Department for the Economy (DfE) Studentships are offered across the varied disciplines within our School; please select your topic of interest below for further details on staff-driven projects offered for these studentships. Note that the DfE Studentship application deadline is Friday 16 February 2018 at 5pm via the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal. However, new projects are added all the time so keep checking back for updates. Please note that there are different deadlines and requirements for the various funding competitions (e.g. Northern Bridge; NINE DTP and International Scholarships). Please see links under individual disciplines for further details.

To be eligible for consideration for a DfE studentship (including a stipend of £14,777 and Home/EU fees), the candidate must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years (with no restrictions). EU residents may be eligible for a studentship covering fees-only. Further details regarding eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) are available at the following link:

The School warmly welcomes all enquiries regarding postgraduate research, including those regarding student-led proposals developed in consultation with a potential supervisor based in the School. Further information on the range of Postgraduate funding and scholarship opportunities available at Queen’s University Belfast can be found here:


Access studentship information for each of our disciplines here:

Archaeology and Palaeoecology


Civil Engineering