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PhD Studentships in Psychology at Royal Holloway

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London invites applications for a PhD Studentship starting in January 2019.


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 sleep, vestibular-multisensory integration, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics and infant cognition. Further information on our research environment can be found here.


Applications are invited for a Leverhulme Magna Carta Doctoral Scholarship. The PhD will be supervised by Dr Hanna Zagefka (Lead Supervisor, Psychology) and Prof Ravinder Barn (Sociology). The topic of the PhD will be ‘Identity and Individual Freedom'. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline, and ideally also have completed an MSc in Social Psychology. Advanced knowledge of quantitative statistics will be essential. Applicants should send their CV, together with a ca. 1000 word proposal outlining how they would address this topic, to , no later than 19 October 2018.

Funding Notes

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 £15,500 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.

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