The Royal Holloway University of London is inviting applications for its Brain Mechanisms of Learning full-time PhD Studentship for international students in 2019.

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), formally incorporated as Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It has three faculties, 20 academic departments and c. 9,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 countries.

The full-time PhD Studentship is to investigate frontal lobe and cerebellar basis of memory formation and decision-making in the human brain. This exciting project will include opportunities to develop and use highly innovative experimental designs and a range of different data acquisition and analysis methods. In addition, the project will investigate the impact of ageing upon information processing in the human brain and there will also be a minor, applied study that investigates eye movement skill in older drivers using a driving simulator.

Worth of Award

  • The studentship is expected to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU fees and a tax-free annual stipend, equivalent to UKRI rates, with London weighting (starting at approximately £17,000 per year).


  • The post will suit candidates who can demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for research, experience of research environments, and a strong interest in pursuing a research career.
  • They should also be confident in their ability to acquire new computing and technical skills
  • Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines (an MSc in these subjects is not essential).

How to Apply

  • You do not need to submit a research proposal for this project. Instead, please submit your CV and a personal statement where you explain how your past research experience and studies have prepared you for this project.
  • Please contact Professor Narender Ramnani ([email protected]) with further queries.
  • Applications should be submitted via RHUL Direct.


Deadline: Application closes February 11th, 2019.


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