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.




Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of biaryls

Dr Stellios Arseniyadis 16/06/2019

Genomics of African indigenous cattle

Dr Laurent Frantz 23/06/2019

Structural studies of the bacterial type II secretion system

Professor Richard Pickersgill 26/06/2019

To determine if N and P availability in the environment explains why most plant genomes are small, despite a huge range in angiosperm genome sizes

Professor Andrew Leitch 27/06/2019

The cognitive neuroscience of creative innovation: using EEG, brain stimulation and computational modelling to understand creativity in music

Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft 14/07/2019

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.