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PhD Studentships in Knowledge Media and Data Science

Unit :  Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary :  Stipend £15,285 per annum
Location :  Milton Keynes
Please quote reference :  STEM KMi PhD
3 Year Studentships
Closing Date :  31 March, 2021 - 17:00




The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) invite applications for a full-time PhD studentship starting on 1 October 2021. Project proposals are sought in the following research areas:

  • Blockchains and decentralised systems
  • Computational social science
  • Data science and extended intelligence
  • New media in society

A list of the topics can be found online at

The studentship is for three years and cover 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 our studentship support staff, quoting the above reference.

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

Closing date: 17:00 (UK time) on Friday, 31 March 2021

Interviews: To be held online between Monday 12 and Friday 23 April 2021

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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

Posting Date :  3 February, 2021 - 15:45

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,