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Postgraduate Research

The School provides excellent postgraduate research opportunities, based on the expertise of its staff and state of the art facilities, combined with a student-centred supportive and nurturing environment. Students receive training in transferrable employability skills through our Postgraduate Centre, along with advanced research skills training. This enables our students to fully achieve their research and career aspirations.

As a PhD student you will pursue specialised, ground-breaking investigations, supported by your supervisor, who will be a leading expert in the field. You will have access to local government, schools and hospitals that can facilitate your work and will benefit from the results of your research.

You will be able to apply for funding for conference attendance and international exchanges, to enrich your PhD experience and develop personal networks and collaborations with researchers in other leading universities. Our cohesive and supportive community of more than 50 PhD students runs a peer-mentoring programme and also organises its own annual conference with invited external speakers. Our PhD students are an integral part of our seminar programme and research cluster meetings, and it is expected that new students will contribute to this research culture.

Welcome to the School of Psychology’s web pages which provide information on studying for a PhD in Psychology.

This year the School is pleased to announce that we have SEVEN funded PhD places starting in September 2014 and we now invite applications from suitably qualified candidates.

Please see the following pages for information on the funded topics and the application process:

Key Dates

Closing date for applications for a funded full-time place passed on Friday 7th February 2014, unless specified. Applications will be considered after this time but grants may have been allocated.

Interviews will be held the week beginning 24th February 2014 and decisions will be communicated as soon as possible afterwards.

These pages below provide more general information on:

Further Information

If you need further information please contact the Schools Postgraduate Tutor, Dr Clifford Stevenson: