PhD studentships in Mathematics and Statistics

The Open University - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Available from 1 October 2018

Several full-time three-year PhD studentships in Mathematics and Statistics are available, commencing 1 October 2018. Studentships cover full-time fees, include a stipend (£14,777 per annum in 2018-19), plus £1250 annual travel allowance.

Situated on the OU Campus in Milton Keynes, 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 particularly welcome applications from women: 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.

Several research projects are available, covering topics in pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics, medical statistics and mathematics education. Full details of projects are available from:

Interested persons are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Research Director,

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus:

Completed application forms, together with a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying, should be sent to to arrive by 5pm on Friday, 6 April 2018. Application forms are available from

Overseas applicants are welcomed but those from a non-European Economic Area country that is not majority English-speaking must hold a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) certificate for English at B2 level or higher at the time of applying.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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