Postgraduate Research Studentship (PhD)

Based in Milton Keynes, UK

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) is offering one fully funded full-time PhD studentship in the areas of Childhood and Youth Studies, Educational Studies or Language and Literacies. 

The three-year research studentship provides a maintenance grant of £13,590 per year (2013 rate) and all academic fees are covered.

The studentship is expected to start between November 2013 and January 2014.

You should have a Masters degree in education, psychology, applied linguistics, education or another appropriate discipline, with a research methods element.

CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study the theory, application and practice of Education, Child and Youth Studies, and Languages and Literacies with guidance from world-class experts in the field. If you feel that the challenge of research in this exciting and interesting area is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you!

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology at the Open University has an international reputation for the quality of its research and its teaching. Part of our success is due to the importance we attach to our postgraduate research students. Providing research students with a supportive environment and excellent research facilities ensures a future supply of first class researchers.

The Open University is one of the UK’s leading research institutions. In the 2008 RAE over 50% of its research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

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There is currently a vibrant international community of students studying our PhD programme. The Open University provides excellent support for students and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentation skills. The studentship is full time. The student will be based at the Milton Keynes campus and is expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.

Further information, including more details of CREET research, can be found at

Closing date: 30 September 2013.

Interviews start: October 2013.

For information on how to apply for the studentships go to, call Anne Foward, Student Coordinator, on 01908 655364 or e-mail

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