Study with us
New Masters course
Our new interdisciplinary course, MSC Language and the Brain combines neuroscience
and language processing, acquisition and representation. You will study brain science and language studies and the interactions between them.
Outstanding research facilities
We have a variety of specialist
labs and facilities for experimental psychology, visual and auditory
perception, developmental psychology and social psychology.
Our facilities include our purpose-built Centre for Brain Science, which
provides extensive laboratory space for neuroscientific studies. This
state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the study of brain activity in
relation to psychological processes.
ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre
We are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate
training and are an accredited Doctoral Training Centre,
offering several studentships. You will be joining a Department with a
strong commitment to research, covering many areas of empirical psychology.
The research community includes academic staff, research fellows, research
officers and postgraduates engaged on many research projects.
Excellent PhD completion rates
We take pride in our high completion rate. We achieve this in part by
ensuring that you follow a clear path to completion in three years if you
are studying full-time. We do this by setting specific appropriate
milestones at the end of your first and second years. You will also find
yourself working in an enthusiastic community of research students who will
provide peer support.
We offer a variety of research degrees with part-time options available. You will be supervised by world-class researchers and
benefit from our superb range of research facilities and dedicated labs.
We offer scholarships and bursaries to talented postgraduates, ranging from
research council studentships and University of Essex scholarships to awards
funded by charities and other external organisations.
Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on
a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.
Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be
available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.