Doctoral training studentships

The UK Research Councils provide studentships to cover tuition fees and living costs in the form of Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) or Partnerships (DTPs) at Queen Mary.

These programmes often involve collaboration with other universities and research institutes and offer students research training in addition to the main PhD research project.

The following funding options are available for 2020:

This programme covers a range of social science disciplines, including business and management, economics, epidemiology, geography, health, international relations, law, linguistics, politics and psychology

This programme covers a range of arts and humanities disciplines including English and drama, history, philosophy, law, film studies, development studies, politics and languages.

How do mobile people affect fundamental social and political institutions? This programme aims to generate theories, concepts, methods, and data that are necessary to understand mobility as a way of life – not as an exception but as an emerging norm. Subjects include politics, international relations, human geography and history.

Studies on the natural environment including ecology, evolution, paleo-environmental studies, environmental pollution and monitoring, biological hazards, biodiversity and earth-atmospheric-ocean sciences.

Developing plastic electronic devices and materials for industry and new technologies and applications. Materials, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.

Using mathematical, computational and engineering approaches to solve biological problems. Including cell biology, neurobiology, immunology, physiology, structural biology, chemical biology, biotechnology, microbiology and evolutionary biology.

Students on this programme are based at either Southampton or Queen Mary and focus on Digital Technologies, Informatics for  Health, Advanced Therapeutics and Precision Medicine in specific projects relevant to their subject areas.

Ivestigating the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. Our vision is to take graphene, related layered materials and hybrids to a point where they can revolutionise flexible, wearable and transparent (opto)electronics, with a manifold return in innovation and exploitation. 

Based at Queen Mary's Centre for Digital Music, AIM will train a new generation of researchers who combine state-of-the-art ability in artificial intelligence, machine learning and signal processing with cross-disciplinary sensibility to deliver groundbreaking original research and impact within the UK Creative Industries and cultural sector. Each PhD student will undertake a personalised four-year programme of research supported by specialist taught modules, industrial placements, skills training, and opportunities for co-creation with cultural partners.

The STFC DTP covers experimental, theoretical physics as well as astrophysics, providing studentships and support promising      Science and Engineering students as they move their training beyond their first degree.

The DISCnet CDT is funded by STFC and is a collaboration of five UK-leading universities with expertise in STFC science: the Universities of Southampton, Sussex, Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, and Open University.  It looks to train a new generation of post-graduate data-intensive scientists equipping them with the skills required for the rapidly growing data economy.  The CDT is strongly supported by industry with paid placements and looks to address some of the most challenging big data science questions in particle physics and astrophysics.

Each centre or partnership will have its own application process and its own deadlines (typically between November – February, before studies commencing in September). UK students are eligible for all schemes but EU students are only eligible for a few. Please use the links above for more information.

Your potential supervisor or school/institute administrator will be able to advise you on how to apply for a studentship held at one of the above DTCs, CDTs or DTPs.