Apply For Plymouth University Funded PhD studentships

Research positions are available for work on an exciting new doctoral training programme, ‘CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation’.

Plymouth University Funded PhD studentships (12 positions)

Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on a specific topic, as well as training workshops on experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. Secondment opportunities to academic and commercial partners across the world, may also be available.

Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.

 An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages.

More information on individual projects can be found on the Projects Page.

University studentships are supported for 3 years and include full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £13, 726 per annum. These positions are open to all UK and EU citizens with appropriate qualifications. Applicants who are normally required to pay overseas fees may also apply, but will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £9,790 per annum). For more details on university studentships, please visit


As applications are for specific projects, applicants do not need to provide a project proposal. Instead, in their personal statement, applicants should outline:
• Interest in their chosen projects and motivations for applying
• Nature of expertise suitable for doctoral study in these fields.

For more information on how to apply, supporting documents and proof of eligibility please visit the Applications Page at Plymouth University

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On the Application Form, in Box 1: Programme of study applied for, please indicate that you are applying for a CogNovo Plymouth University Funded PhD studentship.

Also in Box 1, please give the project numbers of up to 3 appropriate project choices (in order of preference).