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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21, AUG-21

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

The research activity is grouped around three themes: Cognition, Perception and Attention and Social Cognition. Within these themes, specialist groups conduct research funded by research councils, government, charitable groups, and industry on topics ranging from understanding the fundamental processes of the human mind and their link to underlying brain structures to the application of this theoretical knowledge to current societal problems.

Cognition

We research processes such as attention, language and memory and we focus on how emotions are influenced by lifespan development of neuropsychological conditions. Our recent projects have been funded by the ESRC, National Institutes of health and the Leverhulme Trust.

Perception and Attention

We explore the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy clinical populations. We use a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Projects are funded by various medical charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Social Cognition

We investigate factors involved in social interactions and decisions of wide-ranging behaviours and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the ESRC, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the European Research Council.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

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£ 21,000per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    167 78%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    25th

    13

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