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 the MSc or Ph.D level at the University of Sussex, as well as potential funding options. 

Ph.D.
Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships

We have just welcomed the third and final cohort for our 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. 

4-Year Ph.D. 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 2020 entry are now closed; details for 2021 entry will be available in Autumn 2020.

Ph.D./M.Phil. 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.

Ph.D./M.Phil. 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.

Ph.D. at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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

M.Sc.
M.Sc. in Psychology

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

M.Sc. 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 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. Funding opportunities for EU applicants can be found here. International applicants outside of the EU can search by country here.