Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

Postgraduate Study

The Sackler Centre is always on the look out for exceptional postgraduate students.

Studying at the Sackler Centre involves registering for a degree at one of the participating schools (Informatics, Psychology, or BSMS).  Taking an MSc degree at Sussex is an excellent way into further postgraduate study, if you don't already have one. See below for a summary of the different options available to students interested in studying consciousness science at MSc or PhD level at the University of Sussex, as well as potential funding options. 

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships

We are now in the second year of our new Doctoral Scholarship Programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust in support of 21 PhD students over 3 years.  The From Sensation and Perception to Awareness Programme is led by Sackler Centre Co-Director Professor Anil Seth and Professor Jamie Ward from the School of Psychology.  This programme brings together researchers and doctoral scholars across neuroscience, robotics, psychology and the arts.  The application deadline for the second round of applicants is 31 January 2019.

4-Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience

Sussex Neuroscience has a highly popular and competitive 4-Year Ph D Programme, which provides a first year of lab rotations before the student decides on their primary research focus. For information on course structure, funding, projects on offer and how to apply please see here. Scholarships are available for this programme, and students who are accepted on the programme will be able to study within the Sackler Centre. Applications for 2019 entry have now opened with a deadline of 7 January.

PhD/MPhil in Informatics

The Department of Informatics supervises research degrees in all areas of faculty specialism, across computer science, artificial intelligence, bio-inspired computing, cognitive (neuro) science, digital media technologies, and human-computer interaction.  More information is available here.

PhD/MPhil. in Psychology

The School of Psychology has a thriving community of research students who enjoy excellent facilities. At any time they have 80 or more students studying for research degrees. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries and make a major contribution to the life of the School. Find out more.

PhD at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School

This page displays all the research studentships that are being offered by Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

MSc in Psychology

The Psychology department offers a wide range of Masters degrees from Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology MSc to Psychological Methods MRes. More information and how to apply. The MSc. in Cognitive Neuroscience is particularly appropriate for further study in consciousness science.

MSc in Informatics

The Department of Informatics provides an intellectually stimulating environment with research in areas including pervasive computing technology, digital media and graphics, human-computer interaction, adaptive systems and artificial life, cognitive systems, natural language processing, and artistic and creative systems. More information and how to apply can be found here. The MSc in Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (new for 2017) is particularly appropriate for further study in consciousness science.

Funding and Research Scholarships
Postgraduate scholarships

This funding database provides comprehensive information about general funding opportunities to support your studies at the University of Sussex. International non-EU students may be particularly interested in the highly competitive Chancellor's Scholarships.

Other Sackler Centre related scholarships