PhD Studentships


PhD Studentships

Post by tobin » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:07 pm

For the academic year beginning 1 February 2019 we are inviting applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships​.

The studentships are based at the Milton Keynes campus and students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes. The studentships cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant and a stipend (circa £14,533 per annum) for 36 months.

In order to be considered for a funded studentship your application should preferably be based on an advertised project. Examples of projects recently advertised are listed further below.

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

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.

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).

We also welcome full-time and part-time self-funded applications in topics in business and management, dependent on supervision availability.

The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday 8th October 2018.

Interviews will form part of the selection process and will be held on 17th, 18th or 23rd October in person (or via web conference if required). PhD candidates are expected to give a 15 minute presentation about their proposal, followed by a question and answer session.

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)


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