2020 studentships

We invite applications for full-time PhD studentships to be based at The Open University, details of currently available projects can be found below. Candidates are required to have at least a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant subject. Studentships cover full-time fees and a stipend for three years (c. £15,009 per year).

The successful candidates will be based at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes, UK, which combines a friendly and flexible working environment with well-resourced laboratories and workshops. Situated on the Oxford-Cambridge corridor, and just over half an hour’s train journey from London, Milton Keynes is a well-connected, modern town with a population of around 250,000.

Available Projects (Click on the title of each project below for a detailed description)

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please send an email to STEM-EI-PHD@open.ac.uk  by 28 February 2020 and include:

  1. A completed Open University application form, downloadable from: http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply/mphil-and-phd-application-process.  (Note: This is an advertised studentship and you do not need to submit a proposal);
  2. An academic CV containing contact details of three academic references;
  3. A 1000 word cover letter outlining why the project is of interest to you and how your skills match those required;
  4. Applicants will need to demonstrate good competence in the English language. International students need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any of the four categories of reading writing, speaking and listening.

You are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor of the project(s) for any informal enquiries relating to the project and candidate suitability. Interviews will be held at our Milton Keynes Campus in March 2020. Interviews can be conducted at a distance (Skype) with prior agreement.

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