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Phd Studentships in Mathematics & Statistics

The Open University - School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Milton Keynes
Funding for: UK Students, Self-funded Students
Funding amount: Studentships cover full-time fees, include a stipend (£15,285 per annum in 2020-2021), plus £1250 annual travel allowance
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 15th January 2021
Closes: 5th March 2021

Available From 1 October 2021

Several full-time three-year and four-year EPSRC PhD studentships in mathematics and statistics are available, commencing 1 October 2021. Studentships cover full-time fees, include a stipend (£15,285 per annum in 2020–2021), plus £1250 annual travel allowance. Self-funded part-time PhD study is also available for some projects.

Situated on the Open University Campus in Milton Keynes, the School of Mathematics and Statistics provides a friendly and flexible working environment for all 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 will be available, covering topics in pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics and statistics. Full details of projects will be available at from January 2021. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Postgraduate Research Tutor, at

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

Applications are invited between 4 January 2021 and 5 March 2021. Completed application forms, together with a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying, should be sent to Application forms are available from

Overseas applicants are welcome. Those from a non-EEA country that is not majority English-speaking must hold a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate equivalent to CEFR level B2 or higher at or shortly after the time of applying.                                                                 

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