School of Psychology

7 fully funded PhD (3-year) posts available in the School of Psychology

The Projects:

We are currently recruiting 7 PhD candidates to join the the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidates will work on one of the following projects:


The Environment:

Nottingham is ideally situated in the middle of England and has excellent transport links, being served by a major train station and with multiple airports close by. It has a large and diverse student population and a vibrant social scene, with plenty of fine drinking and eating establishments to suit every taste. The East Midlands is one of the most affordable areas to live in the UK and Nottingham University is situated on a beautiful, leafy campus with easy access to the city (15 minute tram ride).

The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most active research communities in the UK. Staff have a broad range of expertise and access to excellent research facilities and infrastructure. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021) we were ranked 8th in the UK for research power. Our University is a supportive, inclusive caring community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on our campus.

The Details:

The studentships are funded by the Faculty of Science and will provide a stipend to cover living costs (approximately £15,875) and cover Home University fees (estimated at £4,496) for the duration of the project and thesis writing (36 months). Please note the level of support will not cover international fees (around £25,000 a year). Candidates are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor of the project they are interested in before making an application.


The anticipated start date is from 1st October 2022 at the earliest.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and either hold, or have a pending award, of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Physiology, Mathematics or a related discipline.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the appropriate project supervisors listed above.


How to apply:

All applications are to be made directly to the University, selecting PhD Psychology (36 months duration) as the course. Please apply at:

In the research proposal section please only include “7 fully funded PhD posts in Psychology” in the title. You are required to upload the following documents to your application:

  • C.V.
  • Personal statement (maximum 1 page) about why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in psychology, any relevant research experience and brief details on what project(s) you are interested in and why.
  • Either two references (in a non-editable format such as pdf, on headed paper and signed by the referee) or the details (email addresses) of two referees that we can contact. One of the references must be academic.

If you have any questions about the application process through MyNottingham, please contact for further advice.

Deadline: 15th July 2022


Posted on Thursday 26th May 2022

School of Psychology

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