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APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

The closing date for applications for Call 1 was Friday 10 July 2020. Call 2 will launch in January 2021.

Projects for January 2021 Entry

CITIG-ENS is conceived as a global, multidisciplinary project; as such, it offers PhD research positions in all three of the Faculties in Queen’s University Belfast across the 4 themes of the BRCD Innovation ecosystem.

  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing,
  • Life Sciences and
  • the Creative Industries.

Details of the projects available for January 2021 entry are detailed in the dropdown menu below. Many projects address more than one theme and so projects have been categorised by School. 

Please click on the project title for further details of each project.

If you have any further questions about the research project itself, please contact the lead supervisor.

**All candidates are encouraged to make contact with their potential supervisor in advance of submitting an application**

  • School of Arts, English and Languages
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Visual Voices: a User Interface – how online resources aid educational and community development Professor Cahal McLaughlin                                             PRONI  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Film Studies, Oral History, Archives, Education, Transitional Justice, or a related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. 
    Immersive Technologies to drive inclusion of disabled musicians Dr Franziska Schroeder  Drake Music Northern Ireland
    BeAnotherLab, Barcelona/Spain
    Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include
    Digital music, immersive media design, music technology, interface design, HCI, improvisation, disability studies, and
    inclusion.
    Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,
    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. 
  • School of Biological Sciences
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Understanding the Protective Effect of Human Milk for Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) Through Host-Pathogen Interactions  Simon Cameron Human Milk Foundation Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Chemical Profiling of E-Cigarette Products to Address Safety and Potential Repositioning as Antibiotic Delivery Devices Simon Cameron Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Investigating the importance of queuosine (Q) as a novel micronutrient in human ageing and brain health.   Dr Brian Green Devenish Nutrition Limited Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant life science subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Food Science/Nutrition, Chemistry, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Automated early detection of health and welfare compromises in pigs using video-based automatic behavioural analysis. Professor Ilias Kyriazakis                                                         Zoetis Ltd and Zoetis UK The successful applicant will have a minimum of an upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in computing science, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or related disciplines, and preferably an MSc degree in the same or similar areas. Applicants with a degree related to data science are particularly encouraged. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    New tools for new antibiotic targets – The development of novel probes for mechanistic studies on bacterial glycolipid-processing enzymes Dr Stephen Cochrane                              The Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy or Biochemistry. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Machine-learning based design of light-driven biocatalysts for sustainable production of high-value industrial products  Dr Meilan Huang                                                                                                   Almac Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy or Biochemistry. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Overcoming Enzyme Poisoning in Bioprocesses Dr. Andrew C. Marr                                                              Almac Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to chemistry. Relevant subjects include Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry, but chemistry must be a major component of the degree. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Seaweed bioactives for livestock nutrition and methane mitigation Dr Pamela Walsh Teagasc  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
  • School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Finite element modelling for resonant power converter design and packaging Dr Ahmad Elkhateb UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre, University of  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Assessment and improvement of software engineering productivity Dr. Vahid Garousi British Telecom (BT), Unit: Technology, Service & Operations Applicant for this PhD project should have a 1st or 2.1 honours BSc degree (or equivalent) in Software Engineering
    and/or Computer Science
    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Deep learning with limited labelled data: theory, algorithm and application to medical data Dr. Yang Hua                    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours bachelor degree (or equivalent) and a 1st or 2.1 honours Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related fields  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Adaptive Acceleration of Neural-Networks in Resource Constrained Edge and Cloud Environments   Georgios Karakonstantis  Xilinx, Dublin ,Ireland  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Control Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Scalable Heart-Rate-Variability Analysis for Individualized Secure Health Monitoring   Georgios Karakonstantis  B-Secur   Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Control Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Energy-Conscious and Fault-Resilient Autonomous Industrial Robots via Algorithm-Hardware Co-Design Georgios Karakonstantis  Bosch,  Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, Renningen, Germany Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Control Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    UNlocking thE PoTential of THz Communications for FUture CoNnected SociEties (NEPTUNE) Dr Michalis Matthaiou Nokia Bell  Labs, France Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Biologically-plausible Neural Processors Dr. John McAllister                                                                  IBM Research-Zurich Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject – Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Deep learning enhanced inference of human motor intentions for human-robot collaboration Prof. Seán McLoone Bosh Centre for AI, Renningen, Germany A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other relevant degree. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Fair AI for the Public Sector: Advancing the Technological Frontier Deepak Padmanabhan                                                           IBM Research Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Data-driven risk-averse control of offshore floating wind turbines with embedded GPUs Dr Pantelis Sopasakis ODYS Srl, Milan Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects
    include Electrical, Mechanical, Control Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related discipline. A strong background is control theory is essential for this project. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,
    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
    Iterative Approximate Analysis of Graph-Structured Data For Precision Medicine Dr Hans Vandierendonck                                                   IBM Research-Zurich Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
  • School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Robert Hart and Sino-Foreign Networks in Late Qing China Emma Reisz                                                                    China Customs Museum  Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant subject or subjects. Relevant subjects include History, Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Social Science or a closely related discipline. Applicants should usually also have a 1st or 2.1 honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), but applicants who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered.  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
  • School of Law
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Dealing with the Past in a Digital Age: Oral History in Transition Anna Bryson British Library and Greek Oral History Association Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and preferably a completed Master’s. Relevant disciplines include law, history and the social sciences. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    The Governance and Management of Data in the Smart City Professor John Morison                                                        Belfast City Council Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and preferably a completed Master’s. Relevant disciplines include law, history and the social sciences. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
  • School of Maths and Physics
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Ultrafast cellular irradiation studies towards novel radiotherapy Prof. Marco Borghesi                                                           ELI Beamlines The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Employing Data Analytics to inform the development of innovative Cost-Effectiveness Cancer Screening Models in the COVID-19 era Dr Felicity Lamrock                                                           Public Health Agency Applicant should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative area such as mathematics or statistics, or a closely related discipline. An interest in the area of Health Economics, Screening, Cancer Modelling, or experience of any will be considered an advantage. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Complex nanophotonics for a quantum internet Mauro Paternostro LightOn Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Physics, Applied Mathematics,
    Computer Science)
    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Maus GmBHÈ

    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Ion beam modification of surface properties of additive manufacturing components for biomedical applications. Dr Gasser Abdelal SurgiNovi-Egypt The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Biobased Polymers of the Future - Poultry Industry Waste valorisation  Dr Eoin Cunningham                                                                 Moy Park Applicants should hold or expect to hold a 2.1 Hons (or equivalent) degree in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or in a related field. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Compostable Feather Based Biopolymer Lidding Films  Dr Eoin Cunningham                                                                 Moy Park Applicants should hold or expect to hold a 2.1 Hons (or equivalent) degree in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or in a Psychology related programme. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Moving to a Plastic Packaging Free Society – Feasibility, Consumer Psychology and Environmental Impact  Dr Eoin Cunningham                                                                 Moy Park Applicants should hold or expect to hold a 2.1 Hons (or equivalent) degree in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or in a Psychology related programme. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Socio-Technical Transition Analysis of MaaS in Northern Ireland  Dr Juliana Early Wrightbus Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Engineering, Sciences, Transportation Policy, Energy Politics, Climate Change, Environmental/Sustainable Development or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Training demand response behaviour in the India power grid to optimise embedded solar energy usage Dr Aoife Foley SSE Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include
    Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or a closely related discipline e.g. computer science. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a master’s degree may also be considered,
    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
    Innovative Energy Saving Process for Advanced Manufacturing Dr Peter Martin Maus GmBH  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, but the School reserves the right to shortlist for interview only those applicants who have demonstrated high academic attainment to date.   
    Inline measurement of container properties using Raman Spectroscopy Dr  Gary Menary                                                                        Blow Moulding Technologies Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component  is required.
  • School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Development of domain-agnostic machine learning-enabled data quality application Dr Jaine Blayney                                                            Datactics Ltd Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. .
    Physical and psychological preparation of elite athletes: sharing learning across elite sailing, road cycling and football  Dr Neil Heron Team Ineos Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Medicine, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Sport Science, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Elucidation of the processes leading to urinary catheter scaling and bladder inflammation Professor Karen McCloskey                           Andor/Oxford Instruments

    Applicants should have a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Biomedical Science, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or a closely related discipline.  Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered.

    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Understanding Antiviral Immunity in the Lung During Infection with Established and Emerging Viruses as Causes of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Prof. Cliff Taggart    AFBI Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
  • School of Natural and Built Environment
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Dynamic characterization of tensile and bond behaviour of basalt textile reinforced mortars (BTRM) Giuseppina Amato                       Bastech Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include civil/mechanical/materials/aerospace engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. is required. 
    Innovative Ways of Seeing Cities through Cinema Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk                                                                      Film Hub NI Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Architecture, Film Studies, Geography or a closely related discipline. A relevant Master's degree is preferable. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. 
    The real-life performance of energy efficiency technologies unearthed through data science. Dr. Sree Nanukuttan                                                                 Choice Housing Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Sensor based digital transformation of construction Dr. Sree Nanukuttan                                                                 Creagh Concrete Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.  
    Microstructure and mechanical properties of an advanced metal matrix composite with ultrafine particle reinforcement for manufacturing aerospace components Professor Wei Sha                                                                      Shandong Yuanhang Ultra Light Material Research Institute Co., Ltd., China Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.  
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Engaging Nursing and medicAl students in Mindfulness through the development of a mobile App: the NAMAste study.  Dr Helen Noble Farset Labs Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Nursing, medicine, psychology, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 
  • School of Pharmacy
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Blood-free, microneedle-mediated, early diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection Professor Ryan Donnelly                                                         Johnson & Johnson Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Microfluidic approach for Continuous biopharmaceutical crystallisation Dr Dimitrios Lamprou                                              Immunocore Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    3D printing and bioprinting strategies to treat coronary heart disease. Dr. Eneko Larrañeta                                       InnoUp Farma Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Understanding allosteric and biased GPCR signalling from computer simulations and mutagenesis   Dr. Irina Tikhonova                                                NQuiX, http://nquix.com  Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Use of sputum rheology to predict disease progression and efficacy of treatment in people with cystic fibrosis (PWCF) Professor Michael Tunnney Rheonova Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Microbiology, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
    Novel Molecular Tools to Tackle the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Emergency Prof Gerd Wagner Public Health England Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
  • School of Psychology
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Measuring effects of ageing on cortical activity during posture-cognitive multitasking using fNIRS and EEG Mihalis Doumas                                                                           BrainWaveBank Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Psychology, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Sports Science, Movement Science, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered,  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required 
  • School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Expanding & Evolving Education Resources of Refugees: From Camp to Resettlement Alison MacKenzie Bryson Intercultural The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.  Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. 
  • Queen's Management School
    Project Title First Supervisor Non HEI Partner Academic Requirements IELTS Requirements
    Tackling Productivity Questions: A Long-Run Perspective Philip Fliers Central Bank Of Ireland Applicants should have a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject at undergraduate level, and an average of at least 60% (or equivalent) at Masters level. Relevant subjects include Finance, Economic History, Economics, Econometrics, or a closely related discipline. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required 

Contact Us

For any questions relating to the CITI-GENS Programme, please contact the Project Coordinator Adele Ward on citigens@qub.ac.uk or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078