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Call for PhD Applications

The University of York, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus and the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) announce the opportunity for qualified candidates to read for a PhD Degree that combines high-quality UK studies and a unique research infrastructure in South-East Europe.

PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of York while being hosted and supported by SEERC at Thessaloniki for the duration of their studies. Successful degrees will be received from the University of York. Projects are offered in a broad range of areas including computer science, language and linguistic science, management and psychology studies and will be jointly supervised by academics at both SEERC and the University of York.

A small number of fee waiver scholarships will be available for successful full-time candidates. The fee waivers will be offered to applicants with outstanding academic records and the selection process is highly competitive. 

Applicants for the programme must have an excellent academic record (normally a relevant Degree with Distinction). In addition, relevant work experience, a Masters degree, research training, and publications will also be considered.

Submission deadline: Friday 8 April 2022

Contact us

CITY College contact

Zoi Xygalata
Executive Secretary and Doctoral Program Administrator

York contact

PGR Administration

Entry requirements

The University of York has the following minimum entry requirements:

We will accept applications on the following topics:

Research Track 1: Enterprise Innovation and Development

Topic 1: Examining Consumer Sustainability Motives for Engaging in Food Trends

Topic 2: Talent management and service quality

Topic 3: "Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”: The FDI-related Economic impact on the OBOR involved countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Research Track 2: Information and Communication Technologies

Topic 4: Reactive Code Generation from Modular Software Models

Topic 5: Automated verification and self-adaptation of service-based applications

Topic 6: Formal Modelling of Artificial Emotions in Intelligent Agents

Topic 7: Semantic Models for Enabling the Distribution of Computation Tasks over Edge and Fog Resources

Topic 8: Automatic Detection of High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) and their role to epileptogenicity

Research Track 3: From Synapses to Society: Psychology in a Multicultural World

Topic 9: Understanding the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, in terms of leadership and wealth-creation, using neuroscience

Topic 10: Social interaction and prediction in ASD

Topic 11: The neuropsychological correlates of mathematical anxiety in adolescents

Topic 12: Understanding the role of personality in emodiversity and their neuropsychological correlates using EEG

Topic 13: Executive functions in bilingualism and the role of dopamine activity

Research Track 4: Language and Society: Linguistics, Education, Literature and Translation

Topic 14: Exploring attitudes towards native and non-native accents of spoken Modern Greek

Topic 15: The use of drama techniques via VR in teaching English pronunciation to ELF* learners

Topic 16: Cultural mediation in the refugee context: the case of Northern Greece

Find out more about each topic: 

How to apply

Find out more about how to apply: SEERC York Phd call 2022 (PDF , 551kb)

Your data and privacy

Data relating to your application will be handled in line with the CITY College, University of York Europe Campus PhD applicant privacy notice. CITY College, University of York Europe Campus will share your application and any content disclosed through email or other correspondence or online interviews with the University of York to help make a decision on your application. Information provided to supervisors to discuss your application may also be shared between the University of York and CITY College, University of York Europe Campus to help manage your enquiry.