School of Business and Management

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) Programme

QMUL-LTDS supports interdisciplinary PhD projects addressing the theme of mobile people across at least two disciplines. The Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships award builds on QMUL’s unique, agent-centred research in the humanities, social and cognitive sciences on human mobility as a global norm rather than an exception, and on the impact of mobile people on social and political institutions such as citizenship, democracy, nationality, and security.

We are now inviting applicants for 2010-21 entry for fully funded QMUL-LTDS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarships on the theme of ‘Mobile People: mobility as a way of life’. This includes research in the fields of migration studies, refugee studies and citizenship studies in the disciplines of Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Politics and Psychology.

QMUL-LTDS will support interdisciplinary PhD projects addressing the theme of mobile people across at least two of these disciplines. We will award up to 7 full-time doctoral scholarships each academic year for three years from 2020/21. The Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships award builds on QMUL’s unique, agent-centred research in the humanities, social and cognitive sciences on human mobility as a global norm rather than an exception, and on the impact of mobile people on social and political institutions such as citizenship, democracy, nationality, and security.

Please note that if you are applying for the QMUL-LTDS Scholarships, you will need to specifically address the following questions in your research proposal:

  • Outline the research questions in reference to QMUL-LTDS research framework, theories, methods, and data relevant to the research question. Applicants are required to identify a thematic area that their proposed research roughly corresponds to and an institutional dimension to which it speaks;
  • Indicate two potential supervisors from two different schools (disciplines) including the Schools of Politics and International Relations (IR), Business and ManagementEconomics and FinanceLanguages, Linguistics and FilmGeographyPsychology (SBCS)History, and Law. Applicants are encouraged to contact their potential supervisors in advance of making a formal application.
  • Mention in your proposal, personal statement and online application form in the 'Funding' section that you are applying for funding under QMUL-LTDS.

Candidate profile

In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have a first degree with first class honors (or equivalent) and a Master's degree at distinction level in business/management or a discipline related to their research topic. Borderline cases will be considered individually. We do not normally accept an MBA. Relevant experience is also taken into account. Applicants are required to have an IELTS overall score of 7 at the time of application.

Our PhD Programme is highly competitive. All applicants will be judged according to the same criteria, namely: record of academic and/or professional achievement; quality of their research proposal; and compatibility with the research interests and expertise in the school.

Queen Mary University of London is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity for all its students and staff. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race and ethnicity, sex, parental status, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation and gender identity, or age.

How to apply

You should apply for your place at QMUL via the online portal by 17:00 on 19 January 2020. On the online application form, you should indicate that you would like your application to be considered for QMUL-LTDS Scholarships.

For full details on these studentships, please see here.

For further details about the PhD programme and how to apply please see here.

General enquiries should be addressed to the School of Business and Management PhD Administrator, Saima Ahmed.