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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities



Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership and Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium in Art & Design

Durham University is pleased to announce 12 additional Northern Bridge PhD studentships across Newcastle University, Durham University, Queen's University Belfast, Northumbria University and University of Sunderland. These are to support research that is related to Design and The Creative Sector.

Application closing date

Deadline for submitting the studentship application is Friday 30th June 2017 at 5:00pm(UK time). See ‘How to apply’ for additional earlier deadlines for agreeing supervision and the research proposal.

Start date and duration

Research to commence 1st October 2017

There are two application routes:
1) the Supervisor-led route
2) the Applicant-led route.
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Hazel Reynolds
Northern Bridge DTP Administrator

Research Areas Covered

Applications will be considered in the following areas:

•History (including Historical Geography)

•Law and Legal Studies*


•Political Science and International Studies (Diplomacy and International Relations)*

•Theology, Divinity and Religion

•Museum Studies

•Cultural Geography*

•Cultural Studies



•Creative Writing

•Film History, Theory and Criticism


•Ethnography and Anthropology*

•Drama and Theatre Studies

•English Language and Literature

•French Studies

•Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

•Interpreting and Translation


Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Studies

•German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish)

•Italian Studies

•Media and Communication Studies

•Visual Arts, encompassing:
  The History, Theory and Practice of Fine Art (including painting, sculpture, and printmaking)
   The History, Theory and Practice of Digital Arts
   The History, Theory and Practice of Photography
   Art Theory and Aesthetics
   Community Art
   The History, Theory and Practice of Installation Art, Sound Art, and Film-/ Time-Based Art Architecture History, Theory and Practice