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). We also have a dedicated Sackler Centre Ph.D. programme, jointly supported by the Centre with participating schools. Taking an MSc degree at Sussex is an excellent way into further postgraduate study, if you don't already have one. This page summarizes 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. 

Sackler Centre Ph.D. Programme

This is now the third year of the dedicated Sackler Centre Ph.D. programme. There are two 3-year funded studentships offered competitively each year. These studentships are each partly supported by participating Schools (Psychology, Engineering and Informatics, BSMS), and partly by the Sackler Centre. While the type of studentship may vary across Schools, typically all will support tuition fees (for home/EU students) and provide a stipend for living expenses. Sackler Centre Ph.D. projects are often supervised jointly across schools.  There are also other ways to study consciousness related projects at Sussex, listed below.  

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 2017 entry have now closed.

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. More information is available here.

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. 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 MS.C. 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