Psychology Scholarships, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Scholarship Description:

Psychology Scholarships, Nottingham Trent University, UK is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

School of Social Sciences
Two Full-Time Psychology Scholarships

Nottingham Trent University UKThe Division of Psychology at NTU is one of the largest in the country with over 50 staff and over 30postgraduate research students. Our work covers the full spectrum of applying theory to real world issues. We are seeking two outstanding candidates at either undergraduate or postgraduate level to go directly onto PhD study in areas of psychology that align with our staff interests.

The scholarships will pay the equivalent to Home/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend (currently £13,590 for 2012/13) for up to three years. International students are welcome to apply (if successful, international students paying international fees will be expected to pay the difference between the Home/EU fee and international fee).

Applications are welcomed from undergraduates who have or are expected to have a first class BPS accredited degree and from postgraduates who have or are expected to have a distinction at Masters level in a psychological discipline. We aim to award one scholarship for applicants entering at undergraduate level and one scholarship at postgraduate level, depending on the strength of applications.

You must also include a research proposal of 1,000-2,000 words (including references) with your application. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential supervisors prior to submitting an application.


  • Applicants for MPhil or PhD should either hold or be expected to hold a first class BPS accredited degree or a distinction at Masters level in a psychology related discipline.

  • Overseas applicants whose first language is not English require an English language qualification of at least IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent.

  • Applications will only be accepted from new applicants. Current students who are already registered for a PhD are not eligible to apply.

Application process

  • Applications must be submitted by 9 am on Friday 15 February 2013

  • Applications will first be considered by a selection panel who will prepare a short-list of those applicants to be invited for interview

  • Interviews are expected to take place during March 2013

Application requirements
Applicants are required to submit:

  • A completed Nottingham Trent University research degrees application form, ensuring that you list at least one referee who is able to comment on your current and future academic achievement. If you have already been awarded a first class BPS accredited undergraduate degree or have achieved a distinction at Masters level in a psychological discipline, you should also attach the relevant transcript.

  • An outline of your proposed research project (1,000-2,000 words including references). We do not expect you to have a fully-formed research proposal because this is part of the process of the PhD once it has begun (a process we term ‘project approval’). However, we do expect a clear and concise summary of your PhD topic area that includes key studies related to the project, some indication of why you feel that the topic area is interesting and worthy of research, and some indication of the aims and objectives that you feel are appropriate for the research you wish to conduct. In addition, you should cover some information relating to the methods that you envisage using to enable you to answer your research questions.

  • If you are also applying for the VC Scholarships you must indicate that you wish your application to be considered for both competitions in a covering letter along with clearly marked research proposal(s). You may wish to submit more than one research proposal depending on the VC Scholarship projects you are applying for.

By what criteria will applications be judged?
The following criteria will be used to judge applications and rank candidates:

  • The applicant’s current academic profile and any achievements or experience in areas related to their chosen research topic

  • The applicant’s potential for undertaking a successful PhD project, as demonstrated by the application form, the outline of the proposed research project, and the interview (for shortlisted candidates)

  • The extent to which the project fits with the research interests of academic staff within the Division of Psychology

If you wish to be considered for a PhD Scholarship in Psychology, your fully completed application (including all necessary documentation and research proposal(s)) should be submitted to by email to Nottingham Trent University Graduate School.

You should telephone  Psychology Scholarships, Nottingham Trent University, UK+44 (0)115 848 8124  in the event of any queries.

Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 9 am on Friday 15 February 2013

For more information, please visit official website.

Degree Level:

Psychology Scholarships, Nottingham Trent University, UK is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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