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4 full-time PhD bursaries

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Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology intends to award four 3-year research bursaries to start on 1st October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. £15,900 per annum is payable to support full-time PhD research studies and Home/EU tuition fees are paid by the Department. Successful applicants will be expected to undertake teaching assistant duties such as supporting research methods across the curriculum.

The Department has excellent research facilities including spacious laboratories and observation spaces equipped with up-to-date facilities including video cameras and video editing facilities; eye tracking equipment; software for running psychological experiments and excellent psychophysiology resources including EEG and (f)MRI.

We are interested in receiving applications that relate to any area of our current research which includes topics within – 

  • Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (including machine learning methods for data analysis)
  • Developmental Psychology (including Developmental Psychopathology)
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Personality
  • Psychotherapy including Counselling Psychology and Arts Therapies
  • Social Psychology and Organisational Psychology

Details of academic staff and their research interests can be found through the Staff and Research links on the departmental website:
Informal enquiries can made to relevant members of staff or to relevant Research Centre Directors. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors.

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree, or a good Masters degree, in psychology or other related discipline.

Applications must be made by submission of an Initial Application Form available from:
You are also required to submit a full CV and a written statement (not exceeding 500 words) outlining why you would like to study for a PhD at the University of Roehampton and the skills that you can bring. Application forms can be submitted by e-mail to

Closing date: Monday 16 July 2012

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 6 August 2012. If necessary, interviews can be conducted by telephone.