PhD Enquiries

The Psychology Department at the University of York adopts an 'apprentice'-style approach to PhD supervision.  In practical terms, this means that the student and supervisor work closely together, with the research being collaborative in nature. Typically, a supervisor will work with the student to identify a topic for research and to design a first experiment.  Gradually, the student will put more input into planning and designing subsequent experiments.

Each student meets regularly with his or her supervisor, and in addition, meets once a term with a research committee that consists of the supervisor and two other faculty members who may have overlapping interests.  The purpose of the research committee is to monitor the student's progress and to provide both input and support for the research.

If you are interested in coming to work in the Psycholinguistics Research Group as a PhD student, please contact either
Gerry Altmann, Gareth Gaskell, or Silvia Gennari in the first instance, depending on your research interests.  Formal enquiries can be addressed to the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, at the departmental address shown in the sidebar. Click through to the Psychology Department main pages to find out more about graduate study at the department.

The department regularly receives studentships from BBSRC and ESRC ("1+3"), and applicants can also apply for ESRC competition awards. For students from the European Union, or from non-EU countries, the University occasionally makes available University Studentships (UK and EU students are also eligible for these).