APPLYING FOR PHD/MPHIL
The School of Biological Sciences offers a range of PhD and MPhil opportunities, many of which are provided in conjunction with the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's.
All funded PhD opportunities are advertised externally on the Find a PhD website and internally on the University website. Opportunities without funding are advertised on the University website. Projects are typically advertised throughout the year, and current funded projects are also detailed in the Find a PhD listing tool on this page. Each project listing contains contact details for queries and a link to the online applications portal.
If you have secured external funding for your own research proposal or intend to apply for it, you are welcome to browse the online profiles of our academics and identify a potential supervisor whose research interests are similar to your own. You may then contact this academic who will give due consideration to your research proposal.
Links to academic staff profiles are available through our research cluster pages:
Please also refer to the Find a PhD Supervisor page.
If you do not have a source of funding for your research, it may be possible for your research proposal to be considered. However, you would be required to provide evidence that you are capable of covering all costs associated with a PhD, whether through self-financing or an external funding source. Please note that it is not possible for the School or Institute to provide funding for any PhD projects other than those which are advertised as funded.
Details of postgraduate research scholarships currently offered by the University are available here. This page also contains information on a range of country-specific scholarships for which you may apply externally.
Information on entry requirements (including, for overseas students, English language requirements) is available from the Course Finder section of the University website:
All postgraduate research applications must be supported by two satisfactory references in order to be considered. At least one reference should be an academic reference relating to your undergraduate degree. If you have completed a postgraduate degree, one reference should be an academic reference relating to your postgraduate degree. When submitting an application online you will be asked to provide details of two referees, who will then receive a reference request.
If you are interested in spending time at Queen's as a visiting research student, you may apply for the title of Visiting Student (which can be conferred initially for a maximum period of one year). Further information on the application process is available here.
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH HANDBOOK
The School/Institute Postgraduate Research Handbook contains information on our world-class research facilities, training opportunities, support services, and other features of interest and importance to current and prospective research students.
For further information on any aspect of postgraduate research, please contact the Postgraduate Research Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.