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Two Full Bursaries and One Fee-Waiver Bursary in Psychology

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Profile Description

The University of Chichester has two full bursaries and one Fee-Waiver bursaries for PhD study for 3 years study in Psychology.

The University of Chichester excelled in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF) with results announced in December 2014 revealing that 90% of our research is rated as internationally recognised or higher and 15% classified as ‘world-leading'.

Full bursary project:

Cognition and language

We invite applicants to examine the utility of the new SMART (Strengthening Mental Abilities through Relational Training) programme, based on Relational Frame Theory, within the UK school system for enhancing academic performance in a variety of domains; assisting pupils with a variety of special needs, increasing engagement with school life, and increasing positive attitudes towards education. This research will be conducted across the Department of Psychology and Institute of Education.

For queries please contact Dr Ian Tyndall: [email protected]

Open proposals

One full bursary and one fee-waiver bursary will be assigned to a shortlist of projects. A preference will be given to collaborative projects, of which we will consider two types:

1. Projects that combine Psychology with one or more of the following departments: Business School, Education, and Music

2. Projects collaborating with an external organisation (e.g., your workplace, NHS, etc.)

The shortlist of projects include:
• Childhood resilience
• Environmental and health behaviours
• Prospective memory and Alzheimer´s disease
• Cultural and individual differences in social cognition
• Accident investigators
• Work performance and work engagement
• Parental expectations and sibling relationships
• Childhood emotions
• Symbols, colours and learning
• Benefits of art or singing

Please visit the University of Chichester website for further details on the shortlist of projects from which applications will be considered :

A successful applicant will join an intimate, vibrant, and dynamic research environment at the Bishop Otter Campus of the University of Chichester, located within walking distance of the lovely historic city of Chichester. We are particularly interested in high calibre applicants who want to play an active role in the continued development of our research environment. Applicants should have an existing MSc or MA qualification. Every applicant should have good quantitative and/or qualitative research methods skills appropriate to their discipline, and should be a well-organised, self-motivated researcher.

For full details and further information about University of Chichester PhD bursaries please visit:

Application forms can be found here:

For questions regarding the application process contact Dr Antony Walsh ([email protected])


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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