Department of Psychology

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your study

We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships.


Search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

Masters scholarships

Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarships

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship supports overseas students from specified countries who are funding their own studies at the University of Essex. We are offering a scholarship worth up to £4,000 if your grades in your first degree are equivalent to a UK first class degree.

  • Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship details
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PhD studentships

ESRC Doctoral Studentships

We are an accredited ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and offer doctoral training pathways in Psychology. ESRC doctoral studentships in Psychology are no longer available for new applicants, but information for current students can be found below: 

University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students to study at the University. These awards are available to students who can demonstrate an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, as well as financial need.

South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) studentships

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) will be replacing the Essex ESRC DTC for the 2017 intake and beyond. SeNSS is one of 14 new Doctoral Training Partnerships funded by the ESRC, beginning in 2017-18. SeNSS will be awarding at least 35 studentships across the partner institutions in 2017.

The closing date for applications for the October 2018 entry has now passed.

Current studentship opportunities

Neuromuscular electric stimulation and social cognition

In this multidisciplinary project, which is relevant to multisensory integration and theories of embodied cognition, the effects of facial somatosensory input on emotion recognition will be investigated using neuromuscular electric stimulation and EEG.

Lead department: Department of Psychology

Closing date: 8 December 2019

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