Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
Nottingham Leicester Birmingham
The University of Nottingham
Midlands 3 Cities Consortium: illustration by Justin Wadge

£14.6M AHRC funding for arts and humanities
doctoral research training

Be a part of a thriving community of postgraduate research students producing world class research.


Our support for your research skills development begins before you arrive and continues after you graduate, supporting your transition into work. We will provide a blend of experiential, online and workshop-based activity that addresses the key transferable skills as outlined in the AHRC Research Training Framework

The key aims of our Doctoral Training Partnership

The Midlands3Cities DTP is setting a new benchmark for research candidate mentoring, training and support providing you with the key skills, languages and aptitudes necessary to deploy your knowledge purposefully. Our key DTP aims are to:
  • recruit exceptional individuals with outstanding research potential
  • support students to produce world-leading research
  • enhance the student experience through new collaborations and mobility
  • enhance the employability and mobility of students through innovative training and placements
  • develop a coherent world-class, cohort-wide research environment
  • support the health of disciplines and encourage interdisciplinarity 
  • promote innovation and responsiveness in arts and humanities research
  • capitalise upon our regional cultural infrastructure
  • enable and stimulate maximum engagement with end users of research  

What we offer


Latest news

Call for papers: Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference

The theme for the 8th annual conference is 'Infection and long-term sickness in medieval society. Abstract deadline 15 August.

Popular Culture Lecture Series; call for papers

Students, staff and researchers are invited to send in abstracts for a new weekly Popular Culture Lecture Series commencing spring 2014. Discuss what is meant by popular culture, how is it approached in an academic framework, and if one can really study Batman et al seriously.

Launch of Markets and Consumers Research Group

The Markets and Consumers Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Leicester. We would like to invite interested researchers to take part in our inaugural research seminar on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

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The Business of Slavery

17 - 19/09/2014
National College for School Leadership
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines, studying any era, on various aspects of slavery and forced labour.

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference

06 - 07/12/2014
University of Nottingham (NG7 2RD)
The 8th annual conference of Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe, co-hosted by the Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham, and the Homo Debilis Creative Unit, University of Bremen. Call for papers deadline 15 August 2014.

A Germanic Sandwich 2015

24 - 25/04/2015
A Germanic Sandwich 2015 will be the fifth in a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its closest Germanic neighbours, English and German. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2005 to commemorate the appearance of Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels ('Dutch between German and English'), a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. Subsequent editions were held in Sheffield (2008), Oldenburg (2010) and Leuven (2013). This two-day conference will take place on 24 and 25 April 2015 at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus).

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Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Email: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk