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TECHNE2 Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities)

AHRC Funded Studentships in College of Business, Arts & Social Sciences via the TECHNE2 Doctoral Training Partnership

Brunel University London is part of a consortium of universities in London and the southeast that form a national Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) focusing on the arts and humanities disciplines.TECHNE is one of ten Doctoral Training Partnerships receiving funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of their commitment to supporting postgraduate-level research into the arts and humanities disciplines.   

Originally established in 2014, TECHNE has successfully collaborated with partner institutions and external organisations across London and the south east to deliver industry-relevant research across a range of arts and humanities disciplines. The latest round of funding enables the consortium to widen its remit and continue this work. 

As part of the DTP consortium, Brunel University London will support studentships for high-achieving arts and humanities scholars which will commence in October 2019. The studentships will be offered through the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences’ interdisciplinary research centres – Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and Global Lives DTP students will become members of the College’s vibrant research community where they will benefit from Brunel’s diverse specialist expertise.  

Please see a detailed subject area list here.

Studentships are available as either on a full-time or part-time basis. Successful applicants for a Full-time award will receive an annual maintenance stipend of approximately £17,002 per year (2018-19) RCUK rate paid in monthly installments in arrears) for the period of their award, plus fees at the current RCUK rate for Full time or Part time courses.


For details of your residential eligibility please see page 16 at https___ahrc.ukri.

Any non-native speaker who has not been awarded a degree by a University in the UK will be expected to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in any section). 

How to apply

The following documentation below should be submitted by email with the Subject header - AHRC TECHNE2 Doctoral Training Partnership application to emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk 

  • Completed Application form , please read guidance notes before completing;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • Details of your residential eligibility. (Please see page 16 at https___ahrc.ukri
  • Research Proposal – 2000 words
  • Two academic references or names and contact details of two academic referees. One professional reference (if applicable).
  • A copy of your Undergraduate transcript and certificate, and Masters transcript and certificate (if applicable). If you have not yet completed your degree programme please provide the most up-to-date transcript available.
  • A copy of your English language qualification, where applicable.