Full time PhD Studentships

The Open University - Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Full time – 3-years to start October 2018; Stipend: £14,777 pa plus fee bursary,

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of STEM, and is home to internationally recognized researchers in semantic technologies, data science, educational multimedia, collaboration technologies, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities, located at the OU headquarters in Milton Keynes, which is 30 minutes by train from central London. Past KMi PhD students pursue successful careers in academia and industry, and have won a number of distinguished awards, including the 2016 and 2017 SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Awards.

Applications are invited from UK, EU and ROW for a full-time, 3-year funded studentship commencing October 2018, study on the following PhD topics. For further information, contact details are provided for each topic. We strongly recommend that you contact the researcher(s) associated with the topic to discuss your interest prior to writing your proposal.

Please make a choice of one of the following topics:-

You will have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas’ equivalent and ideally a relevant Master’s degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years. All applications are assessed as to their quality, the fit with The Open University research priorities and the availability of supervisors in the relevant field.

Closing date: 17:00 on 12 April 2018
Interviews: to be advised
For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/full-time-phd-studentships-11074, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

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