University Of Essex 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 a funded opportunity to pursue research leading to a PhD. We are ranked Top 20 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and have an international team of outstanding research staff in the following areas:

  • Cognitive and developmental psychology
  • Cognitive and sensory neuroscience
  • Social and health psychology

Find out more about our research areas.

Find a supervisor for your PhD study.

Are you eligible?

To apply for PhD funding (for three years of study), you’ll need:

  • high 2.1 or first-class undergraduate degree, or an MSc Psychology, or a related discipline, and
  • hold an offer of a PhD supervised by a member of staff in our Department of Psychology commencing October 2018.


What funding is available?

The award is a full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students, living costs of £14,553 per year, a departmental allowance of approximately £480 per year to support your studies, and £2,500 (in total) to invest in advanced skills training including conferences and travel. Funding will be paid each year for three years of study.


How do I apply for funding?

To be considered for a funded place, to commence in October 2018, you must hold an offer of study with us and you should approach a potential supervisor to discuss your application, in the first instance.

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

In addition, to apply for funding, check out our information online and complete our online form

When do I need to apply?

We recommend you get in touch with a potential supervisor at Essex as soon as possible. The deadline for applications to study is 21 January 2018.

Applications for the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship close on 5 February 2018.

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