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10 DfE PGR Studentships available for 2017


10 Postgraduate Research Studentships ring fenced for The Senator George. J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

The DfE Studentships are funded by the Department for the Economy (DFE), formerly Department for Employment and Learning (DEL). There are 49 Studentships in total on offer for all subjects in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for full time PhD research. 10 Studentships have been ring fenced for The Senator George. J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

The studentship may cover maintenance and fees for a maximum of three years.

  • UK residents: fees plus maintenance.
  • Other EU residents: fees only.

For further details re eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) please click on the DEL Research Eligibility Guidance Notes.

You are required to submit a research proposal as part of your application for a PhD.  In order to ensure that there is sufficient research expertise within the Faculty to supervise your project, it is recommended that you contact a member of academic staff to discuss your proposal. The academic can then advise if there is a potential supervisor available for this topic. 

For further information regarding this, please contact the Mitchell Institute Administrator, Dr Wendy Smith, on w.smith@qub.ac.uk.

After you have made contact with an academic member of staff and a suitable research project has been identified, please complete an application form on the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal. Please note that all applications through the Mitchell Institute  must include the reference: MIT17.

Application deadline: Friday 17 February 2017 at 5pm.


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