Faculty of Health and Human Sciences - School of Psychology

Applications are encouraged in any of the following topics: cognition, social cognition, human neuroscience, development, health and applied psychology. Applicants should choose from the list of projects available and then contact the supervisor associated with that project to discuss details of a research proposal. 

The studentship will start 1 October 2018.


Applicants should have a minimum of a first class or upper second class bachelor degree. Applications from candidates with a relevant masters qualification will be welcomed. 


The studentship will have a three year duration and will cover full-time home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend which is approx. £14,777 p.a. The position is open to all applicants, although candidates required to pay overseas fees must be able to cover the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (approximately £10,610 per annum). 

For further information on the specified topics or for an informal discussion, please contact Professor Chris Mitchell (cristopher.mitchell@plymouth.ac.uk). 

General information about applying for a research degree at Plymouth University is available here.

You can apply via the online application form which can be found here.

Please mark it FAO Nikki King and clearly state that you are applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Psychology. 

For more information on the admissions process contact N.J.King@plymouth.ac.uk +44(0)1752 588925

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 11 June 2018. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview later in June. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by the end of June 2018 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.