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Fully funded PhD studentships 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 43 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 2017
5 x departmental teaching studentships (open for all students; cover home/EU fees and a stipend of ~£14000/yr):

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/atypical development of language, literacy, memory in children, development of social behaviours)
  • Perception and action (including fundamental neuroscience and significant applied research)

In addition to submitting an application for departmental funding, you may be eligible to submit an application to the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership ESRC scheme (http://wrdtc.ac.uk/). Please speak to your potential supervisor about your eligibility (deadline 1st February).  

Leverhulme Trust PhD with Professor Tipper:
This studentship, supervised by Steven Tipper and Harriet Over, will identify subtle methods that implicitly shift preference via manipulation of the fluency with which perception and/or action is achieved, measure which techniques are most effective, and investigate how to apply them to real-world behavioural change. Ultimately we hope to incorporate these factors into computer games to encourage healthy eating in children. The research will involve testing both adults and children in laboratory and classroom settings.  Candidates should have, or be eager to develop, skills in experimental programming, be comfortable working in schools, and have an interest in linking research to applied issues.

How to apply
Please look at our website to explore our active research areas (http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/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 if you are applying for the departmental teaching studentships. 

We must receive your application by January 16th 2017. Initial supervisor interviews will be completed before the 30th January. The strongest candidates will then be shortlisted for a second interview between 13th and 21st February 2017 and funding offered to successful candidates by the end of February.

For more details on how to apply and for details of these studentships and other international scholarships please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/prospective/postgraduate/research/funding/

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 here - http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/research/facilities/. Some of our research facilities include:
• York Neuroimaging Centre (provides 3T MRI, whole-head MEG, and TMS)
• 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. There are close links with the Home Office, the Prison and Probation Services, the Police and several zoos for 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)

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