Full-time PhD studentship available
School of Physical Sciences at The Open University
Based in Milton Keynes
Most studentships for an October 2021 start have been awarded. There is one remaining full-time studentship available in Space Instrumentation from the range of projects below.
The studentship is funded by a STFC Doctoral Training Partnership and the OU.
The application deadline has now passed for these projects. Thank you for your interest.
How to apply
You do not need to submit a research proposal for any of these projects, as they are already defined by us. You are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor of the project(s) for any informal enquiries.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 27 May 2021 at 5.00pm
Interviews will take place remotely on Wednesday 9 June 2021
Funding and Eligibility
The studentships are funded by a STFC Doctoral Training Partnership and the OU for 3 years, with a possibility of an extension to 3.5 years. They attract a stipend of £15,285 per year (at present, to be up-rated for 2021/22) directly payable to the student, and cover the University fees. The advertised studentships are open only to UK citizens or permanent residents due to the funding criteria.
We normally require that the candidates have at least a 2:1 at UK BSc or MSc level, but some projects may differ – please check the project description you are interested in.
Advice and Guidance
Please contact STEM-SPS-PHD@open.ac.uk with any questions about general administration, eligibility, suitability, funding or the nature of the PhD research. Our PhD administrator Rosa Miller and postgraduate research tutor Konstantin Stefanov will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you have questions about specific projects, please contact the lead supervisor named on the project.
We are committed to widening participation and awarding PhD studentships to a diverse community of applicants. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Equal Opportunity is University policy.