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Queen Mary announces major PhD programme with the Leverhulme Trust

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, beginning in 2018 and worth £1,050,000.

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Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus
Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus

The London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) programme provides for 21 new, fully-funded PhD research projects, which will run from 2018 to 2023. The projects are open to prospective researchers who are interested in the theme of ‘mobile people: mobility as a way of life’.

The programme is directed by Professor Engin Isin and Professor Kimberley Hutchings in The School of Politics and International Relations collaboration with other Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Its focus is the impact of mobility on social and political institutions.

Interdisciplinary research

The programme benefits from the strength of the interdisciplinary approaches of Queen Mary, as well as its location in London’s east end – a historic hub of migration, language, and culture. The organisation of the programme is guided by the principle that institutions such as citizenship democracy, nationality, and security are undergoing profound transformations.

The programme is organised according to thematic priorities which reflect established expertise at Queen Mary. The themes are:

  • Boundaries
  • Generations
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Identities
  • Language

For more information about how to apply, visit the School of Politics and International Relations website.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranked fifth for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014).

From the discovery of a new world, Proxima b, to the application of new cancer treatments; the shaping of international trade policies to the physics of music – our research influences public policy, improves health and social conditions, advances specialist knowledge, and informs cultural debate.

When you join Queen Mary, you become part of a thriving community of 1,800 PhD students. You will have access to the new Graduate Centre, numerous sources of funding, and researcher development training too, all supported by our dedicated Doctoral College team.

Our home in London makes Queen Mary an ideal place to conduct your research, surrounded by some of the world’s best museums, libraries, institutes, and archives.

For more information, visit our research pages

For media information, contact:

Paul Jordan
Faculty Communications Manager (HSS)