The Open University is inviting applications for full-time funded PhD Studentships for the academic year beginning 1 February 2019.
The Open University (OU) is public distance learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.
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If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
- Applications Deadline: October 8, 2018
- Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: PhD project titles we are offering are listed below and you can find out more by clicking on the individual links:
Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
- CPRL 01 The Experiences of LGBTQ and Professionals Working in Criminal Justice Organisations
Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL)
- CVSL 02 The contribution of leadership in small and medium charities navigating change and transition
Department of Accounting and Finance (DAF)
- DAF 03 A Comparison of Socially Responsible Investing and Sharia Complaint Funds
Department of People and Organisations (DPO)
- DPO 04 The experiences of transpeople in the UK labour market
- DPO 05 Grassroots spaces of recovery
- DPO 06 tbc
Department of Strategy and Marketing (DSM)
- DSM 07 Music and Consumer Response to Advertising
Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE)
- PuLSE 11 Exploring enterprise, learning and growth from craft workshops to makerspaces
- PuLSE 12 Promoting environmental sustainability in SMEs the role of intermediaries
- PuLSE 13 Economic Citizenship and Governance in Brexit times
- PuLSE 14 Understanding the relationship between identity and ethics in collaborative settings
The Open University Law School
- LAW 08 Critical Perspectives on Blockchain Law and Regulation
- LAW 09 Pedagogies and practices within UK legal education
- LAW 10 Shifting paradigms within lawyering
- Scholarship Award: The studentships cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant and a stipend (circa £14,533 per annum) for 36 months.
- Nationality: This studentship is available for international students.
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: This studentship is available for international students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants for the PhD programme should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) and usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.
English Language Requirements: Applicants who speak English as a foreign language and/or are applying for a Tier 4 visa must have achieved SELTS (Secure English Language Test) from a UK Border Agency-approved provider at level B2 or above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in all four elements (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
How to Apply: Applications must include the following:
- A 1000 word proposal which indicates your knowledge of the literature, methods and likely approach to your project of interest
- A covering letter indicating your suitability for the project
- A completed application form
- Certificates with transcripts, if possible, confirming your professional qualifications relevant to your application