School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Postgraduate research studentships

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences offer postgraduate research studentships to support PhD students each year.

The postgraduate research studentships listed on this page are typically to start in late September and provide funding for up to 3 years of PhD study, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend, normally at the Research Councils UK rate. This list includes our QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships. Some of the funding available is limited to UK/EU students.




London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Allocated Studentship



Structural studies of the bacterial type II secretion system

Professor Richard Pickersgill


The genomic basis of bacterial symbiosis in deep-sea annelid worms

Dr Chema Martin


Nanoscale bioelectronics for point-of-care diagnostics and wearable devices Dr Christian Nielsen  15/04/2019 

We also are a member of and accept students via the following Doctoral Training Partnerships which offer a number of research studentships each year.

Other sources of funding for PhD studies

See our fees and funding page for information on other sources of funding for PhD studies.

Applications from candidates intending to self-fund their PhD are also accepted – please visit our self-funding students page for relevant information.