Research degrees

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranked fifth for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014).

When you join Queen Mary, you become part of a thriving community of 1,800 PhD students. You will have access to the Graduate Centre, numerous sources of funding, and researcher development training too, all supported by our dedicated Doctoral College team. Our home in London makes Queen Mary an ideal place to conduct your research, surrounded by some of the world’s best museums, libraries, institutes, and archives.

Search current vacancies

The majority of our funded opportunities closed for applications on 31 January. However, we still have a small number of funded projects accepting applications. Please use the search tool below, powered by, to search our advertised PhD projects.

If you cannot find a project that suits your experience and interests here, then please browse our research degree subjects to explore the subjects and staff that you could work with on your chosen subject area.

Find out more about the PhD application process at Queen Mary.

Those with external funding (eg, self-funding or overseas sponsor funding) are welcome to discuss projects and vacancies directly with the academic Schools. Browse the list of contacts for your subject area.