PhD opportunities

Discover the PhD opportunities currently available within the department.

A Psychology PhD student works with MRI

Our projects cover clinical psychology, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience and robotics, developmental psychology, forensic psychology, social, health and environmental psychology and systems neuroscience.

Some of our projects come with specific funding (eg, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. If you apply and are selected for one of these projects, you will be automatically awarded the funding.

If a project does not come with specific funding, you may be able to apply for a scholarship. Once you have found a project you want to apply for, find out how to apply.

If you have your own idea for a project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting our research pages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.

Faculty of Science Research Prize Scholarship

The scholarship is open to applicants who have received an offer to study on any programme that does not come with an attached funding package including self proposed projects. 

Deadline: 24th January 2024

Further details can be found on the Science Graduate School webpage.

Upcoming deadlines - Scholarship opportunities for 2024/25 entry

The deadline for the following scholarship applications for PhD study in the Department of Psychology is 8th January 2024. This is a strict deadline. You must have a study offer in place to be considered for a scholarship.

The scholarship opportunities can be found below:

The Department of Psychology is currently advertising 7 fully funded (home UK rate) project studentships with a closing date 29 February 2024.

All Phds can be studied on a full time basis over 3.5 years or part time over 7 years.  Our minimum entry requirements are a 2:1 BA/BSc and a good pass at MA/MSc in Psychology or a related science.  Applicants without a MSc but with relevant research methods training skills may be considered.

See studentships below.

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