Saturday, 17 January 2015

#PhD #studentships in International Education, #TELearning, a.o.

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), department of The Open University based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom has just sent out details for PhD Studentships in Applied Linguistics, Childhood Studies, Education (including International Education), Languages, Technology Enhanced Learning and Literacies.

As I got a full-time studentship at The Open University, I can assure you that these PhD studentships are worth looking at if you consider to enhance your career. Especially as The Open University is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF 72% of its research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

If you have a research interest, or just are curious in: mobile learning, international education, technology enhanced learning, mooc, online learning, elearning... than take this chance to apply. It is worth it.

The studentships support the full research learning process (seminars, methodologies, knowledge sharing, workshops, speaking opportunities...), some of which I shared in previous posts here (on my research instruments) and here (on the phd awakening) and also including a reference to the probation report = a report you need to write approximately 10 months after being accepted as a PhD student (it is a UK criteria).

Funding is available for UK, EU and International students.  Full funding for PhD studentships will include fees and maintenance (£13863 in 2014/15) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Further information, including more details of CREET research, can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/
Closing date: 9 March 2015. 
Interviews will commence in April/May 2015.

For detailed information and how to apply for the studentships go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call Anne Foward, Student Coordinator, on 01908 655364 or e-mail CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community (the fact they took me as a PhD student confirms their diversity policy).

More information
The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, at the Open University has an international reputation for the quality of its research.  Providing research students with a supportive environment and excellent research facilities ensures a future supply of first class researchers.  CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study for a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Childhood Studies, Education (including International Education), Language and Literacy Studies, Technology Enhanced Learning with guidance from world-class experts in the field.  If you feel that the challenge of research in these exciting and interesting areas is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you!  We welcome proposals for interdisciplinary research in these areas.

CREET is offering a limited number of fully funded and partially funded full-time studentships for a 1 + 3 programme (MRes and PhD).  Half-funded studentships are also available for applicants who have already secured an external sponsor and you should indicate this in your application when you apply.  Applicants who are able to fully fund themselves are very welcome to apply to CREET.

You should have, or expect, a 2.1 or above in an undergraduate degree or a Masters degree in education, language studies, psychology, computer science or another appropriate discipline.

There is currently a vibrant international community of students studying our MRes and PhD programmes.  The Open University provides excellent support for students and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentation skills.  The studentships are full time at the Milton Keynes campus and students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.