About this project
The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
The University of Hull can accept applications to five Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. Applicants who would not have an equivalent qualification already would need to take the MSc Social Research (DTP). The MSc can be funded as part of a DTP studentship, but applications and also encouraged from people undertaken this or a similar masters already.
The scope of the pathway at Hull covers psychological research into various aspects of how children develop social relationships to function as healthy adults in society. These include becoming a competent language user and understanding the mental lives of others. School achievement, especially literacy are also investigated, the relationship of these to sleep, as well as issues relating to well-being such as healthy eating.
With various methodologies, ranging from the psycho-social to the cognitive to the neuroscientific, students will be able to select the most appropriate to address contemporary research questions. How do children learn to relate to others and why this might go awry (autism)? How does language develop as a core communicative skill? What psychological factors affect academic performance, underpin literacy and help explain dyslexia? How do young people learn to reason about their future health and wellbeing? How are some children’s additional needs, cognition and behaviour exacerbated by poor sleep?
This pathway is led at Hull by Dr Henning Holle.