Fully Funded PhD Studentships Fully Funded PhD Studentships

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences:
School of Psychology
Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 30 January 2017
The Faculty of Social Sciences has a range of fully-funded opportunities for doctoral students for 2017/18 entry.

In the School of Psychology, we aim to recruit PhD students to a range of identified topic areas, and 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
Categorisation in infancy Dr Nadja Althaus
Interval timing as optimal inference Dr Zhenguang (Garry) Cai
Neural plasticity in the deaf brain Dr Velia Cardin
Talking about location and quantity - a developmental perspective Prof Kenny Coventry
What can we learn from the perception of synthetic faces? Dr Louise Ewing
Computational and neurobiological mechanisms of salience assignment  Dr Thomas FitzGerald
Understanding our visual world: Scene processing and gaze control Dr George L Malcolm
Children's moral judgments and aggressive behaviour Dr Gavin Nobes
Theory of Whose Mind? Dr Natalie Wyer

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates without a research methods Master's degree may be considered for a 1+3 studentship, combining PhD training with an initial year on our Faculty MRes in Social Sciences Research Methods. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

The School is pleased to be part of the SeNSS Economic and Social Research Council Training network. Home/EU candidates wishing to additionally be considered for ESRC funding should note the earlier deadline of 16th of January.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a number of studentships will be available to cover full international 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 Natalie Wyer, or your potential supervisor to discuss the advertised project areas, or to explore a proposal in another area.

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk - tel: (01603) 591709.

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