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

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.

Midlands3Cities partner to host AHRC launch event

The University of Nottingham, on behalf of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The National Launch event of the AHRC's Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

High levels of interest from graduates in innovative Arts and Humanities research and training

The AHRC-funded Midlands3Ctities Doctoral Training Partnership has seen applications to each university in the consortium rise significantly this year. This comes as the Department for Media, Culture and Sport announces that employment in the Creative Industries is increasing at a higher rate than for the UK economy as a whole.

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Markets and Consumers Research Group

School of Law, University of Leicester
The Markets and Consumers Research Group at the University of Leicester is providing a discussion forum for research that deals with competition and consumer issues across several disciplines.

Conference in May 2014

08 - 09/05/2014
Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: East and West in Dialogue on 8-9 May 2014, at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities

College Court, University of Leicester
A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by the British Academy.

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Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Email: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk