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PhD Studentships in Mathematics, Statistics & Mathematics Education


Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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About the Programme

PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS & MATHEMATICS EDUCATION  AVAILABLE FROM 1 OCTOBER 2020

Several full-time three-year PhD studentships in mathematics, statistics and mathematics education are available, commencing 1 October 2020. Studentships cover full-time fees, include a stipend (£15,009 per annum in 2019–2020), 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, statistics and mathematics education. Full details of projects will be available from the School's Research Degrees pages in January 2020. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Director of Research.

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

How to apply
Application forms, together with a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying, should be emailed to stem-ms-research@open.ac.uk.

Closing date
5.00pm, 6 March 2020.

Interviews
Interviews are expected to take place during March 2020.

Overseas applicants are welcomed. 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 the time of applying.

Equal Opportunity is University policy

http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/phd-studentships-mathematics-statistics-mathematics-education-maths-stats-phd


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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