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PhD opportunities

Discover our PhD opportunities. We offer flexible modes of study designed to fit your needs.

Why study a PhD with us?

Join a School with world-leading research outputs, a wide range of clinics and centres, and purpose-built facilities for researching the brain in action.

Fees and funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding.

How we support you

As well as receiving support from your supervisors within the Department, you'll have access to wider academic and pastoral support services provided by the University.

Our research

100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience).


Our stories

Our PhD students engage with policy-makers and undertake activities to develop the impact of their research activity. Find out how they are making a difference with their research.


We are unique in housing three clinical research facilities on site for autism, anxiety and depression, and speech and language therapy.
Athena SWAN Silver Award