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Four PhD Fellowships in Psychology

4 Departmental PhD Fellowships

We are delighted to announce that up to four Departmental PhD Fellowships will be available for students wishing to start a PhD in October 2021.

These Fellowships pay tuition fees at the ‘Home’ (UK) rate of £4,500** for 2021/22 (part-time £2,700*) and a maintenance grant of £13,609** (part-time £8,165*) per annum for three years. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to bid for additional funding of approximately £2,000 per annum for any teaching work that they undertake in the Department. International students are welcome to apply, but tuition fees will only be covered to the ‘Home’ rate.

What area of research?

Three of these fellowships are specifically for projects supervised by:

One of these fellowships is open to applicants with their choice of primary and secondary supervisors. You can find a list of our academics and their research interests here.

Full details here 
New PhD applicants: Apply here
Existing PhD applicants/offer holders:
Apply here
23:59 BST, Sunday 25 April 2021


Applicants should, as a minimum, have an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field, but preferably a First Class undergraduate degree or a Master’s distinction in Psychology or a related field. International qualifications that are equivalent to UK qualifications are also acceptable. In addition to the academic entry requirements, successful International applicants are also required to satisfy the English language entry requirements ( Please note that Psychology is a Band B subject.

PhD students

How to apply

If you are submitting a new application, please specify in the “Finance and Funding” section of the Graduate School online form that you wish to be considered for a Departmental PhD Fellowship and also specify your proposed supervisor. In the case of the projects supervised by Dr Johnson, Dr Konstantinidis and Dr Lee, please provide your CV and a short statement (2 pages maximum) detailing why you are a suitable candidate for studying your choice of project – for example, your qualifications, interests, and relevant experience. For the remaining one Fellowship, please provide your CV and a short research proposal (5 pages maximum), including the reasons for your choice of supervisor(s).

About us:

The mission of the Department of Psychology at Warwick University is to undertake cutting-edge, impactful research and to educate our students in the scientific study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. Our strengths lie in behavioural science, lifespan health and wellbeing and language and learning. Find out more about the Psychology Department here and the University here. Destinations of some recent graduates have included postdoctoral work at Oxford and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships at: the University of Amsterdam and Harvard; Leicester and Tennessee. Some recent postgraduate careers have included: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester; various NHS trusts and independent hospitals; Strategist, Facebook Chicago; Dementia Adviser, Bromley & Lewisham Mind; Adviser, Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, New York; Policy Analyst at the JCR, European Commission.


• Opportunities to enrol on or audit postgraduate taught modules in Psychology and other departments

• Opportunities to teach within the Department

• 60 hours of skills development from the Universities PGR Professional Development Framework

• Access to Warwick Skills Forge

• Opportunities to present at Internal Seminars and attend Departmental Research Guest Seminars

• Workshop and Seminars on Careers development

• Mentor separate from supervisors

• A generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy and potential access to onsite childcare facilities

• Sick leave for PhD students

Equality Diversity and Inclusion:

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We are committed to supporting all staff and students in reaching their potential and we welcome applications from candidates from diverse and underrepresented groups. Warwick Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for gender equality advancement, while Warwick University holds a Silver Award. These awards and the Departmental policy on equality, diversity and inclusion represent our commitment to our diverse student population and to the advancement of all our staff. We are supportive of staff and students with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy and onsite childcare facilities. Warwick also has a generous sick leave policy for PhD students. Warwick Psychology is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Learn more

*Part time is at 60% and both fees due and any stipend awards will be adjusted accordingly **Home UK PGR tuition fees and stipend awards for 2021-22 onwards are subject to RCUK funding rate changes and are therefore not yet confirmed. Fees and stipends are expected to increase and the inflation rate applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with the Retail Price Index.

Deadline: 23:59 BST, Sunday 25 April 2021