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Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships Psychology and Neuroscience

All postgraduate researchers (PGRs) are registered in the University’s Graduate School and housed in the faculty or department that is most appropriate for the project on which they are working. PGRs working on Psychology and Neuroscience projects are normally housed in the Department of Psychology.

The Department of Psychology is a success story within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We are ambitiously pursuing research excellence and, in recent years, we have seen considerable investment in our research capacity and capabilities. Housed in a purpose-designed building with state-of-the-art research laboratories, we are keen to build on our growing international reputation for research excellence and, with this in mind, are looking to recruit outstanding postgraduate researchers to join our vibrant and friendly team.

The University particularly welcomes applications for studentships in the project areas outlined below, with additional research information on the research area webpages. All postgraduate Researchers will be supported by a supervisory team with appropriate expertise. Also, see the University’s research repository for further information on the research outputs of each member of staff.


In the first instance please direct all enquiries about proposed projects on topics related to Psychology and Neuroscience to the Graduate School with Dr Rebecca Monk, Graduate School Research Degree Contact for psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience included.

Research areas

The department welcomes applications for studentships in specific project areas outlined online. Applicants should indicate the topic they are applying for when they submit their research proposal.

Candidates are welcome to contact the possible Director of Studies (DoS) to discuss any applications. Staff email addresses can be found online. Please note that ‘likely’ supervisors are not guaranteed.

Health Psychology with a focus on cancer survivorship

This opportunity is a ringfenced GTA post house in the department of Psychology. You can find more information including how to apply for this specific opportunity online.

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Please contact Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams in advance of applying if you are interested in this specific studentship.