2014 Funded PhD Studentships


Applications are invited for funded studentships as part of the South East Doctoral Training Centre (SE DTC) (http://southeastdtc.surrey.ac.uk/), to commence in October 2014.


The School of Psychology at the University of Surrey is a major contributor to postgraduate training in the UK. In the last UFC research assessment exercise, the School of Psychology received a 5 rating, confirming it as one of the leading Psychology research schools in Britain. The School provides an active and vibrant research environment for PhD students. It has state of the art facilities in experimental and neuroimaging laboratories (EEG, MRI and TMS), a driving simulator and facilities for behavioural observation.


Proposals are encouraged in any of the areas in which the School has expertise covering three broad themes: Enhancing Thinking, Promoting Health and Wellbeing, and Brain and Behaviour. We particularly welcome applications in the following areas:

    • cognitive processes,  e.g. reasoning, problem solving, decision making, creative thinking


    • developmental psychology, e.g. infant colour perception and cognition
    • environmental psychology, e.g. climate change, sustainable consumption, environmental risks, restorative environments
    • social psychology, e.g.  identities, history of psychology, attitudes, religion and spirituality
    • forensic psychology, e.g. aggression and violence, forensic mental health, memory and the law, investigative interviewing
    • health and well-being, e.g. health and stress, eating and exercise behaviour, risk communication in healthcare contexts, health and nutrition policy and interventions
    • neuroscience, e.g. understanding creativity, representation of action, functional connectivity
    • neuropsychology, e.g. sleep and cognition in neurodisorders
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DTC studentships will cover Home/EU fees and pay an annual stipend of £13,726 per year, are only available to Home or EU students and can be part time or full time (up to 4 years of funding).


We invite applications from students who have gained a 1st class BSc Hons and/or a Distinction in Masters degree in Psychology, or related disciplines. If you are interested, please fill in the University of Surrey online application form here

Please submit applications by the 31st of January 2014, 4pm.


For further information please contact El Rolfe, Faculty Admissions Officer on telephone number 01483 686509 or email her on e.rolfe@surrey.ac.uk.


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