Fully Funded PhD Studentships Fully Funded PhD Studentships

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: School of Psychology

Eligibility: UK/EU/International
Deadline: 14 February 2014

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a range of fully-funded opportunities for doctoral students for 2014/5 entry.

In the School of Psychology we aim to recruit PhD students to a range of identified topic areas, and in addition we will consider outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that coheres with the research interests of staff in the School.

This year the areas we are targeting for doctoral students are listed below.           

Topic                                                                                                          Supervisor

‘The development of gaze understanding and early theory of mind'          Dr Martin Doherty

‘Examining the broader benefits of intergroup contact'                              Dr Rose Meleady

‘How memories form: Does consistency in neural activity promote
successful learning?'                                                                                  Dr Louis Renoult

‘Understanding how the brain controls hand actions'                                 Dr Stephanie Rossit

‘Understanding how we recognize facial expressions'                               Dr Fraser W Smith

‘The neuropsychological consequences of childhood adversity'                Dr Nicholas Walsh


Candidates for fully-funded places should have a good first degree (2.1 minimum) in a relevant discipline plus a Masters degree or equivalent experience. Application is by application form, CV, and a written proposal where the candidate's research experience should be mapped onto the project area the candidate is applying for. We also welcome open-area project proposals, typically following contact with a potential supervisor.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,726 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. In exceptional cases the School may consider providing "top up" grants covering the international component of tuition fees.

To be considered for a Studentship, you should make an application for admission indicating the intention to be considered for a funded studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact the postgraduate admissions tutor, Dr Martin Doherty, or your potential supervisor to discuss the advertised project areas, or to explore a proposal in another area.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk - tel: (01603) 591709. Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.