Training the next generation of heritage professionals and researchers



The Heritage Consortium (led by the University of Hull, consists of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2019. Applications are submitted to the Consortium. Successful candidates are admitted to one of the member universities with appropriate supervisory expertise, with specialist co-supervision provided by another consortium partner. All students undertake common cohort-based training in Heritage Research, and have access to facilities and research support at the other Consortium members and their network of heritage organisations.

The Consortium invites research proposals in and across the boundaries of the following subject areas, relating to Heritage:

Archaeology                                   Archives                                          Cultural History

Cultural Geography                      Cultural Studies and Popular Culture

Museum & Gallery Studies         Economic & Social History        Heritage Management

How to Apply

The Studentships are open to Home or EU applicants, who should hold at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree, usually together with a Master’s qualification attained or on schedule to be completed, and/or equivalent professional experience. Studentships can be held either full-time or part-time.  They include stipend (living expenses) at the UK Research Council rate and tuition fees.

Please use the form and guidelines  – see Menu Apply entry 2019 – Please contact for further guidance or questions if your questions are not answered by our FAQs:

Deadline 5pm Monday 25th February 2019 – (please see checklist on Apply Entry 2019 page).

Interviews will be held in mid-late March 2019.


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