The Faculty's research community includes more than a dozen full-time research students, funded by the Faculty and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. There are also over 100 part-time students. Students are based mainly in the UK, but there are some who live in Europe and North America. Students study for a BPhil, MPhil, or PhD and are supervised by two specialists, at least one of whom is one of the Faculty's academics.
The Faculty runs a research student training programme and students also participate in seminar series run by individual departments and research groups.
Follow this link for information about our application procedure.
Studentships are advertised on the University's job opportunities website, www3.open.ac.uk/employment. The closing date for applications is usually 31 March.
Recent studentships have included included:
- 2 fully-funded competitive research studentships. Studentships provide a stipend linked to the research council level (in 2012/13 this is £13,590 per annum), and cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Students have an additional fund for research expenses of £1,000 per annum to support visits to archives, conferences, etc.
- AHRC-funded studentship in English (E-Manuscripts/E-Archives) in collaboration with The British Library, The National Library of Scotland and The National Library of Wales;
- AHRC-funded studentship in History (in collaboration with The National Library of Wales);
- AHRC-funded studentship in History (digital heritage/crowdsourced data) in collaboration with The British Library, The National Library of Scotland and The National Library of Wales;
- AHRC-funded studentship in Music (in collaboration with The National Library of Scotland);
- AHRC-funded studentship in Postcolonial Literature ( in collaboration with The British Library);
- a Music studentship attached to the Listening Experience Database;
- a Baron Thyssen Studentship in Classical Studies.
For information and instructions on how to apply, please see www3.open.ac.uk/employment.
For advice on the applications procedure, contact the Research Degrees Team (email@example.com; tel 01908 654882).