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The ESRC funding will cover the one year taught MSc in Psychological Research followed by the DPhil in Experimental Psychology programme of study for three years. The funding is only available to Home/EU applicants. Successful Home applicants will be awarded full funding and successful EU applicants will be eligible for fees only.

The University of Oxford is part of the 'Grand Union' Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) with the Open University and Brunel University. The University is one of the major providers of social science research training in the UK, and has one of the largest and most diverse pools of academic social scientists producing internationally recognised research. It is home to a number of outstanding departments, which are committed to research to develop a greater understanding of all aspects of society.

The  ESRC 1+3 Studentship Award provides funding for the student’s first year on the MSc in Psychological Research and then for a further three years on a DPhil in Experimental Psychology provided that the MSc course is completed satisfactorily.

By applying to this course and funding, students will automatically be considered for both the DPhil in Experimental Psychology (2017 Entry) and the one year taught MSc in Psychological Research (2017 Entry). Applications will be considered by both the Graduate Admissions Committee and the MSc Interview Panel during the shortlisting and interview process.

Applicants who are not nominated for this funding, or if the nomination is unsuccessful may be offered a place on either of the above programmes, commencing in October 2017.

Applicants whose nominations for the 1+3 funding are successful will have their DPhil application deferred until the following academic year (2018 Entry) and they will made an offer for the MSc in Psychological Research course commencing in October 2017.

We strongly advise all applicants to contact a potential supervisor in the first instance.

This provides applicants with an opportunity to discuss the area of research they wish to conduct as a part of their DPhil (PhD) studies and whether the potential supervisor is able to supervise their proposed project.

Applicants who do not approach a potential supervisor in the first instance and/or whose proposed Research Project falls outside the area of expertise of our Research Themes are unlikely to be successful with their application.

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