The vision of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) is to establish a centre of excellence in the arts and humanities. Researchers will be equipped with world-leading knowledge and skills appropriate to meeting the academic, professional and socio-economic demands of the twenty-first century.

Our students will be active partners in shaping their own training and development as researchers and future leaders. They will enjoy access to outstanding resources and training provision within a collegial environment supporting them to produce excellent research.  In turn they will contribute to a world class research environment and engage in mutually beneficial knowledge exchange relationships.

We aim to provide a meaningful cohort experience to all PhD students. Furthermore we will instill the confidence, skills and networks to succeed in interdisciplinary, international and non-HE settings.

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) provides funding for the NWCDTP.

Latest News

Application now open for Collaborative Doctoral Awards

We welcome applications to our 2022-23 Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme. CDAs offer academics and non-HEI organisations from the private, public or third sectors the opportunity to develop a bespoke, three-year PhD project with funding awarded to the host...

Collaboration Labs Project Excellence Award winner announced  

A research project supporting the personal and professional development of neurodiverse young people wins Collaboration Labs Project Excellence Award 2021.  A team of Postgraduate researchers have created a first of a kind, neurodiverse-friendly tool, in partnership...