Psychology Doctoral Scholarships

University of Essex - Department of Psychology

Funding available for PhD research study

We want highly motivated and qualified candidates to apply for funded opportunities to pursue research leading to a PhD. Our Department of Psychology has excellent facilities for research in neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, vision, cognitive, developmental, and social and health psychology. You’ll work directly with world-leading academic staff and receive research training tailored to your project. We are ranked Top 20 in the UK for research quality, with 90% of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). For more information about studying psychology at Essex, visit our website.

Check out our research projects starting in October 2017.

Are you eligible?

To apply for PhD funding (3-years), you’ll need:

  • qualifications or experience equal to a first or upper-second class Masters degree, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience; and
  • hold an offer of a PhD supervised by a member of staff in the Department of Psychology commencing October 2017.

What funding is available?

We have two awards, each consisting of a full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students, living costs of £12,000 per year, a personal budget of £480 per year to support your studies, and £2,500 (in total) in Proficio funding, which may be used to ‘buy’ advanced skills training including conferences and travel. Funding will be paid each year for three years of study.

How do I apply?

Contact the first supervisor of the project that interests you by email. Include your CV and explain your interest in the project. A full list of supervisors and contact details can be found online.

Once you have agreement from a supervisor you should make a formal application for PhD study online.

You will need to secure a place to study with a supervisor before you can apply for funding. To apply for funding you should complete the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship application form available online.

When do I need to apply?

You should contact a potential supervisor to discuss applying for a place for postgraduate study as soon as possible.

Applications for the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship close on 16 January 2017.

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