Midlands4Cities DTP

The AHRC-funded  (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, СʪƵ, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

Offering you cross-institutional supervision, training, mentoring and career support to ensure that you produce world-leading research and maximise your career potential. The Doctoral Training Partnerships awards IRO 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships applicants each year.

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, you will have access to a wide range of facilities and support networks across our campuses.

Research career opportunities

Studying with us will enable you to:

  • Access unique training and placements
  • Experience our outstanding track record in 'real world' research
  • Work across disciplines
  • Access award-winning labs and specialist facilities
  • Benefit from our cultural partnerships with internationally recognised centres of excellence
  • Developing novel research in arts and humanities research.

СʪƵ welcomes applications from prospective research students looking to complete a PhD within the Arts and Humanities topics, eligible for funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Deadline for applications СʪƵ (30 November 2023), Midlands 4 Cities (10 January 2024)

Our partners

We work closely with an exciting range of regional, national and international partners to develop placements, specialist training and collaborative projects.

M4C is committed to partnerships that drive cultural engagement and creative skills development in the Midlands region and beyond. Our partners:

  • Add crucial value to students' research projects
  • Help develop professional and employability skills
  • Provide unique opportunities for knowledge exchange.


Midlands4Cities has two Studentship Competition Schemes for 2023:


2. (CDA)