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PhD Studentships – University of Reading

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PhD Studentships

Magdalen Vernon PhD Studentships in Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences & NeuroscienceThe School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is delighted to invite applications for a fully funded PhD Studentship in a research project aligned with the expertise of our Research Divisions: Perception, Cognition & Nutrition; Language, Development & Ageing; Psychopathology & Affective Neurosciences.

The studentships are named in honour of Professor Magdalen Vernon (1901-1991) who was the first female Head of the then Department of Psychology at Reading. Applications are especially welcomed from female applicants. We also welcome applications for part-time and flexible working.

Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, the School has established itself as a leading centre for research. The School was ranked in the top 20 (15th) in the UK within its unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework based on research power. Overall, nearly 80% of our research was rated as internationally excellent and/or world leading. The successful candidates will join a thriving postgraduate research community of more than 70 PhD students who benefit from excellent support and resources from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences ( and membership of the University Graduate School (

Further information on the research expertise in our Research Divisions can be obtained by emailing Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the School through this email address prior to making an online application through the University's admissions portal (, ccing the PhD Director, Professor Judi Ellis (


Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Psychology, Linguistics, or a related discipline

The three year studentship covers fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £14,496. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Funding Details

Starts October 2018

A 3 year award

UK/EU Tuition fees plus stipend around £14,496 pa

How to apply

To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Psychology/Clinical Language Sciences at

*Important note* Please quote the relevant reference in the 'Scholarships applied for' box which appears within the Funding Section of your on-line application.

Language, Development & Ageing - GS18-009

Perception, Cognition & Nutrition - GS18-010

Psychopathology & Affective Neuroscience - GS18-011

Application Deadline: 13 December 2017 

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