AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

The University of Liverpool is part of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) which has been awarded over £12 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train a new generation of skilled researchers.

The NWCDTP brings together the Universities of Liverpool, Keele, Lancaster, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Salford and the Royal Northern College of Music, awarding around 200 PhD studentships over a five year period. Funding for PhD programmes and master’s + PhD programmes is available at the University of Liverpool across a range of Arts and Humanities disciplines.

Funding is available at the University of Liverpool for the following disciplines

Histories, Cultures & Heritage


Heritage (Archaeology, Art History, Museum Studies)




Creative & Performing Arts

Creative Writing

Media and Cultural Studies


Visual Arts and Design

Languages & Literatures



Language-Based Area Studies

Modern Languages and Translation Studies


The competition for funding which commences in October 2020 is now open, and the deadline for applications to be submitted to hsspgr@liverpool.ac.uk is 5pm on the 7th Feburary 2020.

More information, including the application paperwork, can be found on the NWCDTP ‘How to Apply’ webpage.

If you have any queries, please contact hsspgr@liverpool.ac.uk.