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Competitive Fully-funded PhD Studentship (School-funded)

Bangor University - School of Psychology and Sport Science

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bangor
Funding for: UK Students, International Students
Funding amount: Fully funded
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 29th November 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024

Applications are invited for a competitive fully-funded PhD studentship in the School of Psychology and Sport Science at Bangor University, Wales. We will be considering project proposals in the areas of Psychology, Neuroscience and Sport and Exercise Science. The studentship will be awarded for full-time study and for a period of 3 years, and can commence any time between October 2024 and January 2025, but with a preference for an October 1st start date. The studentship will be awarded on the basis of excellence, but we encourage Welsh-speaking applicants to apply in order that we may expand our Welsh provision within the School.

Funding amount: The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees, plus a tax-free maintenance stipend of approximately £18,622 per annum and a research allowance of £750 per annum.

Supervision: Studentships are open in topic. Applicants should identify and approach a potential supervisor to discuss their proposed research before submitting their application. Applicants are invited to approach any research-active member of staff (Faculty List).

Residency requirements: This studentship is primarily aimed at UK nationals. However, those who are interested, but are from outside of the UK, should contact Ayelet Sapir (a.sapir@bangor.ac.uk) to discuss the conditions for the funding of international students.

For full information please go to: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentfinance/postgraduate/funding#psychology

For general queries regarding the studentship, contact Ayelet Sapir (a.sapir@bangor.ac.uk).

Essential Skills: The successful applicant will have:

  • A Master’s degree and/or a first class or good upper second-class undergraduate degree in the social sciences (e.g. psychology, social science, education, economics) or sport/exercise sciences
  • A strong work ethic and genuine enthusiasm.
  • The ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills.
  • Relevant scientific knowledge and interest

Desirable Skills: The following are desirable but not essential skills. Applicants are still very much encouraged to apply even if they do not possess any of the below:

  • Experience designing and running scientific research
  • Ability to speak the Welsh language

We value diversity and equality and encourage applications from all applicants, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Apply now: Before applying, please identify and contact a potential supervisor. They will be able to discuss your interests and the research proposal that is required to apply. All applications must be received through our online application system by 23.59 GMT on 12th January 2024: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/.

All applications must include:

  • a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for the PhD position
  • a current CV (2 pages maximum)
  • a research proposal (1,000 words maximum)
  • Two academic references.
  • A short supporting statement from the proposed, named supervisor at Bangor University should be provided.
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