Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

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Our researchers tackle some of the planet's most urgent challenges. We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.

That's exactly what our collaborative, interdisciplinary research aims to do -- and why we’re investing in a number of fully-funded PhD bursaries that support our commitment to delivering innovative research with impact.

The Department of Psychology has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics, and we’re currently offering bursaries linked to the following research areas:

Research at Department of Psychology

Discover more about our research areas on our webpages.

Entry requirements

  • As a general rule, you’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject
  • Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

How to apply

Discuss your own research idea

Once you've checked that you meet our entry requirements,, you can find out more about postgraduate programmes in the Department of Psychology by contacting the lead of the research centres listed above, or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator, Dr Alessandra Fasulo

Please note: a university supervisor needs to support any bursary application, so it's important you make informal contact before you apply to discuss the suitability of your proposal.

Write a short research proposal, 3-5 pages long

When you apply, you'll need to outline your proposed research and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas, and it's essential to contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application, so that you can explore and develop your research ideas with them.

Apply online

Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. Please note, to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must also quote project code PSYC4850219 when you apply.


Eligibility and funding notes

The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees for three years and an annual maintenance grant of £14,777 (2018/19 rate). Bursary recipients will also receive up to £1,500 per year for research project costs, as well as office space and computing facilities


Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the research leads mentioned above.

For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact

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