Studentship Information

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, educational multimedia, collaboration technologies, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities.

KMi sees PhD students as critical to its mission, and awards Studentships (£13,726/year tax free for 20014/15), with no additional fees, compulsory examinations or teaching required. Participation is required in PhD training events and thesis milestones are expected to be met, as specified in the KMi Research Degrees policy. Additional training courses to develop your generic research skills are run across the OU, attendance at which is agreed with your supervisor.

How to Apply

Currently open PhD positions can be found on our vacancies page. Here a number of projects are listed and it is strongly recommended that applicants contact the named contact point for the project of interest to get more information about the project in question. It is also important to read the online prospectus before downloading and completing the 10-page MPhil/PhD application form.

Applications should be sent by email to research-degrees-kmi@open.ac.uk (please CC kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk when submitting applications) and should include a covering letter, a research proposal (a maximum of 2,000 words), and a full CV, giving contact details for two academic referees.

All applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent and ideally a relevant Masters degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years.


PhD Admissions Coordinator: Dr Paul Muholland - feel free to contact for advice about doing a PhD in KMi.
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General information: Ms Ortenz Rose, KMi Office (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK).
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Jobs

Research Assistant - Cloud Computing / Data Science

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £30,434
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 6 months

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for two Research Assistants to work on the EC-funded project Europeana Cloud (eCloud), in two emerging areas of Computer Science – Cloud...

Research Assistant - Cloud Computing / Data Science

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £30,434
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract, up to 12 months (until 31 January 2016)

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for two Research Assistants to work on the EC-funded project Europeana Cloud (eCloud), in two emerging areas of Computer Science – Cloud...

Senior Administration Assistant

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£21,391 - £24,057
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2016

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for an experienced person to take on the role of Senior Administration Assistant. You will be adaptable to the unique environment and...

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Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

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Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support

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