We invite applications from outstanding young researchers to carry out PhD research with us. A number of funding options are available, including School of Psychology studentships and SeNSS scholarships (The South East Network for Social Sciences. Applications from students with independent sources of funding are also welcome.

Interested individuals should, in the first instance, make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss opportunities to develop a new project or submit their own independent project proposal. All applicants must submit a two-three page research proposal, even if applying to an advertised project title, unless specifically indicated otherwise. The main application period is November through January. Please contact the director of postgraduate admissions Dr Martin Doherty to discuss applications outside of this window.

Postgraduate students in Psychology have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including our range of behavioural and neuroimaging laboratories as well as the world-class Developmental Dynamics laboratory. The School hosts the Postgraduate Research Support Group, where students benefit from collaborative discussions with other students and academic staff on issues related to research practice, professional development, and other issues relevant to their career stage.

Many of our recent PhD recipients have gone on to secure jobs at outstanding institutions both within the UK and internationally, including lectureships (Sussex, University of Padua (Italy)), UEA and postdoctoral fellowships (Oxford, Cambridge, University of Central London, McGill University, Italian Institute of Technology). Others have moved into the non-academic sector, winning positions at organisations such as Ofqual and the National Health Service, and as scientific advisers to local and national governments.


Latest PhD Opportunities

Current Postgraduate Research Opportunities

SeNSS student-led ESRC PhD studentships

UEA is a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), which is a research and doctoral training partnership funded by the Economic and Social...

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Postgraduate Research in Psychology

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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Perceived Loneliness in Brain and Behaviour (BengtssonS_U22PSY)

Perceived loneliness is characterized by a willingness to get to know new friends but at the same an elevated unconscious fear of strangers (Cacioppo et al.,...

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Team as Secure Base model - Measuring effectiveness (BiggartL_U22PSY)

The Team as Secure Base model was developed as part of the

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Homesickness: Causes, Consequences, Cures. (CoulsonM_U22PSY)

Homesickness is an important factor affecting the well-being of people who move from an identified home to a new place, whether for reasons of work, study,...

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Spatial language and spatial cognition (CoventryK_U22PSY)

Talking about where objects are located (e.g. in the cup; in front of the cinema; to the left of the stapler; this phone, etc.) is an essential part of language...

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