Postgraduate Research Studentships at the Queen’s University in Belfast

Deadline: 22 February, 2013
Open to: UK and other EU and EEA nationals with a first or upper second class honours degree
Studentship: approved tuition fees and maintenance payments for three years


The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at the Queen’s University in Belfast actively seeks to offer funding to outstanding applicants for postgraduate study.

The School has been awarded six studentships funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) in Northern Ireland to fund students commencing a research degree in September 2013.

Of the six studentships:

  1. Two will be awarded for research projects in any area or areas where the School has distinctive research strengths
  2. Four will be awarded for specific research projects, namely:
  • Emerging Security Governance in the Cyber Domain: Technology, Politics, and Rights in practice
  • Peace Filmmaking in Kashmir and Northern Ireland
  • From London to Rio: Hospitality, Governance and Protest at the Olympics 
  • Cross-Community Identities in Deeply Divided Societies: the case of Northern Ireland


The studentships are available to UK and other EU and EEA nationals.

The required academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree from a university in the United Kingdom or Ireland, or qualifications and experienceconsidered by the university as equivalent to this standard.

Check specific eligibility criteria in the Guidelines


Each studentship will cover approved tuition fees and maintenance payments for three years.

Research Studentships amount is £13,590


Students wishing to apply for one of the specific research projects listed should contact the project supervisor for further details and to discuss their application.

Applications should be submitted here

For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact the Postgraduate Secretary Caroline McNeill [email protected] who will be pleased to advise on the procedure for submitting applications.

Students wishing to be considered for any of the six studentships are required to have submitted a completed application, including research proposals and references, on or before 22 February 2013.

The School expects to be in a position to make offers of an award to successful candidates before 8 March 2013.

For more details read the Guidelines

The Official Website

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