Apart from specific calls with different deadlines, applications open in November for a September start the following year. A shortlist of candidates will be selected and invited for interview after which offers of studentships will be made. For 2024 entry the following dates apply:
We also welcome late applications April - September in case additional studentships may become available, and for students with their own funding, however, all applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Applicants should use the online application system here selecting the option "Semester 1 start" in the "Apply Online" box. Full details on the online application procedure, with a list of the documents required in order to apply, can be found here. You will be asked to enter your information and will have the opportunity to upload supporting material including:
For "Research Group" please enter "Experimental Particle Physics". You do not need to submit a detailed research proposal, or to name a specific supervisor, however if you have a strong wish to participate in a particular project, or to work with a particular supervisor please indicate this on the application form. If the studentship you are applying for has a defined experiment and/or research project, please indicate so on the form. Selected candidates will be invited for interview and an opportunity to meet the group and view our facilities.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2024. We normally interview selected students shortly after the deadline, and make offers before the end of March.
Dates of interviews: Feb 2024 TBD
General information about postgraduate study at Queen Mary can be found here. For more details or questions on the application procedure please contact our Research Officer, Robert Miles. We occasionally have funding for late applications - please enquire.
Students are primarily funded by studentships from the https://stfc.ukri.org/funding/studentships/. In addition to these Queen Mary London might also offer a small number of college studentships to international or UK applicants. The funding profile of our available PhD places is usually not finalised until January.
STFC DTP and DISCnet Studentships are available to UK and international students who satisfy the eligibility criteria. A full studentship will cover the payment of tuition fees as well as tax free maintenance costs (£19,688 per year for 2023/24). The latest tuition fees can be found here. Briefly, the eligibility criteria for a full STFC award are:
Applicants are advised to check the detailed criteria from the STFC website. Exceptional international students may be eligible for these studentships: this will require a special case to be made after application, and we will discuss this at the time of interview where relevant.
Other studentships. In due course there will be specific information on potential applications for the following studentships.
If you are specifically interested in CSC Studentships or Concacyt, please contact with the relevant info or use the pre-application questionnaire linked above.
External studentships and funding. The following sometimes have calls that may be relevant. If you have funding or are working toward it, please contact for more info:
Questions to PPRC recruitment academic lead: email Dr Linda Cremonesi
Questions directly to PhD students: email Mr Krzysztof Furman
For more general enquiries please contact Mr Robert Miles or in writing at the following address:
Postgraduate AdmissionsSchool of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary, University of LondonMile End Road, London, E1 4NS