Postgraduate research

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen’s is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.


Browse our research programmes

Be part of our research vision

All courses and subject areas



Opportunities and studentships for dedicated researchers

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Strength through global collaborations

Partnerships with companies and universities

Our work in conjunction with others


World-leading research centres

Research grouped into four key areas

Outstanding research

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Faculties and schools

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Find out information on specific courses, research topics and academic profiles by visiting our school websites.

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The development of transferable skills is an integral part of being a postgraduate research student.

The Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme offers all research students training courses aimed at providing the skills to complete your higher degree and enhance your employability. The courses offered in the Development Programme supplement those provided by Schools and are available, free of charge, to all research students.



You may be permitted to carry out some of your research away from Queen’s.

You will need to satisfy the University that you will maintain appropriate contact with your supervisor, and have access to appropriate facilities, during any periods spent away, and you may be required to spend a specified period of time in residence at the University.


Welcome and induction programme

For all new postgraduate research students

These events give students the opportunity to talk to both students and academic staff from their own and other disciplines, to share their expectations of research study.

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Impact in the real world

How we work with industry

Our postgraduate researchers work in partnership with industry to solve their problems and grow their businesses.

Learn how

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Academic heritage

At the forefront of innovation since 1849

History and heritage


Looking for someone?

Find a researcher


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A vibrant environment

Life as a postgraduate researcher

Academic life

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University structure

Faculties and schools

Faculties and Schools

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Where to stay

Postgraduate accommodation at Queen's

Postgraduate accommodation


Why Queen's?

Push the boundaries

Why Study at Queen's?


How to apply

A step by step guide

What to do before, during and after your application


Research student event calendar

What's coming up?

Find out here


Beyond your degree

Communicate your ideas

Read more


Researcher Plus

Expand your horizons

Here's how


Boost your effectiveness

Consultancy and advice

Careers guidance

Applications portal

Apply now

Postgraduate study

A guide