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Departmental and SeNSS ESRC PhD Studentships in Psychology at Royal Holloway

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

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The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London invites applications for PhD Studentships starting in the academic year 2019-20.

The Department has an active and expanding postgraduate research community, is well-equipped for research, and is situated on a beautiful campus close to London. We were ranked 6th out of 82 UK Psychology Departments in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 93% of our research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Research in the Department spans a breadth of topics across psychological sciences and neuroscience. We are supported by excellent facilities including a research-designated functional neuroimaging unit (fMRI), EEG, TMS, tDCS, and eye-tracking; as well as labs dedicated to virtual reality, sleep, vestibular-multisensory integration, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics and infant cognition. Further information on our research environment can be found here.

Several studentships are available, funded by the College to support the strategic development of our research capabilities, with a particular emphasis on developing new collaborations. Awards include a tax-free stipend in the region of £17,000 pa for three years, and cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Overseas applicants are also welcome to apply but would be required to pay the difference between UK and overseas tuition fees. There may be opportunities to compete for scholarships to cover part of these fees.

Our Department is also part of South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which unites research-intensive universities in South East England in providing outstanding postgraduate training through ESRC funding.

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). An MSc in a psychology or neuroscience related subject, is desirable but not essential.

If applying for a Psychology Department studentship, applicants must apply for one of the projects listed on our website through the College application process shown here, in collaboration with the named project supervisor, who should be contacted before starting an application. All applicants for the Psychology Departmental studentships will be considered for SeNSS ESRC DTP studentships if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants may only apply for one Psychology Department Studentship. Supervisors will only be able to support one applicant.

If an applicant wishes, they may apply for a project other than those listed (again this must be in collaboration with a supervisor), which could be considered for the SeNSS ESRC DTP or other schemes. Note that if unsuccessful in these, the student would not be automatically considered for a Psychology Department Studentship.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Monday 3rd January 2020. For full information on how to apply, click here:

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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