Knowledge Exchange 

The centrality of intersectoral collaboration in the definition of what constitutes excellence in academic research has grown in relevance in the past decade, with Research Councils strongly advocating the role of humanities research in maximising “public benefitby “enabling cultural participation, addressing contemporary social challenges and creating economic value” (AHRC 2019 Delivery Plan, p. 5). 

Knowledge Exchange (KE) between arts and humanities research and non-University sectors – from the creative industries and the heritage sector to the third sector, health services and government agencies – therefore plays aintegral part of what it means to do world-leading research today and as such is central in our doctoral training programme.  

Regardless of the career paths you will take, in academia or industry (or indeed both), engaging with non-University partners during your PhD provides you with highly transferable skills and work experience which will support the development of the unique contribution to the cultural, social and economic life of the wider community, that you can make thanks to your research skills and expertise. 

NWCDTP Placement scheme

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International schemes

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Collaborative Doctoral Awards

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Our partners

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