PhD Studentship: Beyond Developmental Psychopathology: Positive Child Development


University of Surrey - Psychology


External Vacancy




£18,622 per annum (which will increase each year in line with the UKRI rate)


Full Time

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Application deadline

February 23, 2024

Contact Details

Informal inquiries to [email protected] with cover letter and CV are strongly encouraged.


The University of Surrey are currently recruiting for a talented and motivated PhD student. They are offering a fully funded PhD studentship with a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) standard stipend funded by University of Surrey (the current stipend is £18,622 per annum, which will increase each year in line with the UKRI rate) with funding for 3.5 years. The studentship is open to candidates who pay UK/home rate fees (i.e., no international students).

The PhD project is based on the statistical analysis of existing data and focuses on investigating the predictors, processes and outcomes of positive child development (see below for a more detailed description).

They are looking for candidates with strong conceptual thinking, excellent statistical skills and the ability to acquire new statistical expertise when needed, advanced writing skills, and the ability to work independently and to a high standard. Candidates should have a background in psychology (preferably with a BSc and MSc in psychology) and a strong desire to advance the field of developmental psychology.

Applications should be submitted via the Psychology PhD programme page. In place of a research proposal, you should upload a document stating the title of the project that you wish to apply for and the name of the relevant supervisor. Please also submit a letter explaining how your experience and abilities represent a good fit for the project. Informal enquires to [email protected] with cover letter and CV are strongly encouraged.

Please note, interviews will take place in mid-March 2024.