School of English and Drama

Funding and Awards

English at Queen Mary aims to provide financial support to outstanding applicants.

How to apply for funding

There are two routes for applying for funding. UK and EU students may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships via the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). UK, EU and overseas students may apply for Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentships.

Further details are below.

AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Queen Mary is a partner in the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). Eligible applicants to the PhD Programme in the Department of English are encouraged to apply for an AHRC studentship. Studentships cover tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the UK/EU rate and an annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend). Candidates should hold a first-class or an excellent upper-second class Honours degree or equivalent, and would normally be expected to hold a Master’s degree.

The LAHP studentship competition for 2019/20 entry is now open. Applications must be made directly to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). The deadline for applications to LAHP is Monday 28 January 2019. Candidates must also apply for a place to study at Queen Mary by Friday 18 January 2019 in order to be considered for an AHRC-funded studentship. Only UK and EU applicants are eligible to apply for AHRC funding.

You must have the support of a primary supervisor in the Department of English at Queen Mary before you apply to LAHP.

Queen Mary Principal's Studentships

Each year Queen Mary offers PhD studentships to highly qualified applicants. Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend at the research council rate. Applicants from the United Kingdom, European Union and overseas are eligible to apply. We welcome applications in any area of the Department's research expertise. Candidates should hold a first-class or an excellent upper-second class Honours degree or equivalent, and would normally be expected to hold a Master’s degree.

Applications to Queen Mary that are submitted before Thursday 31 January 2019 will automatically be entered for the Queen Mary Principal’s Studentship competition. There is no separate application process for these studentships. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will offer up to 20 studentships for 2019-20 entry. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by telephone or skype).

The closing date for applicants seeking QM Principal's Studentships for 2019 entry is 31 January 2019.

Externally-Funded Awards

We welcome applications from prospective Commonwealth Scholars and candidates seeking other externally-funded awards.

Further information

For further information please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Rehana Ahmed (rehana.ahmed@qmul.ac.uk).

See also the College page offering information on research studentships.