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Faculty of Humanities


We collaborate with other higher education institutions and external partners to provide additional opportunities for our postgraduate researchers.

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

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The Faculty is part of a wider network of institutions and cultural partnerships through its membership of NWCDTP (North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership).

This is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded DTP which offers postgraduate studentships and training across a full range of arts and humanities disciplines.

The NWSSDTP (North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership) is one of 15 ESRC-funded doctoral training partnerships in the UK and brings together the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Keele.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships are available across the full range of social science disciplines and students have access to research expertise and training across the four constituent Universities.


All of our postgraduate researchers have the opportunity to apply for placements and internships with a variety of external institutions, partners and businesses.

Taking a placement provides a great opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and to develop professional networking opportunities for your future career development.

You may also propose your own placement to one of our existing partners or to an organisation that would be beneficial for your PhD research.

International links

As a leading research university, we have established connections all over the world.

We are keen to support our postgraduate researchers to fully participate in the international research community through conference attendance, fieldwork and institutional visits and exchanges.

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