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Postgraduate/Research Funding

This page contains all the available funding for prospective postgraduate and research students at the School.  

The Graduate School website is also a useful resource for funding and other information.  

Travel Scholarships and travel funding are located on the Travel Scholarships/Funding section of the website.



PhD Studentships 2016

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


PhD Studentship Awards – 2016 entry

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for PhD Studentship Awards for study commencing in Autumn 2016.  Studentships are available through two schemes: AHRC Northern Bridge (for studentships in Arts and Humanities) and Northern Ireland’s Department for Employment and Learning Studentships (for all subject areas within the Faculty).   


AHRC Northern Bridge Studentships

If you are interested in applying for a studentship in the Arts and Humanities, please complete the application process in line with the AHRC's Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership's studentship competition. The closing date is 11 January 2016. 


DEL Studentships 

36 studentships are available in total and they will be allocated to outstanding students undertaking PhD study across the broad range of disciplines within the Faculty.   The deadline for applications is 29th January 2016.

All DEL studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding applicants who have: an excellent undergraduate degree; completed, or are due to complete by September 2016, a Master’s degree in a relevant subject; an original and exciting research proposal that will contribute to the further enhancement of areas of research strength in the Faculty. If you wish to be considered for a studentship then please complete the online postgraduate application portal, registering your application against the home School of your proposed primary supervisor. 

DEL Studentships are available for study in the following Schools and Institute: 

School of Creative Arts
School of English
School of Education
School of History and Anthropology
School of Law
School of Modern Languages
Queen's University Management School
School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Institute of Theology
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice


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MA Bursaries 

The School makes available a certain amount of bursaries every year for the MA programmes in the School of Creative Arts.  These normally amount to £3,000 each.  

Applications for the MA bursaries for this academic year have now closed.  

Click here to apply to one of our MA programmes without funding.


International Funding/Scholarships

International applicants holding an unconditional offer can apply for scholarships payable towards tuition fees.  The University Postgraduate Centre website has details on the different funding options available.



More Information

The University Postgraduate Centre website is a very useful source of information for funding, scholarships and much more advice and guidence for postgraduate students.  Click here to visit the website.