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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

QM Principal and EPSRC-DTP PhD Studentships

Level: PhD 
Country: Home students, with limited availability to overseas students (please see details below) 
Value: Tuition fees and a London stipend at UKRI rates (currently in 2023/34 of £20,662 per year, to be confirmed for 2024/25)
Number of Awards: Nine
Deadline: Various

About the Studentships

The school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of the Queen Mary University of London is inviting applications for up to 9 PhD Studentships in specific areas in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (please see the list of projects at the end of this page). The PhD studentships will cover tuition fees and offer a London stipend of £20,662 per year. The scholarships include 7 QM Principal scholarships (only for home applicants) and 2 EPSRC DTP scholarships (with some places available for overseas applicants).

About the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary

The PhD Studentship will be based in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Queen Mary University of London. As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 8th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2021) and 7th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2021). The School is a dynamic community of approximately 350 PhD students and 80 research assistants working on research centred around a number of research groups in several areas, including Antennas and Electromagnetics, Computing and Data Science, Communication Systems, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science, Digital Music, Games and AI, Multimedia and Vision, Networks, Risk and Information Management, Robotics and Theory.

For further information about research in the school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, please visit:

Who can apply

Queen Mary is on the lookout for the best and brightest students. A typical successful candidate:  

  • Should hold, or is expected to obtain an MSc in the Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline 
  • Having obtained distinction or first class level degree is highly desirable 

Eligibility criteria and details of the different schemes 


  • 3.5 years stipend and fees 
  • Details: Open to home students, with limited places for international students. These studentships are open to those with Home and International fee status; however, the number of students with International fee status which can be recruited is capped according to the EPSRC terms and conditions so competition for International places is particularly strong.
  • Expected start date: September 2024

Principal Scholarships: 

  • 3 years stipend and fees 
  • Details: Open to home students 
  • Expected start date: September 2024

How to apply 

Queen Mary is interested in developing the next generation of outstanding researchers and decided to invest in specific research areas. For further information about potential PhD projects and supervisors please see the list of the projects at the end of this page.

Applicants should work with their prospective supervisor and submit their application following the instructions at:  

The application should include the following: 

  • CV (max 2 pages)  
  • Cover letter (max 4,500 characters) stating clearly in the first page whether you are eligible for a scholarship as a UK resident (   
  • Research proposal (max 500 words) 
  • 2 References  
  • Certificate of English Language (for students whose first language is not English)  
  • Other Certificates  

Please note that in order to qualify as a home student for the purpose of the scholarships, a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. For more information please see: ( 

Application Deadline 

Please see individual project pages below for each application deadline date.

For general enquiries contact Mrs. Melissa Yeo at (administrative enquiries) or Dr. Arkaitz Zubiaga at (academic enquiries) with the subject “EECS 2024 PhD scholarships enquiry”. 

List of available projects and corresponding academics: 

Project Title Corresponding Academic Funding Scheme

Dynamical Systems and Verification

Edon Kelmedi EPSRC DTP
Probabilistic Programming, without Sampling Fredrik Dahlqvist QM Principal
Privacy-Preserving Algorithms: Unlocking Data Sharing for Medical Sciences & Machine Learning Michael Shekelyan QM Principal
Session types for safe distributed programming Raymond Hu QM Principal


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