The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences offers around 15 PhD studentships annually, which are funded for between 3 and 3.5 years.
Most studentships due to commence in September/October will be advertised the previous November/December on FindaPhD.com and on this web page. However we do occasionally advertise studentships at other times of the year
Approximately 50% of our studentships are funded by Research Councils; the remainder are funded by Queen Mary.
Research Council funded studentships
Students appointed to these studentships are funded for an average of 3.5 years. They are available to UK and some EU citizens only. For eligibility requirements, please refer to the relevant Research Council web site (see below).
The following Research Councils grant us funding for studentships:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): www.epsrc.ac.uk
Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC): www.nerc.ac.uk
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): http://www.esrc.ac.uk
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk
Some research council studentships are offered as Co-operative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) projects, where the student spends part of their time with a co-operating partner, such as The Institute of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Pharmaceutical companies and other Environmental and Industrial collaborators.
Queen Mary Principal’s studentships
These studentships are available to students worldwide and are funded for three years. The funding covers all tuition fees and students receive an annual stipend in line with Research Council levels.
International students are required to provide evidence of their ability in English language:
For further information about the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences please visit: www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk
Queen Mary funded studentships are available to candidates from the UK, EU and Overseas.
Research Council funded studentships are available to UK and those EU citizens who fulfil the Research Council eligibility criteria [PDF 50KB]
International students are required to provide evidence of their ability in English language. [PDF 19KB]