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International PhD Fellowships in Psychology/Life Course Research, UK

If you are interested in evolutionary developmental models and want an opportunity to work on developmental psychology and life course research, then you must apply for the PhD Fellowship in Psychology/Life Course Research offered at the University of Warwick for the academic year 2022-2023.

PhD candidates who hold an Upper Second-Class undergraduate or master’s degree in Psychology or a related field are eligible to apply for this PhD fellow position. The applicants must have a strong interest in the project title and experience with data analysis to be considered and preferred for this position. Selected fellows can expect full tuition fee coverage and a stipend of £16,062 for up to 3 years of study. 

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The University of Warwick is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. The University of Warwick was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education and currently ranks at 144th in Best Global Universities in 2022. 

Why choose to study at the University of Warwick? The University of Warwick will be internationally recognised as world-class with impact and purpose, that is, to change the world – making lives healthier, fairer, safer, more just and resilient, and more enriched. The university aims to be an exceptional university helping to transform our region, country and world for the collective good.

Application Deadline: 15th October 2022 is the last day to apply.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Warwick
  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: £16,062
  • Number of Awards: NA 
  • Access Mode: Online 
  • Nationality: Domestic and International 
  • The award can be taken in the United Kingdom. 


  • Eligible Countries: UK nationals, as well as international students, are eligible to apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a PhD programme taught at the Department of Psychology of the University of Warwick. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have a strong interest in research in life course development, including parenting, parental investment, the impact of biological risk and effects on social development and forming romantic relationships and reproductive success.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All interested applicants must submit their PhD applications via the online portal of the university. Then, specify in the “Finance and Funding” section of the form that they wish to be considered for a PhD Fellowship in Psychology/Life Course Research and also specify their proposed supervisor Professor Dieter Wolke.
  • Supporting Documents: The applicants must provide a CV and a cover document detailing why they are a suitable candidate and any relevant background or research experience. 
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a minimum Upper Second-Class undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field, but preferably a First-Class undergraduate degree or a Master‡s distinction in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Social Science, epidemiology or health sciences.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests: 
  • IELTS of at least 6.5
  • TOEFL of at least 92 (internet-based iBT only)
  • PTE of at least 62
  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) with an overall score of at least 60 (or pass at grade C)
  • CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English) with any Pass grade.


The winning students will be presented a fellowship award worth tuition fees at the ‘Home‡ or UK rate and a maintenance grant of £16,062 per annum for three years and six months.

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