PhD Studentships at QMUL’s Doctoral College

Queen Mary University of London

£11m of PhD studentships available – Join us in 2018!

Studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London offers you the chance to work with internationally-renowned academics on solving global problems, and to develop your own specialised skill-set, providing you with a wealth of opportunities when you graduate.

QMUL’s Doctoral College – a 1300 strong community of research students and associates - provides a uniquely stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your PhD. Housed in a brand new £39 million graduate centre, the Doctoral College works to support your development as a successful, confident and independent researcher. Working together with our colleagues across QMUL we offer - 

Globally renowned research

  • QMUL was rated 5th in the UK for “world-leading or internationally excellent” research outputs in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • £125 million annual research income across 14 academic Schools and Institutes
  • Over 300 formal international agreements for research and student exchange
  • Member of the 24 strong Russell Group of research-intensive institutions
  • 6 different Doctoral Training Partnerships, covering the arts, social sciences, engineering and sciences.

Personalised support and training

  • Each PhD project is supervised by at least two specially-trained academics
  • Dedicated training days for each stage of your PhD career
  • Specialists on hand for mental health, well-being and careers support
  • Funding available for enterprise and public engagement work
  • QMUL has the highest rate for timely PhD completion of any UK university (HEFCE 2013)

Researcher development

  • 6 different training providers operating within QMUL to offer over 100 different workshops, and courses
  • A “QDip” (Diploma in Researcher Development) awarded upon completion of 210 hours of training and teaching
  • GradFEST festival, “3-minute thesis” competition and PhD stand-up evenings to help develop researcher communication skills and provide networking opportunities

How to apply

QMUL has a large number of studentships available across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Dentistry for 2018 entry.

These include opportunities offered in partnership with the UK research councils (open to Home and EU applicants), with international sponsors (open to international applicants), and our own QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships (open to all).

To find out more about specific opportunities and to apply please visit our website - http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/index.html

Please note the key deadlines below:

  • 5 December 2017: Law studentships
  • 31 January 2018: All other studentships unless specified elsewhere

For further information and advice please come along to our PhD Open Evening, Wednesday 8 November, 4.30-7pm.

Find out more and book your place at - http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/meet-us/openevents/