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School of Geography

PhD Opportunities

The following PhD projects are being advertised in the School of Geography:

The School invites applications for QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships for self-defined projects relating to any of the School’s human or physical geography research themes. Applications are also invited for projects that might involve collaboration with other Schools within QMUL. These studentships are open to UK, EU and international students and cover fees and maintenance at the Research Council rate for London (currently £19,668).

For further information on the Principal’s studentship please see here.

The deadline for Queen Mary Principal’s PhD studentship is 24th January 2024, 5pm.


The London NERC DTP is a partnership of eight prestigious research organisations across London, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The DTPs aim is to attain new standards of excellence in environmental science research training, and deliver a transformative inter-disciplinary experience for PhD students in the heart of London. The PhD programme is focussed on eight key research themes: Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation, Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes, Environmental Hazards & Pollution, Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling, Evolution & Adaptation, Past Life & Environments, Solid Earth Dynamics and Pan-disciplinary studies.

For further information about ‘exemplar projects’, eligibility criteria and how to apply please see the London NERC DTP website.

For any other enquiries, including developing other research project ideas please contact Dr Ray Ward.

The deadline for London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership is 4th January 2024, 5pm. 

The School invites applications for 1+3 and +3 studentships through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, for projects relating to: International Development, Conflict & Human Security, Health, Biopolitics and Social Inequality, and Urbanisation, Social Change & Transformation. Studentships may be either 1+3 (one year MRes followed by three year PhD), or +3 (three year PhD only, available for those with suitable masters-level social science research training). Eligibility is based on UK residency, although non-UK resident EU students may apply for a fees only award. See details on ESRC eligibility.

The deadline for LISS DTP 1+3 or +3 Studentships is 26th January 2024, 5pm.


The School invites applications for the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) for students studying arts and humanities disciplines. The research areas covered by the Arts and the Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are listed here. Further details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

The deadline for AHRC LAHP studentship competition is 26th January 2024, 5pm.


This is open to all QMUL alumni and full details are available online.

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