Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship

The Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies: Art and Literature of 17th and 18th century Spain provides funding for a three- to four- year course of study. The funding available each year will cover the University composition fee and maintenance costs plus an allowance for research and travel, and will reflect (as needed) annual adjustments in College or University fees due to inflation. An award may be available in Year 4.

In addition, up to £7,000 will be available in Year 3 to host an international conference at King’s on the topic of 17th and 18th century Spanish art and literature. The studentship-holder will be expected to present some of their thesis work at this conference, and to write a short annual report on their work.


Spanish Studies at King's

King’s College and the University of Cambridge offer a wealth of study opportunities for the selected candidate. The King’s College Library includes a very fine collection of relevant Spanish print and manuscript materials which will be available to the successful candidate. The College is also the repository for a collection of Professor Nigel Glendinning’s antiquarian books, and the University Library contains a selection of Professor Glendinning’s collection of reference works on Goya.

In addition, King’s offers a friendly graduate community and Grad Suite, and a central Dining Hall and Bar. For more information see the Graduate studies section of this website and the King's Graduate Society website. For more information, please contact

How to Apply

1. Apply to the University of Cambridge to study either at the Department of History of Art, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages), or the Faculty of History. You must put King’s College as your first-choice college.

We advise you to apply to the University as soon as possible, especially if the Department to which you are applying has an earlier closing date. See the University Graduate Admission pages for general admission information and closing dates for courses, and for admissions information for specific departments, see the Links section at the bottom of this page.

2. Return a King's studentship application form (below) by 30 April 2021.

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