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Full-time PhD Studentships

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
School of Engineering & Innovation
Ref: 11895

The School of Engineering & Innovation invites applications for three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships in the following areas:

  • Design
  • Materials Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Energy
  • Acoustics

Details of the PhD projects we are offering this year can be found at:
https://www9.open.ac.uk/mct-ei/phd-studentships

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.

Funding information

These studentships are fully funded by The Open University for 3 years, covering tuition fees (at UK/EU level) and providing a stipend of £14,777 per year.

Eligibility and requirements

The studentships are available to students of any nationality subject to the acquisition of an appropriate visa (if required).

A first or upper second class degree in a relevant subject is required. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-European Economic Area applicants will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

How to apply

We strongly advise you to contact the lead supervisor of the project(s) that you are interested in before submitting an application.

If you would like to apply, please attach the following items to your email: (1) a completed application form (UK and European Economic Area applicants; rest of the world applicants) (2) an up-to-date CV containing contact details for two academic references, (3) a cover letter of up to 1000 words that details your suitability to undertake PhD research in your chosen area, (4) and an IELTS English Language test score certificate (for non-native English speakers).

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019. Completed forms and documentation should be sent by email to [email protected]

Interviews will be held at our Milton Keynes campus in March 2019. Interviews can be conducted at a distance (skype) with prior agreement.

Equal Opportunity is University policy.


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