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PhD Studentships in Computing and Communications

Unit :  Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary :  Stipend £15,285 per year
Location :  Milton Keynes
Please quote reference :  13442
3 Year Studentships available
Closing Date :  15 March, 2021 - 17:00




The School of Computing & Communications invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting on 1st October 2021. Project proposals are sought in the following areas:


  • Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing
  • Critical information studies
  • Interaction design
  • Next generation multimedia and networking
  • Software Engineering and design
  • Technology and education


A list of project topics can be found online at:


Two types of funded studentships are available. The Doctoral Training partnership (DTP) studentships are primarily for UK home students, but a limited number of studentships are open to international students. The internal funded studentships are open to both home and international students.


These studentships are for three years and cover tuition fees, a stipend (£15,285 per annum) and an annual research allowance. The successful candidates will be based at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes, which combines a friendly and flexible working environment with exceptional research and computing facilities.


How to apply


Please review the list of project topics and get in touch with the named contact to get more information and support with developing your project proposal. For detailed information on how to apply, go to:

or contact the Postgraduate Admission Tutor at:


Email: / Phone: +44 (0)1908 654762


All applications are assessed as to their quality, fit with The Open University’s research priorities, eligibility and the availability of supervisors in the relevant field.


Closing date: 17:00 (UK time) on Monday, 15th March 2021


Interviews: To be held online between 16th and 31st March 2021

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on <enter unit telephone number/or remove> or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Equal Opportunity is University policy

These roles are covered by various terms and conditions and will be made available to successful candidates

Posting Date :  16 February, 2021 - 10:45

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,