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Northern Bridge

Northern Bridge Consortium is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

It brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Queen’s University Belfast, Sunderland University, Teesside University and Ulster University and their strategic partners.

We offer more than 60 fully funded studentships per year to outstanding postgraduate researchers across the full range of Arts and Humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

Northern Bridge students benefit from supervision, training and development of the highest quality, tailored to the needs of twenty-first-century researchers.

How Will This Benefit You?

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • Payment of tuition fees;
  • A maintenance award at the UK Research Councils’ national rate;
  • Support grants;
  • Financial support to participate in a Northern Bridge Autumn Conference, an annual Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop, which include specialist training as well as events focussing on career development and enhancing your employability;
  • Financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards.



Application Details

We will be hosting applicant masterclasses later in the year, please check back here for details.

These sessions are desgined to take you through the application process and there will also be time for lots of questions!  This year, all masterclasses will be held virtually. 


Applications for Northern Bridge Consortium will open shortly. 


Further information on the Northern Bridge Consortium can be found at: 

Northern Bridge Conference
Contact Details
Need more information - why not come to one of our masterclasses?

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator

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