Three PhD Studentships within the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Applications are invited for three PhD studentships (three years full-time). These studentships will start on 01 October 2020.

Successful applicants will be part of a large, vibrant, highly collaborative community of PhD students and academic staff with good interdisciplinary links. Currently the school has 40+ students registered for a PhD, and 30 students studying for a DClinPsy. Students will have access to extensive, modern and well-equipped laboratory facilities supported by a dedicated team of technical staff, 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 range of potential projects

The school has a wide range of psychology research interests including cognition, learning, memory, music, developmental, emotion, health, clinical psychology, social psychology and neuroscience. Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal/plans with their intended supervisor, prior to writing the proposal and making an application.

Eligibility and funding

Applicants should have (at least) a first or upper second 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/EU tuition fees plus a stipend starting at £15,285 per annum. The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for home/EU fees with relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between the home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates.

To apply

Follow the link Please mark the application for the attention of Doctoral College and clearly state that you are applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Psychology. Please note: You will also need to submit a CV, transcripts/certificates, project proposal (approximately 750 words) and the details of two academic referees with your application. 

Informal inquiries about projects and supervisors may be sent to Professor Chris Mitchell, Postgraduate tutor ( For inquiries about the admissions process, please contact Doctoral College (

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 10 May 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at the end of May/beginning of 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 30 June should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.