PhD studentships - School of Physical Sciences - The Open University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Open University
Department Name: 
School of Physical Sciences
Street Line 1: 
Walton Hall
City: 
Milton Keynes
State/Province: 
Buckinghamshire
Zip/Postal: 
MK7 6AA
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Open University School of Physical Sciences, STEM Faculty, invites applications for full-time PhD studentships for an October 2019 start; projects are divided into different categories based on the disciplines and the range of backgrounds expected from applicants:

  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Astronomy 
  • Planetary and Space Science
  • Space Instrumentation

There are likely to be at least 10 full-time PhD studentships available, funded by STFC and the OU.

The research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £14,777 per year (2018-2019 rate) and all academic fees are covered.

Scientific proposals for each of the PhD projects, along with information about training, the School of Physical Sciences and how to apply can be found at the following address: http://www.open.ac.uk/science/physical-science/job-and-studentshipopportunities

Note that you may apply for multiple projects if you wish and that applications are welcome from UK-based, non-UK and non-EU applicants. If you would like to apply then please send a completed application form, an up to date CV, list of individual courses taken and grades obtained, personal statement, plus any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration, together with an indication of project(s) of interest to STEM-SPS-Phd-Admin@open.ac.uk

General enquiries about PhDs in the School of Physical Sciences should be directed to  Postgraduate Tutor:  Prof. Andrew Norton (andrew.norton@open.ac.uk).

Interview date: 14/15 March 2019

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$18854.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mrs Rosa Miller
Title: 
Project Secretary
Institution/Company: 
The Open University
Department Name: 
School of Physical Sciences
Street Line 1: 
Walton Hall
City: 
Milton Keynes
State/Province: 
Buckinghamshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
MK7 6AA
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44-1908-858253
Email: 
stem-sps-phd-admin@open.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Andrew Norton, postgraduate tutor
Subject: 
PhD studentship enquiry
Email: 
andrew.norton@open.ac.uk