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The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at QMUL is one of UK’s leading Politics and IR departments. The School has an excellent track record in research. It is in the UK’s top 15 for the excellence of its published work and top twenty for research intensity. 74% of its research was considered world leading and internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary has a vibrant PhD student community and we welcome applications in all fields of politics and international relations where we can offer expert supervision. Student numbers have increased significantly in the past ten years and the school currently hosts over 40 full- and part-time PhD students.

A number of funding streams are available for the School’s MRes and PhD programmes in Politics and International Relations:

  • Queen Mary University of London is a partner institution in one of the largest Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the country. The London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) partnership, with King’s College London and Imperial College, provides over 50 funded ESRC studentships a year across a range of interdisciplinary areas to applicants meeting the ESRC eligibility criteria. Please visit the LISS DTP website for details of the studentship competition.

The deadline for applications for ESRC LISS is 31st January 2019 at 17.00.

  • Do you have a PhD project proposal related to issues of people’s mobility and the effects of that mobility on our economic, political and social worlds? We are now inviting applicants for 2019-20 entry for fully funded Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) on the theme of ‘Mobile People: mobility as a way of life’. This includes research in the fields of migration studies, refugee studies and citizenship studies in the disciplines of Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Politics and Psychology.

The deadline for applications for QMUL-LTDS is 31st January 2019 at 17.00.

  • Queen Mary Principal’s studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. The school will be able to make a number of nominations for those wishing to enter in October 2019. They cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance (£16,777* in 2018/19 academic year – *likely to increase for 2019/20 entry) for up to three years. Candidates will normally be expected to have a good first degree and a Masters degree in Politics, International Relations, or a related subject.

The deadline for applications for QMUL Principal’s Studentships is 31st January 2019 at 17.00.

  • The School of Politics and International Relations is also able to offer Graduate Teaching Studentships (SPIR GTA). SPIR are likely to be able to offer for the academic year 2019/20, two* (subject to change) Graduate Teaching Studentships which would be open to UK, EU and International students. They cover tuition fees, and a maintenance grant of around £16,777* (*2018/19 figure – subject to change) per year for up to three years. In exchange, the studentship holder would be required to undertake up to 4 hours of teaching assistance per week during teaching periods of the academic year.

The deadline for applications for SPIR GTA is 31st January 2019 at 17.00.

  • Queen Mary University of London is part of the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP-DTP) Studentships. LAHP was created in 2014 as an Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership between King’s College London, School of Advanced Study (University of London), and University College London. Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics & Political Science joined the partnership as associate members in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Applications for the 2019-20 AHRC Studentship competition will open towards the end of November 2018. Further details will be published on the LAHP-DTP website.

The deadline for applications for LAHP-DTP is 28th January 2019 at 23.59.

For general Admission requirements and a detailed guide on how to apply please visit the School’s PhD pages.

Apply now:

For enquiries please contact the School’s Research Manager:
Sida Dibra

0207 882 5829

politics-pgresearch@qmul.ac.uk

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