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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

Find a PhD Supervisor

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.

How to apply Applications Portal

Find a PhD Live Event: Catch up 

Interested in Postgraduate Research? Watch our recent PhD event. Hear from our academics and current research students, find out about funding and hear from our PhD Directors in a range of subject areas.

On-demand event

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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   - 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. 
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.