Your Postgraduate Research Journey to Queen's

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.

Research Programmes by discipline

Find a PhD Supervisor

If you're considering a research degree, you will need to make contact with a potential supervisor before you apply.

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Apply now

View our step-by-step guide to the application process and submit your application via our online portal.

How to apply Applications Portal


Interested in researching with us?

We may not be able to meet you in person just yet, but talk to us via live online events or chat, to find out about studying in Northern Ireland, and life at Queen’s University Belfast.

Events tailored to a Postgraduate Research audience will appear below throughout the upcoming year.

  • AHSS PhD Information Event (November 25, 2020, 3:00PM)

    AHSS PhD Information Event

    Date & Time
    November 25, 2020, 3:00PM
    Market / Region
    Great Britain , Northern Ireland / EU , ROI
    Contact Information
    Emma O'Hara

    This event will give you the opportunity to find out more about PhD study, why you should consider doing a PhD, key research strengths within the Faculty, career prospects, funding available and important deadlines.

    There will be a panel discussion and opportunities to ask questions to our current students and panel. You will also have the opportunity to attend drop in sessions with our academics.

The Graduate School

The gateway to your postgraduate experience.

The Graduate School connects students across all disciplines to one another, and to mentors, leaders, and employers within the university and beyond. We support postgraduates to become ‘what’s next thinkers’, training you to be thinkers, communicators, innovators and leaders who are future ready. 
The Graduate School

Need some help with your application? Read our Guide to writing a Research Proposal

Have questions on the application process or funding? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Student Experience

Find out what it's really like to study at Queen's from current students and our alumni.

See what our graduates have to say: Alumni

Watch videos about different research degrees at Queen's, from law to cybersecurity: Student stories

Hear opinions from our current students on why they chose Queen's: Postgraduate Student Experience

Spotlight on...PhD Physics

Let our academics tell you about the research environment at Queen's, their career pathways and our  'whole person approach' to support: Academic Life

Your Postgraduate Community

See how Queen's stands out.

Hear from Queen's Academics

Hear from other academics here.