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Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology 2019-20

Following our recent successful recruitment of 9 PhD studentships for 2019-20, the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast now invites applications for a further fully funded PhD opportunity in one of the following areas:

  • Fear of sleep and trauma
  • Unwanted sexual experiences in University students

A selection process will take place and a single studentship will be offered for the project area specified by the top ranked candidate. The studentship will be funded by the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE). The studentships may cover maintenance and fees for a maximum of three years, depending on residency status.

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

The deadline for applications is 10th June 2019; see How to Apply.

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 these research areas, please visit our PhD Projects 2019-20 page.

The University is committed a policy of equal opportunity. Prospective students with a disability or long term condition are encouraged to disclose as early as possible in the application and selection process by contacting  Upon disclosure the University will ensure appropriate reasonable adjustments and additional supports can be put in place for applicants. Reasonable adjustments and additional supports will be determined on an individual basis, in line with the course entry requirements to ensure selection standards are maintained.