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Fees and Funding

Undertaking a PhD is a serious financial commitment, and involves careful financial planning at the time of application and for the duration of the programme. Prices will almost inevitably rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Your costs will comprise both tuition fees and living costs.

Tuition fees

You can find a full list of both UK/EU and overseas tuition fees here:

Part-time fees 

Part-time fees are one half of the standard full-time programme fees. If the full-time programme fee increases in the second year, then you will be required to pay one half of the increased fee.

PhD Studentships 

School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London invites applications to be put forward for PhD Studentships, commencing September 2017. We welcome applications in the following subject areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Employment Relations, Equality and Diversity, Human Resource Management, Management & Organization Studies, Public Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, Monetary and Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Public Economics, Information Management, International Business and Leadership. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017, 17.00 GMT. [Learn more]  

China Council Scholarship 

Since 2007, Queen Mary University of London and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have been offering joint scholarships to Chinese students from leading universities in the People's Republic of China for doctoral study at Queen Mary. The School of Business and Management is delighted to be able to offer CSC scholarships for entry in September 2017. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017, 17.00 GMT. [Learn more]

ESRC 1+3 or +3 PhD Studentships 

Queen Mary University of London is a partner institution in one of the largest Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the country. The new London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) partnership, with King’s College London and Imperial College, will provide over 50 funded ESRC studentships a year across a range of interdisciplinary areas. The Partnership will develop a research community across the social sciences and at the interface between social science disciplines and health and medicine, the natural and physical sciences, engineering and the arts & humanities. Students will have access to a range of training and development opportunities across the three institutions. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017, 17:00 GMT. [Learn more]

QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships which are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to undertake research in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. There is no separate application process for these awards. Applications must be received by 31 January 2017

RCUK Research Studentships which are usually restricted to Home and EU students researching particular subject areas. There is no separate application process for these awards and applications must be received by 31 January 2017.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) DTP studentships which are offered by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the QMUL- King's College - Imperial College joint Doctoral Training Partnership, LISS. To be eligible applicants needs to meet the residential eligibility criteria.

Research Studentships which are funded through industry, research charities, and cultural organisations are typically tied to a particular PhD project and have variable eligibility criteria. They have deadlines throughout the year.

HEC Pakistan Government Scholarships

The Higher Education Commission of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan runs a variety of scholarship schemes for Pakistani nationals wishing to pursue PhD study at overseas institutions.

QMUL partners with the HEC in one of these schemes – the 90% Overseas Scholarship scheme. To apply for this scheme applicants should refer to the HEC website and follow the application procedures. Details can be found on the HEC website.

For more information about PhD funding, please go to:

Self-funding a PhD

The School of Business and Management accepts applications from candidates intending to self-fund their PhD studies. Students whose fees are not paid directly to the university via a third party organisation are classed as self-funded. It should be noted that the School of Business and Management does not allow full-time PhD students to do paid work of more than six hours per week.

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