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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Up to 8 PhD studentships in Psychology

21.11.2018, by Tina Keil

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Application deadline: January 20th, 2019

Logo: University of East Anglia
Logo: University of East Anglia

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a range of fully-funded opportunities for doctoral students for 2019/20 entry. In the School of Psychology we aim to recruit PhD students to a range of identified topic areas, and outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that coheres with the research interests of staff in the School. Targeted areas include several projects in social psychology and social cognition, as follows:

  • This year the areas we are targeting for doctoral students are listed below.
  • Speech sound learning in first and second language
  • The role of causality and a sense of agency in social cognition
  • The role of self-referencing in ‘hands-on’ learning
  • Factors influencing student mood and intention to access student support using smartphone data
  • Examining the neural basis of autobiographical memory
  • Spatial Language and Dialogue
  • Gaze direction and theory of mind
  • Personal semantic memory across the lifecourse
  • The interplay between emotion, social cognition, and societal issues
  • Interpretation Biases in Intergroup Contact
  • Understanding social attitudes: psychological and neural processes underlying attitude formation and change
  • Predictive Processing in the Sensory Brain
  • Understanding Social and Cognitive Processing of Faces

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

For 2018/9, the Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently 14,777 GBP per annum), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

For inquiries, contact Natalie Wyer (PGR Director) or individual supervisors. Further details and information can be found here: