The School of Law is looking to offer a limited number of Studentship Awards. To be eligible, applicants must submit a research proposal relevant to an area of Law that the School of Law possesses academic expertise in, and thus can offer doctoral supervision in.
The Department of Law can offer supervision in most areas of non-commercial law. Please see our staff list to view areas of staff expertise. Should you wish to see if we have academics with research expertise in your proposed area of research type in your proposed area of research in the ‘search’ box at the top of this page. Once you have identified the relevant staff, please then click on the homepage of the staff you think are most appropriate to you to see more detailed information about them.
Please note, only permanent academic staff, not visiting staff, can act as supervisors. The Department of Law also co-ordinates and conducts research in the legal field via a number of Research Centres:
Within the area of Justice and Human Rights:
Within the area of Society, Democracy and the Humanities:
Within the area of International, European and Comparative Law
Within the area of the Governance of Business & Finance:
The Department would therefore also welcome applications where the proposed research relates to the work and focus of one of these Research Centres.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) can offer supervision in most areas of commercial law. Please see our staff list to view areas of staff expertise. Should you wish to see if we have academics with research expertise in your proposed area of research type in your proposed area of research in the ‘search’ box at the top of this page. Once you have identified the relevant staff, please then click on the homepage of the staff you think are most appropriate to you to see more detailed information about them.
Please note, only permanent academic staff, not visiting staff, can act as supervisors. CCLS also co-ordinates and conducts research in the legal field via a number of Research Centres:
Within the area of Governance of Business and Finance
Within the area of Transnational Challenges and the Law
CCLS would therefore also welcome applications where the proposed research relates to the work and focus of one of these Research Centres.
An additional Studentship place is being offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is open to applicants who are eligible for Home tuition fees, and who meet the criteria for the award. Details of these criteria can be found in the document below:
If you have already applied to the PhD programme but think you meet the criteria for this award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. You would need to update your Statement of Purpose document to provide details of your eligibility.
Queen Mary encourages applicants from UK candidates in BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI London rate) to UK applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme. To be eligible to apply for these studentships the applicant must be UK permanent resident from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home student fees. Queen Mary’s goal is to recruit outstanding and diverse candidates across the full range of studentships.
The deadline for Studentship applications to the School of Law is Wednesday 7 December 2022. You must have completed both the main PhD application process, and submitted all your supporting documents, by this date. The selection process will then take place during the next couple of months and be completed in February 2023.
There is a section within the PhD online application form labelled ‘Other Information’. To notify us that you wish to apply for our Studentship award you will need to respond to the question: ‘How do you intend to finance your studies at Queen Mary?’ by choosing the option ‘I am a QMUL PG Research Studentship applicant’.
Without this notification, you will not be considered as a funding applicant. You will be treated as an applicant to our PhD programme only.
If you want to apply for Studentship funding and have already submitted your main application (without indicating that you wish to be considered for one of our funding awards) you must contact Mr Gareth Skehan, PhD Admissions Administrator, before the deadline by email on email@example.com, and state the award that you want to apply for. Without this specific email notification you will not be considered for Studentship funding.
Applicants can apply for more than one QMUL award simultaneously. Please see the relevant web-pages about the other awards we offer for information on the notification process via our On-line application system.
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, what our entry requirements are, and what supporting documentation is required, see our PhD page.
To make an on-line application, you would need to visit this web-page and then click on one of the two buttons in the right hand column of the webpage (for either ‘full-time’ or ‘part-time’ study, depending upon which study mode you with to apply for).
Applicants should note the School of Law, unlike other PhD programmes at QMUL, has no formal requirement for applicants to contact an academic staff member to arrange for supervision to be agreed prior to submission of their full application. All applications, in the first instance, are reviewed by our Research Admissions Director. The Director has an overview of the supervisory capabilities and availabilities of all academic staff within the School, so applications are always reviewed, if they are considered strong enough by the Director, by academics with research expertise relevant to an applicant’s proposed area of study.
However, Queen Mary’s online application system requires applicants to confirm the name of a proposed supervisor (in the ‘Research Proposal’ section). As Law has no requirement here, applicants can simply name their proposed supervisor as a ‘School of Law supervisor’, without having to name a specific member of staff (although they are free to do so if they wish).
Finally, if you are wishing to apply for either an LISS DTP Scholarship or an LAHP Scholarship, please note these require an academic to have agreed to act as an applicant’s supervisor, and then complete and submit an application form in support of the funding application by the relevant deadline date (which is in late January 2023). We therefore advise applicants to submit their main application no later than early December, to allow time for their Research Proposal to be considered as part of our review, and for a staff member to be appointed as a proposed supervisor in time for the relevant application documentation to be submitted prior to the deadlines in late January.