The PhD programme in Black Studies at the University of Nottingham is a place for the study of the history, literature and culture of black people (variously defined) in North America, as well as through their historical, cultural and political links to Africa, Britain, and other global sites.
The course is particularly relevant at this crucial time within the UK, as students, communities and institutions of higher education increasingly assess curriculum offerings in dialogue with the ongoing effort to consider the influence and experience of the black diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our postgraduates go onto work in a range of fields, from university lectureships and post-doctoral fellowships to roles in the media, art councils and the creative industries.
Many of our research students publish high-quality books and articles and have secured teaching positions in universities both in the UK and abroad.
- Black communities and environmental justice in relation to national parks and heritage
- Black identity, photography and wellbeing
- Black working mothers
- Digital blackness
- Legacies of black arts and heritage centres (1980-present)
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
International applicants should apply as early as possible
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- 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD-level study, we would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.
International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4496 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4496 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Nottingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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