North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

Fully funded scholarships in the Arts and Humanities

Manchester Met is proud to be a member of the prestigious North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP).

This ambitious scheme, accredited by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), allows us to offer fully funded PhD scholarships across the Arts and Humanities.  

Scholarship opportunities

Through the North West Consortium DTP, we offer two types of scholarship:

2019/20 open competition

The 2019/20 open competition has now closed. You can sign up to be notified when we advertise 2020/21 opportunities (starting your studies in October 2020).

Why join us?

As a postgraduate researcher at Manchester Met, you will benefit from:

You will also benefit from being part of the wider North West Consortium community. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues at universities across the North West, as well as to attend a range of training and development activities run by the North West Consortium.

Find out more and apply

Before applying, you should discuss your research with a relevant academic. To arrange this, please contact, +44 (0)161 247 6673.

More information

What is the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)?

The NWCDTP, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, was established in 2014. The consortium is committed to providing high-quality doctoral training across the whole range of the Arts and Humanities.

The NWCDTP is a collaboration between us and the universities of Manchester, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Salford, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music.

The North West Consortium funds PhD scholarships, and provides additional funding to support students' personal and professional development.

Find out more about the North West Consortium

Eligibility criteria

The NWCDTP awards scholarships to students who can demonstrate consistently high academic performance. Students must have a good honours degree at first-class or upper second-class level. It is also expected that candidates should possess or be studying for a Master's degree.

The awards are open to UK and EU applicants only. EU applicants are normally eligible only for an award that covers their fees, unless they have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the date of the award.

The awards are available for full-time or part-time study.

Find out more on eligibility

Application and selection process

The North West Consortium application and selection process involves two stages: an application to Manchester Met, and a subsequent application to the North West Consortium. You are strongly advised to discuss your project with a member of academic staff before applying. To arrange this, please contact

The deadlines for the 2020/21 competition will be annouced here in Autumn 2019.

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