PhD Opportunities

PhD Opportunities

PhD Studentships Commencing October 2022

The School of Psychology has two PhD studentships available. Studentships will commence in October 2022, and will cover tuition fees as well as a stipend at UKRI level (£16,062 per annum). You will also receive a computer and desk space, and access to research training courses offered by the School of Psychology and the University of Aberdeen. These competitive studentships are fully funded for 3 years (or 4 years, if the successful applicant does not yet have a master’s degree).

Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) an Upper Second Class honours degree in Psychology as a minimum requirement. A master’s degree and/or additional research experience would be an advantage.

Applications must include:

  1. A project proposal, maximum length 1 x A4 page including background, aims and suggestions for 2-3 studies to address the aims. A reference list can be added on a second page if you wish. Applicants should liaise with the proposed supervisor when developing their proposal. A list of academic staff can be found on our school pages:
  2. Two academic references – please include full referee contact details.
  3. A CV outlining your academic qualifications and research experience to date.
  4. Academic transcripts (academic records from University of Aberdeen are not necessary to include).

The deadline to apply is June 17th, 2022. Please email your application materials to Mrs Catherine Sutherland, School Administration Assistant: Please direct any enquiries to Professor Neil Macrae

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