Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD studentship

University of Kent
March 05, 2023
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Scholarship value

GTA awards include tuition fees plus a combined maintenance grant and salary equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (£17,668 2022/23, 2023/24 to be announced) for the first three years followed by fees and maintenance grant for a further six months. Scholars also receive fee-paid teacher in Higher Education training through the Associate Fellowship Scheme.


The deadline for this scholarship for 2023/24 is Sunday 5 March 2023, 23:59 GMT


Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding research potential and ability to teach.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, and ideally a Master’s degree or equivalent.

The studentships are open to Home and Overseas (including EU) students.

The University of Kent requires all non-native speakers of English to hold a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. For more information on English language requirements, please visit this page.

Further details

The Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is pleased to offer GTA PhD studentships starting in September 2023 to exceptional students undertaking PhD study in any of the research areas covered by disciplines in the School of Computing, School of Engineering or School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science on a full-time or part-time basis commencing September 2023.

Click on the links above to find details of our research areas, supervisors and potential PhD topics.

Alongside completing your PhD programme of research and development, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant you will normally be expected to work for 200 hours per annum in years 1 to 3, including teaching (maximum 96 contact hours per year) or demonstrating (maximum 130 contact hours per year) and related duties such as marking, preparation and examination. Further details of GTA terms and conditions are here:

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The University of Kent is committed to equality, diversity, widening participation and inclusion and we endeavour to recruit students from all walks of life. We encourage enquiries and applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions team [email protected]

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) hold a unique position in the University; they are both registered PhD students in receipt of a scholarship award and employees of the University of Kent.

How to apply

When applying, students should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:

  • explain reasons for study/outline research proposal
  • provide details/evidence of qualifications
  • provide details of any teaching experience
  • provide two academic references
  • provide other personal information and supporting documentation.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with a potential supervisor before applying. Supervisors may be found here:
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