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Department of Psychology- PhD opportunities

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

Our researchers tackle some of the planet's most urgent challenges. We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.

The Department of Psychology has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics including experts in the following areas: 

  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Situated Action and Communication 
  • Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology 
  • Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing 

Research at Department of Psychology
Discover more about our research areas on our webpages.

Entry requirements

  • As a general rule, you'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject
  • Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

How to apply

Discuss your own research idea
Once you've checked that you meet our entry requirements, you can find out more about postgraduate programmes in the Department of Psychology by contacting the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator, Dr Alessandra Fasulo.

Write a short research proposal, 3-5 pages long
When you apply, you'll need to outline your proposed research and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas, and it's essential to contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application, so that you can explore and develop your research ideas with them.

Apply online
Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV.


Funded PhD projects in Psychology



Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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