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4x Fully funded PhD studentship in Psychology

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

Profile Description

The department of Psychology at the University of York is a leading research (4th in REF 2014) and teaching (TQA 24/24) department with over 40 faculty and a lively community of researchers and PhD students. The department offers a vibrant research environment and first-class facilities, including the York Neuroimaging Centre, the Henry Wellcome Building for Cognition, and a brand new three-storey extension to house three active research groups in the areas of semantic cognition, face perception and sleep and memory.

Funding for September 2019 start

This year we will have at four full studentships available in any subject area (cover home/EU fees and provide a stipend of around £14500/year):

4 x departmental teaching studentships (open to all students).

Our faculty can offer supervision within any of these key areas of Psychological research:

Cognition and communication (including language, memory, attention, spatial and numerical processing, sleep-associated memory consolidation)
Developmental and social psychology (including typical and atypical development of language, literacy, memory in children, development of social behaviours)
Perception and action (including fundamental neuroscience and significant applied research)

How to apply
Please look at our website to explore our active research areas ( that link to staff profiles in order to find a potential supervisor with research interests that match yours. We encourage you to then contact the member of staff directly and discuss potential research projects. With guidance from your potential supervisor you should then complete the online application form, which includes a research proposal.

To be considered for a studentship we must receive your application by January 14th 2019. Initial supervisor interviews will be completed before the 28th January 2019. The strongest candidates will then be shortlisted for a second interview on 13th and 15th February 2019 and funding offered to successful candidates by the end of February.

For more details on how to apply for a place and for details of these studentships please see:

The department is in an attractive location on the main University campus and occupies modern purpose-built accommodation and is furnished with state-of-the-art research and computer equipment. All our research postgraduates are provided with their own desk and computer and have full access to laboratory facilities. Details of our research facilities are on our research webpages (, and some of our more specialised research facilities include:

• York Neuroimaging Centre (provides 3T MRI, whole-head MEG, high density EEG and TMS plus high-performance computing facilities for image analysis)
• Three bed sleep laboratory with EEG
• Hearing and speech laboratory with a large-scale sound-attenuating environment
• Four fully equipped 64-channel EEG systems
• Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) facilities
• Video analysis suite

The department maintains excellent contact with local schools and hospitals for work in developmental psychology and neuropsychology. There are also close links with the Home Office, the Prison and Probation Services, the Police and several zoos that allow behavioural animal research.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at University of York in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.90

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

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