Current Opportunities

Current Postgraduate Research Opportunities

The Faculty consists of six Schools, all of which administrate their own Postgraduate Research opportunities:

Click the relevant School links below to find out more:

Unsure how to proceed? Give us your contact details using the form on this page and a member of our Faculty Student Recruitment Team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to guide you through the process.

Centres for Doctoral Training

The Faculty also has 2 Centres for Doctoral Training, which provide unique, funded PhD opportunities with additional training

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Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS)

The Centre for Doctoral Training offers unique PhD training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage, leading to a joint degree from Queen's and the University of Glasgow

Designed and delivered in close collaboration with an impressive range of industrial partners, the CDT provides a cutting-edge and innovative research environment for doctoral students to develop the new technologies, products and systems required to address the expanding data storage needs of today’s fast moving digital world.

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Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security

CSIT's Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) comprises a taught element of six modules over two semesters. Before students embark on their PhD in Cyber Security research project for the rest of the four years

At the end of Year 2, or 3, students will be afforded the opportunity to undertake an internship, with one of CSIT’s many industrial, academic or government partners in order to broaden their wider expertise. CSIT CDT programme will also include a placement at CSIT labs in year four, focusing on developing commercially viable business ideas.

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The Bryden Centre PhD Studentships

The Bryden Centre has created a ‘virtual centre of competence’ that supports industry-led applied/pre-commercial collaborative research on a cross-border, interregional basis. This research is focused on bio-energy and marine renewable energy

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Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Renewable Energy

The programme offers a range of research opportunities in the key theme areas of Biofouling, Biofuels, Renewables and Environment (Resource, Interactions, Impact), Grid Storage and Techno-Economics.

This year, we recruited our first cohort of students, each of whom will work with industry to produce industrially relevant research with the potential for commercial exploitation and resulting economic growth within the INTERREG VA eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland, and Western Scotland.

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What next?

Unsure how to proceed? Give us your contact details using the following form and a member of our Faculty Student Recruitment Team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to guide you through the process.

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Postgraduate scholarships and funding options

For those pursuing a career in research, developing your ability to find and compete for funds is a key part of your professional development. It is important to research the funding opportunities available for your area of study and your PhD programme. Find out more >>

Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. Queen's is also in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Over 93% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)

Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the UK’s top ten destinations by Tripadvisor in 2015 (Travellers’ Choice Awards). 

In Mercer's 2016 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study.

What next?

Please register your interest via the simple form above and we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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