Fully-funded PhD in 18th century and Romantic period literature at Northumbria University

Northumbria University is currently advertising up to 13 fully-funded PhD studentships across the Humanities. The Faculty has a particular strength in 18th century and Romantic literary studies, and welcomes applications from students wishing to research in this area.

For more information about the research interests and activities of Northumbria’s long eighteenth- century research group please visit our website or read our blog.

Northumbria has a large and lively postgraduate community in the Humanities. Successful applicants will be able to take advantage of a newly established Institute for the Humanities and an associated Multidisciplinary Research Centre. Our students benefit from generous research space and resources in the recently expanded Glenamara Centre as well as additional research facilities provided by the Institute of the Humanities. PhD students develop a portfolio of skills and competencies through the Humanities Training Programme, the Teaching Shadowing Scheme, the annual PhD conference and the Graduate School’s Professional Development and Research Training Programme. In addition, each student is provided with a research allowance for conference attendance and travel as well as funding to support the organisation and development of research networks, conferences and seminar series.

Major investment in library resources to support research activities means that Northumbria can now boast a diverse range of important research materials and extensive subscriptions to relevant scholarly journals and databases.

Funding Notes

The studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates (in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000).

Eligibility and How to Apply

• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. normally an Honours Degree: 1st or 2:1 (or equivalent) or possession of a Masters degree, with merit (or equivalent study at postgraduate level). Applicants may also be accepted on the basis of relevant and substantial practitioner/professional experience.

• Appropriate IELTS score, if required (evidence required by 1 August).


For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see



Application deadline: 18 March 2022

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