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York-CITY Collaborative PhD in Psychology

CITY College University of York Europe Campus and the University of York have a collaborative PhD programme facilitated by CITY’s South East European Research Centre (SEERC) in Thessaloniki, Greece. PhD students will undertake a programme of research with the aim of obtaining a PhD from York through a combination of high quality UK studies and a unique research infrastructure in South East Europe. They will be jointly supervised by York and CITY.
Students on the Programme will be enrolled on an off-site PhD programme in the Department of Psychology at York but will be based at, and co-supervised by, CITY, Thessaloniki, in Greece. Successful students will receive their degree from York. 

Examples of past York-CITY PhD Topics (updates for 2024-25 TBC)

  • Understanding the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, in terms of leadership and wealth-creation, using neuroscience (supervised by Nick Barraclough and Manousos Klados)
  • The neuropsychological correlates of mathematical anxiety in adolescents (supervised by Silke Goebel and Manousos Klados)
  • Understanding the role of personality in emodiversity and their neuropsychological correlates using EEG (supervised by Tim Andrews and Manousos Klados)
  • Executive functions in bilingualism and the role of dopamine activity (supervised by Silvia Gennari and Aristea Ladas)

Funding and application

The University of York and SEERC will be offering a small number of fee waiver scholarships for successful candidates.

The application deadline for 2024 start will be early in 2024.

Further information on the research topics, the application process and the fee waivers for entry 2024-25 will be posted on this website once this information is available.

Your data and privacy

Data relating to your application will be handled in line with the University of York's student applicant privacy notice. The University of York will share your application and any content disclosed through email or other correspondence or online interviews with CITY College, University of York Europe Campus 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.

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