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‘Red Ladies’ by Clod Ensemble for Psi#12 Performing Rights Conference and Festival (2006) 

Photograph © Manuel Vason

Drama at Queen Mary aims to provide financial support to outstanding applicants.

Queen Mary Principal's Studentships

Each year Queen Mary offers PhD studentships to highly qualified applicants. Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend at the research council rate. Applicants from the United Kingdom, European Union, and overseas are eligible to apply. We welcome applications in any area of the Department's research expertise. We also welcome proposals for interdisciplinary projects, especially with Geography, Film, English, Business and Management, and History.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will offer up to 20 studentships for 2018-19 entry. Applicants who apply by the advertised deadline will automatically be considered for all studentships for which they are eligible.


Externally-Funded Awards

We welcome applications from prospective Commonwealth Scholars and applicants seeking other externally-funded awards.


How to Apply for Funding

Applications for funding are made at the same time as applications for admission and must be submitted by the advertised deadline. In order to be considered for funding you must submit  your application (online application form), Research Proposal (1500 words plus timescale and bibliography), Statement of Purpose, CV, degree certificates, transcripts, two references, and IELTS scores (if applicable).


Candidate Profile

The Drama Department is committed to appointing the very best candidates to our PhD programme. To apply you should have a good first degree (BA Honours or equivalent), at first class standard (or upper second class with clear evidence of 1st class work), and/or a Masters qualification (at Merit or above) in Drama or a cognate discipline. The criteria for the appointment of the student will be the strength of (a) the candidate's academic profile and relevant professional experience, (b) the quality of the proposal and statement of purpose, (c) the fit between the candidate's profile, proposal, and the prospective supervisor’s/supervisors' and Department’s research expertise, (d) the ability of the student to complete the project on time.


Application Deadline

The closing date for applicants seeking QM Principal's Studentships for 2019 entry is 31 January 2019.

Please contact Drama’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dominic Johnson, for further information or see this page.

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