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PHD Studentships in Mathematics & Statistics

  Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology

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 Friday, February 18, 2022
 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Several full-time three-year and four-year EPSRC PhD studentships in mathematics and statistics are available, commencing 1 October 2022. Studentships cover fees, include a stipend (£15,609 per annum in 2020–2021 for full-time study, plus £1250 annual travel allowance). Self-funded part-time PhD study is also available for some projects.

Situated on the Open University Campus in Milton Keynes, the School of Mathematics and Statistics provides a friendly and flexible working environment for all its staff and students and holds a Bronze Athena Swan award. We particularly welcome applications from women. The School ensures that every female PhD student is allocated a female member of staff as a point of contact and organises networking events for female academic staff and PhD students.

Several research projects will be available, covering topics in pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics and statistics. Full details of projects will be available at from January 2022. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Postgraduate Research Tutor, at

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus:

How to apply

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 February 2022. Completed application forms, together with a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying, should be sent to Application forms are available from

Overseas applicants are welcome. Those from a non-EEA country that is not majority English-speaking must hold a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate equivalent to CEFR level B2 or higher at or very shortly after the time of applying.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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