Newman University PhD Scholarships


Newman University is delighted to invite applications for its latest Doctoral Studentship competition. As part of the University’s continued commitment to support the most promising researchers to undertake in-depth scholarship, applications are invited for a number of fully-funded PhD Studentships for three years (full-time) for UK or EU students.


The Studentship includes a subsistence grant in line with the recommendations of the UK research Councils (currently £13,863 p.a.) with all fees paid.


The University supports world-leading and internationally recognised research across a broad range of disciplines (including the Human Sciences, Sport, Psychology, Education and the Humanities). 



The School of Human Sciences is particularly interested in applications on:


  • Scriptural interpretations of history, biblicism
  • Twentieth and twenty-first-century Black British literature
  • Aspects of Victorian society and culture
  • The social history of alcohol in seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe
  • The French Revolution
  • British and Irish Civil Wars
  • Social and religious history of early modern Britain and Ireland
  • Early modern travel narratives in the Atlantic World
  • Print, manuscript and oral cultures
  • Drama and the stage in early modern England
  • New Political History


Interested applicants should discuss their ideas with a potential supervisor and consult the information on staff research in the University’s academic subjects at


Applicants are expected to possess a Master’s Degree with Distinction, or with a Distinction in the Dissertation, or an equivalent qualification.



  • Deadline for applications: Monday 27 February 2015
  • Interviews: week commencing Monday 18 March 2015
  • Commencement of Studentship: 5 October 2015 
Submission date for papers: 
27 Feb 2015
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