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.There are a number of studentships available to start in October 2017- apply now! Deadline 28th February 2017

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. There are a number of studentships available to start in October 2017 - apply now!

Project Title: Understanding and assessing children with neurodevelopmental problems
Supervisor: Professor Stephanie van Goozen
Start Date: 1st October 2017
Deadline for applications
: 31st March 2017

Project Title: The media and flu immunisation
Supervisor: Dr Lewis Bott
Start Date: 1st October 2017
Deadline for applications
: 7th April 2017

Project Title: Functional and structural properties of spatial processing networks in the brain
Supervisor: Dr Katja Umla-Runge
Start Date: 1st July 2017
Deadline for applications
: 1st May 2017

Project Title: Information processing in the social brain
Supervisor: Dr Elisabeth von dem Hagan
Start Date: 1st October 2017
Deadline for applications
: 1st May 2017

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.

Intergrative 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. 


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 overall.