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Four 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 2018.

These Fellowships pay academic fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant of at least £12,500 per annum. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to bid for additional funding of approx. £2,000 per annum for any teaching work that they undertake in the Department.


Two of these awards are specifically for projects supervised by Dr Jesse Preston and Dr Olga Feher. Further details of these two projects can be found by following the links:

Psychology of Belief and Morality: Supervised by Dr Jesse Preston

The Effect of Interaction on Language: Supervised by Dr Olga Feher


Applicants should have either a good Upper Second Class degree plus a Masters Distinction OR a First Class degree in Psychology or related field. Applications should be made through the Graduate School online form:

Please specify in the finance and funding section on the 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 Drs Preston and Feher, please provide a short document (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 two Fellowships, please provide a short research proposal (5 pages maximum), including the reasons for your choice of supervisor.

Closing date: 31 January 2018

Further details about the Department and how to apply can be found at: If you have further questions, email your proposed supervisor directly. If you have a general question about the application process, email the postgraduate admissions tutor ( ).