PhD Studentships in Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

To start: October 2014


The IoP is offering up to ten 1+3 (MSc+PhD) full-time awards suitable for students from a wide range of science backgrounds including neuroscience, psychology, biology, social science, physical science and mathematics. Students will register for an IoP MSc course (see Further Information) in the first year before commencing their PhD. Those students who already have a relevant MSc can apply for 3 years funding to undertake a PhD only. The awards are funded by the Medical Research Council, and through the Institute of Psychiatry ‘Excellence’ programme.


PhD opportunities are offered across a wide range of subject areas. For project opportunities see the projects list. (Please note, final project details are agreed between student and supervisors after an offer has been accepted).

Entry requirements

Applicants should have (or be expected to obtain) a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree in a subject relevant to the proposed project. If applicants already possess (or expect to obtain) a research-based MSc degree, a merit or distinction level is required.

Award types and eligibility

Both the MRC and ‘IOP Excellence’ studentships cover course fees (Home/EU rate) for the MSc and PhD; a stipend (up to £16,000 per year) and a contribution towards research costs, training and conference attendance. For the MRC awards, MRC eligibility criteria apply.

For the ‘IoP Excellence’ studentships, non-UK EU applicants are eligible for a full award. Overseas students and those not meeting residency criteria may apply for an IoP award but would be required to pay the balance of fees over the Home/EU rate. English language competence criteria apply. 

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International students are also encouraged to apply for funding from the KCL Graduate School.

How to apply

Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the admissions portal 

See our full advert for full details of how to apply by clicking the Apply link below.

Applicants will be automatically considered for both MRC and IoP awards subject to eligibility. Separate applications are not required.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 31 October 2013 (23:59)

Interviews: 9-11 December 2013

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