PhD and MSc by Research Opportunities

To function well in society, people need to have good cognitive health, yet we know our cognitive abilities, such as our memory and attention abilities, underpinned by executive functions, can be adversely affected by life events. We are looking for candidates interested in investigating these cognitive abilities and are open to supervising projects investigating how social, emotional, environmental and developmental (including aging) factors can affect individuals’ cognitive abilities.

Please visit our People page to find out more about the staff members working in this area.

For general PhD enquiries please contact Dr Samantha Gregory ( or Dr Robert Bendall ( to find out more or discuss ideas.

PhD funding

A limited number of PhD fellowships will be awarded in September 2024 to students who would pay UK fees.  Details can be found here.  The application deadline is February 28th 2024.

 We are happy to discuss fellowship applications from other funding sources and employer or self-financed opportunities.   

MSc by Research

For more information about the MSc by Research in Psychology opportunities please see: For MSc by Research enquiries please contact Dr Robert Bendall ( .

A competitive Scholarship for the MSc by research (MPhil Scholarship) is available for for University of Salford graduates covering tuition fees for the year (UK tuition fees). There is no bursary. Details here (halfway down page). The application deadline is February 28th 2024.