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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.

Search current vacancies

The majority of our funded opportunities closed for applications on January 31st. However, we still have a small number of funded projects accepting applications. Please use the search tool below, powered by, to search our advertised PhD projects.

If you cannot find a project that suits your experience and interests here, then please browse our research degree subjects to explore the subjects and staff that you could work with on your chosen subject area. Those with external funding (e.g. self-funding or overseas sponsor funding) are welcome to discuss projects and vacancies directly with the academic Schools. Find the contact for your subject area here

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