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Postgraduate Studies

 

English at Queen's has a long and distinguished history. Though the School of English is perhaps best known for the study of Anglo-Irish literature, it also has major strengths in all other fields of contemporary English Studies, including Medieval and Renaissance literature, modern literature in English, Creative Writing, and several areas of English language study.

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MA and PhD Funding for Autumn 2015 Entry

MA studentships

Home/EU Applicants

There will be TEN fee-only awards for September 2015 entry, 5 awards each of £5,000 and 5 awards each of £2,500.  Applications submitted between now and 30 June 2015 will be considered.

International Applicants

There will be TWO fee-only awards for September 2015 entry, each worth £12,500.  Applications submitted between now and 2nd February 2015 will be considered.

Postgraduate Research

The School of English invites applications for its funded PhD Awards. These PhD studentships – funded by the AHRC and by DEL – will offer fees and maintenance (c.£17,5000) per annum, for the 3 years of PhD study. The number of these awards will be determined in early 2012.

Applications are invited in all aspects of English studies: literary studies, language and linguistics, and creative writing. Please see the School’s web-pages for further details of staff research interests.

Applicants must submit a sample piece of writing (3,000 words maximum); a thesis proposal (consisting of a description of the project, 1500 words maximum, an indicative bibliography and a summary of 250 words maximum); and the names and contact details of two referees.

International Applicants

The School offers ONE three-year studentship for September 2015 entry, worth £24,500 annually, £12,500 in fees and £12,000 in maintenance.  Applications submitted between now and 2nd February 2015 will be considered.

How to Apply

Students should apply on-line via the university’s Prospective Student Portal.

For further queries, contact Linda Drain.

The deadline for self-funded places is Friday 4th June.

All queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Dr Eamonn Hughes.

AHRC 'Northern Bridge' Awards

Queen’s University, Belfast is part of the AHRC ‘Northern Bridge’ Consortium with Durham and Newcastle Universities. In 2014-15 there are approximately 50 doctoral awards available in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This is an open competition with no quotas for subjects or Universities, and awards will be made on a competitive basis across the three Universities. For further information, see the Consortium Website.  The duration of awards is three years for full-time and six years for part-time students. Awards comprise a full tuition fee waiver, a maintenance grant set at the AHRC’s national rate and access to a Research Training Support Grant administered centrally by the Consortium. Students should familiarise themselves with the AHRC’s terms and conditions for award-holders.  

Eligible students (UK/EU) who wish to study in the School of English must ensure that they apply to the School via Queen’s Online Portal and follow the instructions there. If you wish to be considered for AHRC funding, you must quote the code AH13 on your application in the relevant box. In addition to the Queen’s online application form, students are asked to submit the following:

  1. Current CV
  2. Contact details of two references (students do not need to upload references themselves)
  3. Transcript of previous qualifications
  4. Letter of support from collaborative partner (only if applicable)
  5. Portfolio of Work (Creative Writing Students only

Students who wish to be considered for AHRC funding must also complete the  AHRC BGP2 Nomination Form . There are two sections of the form, A and B. Students should complete section A themselves. Section B should be completed in collaboration with a member of academic staff. This section includes your research proposal (max. 750 words). If you are intending to apply for AHRC funding, it is imperative that you contact a member of staff in your subject area as soon as possible. If you are unsure of who to contact, please get in touch with Dr Eamonn Hughes in the first instance. 

Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome by the Consortium on Tuesday 15th April, 2014.

 

DEL Open PhD Awards

The School of English has the following DEL Open Awards available for any area of study in 2014-15:

-  2 DEL Formula Awards: open to any UK/EU student (UK fees and maintenance/EU fees only)

Students must apply to the School via Queen’s Online Application portal. Applicants must clearly indicate in the relevant section on the application form that they wished to be considered for the DEL Open Award. Academic proposals are 750 words and students are welcome to consult with academic staff on their proposals (Creative Writing Students should also submit a portfolio of work).

The deadline for applications is: 5pm, Monday 17th February, 2014. Applications for the DEL awards will then be ranked in the School and successful candidates notified in April 2014.

 

DEL Themed PhD Awards

The School of English has the following DEL Themed and International Awards available in 2014-15:

-  2 DEL Themed Awards: open to any UK/EU student (UK fees and maintenance/EU fees only)

-  1 International University Award: open to any EU/Non EU student (fees and maintenance) Deadline: 5.00pm on March 7th 2014

Download information on the award themes DEL Themed and International PhD details

Students must apply to the School via Queen’s Online Application portal. Applicants must clearly indicate in the relevant section on the application form which DEL Themed Award they wish to be considered for and quote the full title of the project (see the project descriptions below). Applicants for the International Award must clearly indicate that they wish to be considered for this award and quote the full title in the relevant section on the application form (see the project description below). Academic proposals are 750 words and students are welcome to consult with the named academic staff below on their proposals.

The deadline for applications is: 5pm, Monday 17th February, 2014. Applications for the DEL awards will then be ranked in the School and successful candidates notified in April 2014

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