Essex is involved in seven pathways of study:
We will be hosting an online workshop and Q&A session for all potential applicants and supervisors on Wednesday 19 October 2022 between 11am-12pm. You can join the online workshop via Zoom. The workshop will be delivered by Professor Andrew Canessa (Faculty Dean (Postgraduate) for Social Sciences) and Laura Ruddick (Senior Postgraduate Research Education Manager). It will be an opportunity for you to hear about the SeNSS studentship application, recruitment and selection process, and to get advice on writing your studentship application.
The workshop will be recorded and will be available on request.
Please contact the Graduate Administrator in the department to which you are applying, or email the PGRE Team for further information.
You will receive subject-specific and advanced training, whilst undertaking your research in an innovative, ground-breaking and empowering research environment, amongst our thriving postgraduate community. You'll also be provided with opportunities for overseas visits and fieldwork, attending and presenting at conferences and events, academic publishing and work placement opportunities.
SeNSS Studentship Funding supports both full- and part-time study, and covers:
This studentship will investigate spatial exploration and how it is affected by social context. Using a foraging paradigm in a virtual environment, where human participants need to gather targets as quickly as possible, the project will investigate, characterise, and model how people explore complex environments, both on their own and also when they work as part of a team.
This studentship provides an exciting opportunity to make key theoretical contributions to our understanding of the cognitive processes underlying exploration behaviour, and to see applications of their research via the collaborative partner, the US DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory. The project will give the student a wealth of research experience both in an academic and an industry setting, and will be particularly suited to students who wish to develop their career working within or in collaboration with applied research settings.
SeNSS offers six ESRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) each year, which provide an opportunity for Post-Doctoral researcher to consolidate their PhD research through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.
The PDF grants provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for a fellowship for up to 18 months; however, this must be fully justified by the programme of activities being proposed.