School of Psychology Degree programmes

Research by PhD

Cardiff School of Psychology is an excellent environment in which to do research.

Open Studentships

If you have your own research idea the School are accepting applicants for open studentships. You do not need to have a project worked out before you apply, you just need to know what area you are most interested in, and which staff in the School you would like to work with. Read the ‘Postgraduate Students’ information on the academic profile of the supervisor(s) you are interested in working with. Apply now to be considered for 2018.

Other schemes are available see here

Funded Projects

Some projects have already been awarded funding from various sources. For these, the outline and some details of the projects will already have been worked out by the supervisors.

Project Title: Electrophysiological studies of memory control
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Evans
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: PTSD, affect regulation, and personality disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum
Supervisor: Dr Cerith Waters
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Public values for sustainable energy transitions
Supervisor: Dr Christina Demski
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Design of an innovative e-Health intervention to support involuntary childless people
Supervisor: Dr Sofia Gameiro
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Memory Limits During Multi-tasking
Supervisor: Dr Candice Morey
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Cyber-interruptions: Developing methods to mitigate susceptibility to malevolent online communications
Supervisor: Dr Phil Morgan
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Brain Complexity and Consciousness
Supervisor: Dr Chen Song and Professor Derek Jones
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Understanding and assessing children with psychological disorders
Supervisor: Professor Stephanie van Goozen
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 11th May 2018

 

The following are EPSRC funded studentships

Project Title: Computational modelling and prediction of brain shift to improve surgical navigation
Supervisor: Professor Derek Jones, Professor David Marshall (COMSC) and Professor Sam Evans (ENGIN)
Start Date: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 30th March 2018

The following studentships are ERC funded

Project Title: Computational modelling of memory processing in sleep
Supervisor: Dr Penny Lewis
Start Date
: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Boosting Creativity through Sleep Engineering
Supervisor: Dr Penny Lewis
Start Date
: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

Project Title: Machine learning and sleep: Detecting neural replay in sleep with EEG classifiers
Supervisor: Dr Penny Lewis
Start Date
: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 23rd February 2018

The following studentship is in collaboration with the School of Medicine and would be based in the Centre for Trials Research

Project Title: Understanding multi-party communication in therapy sessions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing (SP) difficulties
Supervisor: Dr Lucy Brookes-Howell, Dr Rachel McNamara, Prof Monica Busse and Dr Catherine Jones
Start Date
: 1st October 2018
Deadline for applications
: 28th February 2018

Other Schemes

We also have funding for 1+3 Studentship awards – which would include a one-year Masters course followed by a 3-year research PhD. The Masters year includes lecture courses, some modular course-work and an extensive research project (which normally is in a topic related to the following PhD). You apply in the same way for both, but you can indicate a preference for a 3-year award, or a 1+3 award.

Integrative Neuroscience - A four-year programme that provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional three-year programmes. For more information on how to apply see here.

Self-funded Positions

If you can fund yourself, or can obtain funding from other sources, you can apply in the same way as you would for a Open Studentships. In this case you will only have to compete for a position in the School, not for funding as well.

For information about how to decide on a project and a supervisor, and on how to apply, see here.

For other sources of funding for UK/EU/international students please use the University's Funding and Scholarship search facility. 

Enquiries


Tuition fees

For information on fees please visit the course information page on the University Course Finder website.

Application process

Please complete a University Application Form here.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have (or expect to obtain) at least a 2:1 or equivalent (normally in a science discipline). 

Applicants whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of at least 7.5 overall with a minimum 7.5 in each subtest.