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Graduate Training in Legal Psychology:  Funded Doctoral Fellowships available at the House of Legal Psychology

University of Portsmouth in collaboration with Maastricht University and the University of Gothenburg.

The House of Legal Psychology – a unique consortium of three centres of excellence in the field of Legal Psychology in Europe – offers an exceptional educational programme to PhD students.

We are now enrolling EU-funded PhD fellowships for September 2014 and welcome competitive applications from students keen to pursue doctoral education in the field of psychology and law.

This Erasmus Mundus programme combines the expertise of three universities in this field: Maastricht University (The Netherlands), University of Portsmouth (UK) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and offers opportunities for PhD research in the following areas:

Detecting DeceptionInterviewing Witnesses and SuspectsLegal decision-making and evidenceEyewitness memory: Recall and recognitionPolicing and InvestigationsJury Decision MakingChild and Adult Victims in the Legal System

(For a full list of topics see:

The Erasmus Mundus programme, which is conducted in English, also offers a unique opportunity to study at two high-profile European institutions and graduate with a joint or dual PhD award.  All institutions in the programme offer high calibre educational and training opportunities for graduate students and the programme has been formulated by research leaders in the field.

Full details of research topics and application details can be found on

Deadline for applications is 15th December 2013.