PhD Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) in Law 2017-18

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

About the Award

For 2017-18, the Department of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, is offering a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) to successful applicants to our PhD programme. The award covers tuition fees and a maintenance grant set at Research council rates. In 2016-17 this amounted to £16,296.00 per year. The award enables the recipient to both received funding for their doctoral studies, and to gain experience in academic teaching. For more information on this award, please see our web page below:

If you have any queries relating to the funding application process, please e-mail the School of Law PhD Admissions Administrator, Mr G Skehan (


There are 2 deadlines for applying for the GTA award for 2017-8. The early deadline is Wednesday 7th December 2016, and the later deadline is Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Candidates who submit their application by the December deadline will be considered initially, and applicants are encouraged to apply prior to this first deadline. However, candidates submitting their application by the second deadline will also receive equal consideration for the award. You must have completed the main PhD application process, including the submission of all required supporting documentation, by this date.

Only applicants who have completed the online application process to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding. For information on how to make an application, our entry requirements, and what supporting documentation is required, please see our web page:


To apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship you must:

  • Meet the PhD programme entry requirements.
    All applicants, including GTA applicants, must meet the Law PhD programme entry requirements, these include high academic performance in taught postgraduate degrees in a law or law-related subject (a ‘Pass with Distinction' at LLM level in the UK marking system, for example).
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in Law (BA in Law or LLB), which can be from any country. However, we prefer applicants to have a UK or common law LLB qualification, as you will be expected to be more familiar with the teaching syllabus of the course that you will assist teaching on.
  • Be (or apply to be) a full time postgraduate PhD research student. The award is for new applicants looking to enrol in September 2017. Therefore, existing PhD students are not eligible.
  • Be able to start your PhD in September 2017 as that is when teaching begins and the award will start to be paid. Given that most LLM courses in the UK end with graduation in November (and that PhD entry is dependent upon applicants obtaining a certain grade on their LLM so as to meet our academic entry requirements), so this means current LLM students who will graduate in November 2017 aren't eligible to apply for this award this year (unless they have previously graduated from an LLM degree taken earlier).
  • Must be from the UK or an EU country, as one or more GTA places will be reserved for Home/EU students only. However, applications from non-EU students will also be considered, on a case-by-case basis.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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