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We offer two routes for PhD study:

1 Open Doctoral Award

These awards invite you to design and agree a research project with academic supervisors within the M4C partnership. There is the potential to build cross-institutional supervisory teams to maximise fit and expertise.

2 Collaborative Doctoral Award

These awards are jointly developed and co-supervised between an M4C university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation.

The application process

To find out more about writing a PhD project proposal and the M4C application process, please see below

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Q & A and Application writing workshops have been held in each city of Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham

You will now need to contact the university of your choice directly if you have any question about their application processes for a place to study.

Please see the general writing application briefing.

Please see the November 2023 Stuart Hall Foundation