The School of Arts and Humanities is a diverse, supportive and collaborative community where researchers innovate, create and explore. Our curiosity about language, histories and global cultures drives our insight and learning in a place to develop your intellectual and practical skills.
The School has a long and rich history of producing internationally excellent and world-leading research that explores who we are, where we come from and where we want to go, as individuals and as a society.
Through inquiry, critical reflection, creative interventions and dialogue, we deepen our understanding of how we inhabit and make sense of the world.
Our research community will advance, expand and support your research in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts in English, History, Communications, Cultural and Media Studies, Museum and Heritage Development and Critical and Creative Writing.
NTU Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2023
When making an application for a studentship, you will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths, so ensure you are familiar with our research centres and groups.
Our research centres and groups
Postcolonial Studies Centre
A leading international hub for critical thought around the legacies of social disenfranchisement, colonialism, neocolonialism and the potential for postcolonial thought to contest marginality and social exclusion.
Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory
Covering all research concerned with the ways in which the past is made relevant in the present. Including representations of history, our common heritage or modes of individual and collective remembrance.
Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference
Providing a focus for research that theorises and analyses how the representation, practice and experience of difference produces inequality and how they inform discriminatory practices and policies.
Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict
Increasing the understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation and impact of religion and conflict, from the medieval period into the early nineteenth century.
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group
The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) aims to develop work on the study of modern periodicals and print culture (from the nineteenth century to the present).
Critical Poetics Research Group
Established in 2015, Critical Poetics is an interdisciplinary research group that seeks to stimulate debate, collaboration and innovation among scholars and practitioners whose work is concerned with creative and critical theory and practice
Join a webinar
Join Postgraduate Research Tutor, Gill Allwood, for a live webinar on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 11 am.
Find out about the fully funded PhD opportunities in Arts and Humanities and ask any questions you may have.
Ready to apply?
The application deadline is 12 noon on Thursday 12 January 2023.
Please visit our how to apply page for guidance and to make an application.