in addition to their research obligations. 


Entry requirements

  • A first-class undergraduate degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification), or shows evidence of achieving this before the start of the Masters degree
  • Standard English language requirements
  • Available to UK/EU applicants only
  • Available for full or part-time campus-based study
  • Able to start in the 2019-20 academic year

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application - including consideration of previous academic attainment, relevant experience, references, and the personal statement.


Application Process

  1. Apply for a Masters course in a field covered by the AHRC subject area – to be submitted by a prospective student and not the host programme/department. Full list here
  2. Download and complete the DMU Connective Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship application form
  3. Submit the following:
    1. evidence of acceptance on a DMU Masters course
    2. evidence of your academic qualifications
    3. evidence that you meet our English language entry requirements (if English is not your first language)
    4. two academic references
    5. completed DMU Connective Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship application form
  1. Applications for the scheme will be assessed by a cross-faculty panel using the following criteria: eligibility (UK/EU applicants only; academic and/or professional background in the arts and humanities); academic background; relevant professional experience (if applicable); personal statement; references.


The deadline for applications is Friday 28 June 2019. Please send your documents to the M4C administrator at:


For specific details of the AHRC’s subject coverage click here.


To learn more about the AHRC Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Training Programme visit Midlands4Cities


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