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: Now closed - check back again in November 2024.

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

Upcoming deadlines - Scholarship opportunities for 2025/26 entry

Scholarships are closed and will reopen in November 2024. The deadline for applications for the Department of Psychology is 6 January 2025. This is a strict deadline. You must have an offer of study in place to be considered for the scholarship.

The scholarship opportunities can be found below:

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