Applicants to our PhD programmes may be eligible for competitive funding awards managed by the university. If you wish to be considered for one of our funded studentships, you must apply before the end of January for admission the following September. For September entry, the application deadline for most awards is mid-January. Students hoping to be competitive for funding awards should allow time to substantially revise their initial proposals following feedback from their potential supervisor(s). This means initial contact should be made before December of the year preceding the intended start date.
Each year we offer fully-funded Research Studentships to support the next generation of leading academics. Funding is available across all research areas and it typically comprises three years of funding.
Studentships will be awarded in March 2023 to the most outstanding candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences applying for a full-time or part-time PhD programme starting in autumn 2023. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have (or expect to have by the end of the 2022/23 academic year) a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. Awards are tenable for up to three years, and cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI London rate (c. £19,668 p.a. full-time, c. £9,834 part-time).
BAME Studentships for UK candidatesWe encourage applicants from UK candidates in BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.For 2023 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering up to two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI London rate) to UK applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.To be eligible to apply for these studentships you must be UK permanent residents from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home student fees. You will automatically also be considered for our other studentships. Our goal is to recruit outstanding and diverse candidates across the full range of studentships.
STUART HALL FOUNDATION (SHF) / QMUL HSS Principal’s StudentshipFor 2023 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will continue to offer a SHF-endorsed PhD Studentship. The studentship will support PhD applicants (or current PhD students in their first year of study - or the first two years of a part-time programme) that are eligible to pay Home fees and that meet specific eligibility criteria based on widening participation requirements. Applicants should fine-tune their statement of purpose to include a description of why they think their project might be suitable for this Studentship, and of what Stuart Hall's 'legacy' might mean to them. They will automatically also be considered for the general awards and, where appropriate, for the BAME awards. The deadline for application is the same as for the HSS Principal’s Studentship. Further details are included in the Specific SHF/HSS QMUL Studentship guidance document.
The Application deadline this year is 25 January 2023, 5pm.
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This AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership brings together eight leading research institutions to fund 90 cross-institutional postgraduate studentships per year for PhD research in the Arts and Humanities.
This programme covers a range of arts and humanities disciplines including English and drama, history, philosophy, law, film studies, development studies, politics and languages.
The application deadline this year is 27 January 2023, 5pm.
For more information on this programme and how to apply, see: https://www.lahp.ac.uk/)
Under the scheme, Queen Mary will provide scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC will provide living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants. This scholarship is available to both new and continuing (current 1st year) students. Associate students who want to come to Queen Mary for 6-24 months are also able to apply.
The application deadline this year is 31 January 2023.
For more information on this programme and how to apply, see: