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Doctoral Training Partnership studentships

The Open University is proud to join Doctoral Training Partnership (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in a number of research areas. In partnership with other universities, research organisations and industry partners, we will develop the research leaders of the future, equipping them with the research skills and knowledge to work at the cutting edge of research.

The strong focus on collaboration within and between the organisations in the DTPs/CDTs allows all the partners to pool their experience to create rich training environments for postgraduate research students and encourage knowledge-sharing and interconnectivity. These studentships are prestigious opportunities, granting successful applicants unique access to the research environments, the professional networks and resources of all the partner organisations. Each DTP/CDT will create a strong and active community of students that are able – and encouraged – to integrate, learn and work together.

To find out more about OU research areas currently offering DTP studentships, go to the research area pages on this website for contact details of academic staff who you can talk to about your application. If you want to know about research at the OU more broadly, our Research website showcases the excellence and impact of our current research; you can watch one of our students at work, and read the latest news about our research activities.

The Open University is currently recruiting for DTP studentships in the following areas: