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Open University PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law in the UK for 2022/2023

The Open University PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law Schools invite applications for several full-time funded studentships commencing 1 February 2023.  

Your application should be based on one of the advertised projects. We also welcome full- and part-time applications in other areas of business, management, and law, including on a self-funded basis, conditional on control availability.

Recipients will join a dynamic environment of students and academics in the Faculty of Business and Law who execute research of the highest international standard that has economic, public, and social values constant with the mission of the Open University. 

You will also work with subject specialists and have the opportunity to expand your skills in research communication, engagement, and impact.

The Open University is a British public research university and the largest university in the United Kingdom by several students. The majority of the university’s undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world.

However, there are also several full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus in Milton Keynes, where they use the Open University facilities for research, as well as more than 1,000 members of academic and research staff and over 2,500 administrative, operational, and support staff.

The Open University was founded in 1969 and was initially based at Alexandra Palace, north London, using the television studios and editing facilities that had been vacated by the BBC. 

The first students enrolled in January 1971. The Open University administration is now based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire, but has administration centers in other parts of the United Kingdom. 

The Open University also has a presence in other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units.

With over 175,000 students enrolled, including around 34% of new undergraduates aged under 25 and more than 7,700 overseas students, it is the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom (and one of the largest in Europe) by student number and permits one of the world’s largest universities. 

Since Open University was established, more than 2 million students have studied its courses. The university is one of only two of the United Kingdom higher education institutions to gain accreditation in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency, recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

In addition, the BSc (Honours) Computing and IT course is approved by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and quality is guaranteed by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

The Open University won the Teaching Excellence and Digital Innovation categories in The Guardian University Awards 2018. In 2018–2019 the university had a £2.77 billion impact on the UK economy. 

The university also produces more CEOs than any other UK university, including universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, and the London School of Economics.

Worths of the Scholarship:

The PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant, and a stipend (circa £15,609 per annum) for 36 months.

Eligibility for PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law

Applicants for the PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honors degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) and usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.

How to Apply for the PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law

To apply for the PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law, your application must include:

  • a proposal which should be at least 1,000 words and no longer than 2,000 words, which shows your knowledge of the literature, methods, and likely approach to your project of interest (guidance on how to write your research proposal)
  • a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the project
  • a fully completed application form
  • copies of degree certificates and transcripts relevant to your application

For further details, click here.

The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is July 13, 2022.

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