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Mon Dec 20 2010

Support: English: PhD Student, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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        1.     Stephen Pihlaja , English: PhD Student, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Message 1: English: PhD Student, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Date: 17-Dec-2010
From: Stephen Pihlaja <>
Subject: English: PhD Student, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: The Open University Department: The Centre for Research in Education and Education Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics Required Language(s): English (eng)


Postgraduate Research StudentshipsCentre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Based inMilton Keynes

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, at the OpenUniversity, has an international reputation for the quality of its research and itsteaching. Part of our success is due to the importance we attach to ourpostgraduate research students. Providing research students with a supportiveenvironment and excellent research facilities ensures a future supply of first classresearchers. CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study the theory,application and practice of Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, andLanguages and Literacies with guidance from world-class experts in the field. Ifyou feel that the challenge of research in this exciting and interesting area is foryou and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduateresearch, then we look forward to hearing from you!

STUDENTSHIPSYou should have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2.1 in an undergraduate degree orMasters degree in psychology, computer science, education or other appropriatediscipline.

CREET is offering a limited number of fully funded and partially funded full-timestudentships for a 1 + 3 programme. Half-funded studentships are also availablefor applicants who have already secured an external sponsor and you shouldindicate this in your application when you apply. Applicants who are able to fullyfund themselves are very welcome to apply to CREET.

CREET has an active, internationally-renowned research community. Theinternational excellence of CREET's research has been recognised in each of thelast three national research assessment exercises. Equally, its teaching isnationally rated as 'excellent' (2001 Teaching Quality Assessment); and theEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has designated CREET as anapproved outlet for postgraduate research training. Our MRes, PhD and Doctoratein Education programmes all have ESRC recognition.

There is currently a vibrant international community of students studying our MResand PhD programmes. The Open University provides excellent support forstudents and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentationskills. Students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of MiltonKeynes.

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

For information on how to apply for the studentships go to, call Anne Foward, Student Coordinator, on01908 655364 or e-mail

Closing date: 15 February 2011. Interviews will commence in March / April 2011.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

Applications Deadline: 15-Feb-2011

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Anne Foward

Page Updated: 20-Dec-2010