Opportunities for Doctoral Research in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies at Queen’s University Belfast

DEL PhD Studentship Awards, 2016 entry
36 DEL studentships are available across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast and will be allocated to outstanding students undertaking PhD study across the broad range of disciplines within the Faculty. The deadline for DEL applications is 29th January 2016.


For UK applicants, a studentship consists of:

1.) Funding for fees for 3 years of full-time PhD study (1 October 2016-30 September 2019)

2.) A maintenance stipend for the 3 years of the scholarship

All DEL studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding applicants who have: an excellent undergraduate degree; completed, or are due to complete by September 2016, a Master’s degree in a relevant subject; an original and exciting research proposal that will contribute to the further enhancement of areas of research strength in the Faculty.


The School of English at Queen’s University Belfast invites applications for PGR study in all areas in which the School has research expertise, broadly:

1.) literary studies in English (from Old English to contemporary literature, including Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies)

2.) creative writing

3.) language and linguistics

4.) broadcast literacy

For a list of particular areas of staff expertise, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEnglish/Staff/AcademicStaff/


Applicants who wish to be considered for a DEL award should apply for a PhD place in the School of English before the deadline of Friday 29th January 2016, 5pm. Applications should be made via the Admissions Portal.  


For further information, see http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEnglish/PostgraduateStudies/ResearchDegrees/DELDoctoralProjects/

Informal enquiries can be sent to: Professor Moyra Haslett (m.haslett@qub.ac.uk) or the Graduate Secretary Ms Linda Drain (l.drain@qub.ac.uk). Informal enquiries regarding PhD applications in the areas of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies can be sent to Dr Edel Lamb (e.lamb@qub.ac.uk).


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