Postgraduate Research Studentships at University of Surrey, UK

Deadline: 1 February 2013
Open to: UK students and other EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years on 30 September 2013 with masters degree
Scholarship: Five fully funded 3-year postgraduate research studentships


The Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of the University of Surrey is pleased to announce five fully funded 3-year postgraduate research studentships (fees and subsistence at Research Council rates) to start in October 2013 in the following areas:

  • School of Arts: Cultural Production, Creative Practices, Dance, Digital Arts, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, Performance, Sound Recording, Theatre.
  • School of English and Languages: English Literature, Creative Writing, Translation Studies, Modern Languages, Theoretic Linguistics (Morphology) and Applied Linguistics (Intercultural Communication).
  • School of Politics: European Politics, International Politics, Political Theory and Political Behaviour, Political Participation, Citizenship & Political Psychology, International Intervention.
  • School of Psychology: Cognitive Processes (creative thinking and decision making; Infant Colour perception); Environmental Psychology (sustainable consumption, environmental risks); Social Psychology (identity, history of psychology, religion and spirituality); Forensic Psychology (decision-making in the criminal justice system); Health Psychology (health and stress, eating and exercise behaviour, nutrition policy and interventions); Neuroscience (functional connectivity, representation of action) and Neuropsychology (sleep and cognition in neurodisorders).
  • Department of Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Identities, Generation and Everyday Life; Media, Culture and Communication; Science, Environment and Technologies; Work, Organisations and Inequalities; Developments in Methodology.


All applicants must be holders of a Masters degree. Full studentships are only available to UK students and other EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years on 30 September 2013.

The University aims to admit students of the highest calibre, who have both the academic potential and motivation to succeed on the programme applied for, and we reserve the right to refuse admission to applicants who have not met academic entry thresholds, or for whom there is evidence that they cannot (or are likely to be unable to) meet the academic, professional (such as CRB checks) or vocational (as required from an audition) requirements.

Here you can find full information about the admission policy.

How to apply

To apply for a programme, you will need to complete and submit an application form, which you can access via the specific programme pages. You are advised to discuss your proposed topic of research with the appropriate faculty, prior to making an application.

Applicants must apply in two stages:

  1. An application must be submitted for admission to the relevant PhD programme by 1 February 2013 at the latest. Details on how to apply can be found here. You must contact the School/Department before submission in order to discuss your proposal.
  2. If you are offered a place, the deadline for submission of the Studentship application is 4pm, 22 February 2013; relevant documents can be downloaded from this page.


For further information please contact:
– Professor Mark Olssen (tel: +44 (0)1483 682120, email:
– Miss El Rolfe (tel. +44 (0)1483 683551, email:

Official website.


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