PhD Funding Opportunities

Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2018-19

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast invites applications for the following fully funded PhD opportunities:

  • Action Intelligence: A new framework for understanding action based decision-making and designing intelligent mobile systems (in collaboration with School of Mathematics and Physics)
  • Auditory stimulation and animal welfare
  • Healthy ageing and walking in the real world: Assessing walkability of city streets from a human perspective (in collaboration with School of Natural and Built Environment)
  • Understanding and reducing gender inequalities in academic settings

The last of these opportunities is related to the School’s prestigious Athena Swan Gold award.

These awards are funded by the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE), formerly the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

The studentship may cover maintenance and fees for a maximum of three years. UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EU residents: fees only.  

For further details re eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) please click on the DEL Research Eligibility Guidance Notes.

The School is also offering a number of currently unfunded opportunities for which funding may become available.

The deadline for applications for all of these opportunities is Thursday 1st February 2018 with interviews likely to take place in the week beginning 28th February 2018, see How to Apply.

In addition, the School is part of the NINE Doctoral Training Partnership and welcomes expressions of interest from prospective students who wish to apply for PhD funding via this route.

Applicants for any of these opportunities must have at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject.

For a full description of all of the opportunities in the School, please visit our PhD Projects 2018-19 page.

Scholarships for international students

Please note that all new incoming international students enrolling on a full time course at Queens are eligible for a scholarship of £2500 or £3000 against year one fees depending on fee status (exclusions may apply, see here for more details). 

In addition, the University offers a limited number of full fees and maintenance awards to students from China, see Queen’s University/China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships 2018 for more information.