PHD Studentships in IT, System Sciences, and Software Engineering

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Milton Keynes, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Mar 2023


The School of Computing & Communications invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting on 1st October 2023. Project proposals are sought in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing
  • Critical information studies
  • Interaction design
  • Next generation multimedia and networking
  • Software Engineering and design
  • Technology and education

A list of project topics can be found online at:

Two types of funded studentships are available. The Doctoral Training partnership (DTP) studentships are primarily for UK home students, but a limited number of studentships are open to international students. The internal funded studentships are open to both home and international students.

These studentships are for three years and cover tuition fees, a stipend (£17,668 per annum) and an annual research allowance. The successful candidates will be based at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes, which combines a friendly and flexible working environment with exceptional research and computing facilities.

How to apply

Please review the list of project topics and get in touch with the named contact to get more information and support with developing your project proposal. For detailed information on how to apply, go to:

If you have a question about these studentships, please contact the Postgraduate Admission Tutor at:

Email: / Phone: +44 (0)1908 654762

All applications are assessed as to their quality, fit with The Open University’s research priorities, eligibility and the availability of supervisors in the relevant field.

Closing date: 17:00 (UK time) on Friday, 17th March 2023

Interviews: To be held online between 1st March to 8th April 2023.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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