Postgraduate Research

The School of Psychology and Neuroscience has a vibrant community of researchers across a wide range of expertises. Their leadership has been recognised by excellent scores in the UK-wide research assessment exercises, consistently high levels of funding for research, as well as numerous national and international honours for our top researchers.

We have studentships available for the degrees of PhD and MSc by research to work in our four Research Centres, but also in collaboration with other disciplines and HEIs. Most of our funding is provided by Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). These typically provide a PhD based on one year of MSc level study, followed by 3 years of research study, leading to a PhD. As with all UKRI funding, this is primarily for those with UK residency although some limited funding and fee waivers are available to international applicants.

For students interested in Psychology/Social Science research topics funding is available from the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents is an interdisciplinary venture across Psychology, Computing Science, Linguistics and Engineering. The MRC Precision Medicine DTP (and iCASE studentship), as well as the MVLS DTP focus around Neuroscience and Basic Bioscience.

The above Training Centres best reflect the expertise of our School, and each will provide you with a description on how to apply. In addition, see here for all UoG Centres for Doctoral Training: