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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

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

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Follow the steps in the guide linked below before you submit your application via our online portal. Failure to do so may result in a delayed or unsuccessful application.

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We offer a range of funded PhD opportunities, both individual project based and via doctoral training programmes, funded centres and partnerships. We aim to seek out and nurture outstanding postgraduate research students, and provide world-class training within a thriving research culture across a number of disciplines.

Benefits of undertaking doctoral study through one of Queen's funded programmes typically include:

  • Competitive stipends and maintenance grants
  • Unique multi-disciplinary, fully-funded opportunities
  • Access to world leading experts 
  • Involvement of leading industry, business, government and charity partners in both training and research

Doctoral Training Programmes  - PhD research projects 

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Funding   - Medicine, Health and Life Sciences DfE Studentships

How to find funding 

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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. 
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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

PHOTO: Morgan Mattingly
"Queen's is really special in that it has so many amazing professors who study such a wide variety of subject areas. The people here at Queen's are simply the best resource you can have anywhere". Morgan Mattingly
PhD in Education

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PHOTO: Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh
A very important part of the environment here at Queen's University is what we call the 'PhD research culture', by this we mean the opportunities to engage with your peers, to engage with PhDs who have started with you or who are more advanced. We have lots of opportunities for staff-student engagement. Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

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"One of the key unique aspects of the postgraduate experience at Queen's is that we take a 'whole person approach' to the PhD experience"

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