In order to be considered for a studentship, you must first meet the MPhil/PhD admission requirements, in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria for funding. Below you will find information about our PhD entry requirements, the application process, and a list of available studentships and funding. It is possible to apply for a place to study towards a PhD at any time. However, please note that deadlines for funding competitions vary. We are delighted to receive applications from international/non-EEA students. The normal duration of the Doctoral programme is three years full time or six years part time.
MPhil/PhD Admission Requirements
The normal minimum requirement for admission to a research degree programme (MPhil/PhD) in Geography (physical or human), is an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in geography or a related subject.
School selectors will also make an assessment of your research proposal. There are two possible routes to devising a suitable MPhil/PhD research proposal. The first is to develop your research proposal in consultation with a potential supervisor based in the School before you apply; the second is to apply for an advertised staff-driven proposal. Potential supervisors are listed below and can also be found on our staff pages: www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/Staff/ You can also search the University's Find a PhD Supervisor database.
Please note that there are differences between entrance requirements for PhD study and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately.
How to Apply
Once you have identified a potential supervisor and completed your research proposal, you should submit your application to the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal ensuring you upload all relevant transcripts and final degree certificates (for completed qualifications).
Eligibility for funding
There is a residency requirement (UK, EU) for most funding schemes. Funding for non-EEA students varies by country. Visit the University's main funding pages For examples of international postgraduate research scholarships. Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must also satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes. The eligibility criteria for funding is detailed in the individual studentships.
AHRC Northern Bridge studentships: www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/NorthernBridge/
Suitably qualified applicants interested in applying with a project proposal orientated towards the humanities will be eligible for a Northern Bridge (AHRC) studentship. For further details of this competition, please visit the Northern Bridge website: www.northernbridge.ac.uk. Note that the deadline for applications is 4pm Monday 13 January 2020.
Funded Northern Bridge Project: Placing Astronomy: Landscape, Space and Science at Armagh Observatory, 1790-1916 (Dr Oliver Dunnett)
Further details may be found at: http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/media/sites/teaching/northernbridge/Placing%20Astronomy.pdf
ESRC NINE DTP studentships: www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/Doctoral-Training-Centres/NINE_DTP/.
Suitably qualified applicants interested in applying with a project proposal orientated towards the social sciences will be eligible for a NINE (ESRC DTP) studentship. Note that the deadline for applications is 4pm Friday 17 January 2020.
Further inquiries about funding opportunities should be directed to the Research Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
QUADRAT DTP www.quadrat.ac.uk/
QUADRAT brings together research and training centres of excellence in biological sciences and geosciences from the University of Aberdeen and Queen’s University Belfast, and a broad network of collaborative partners, to provide a transformative platform for the PhD journey. Full details of 11 Quadrat Studentships for 2020 in the area of Geosciences are available on the FindaPhD website (scroll down for programmes in School of Natural and Built Environment). The deadline for applications is 22 January 2020.
Potential Supervisors in Geography