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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Latest opportunities

 

Understanding the interplay between sleep and emotional memory bias in the context of depression (HARRINGTONM_U23PSY)

Emotional memories are more likely to be retained than neutral or mundane counterparts. This emotional benefit comes at the expense of peripheral background...

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Sleep and early cognitive development (GLIGAT_U23PSY)

The developing brain spends many hours asleep, an active state which we now know to be critical for learning. Yet, even in the first years of life, there are...

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Spatial language and spatial cognition (COVENTRYK_U23PSY)

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...

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Language and Concepts at the start of life: learning in naturalistic settings (ALTHAUSN_U23PSY)

How does language help young infants learn about structure in the world? Does word learning shape their categorisation skills?

While recent research...

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Climate Change, Heatwaves and Mental Health (LAKEI_U23SCI50)

Primary Supervisor:  Professor Iain Lake
Secondary Supervisor:  Professor Beatriz de la Iglesia
Supervisory team: Professor Gillian...

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School of International Development PhD Studentship

 The School of International Development PhD programme supervises and supports PhD students who are carrying out their own independent research programme...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of International Development)

 The School of International Development PhD programme supervises and supports PhD students who are carrying out their own independent research as part...

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The role of selection on the haploid sperm genome in animal and human health (IMMLERS_U22ERC)

Sexual reproduction is the most common form of reproduction among eukaryotes, yet we know surprisingly little about the genetic mechanisms. One key open...

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PhD Studentship investigating livelihoods and natural resources in a global development context (COPENHAGEN_U23DEV)

The School of Global Development at UEA and the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) advertise one 3-year PhD...

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AgriFoRwArdS EPSRC studentships in Agri-food Robotics and Autonomous Systems

We’re a proud member of the AgriFoRwArdS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training....

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School of Economics Studentship

 The School of Economics will offer 4 Studentships to prospective candidates starting the PhD Economics programme in the Academic Year 2023/24. This...

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School of Social Work PhD Studentship

The University of East Anglia is a well-established university that prides itself on the quality of its research and on its contribution to making a positive...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of Social Work)

The University of East Anglia is a well-established university that prides itself on the quality of its research and on its contribution to making a positive...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (Economics)

The School of Economics will offer 1 Studentship funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences (SSF) to prospective candidates starting the PhD Economics programme...

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PhD students

We welcome applications from candidates eligible for PhD studentships funded by the Saudi sponsorships’ bodies to study in our four Faculties at UEA or at any...

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Autism and Biophilia: the impact of natural scenes on anxiety (MELVIN_PSY23SENSS)

Supervisory team:
Dr Clare L Melvin, UEA
Dr George Malcolm, UEA
Prof Andrew Bayliss, UEA
Thecla Fellas, CEO

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Doris Lessing's Archives: Communism, Decolonisation, and Literary Practice (TAUNTON_23LDCCHASE)

This PhD project provides a unique opportunity for a postgraduate researcher to work in and with the two major archives of Doris Lessing’s papers, and to...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of Law)

The School of Law is offering a Faculty of Social Sciences studentship for October 2023 entry. We have particular strengths in the following...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (Education and Lifelong Learning)

One studentship will be available under the scheme to applicants who through their research proposal can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas...

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Nutrient bio-accessibility effects on the gut microbiota (WARREN_Q22CTP)

Primary Supervisor -

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Mechanisms of interactions between isothiocyanates and diterpenoids in cancer chemoprevention (BAOY_U23FMHCPRT)

Primary Supervisor: Yongping Bao
Secondary Supervisor: Cathie Martin (JIC) 
Supervisory panel members: Rose Richardson (MED) and Matt...

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Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC)

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate level research programme that has been designed to...

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