The School of Law comprising of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the Department of Law is offering several studentships for full time study only starting in the academic year 2014-15.
Department of Law award
In the area of the history of ideas about law and society in a global context -Deadline 1st July 2014
The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), part of the Department of Law, is offering a PhD Studentship to fund a doctoral student to conduct research in the area of the history of ideas about law and society in a global context. The CLSGC would welcome applications for this funding award from applicants whose research proposals outline how they aim to investigate the social context in which such ideas are articulated either by individual jurists or groups of jurists.
The research will be conducted at the CLSGC, which was established in the summer of 2013. It is a home for multidisciplinary research into the global dimensions of law and society. At its core, the CLSGC aims to work towards a better theorization of law in its changing social contexts, exploring the challenges posed for this endeavour by law's increasingly important global dimensions. One of the key planks of CLGSC's research program is the historical dimension of the globalisation of law, including the globalisation of ideas about law and society.
The studentships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The application process for these awards is highly competitive. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.
Herchel Smith Studentships in Intellectual Property Law - Deadline 2 June 2014
This programme supports PhD students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.
Specific IP research areas outlined here: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/herchelsmith/
The CCLS awards cover three years of study while in full time enrolment, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.
Both awards will cover all tuition fees whether at the Home/EU rate or the overseas rate. It is therefore open to both UK and non-EU applicants.
In addition, the recipient will receive an annual maintenance grant.
Applicants for both studentships must satisfy the Queen Mary PhD entry requirements for a PhD in law, and only applicants who have completed the on-line application process (and who have submitted all required supporting documents) to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding.
For further information about how to make an application for this funding award (including how to notify us via our on-line application process that you would like to be considered for this award), please see our web-page: