Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences
Successful applicants will be part of a large,
vibrant, highly collaborative community of PhD students and academic staff.
Currently the School has 70+ students registered for a PhD or studying for a
DClinPsy. PhD students will have access to extensive, modern
and well-equipped laboratory facilities supported by a dedicated team of
technical staff, a Baby- and School-Lab, as well as
the newly constructed Brain Research and Imaging Centre (BRIC). For
more details of the School’s research activity, please visit our research
pages and our individual staff pages
The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th
May 2021. This studentship will start on 01 October 2021.
Research in the School covers a wide range of topics in areas such as cognition, learning, memory, developmental, emotion, health, clinical, decision making, social psychology, and neuroscience. A list of available projects can be found on our studentships page. Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal/plans with their intended supervisor(s), prior to writing their proposal and submitting an application. The School can only consider proposals in areas in which we have expertise to supervise a topic.
Eligibility & funding
Applicants should have (at least) an upper second class or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject and preferably a relevant MSc or MRes qualification.
The studentship is supported for 3 years and includes full Home tuition fees plus a stipend starting at £15,609 per annum. The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home fees with relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between the Home and the overseas tuition fee rates.
You can apply through our online application form. Simply search for PhD Psychology, then clearly state that you are applying for a PhD studentship, and name the project at the top of your personal statement
The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th May 2021 (midnight, UK time). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in late May/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 31st July should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented, for example Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups.