Postgraduate Research

PhD Studentship Awards

Northern Ireland’s Department for Economy (DfE) Studentships - for all subject areas within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including CESI applications (closing date: FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2018 AT 5PM)

The DfE Studentships are funded by the Department for the Economy (DFE), formerly Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

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. To identify a suitable member of academic staff in:

  • Social Sciences, Education and Social Work: please refer to our Academic Staff page or email our Research Administrator, Karen McLaughlin
  • Centre for Evicence and Social Innovation: please refer to the CESI Our People page or email our CESI Administrator, Nikki McKnight

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

(Students from Northern Ireland and EU)

From the academic year 2017/18, the Government will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per student for postgraduate study.

The postgraduate tuition fee loan (PG TFL) for postgraduate study will be:

  1. A tuition fee loan
  2. Non-means tested
  3. Paid directly to the University

Find out more about eligibility criteria

Queen's University Scholarships

Every year Queen's University offers a number of scholarships.

Prospective Home/EU Students

Further information and application forms may be found on the Queen's Postgraduate Taught page.

Prospective International Students

Further information and application forms may be found on the Queen's International Scholarships page.