Research degrees

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

Postgraduate Research Virtual Event

Join us online on Wednesday 10 November 2021, 9:30am - 3pm (GMT) to find out more about our research programmes and to discover why you should study your PhD with us. 

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When you join Queen Mary, you become part of a thriving community of 1,800 PhD students. You will have access to the 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.

Search current vacancies

Please use the search tool below, powered by, to search our advertised PhD projects. Not all opportunities are advertised here. Please check the departmental PhD pages for full instructions and project lists.

Find out more about the PhD application process at Queen Mary.

Those with external funding are welcome to discuss projects and vacancies directly with the academic Schools. Browse the list of contacts for your subject area.