|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|Full Home tuition fees plus a stipend starting at £18,110 per annum (2023/24 rate).
|4th December 2023
|17th January 2024
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship (3yrs full-time). The studentship will start on 01 April 2024.
Successful applicants will be part of a large, vibrant, highly collaborative community of PhD students and academic staff. PhD students will have access to extensive, modern and well-equipped laboratory facilities supported by a dedicated team of technical staff, a Baby- and School-Lab, as well as the newly constructed Brain Research and Imaging Centre (BRIC; https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology/brain-research-and-imaging-centre). For more details of the School’s research activity, please visit our research pages (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology) and our individual staff pages (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/psychology/academics).
Research in the School covers a wide range of topics in areas such as cognition, learning, memory, developmental, emotion, health, clinical, decision making, social psychology, and neuroscience. A list of available projects can be found here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/psychology/phd-studentships. Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal/plans with their intended supervisor(s), prior to writing their proposal and submitting an application. The School can only consider proposals in areas in which we have expertise to supervise a topic.
Eligibility & funding
Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in an appropriate subject and preferably a relevant MSc or MRes qualification.
The studentship is supported for 3 years and includes full Home tuition fees plus a stipend starting at £18,110 per annum (2023/24 rate). The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home fees with relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover International fees will have to cover the difference between the Home and the International tuition fee rates (approximately £12,697 per annum 2023/24 rate).
Please clearly state the name of the potential supervisor and the studentship title that you are applying for on the top of your personal statement.
Please submit with your application, the following mandatory documents:
Informal inquiries about projects and supervisors may be sent to Dr Patricia Kanngiesser, Postgraduate Research Coordinator (email@example.com).
For inquiries about the admission process, please contact the Doctoral College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 17th January 2024 (midnight, UK time). Interviews are likely to take place in early February, and applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by 31st March should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented, for example Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups.
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