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. 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 and 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 three 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.
Successful applicants will be part of a large, vibrant, highly
collaborative community of PhD students and academic staff. 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 16 January (midnight, UK time). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in February. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by 31 March 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.