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 to offer studentships across the full range of social science disciplines. 

PGR Placements and Knowledge Exchange 

All of our postgraduate researchers have the opportunity to apply for funded placements and Knowledge Exchange projects to collaborate with non-academic partners in the public, private and third sectors. 

Engaging with external partners provides a great opportunity to create an impact with your research and develop skills and networks which are highly beneficial for professional development and employability both inside and outside academia. 

We foster cross-sectorial collaboration, co-creation and knowledge exchange through a variety of schemes and initiatives

For AHRC or ESRC funded postgraduates, financial support is available through the NWCDTP and the NWSSDTP Placement schemes, which should be the first port of call since specific rules and processes will apply. 

For non-UKRI researchers, our Humanities Placement Scheme offers coaching support from ideation to completion and Awards of up to £3,000 per researcher per project, which can be part time or full time. Visit the website for more information and to apply online. 

You can see previous PGE KE projects on our Case Studies page. 

Manchester-Melbourne Dual PhD 

The University of Manchester is offering dual PhD awards in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Australia for the academic year 2023/24. This is an exciting opportunity for prospective PhD candidates who will benefit from research training at two leading universities and be immersed in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment at both institutions.

Please see the more information on our GOLDEN partnerships website. 

The Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government's global programme for studying and working abroad, providing students in the UK with funding to support international education opportunities across the world.

Find out more about The Turing Scheme.

UKRI Globalink Doctoral Exchange scheme

The Scheme provides an opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Successful applicants have the opportunity to develop into global citizens with international competencies, during 12-week research placements in Canadian Universities.

Find more information on the UKRI website.