UK: PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Psychology at University of East Anglia

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Deadline: 14 February 2014

Faculty of Social Sciences PhD Studentships

The School of Psychology has a range of fully-funded opportunities for doctoral students, including Faculty studentships.

We are recruiting PhD students to a range of identified topic areas, and in addition we will consider outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that coheres with the research interests of academic staff in the School.

This year the areas we are targeting for doctoral students are listed below.

                    Topic                                                                Supervisor

  • “Cognitive processing of personal property”                 Dr. Andrew Bayliss
  • “Differentiating fear and anxiety”                                Professor Phillip Corr
  • “Comorbidity of ADHD and reading disability”               Dr. Paul Engelhardt
  • “Fathers of very low birth weight infants”                     Professor Margaret O’Brien
  • “Embodied cognition and social identity”                      Dr. Charles Seger
  • “Perceived object size during grasping”                       Dr. Irene Sperandio

Candidates for fully-funded places should have a good first degree (2.1 minimum) in a relevant discipline plus a Masters degree qualification. Application is by application form, CV, and a written proposal where the candidate’s research experience should be mapped onto the project area the candidate is applying for. We also welcome open-area project proposals from applicants who can secure alternative funding arrangements.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,726 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but due to funding restrictions must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. In exceptional cases the School may consider providing “top up” grants covering the international component of tuition fees.

Making Your Application

To be considered for a Studentship, you should make an application for admission indicating the intention to be considered for a funded studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact the postgraduate admissions tutor, Dr Martin Doherty, or your potential supervisor to discuss the advertised project areas, or to explore a proposal in another area.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To discuss the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office:

Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to Universities, Research Institutes and research councils throughout the world. Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and strong links with governments, policy advisers and other public and private sector organisations. 

Our research programmes and reputation helps graduates to enter a wide range of professions – academic, practitioner or policy-related work and careers elsewhere in the private or public sector.

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