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Recruitment for October 2022

Four-year EPSRC Mathematical Sciences studentships available for October 2022.

Applications for funded PhD study to commence 1 October 2022 will open from 1 January 2022. Studentships are available for 3 to 4 years of study. The studentships cover fees, include a stipend (£15,609 per annum for 2021–2022 full-time study), and also include £1,250 travel allowance each year for full-time study. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one or more named projects. Applicants should state clearly which project(s) they are applying for on their application, listing the order of preference. Please list no more than three projects.

Application deadline for funded doctoral study beginning October 2022: 4th March 2022

Application deadline for UK self-funded doctoral study beginning October 2022: 27th May 2022

Application deadline for UK self-funded doctoral study beginning February 2022: 22nd October 2021

Applicants who are interested in part-time doctoral study should contact the supervisor of the project that interests them, to informally discuss suitability for the project and pre-requisites. This should take place 3-6 months before the relevant application deadline, which is 4th March 2022 for a funded October 2022 start or 27th May 2022 for a self-funded October 2022 start.

PhD students benefit from a lively research environment with a full programme of seminars, extensive university training, career development opportunities and support to join an appropriate learned society. The School of Mathematics and Statistics provides a friendly and flexible working environment for all of its staff and students and holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We support flexible working patterns and welcome applications from women and minority groups. The School ensures that every female PhD student is allocated a female member of staff as a point of contact, and organises networking events for female academic staff and PhD students.

How to apply

  1. Read the Guide for applicants.
  2. Choose from the list of Research projects for 2022.
  3. Submit informal enquiries to the Postgraduate Research Tutor.
  4. Apply by completing an application form and email it to the Postgraduate Research Tutor.

The application form includes a separated Equal opportunities and Higher Education Statistical Agency monitoring form, which is not used as part of the assessment process. Aggregated data from completed application forms will be shared with UK Research and Innovation.

Funded study

  • Studentships cover fees for 3 to 4 years
  • Annual stipend (£15,609 in 2021–2022 for full-time)
  • Annual travel allocation (£1,250 for full-time study)
  • Dedicated work-space and computer
  • Presence at OU Milton Keynes Campus expected at least 2-3 days per week

Self-funded study

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Institutional email address and access to Milton Keynes campus