Funded PhD opportunities in the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast invites applications for fully funded PhD opportunities in the following areas:

  • Improving human-robot coordination through mutual action understanding (funding secured via EPSRC)
  • Improving psychological outcomes after a diagnosis of Upper GI Cancer
  • Applied canine olfaction training, welfare, and owner well-being
  • Developing a psychological intervention to enhance well-being and mental health in parents and children/adolescents with diabetes.
  • Understanding the evolutionary mechanisms underlying infant features in cats and their implications for animal welfare
  • School adjustment and achievement of majority and minority students
  • Loneliness across the lifespan: Understanding and addressing the causes through intergenerational contact
  • Fathers and the intergenerational transmission of parenting
  • Assessing alcohol-related problems in young people
  • Improving attitudes towards gender equality initiatives: An examination of long-term effects of interventions

Studentships for the above research areas are funded by the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE).

The studentships may cover maintenance and fees for a maximum of three years, depending on residency status.

For further details re eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) please click on the DfE Research Eligibility Guidance Notes:

The School also welcomes applications for a PhD programme in the following area, although no funding is currently attached to this area:

  • Psychology of learning and playing new digital musical instruments

Applicants for any of these opportunities must have at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject.


For a full description of all of the opportunities in the School, please visit our PhD Projects 2019-20 page.

How to apply: 

The deadline for applications for all of these opportunities is Monday 25th March 2019, see How to Apply:


Closing date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Queens University Belfast
Queens University Belfast
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Northern Ireland
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Contract type: 
Full time