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EPS PHD Studentship Awards

Fully-Funded Studentships

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences brings together diverse topics - from carbon-dating to astrophysics - to create a dynamic multidisciplinary setting in which students, researchers and academics alike can thrive. We have approximately 50 fully-funded studentships available across the Faculty (eligibility criteria apply).

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Research Themes

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Global Research Institute in Electronics, Communications and Information Technology

Centre for Wireless Innovation

Professor William Scanlon

Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing

Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos

Secure Information Technologies

Professor Godfrey Gaston

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis

Professor David Rooney

Innovative Molecular Materials

Professor Steven Bell

Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Professor Karl Hale

Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL)

Professor Ken Seddon



School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Energy, Power and Intelligent Control

Professor Sean McLoone

Electronics and Computer Engineering

Professor Roger Woods

School of Mathematics and Physics

Astrophysics Research Centre

Professor Stephen Smartt

Centre for Nanostructured Media

Professor Robert Bowman

Atomistic Simulation Centre

Professor Jorge Kohanoff

Centre for Plasma Physics

Professor Matt Zepf

Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Professor Mauro Paternostro

Centre for Statistical science and Operational Research

Professor Adele Marshall

Pure Mathematics Research Centre Professor Ivan Todorov

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Professor Fraser Buchanan


Clean Energies

Composite Materials and Structures

Future Aircraft

Simulation Technologies

School of Natural and Built Environment

Sustainable Built Environment

Professor Geraint Ellis

Environmental Change and Resilience

Dr Jenny McKinley

Culture and Society

Professor Keith Lilley

School of Psychology

Animal Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing

Professor Rhiannon Turner

Cognition, Development and Education

Identities, Groups and Social Change

Perception Action Communication


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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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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.

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