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Psychological understandings of bipolar disorder. Masters by Research, Psychology (Funded) Ref: 5091

About the award

Supervisors

Professor Kim Wright, University of Exeter
Additional supervisor(s) to be confirmed according to topic area

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to complete a Masters by Research on the topic of psychological understandings of bipolar disorder, with tuition fees and stipend paid by the University of Exeter. The successful applicant will generate a viable research proposal with the project supervisor within this broad field of research. We are particularly keen to offer supervision on projects exploring emotion regulation and mood instability in relation to bipolar disorder. The successful applicant will have a first degree in Psychology or a related subject. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who hold a clinical qualification.

Location: Department of Psychology, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter’s Department of Psychology is inviting applications for a MbyRes studentship funded by the University of Exeter to commence on 23rd September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.  For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £19,237 for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.  The student would be based in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the Streatham Campus.

Project Description:

This studentship will be on the topic of psychological understandings of bipolar disorder. The successful applicant will generate a viable research proposal with the project supervisor within this broad field of research. We are particularly keen to offer supervision on projects exploring emotion regulation and mood instability in relation to bipolar disorder.


This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend.  For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £19,237 per year tax-free stipend.  Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee (~£24k) and no stipend. 


The conditions for eligibility of home fees status are complex and you will need to seek advice if you have moved to or from the UK (or Republic of Ireland) within the past 3 years or have applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in Psychology or a related subject. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who are qualified health practitioners / clinicians / psychological therapists.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the required level as per our guidance at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/pg-research/apply/english/

How to apply

In the application process you will be asked to upload several documents. 
• CV
• Letter of application (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake the project).
• Transcript(s) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained (this should be an interim transcript if you are still studying)
• Names of two referees familiar with your academic work. You are not required to obtain references yourself. We will request references directly from your referees if you are shortlisted.
• If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10th May 2024.  Interviews will be held virtually in the week commencing 3rd June 2024.

If you have any general enquiries about the application process please email PGRApplicants@exeter.ac.uk or phone 0300 555 60 60 (UK callers) +44 (0) 1392 723044 (EU/International callers)  Project-specific queries should be directed to the main supervisor, Kim Wright (K.A.Wright@exeter.ac.uk).

Summary

Application deadline:10th May 2024
Value:This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £19,237 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international
Duration of award:per year
Contact: PGR Admissions Team pgrapplicants@exeter.ac.uk