PhD: The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or master's degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK. You should also have experience of academic research in the previous four years, normally in the form of either a master's degree in research methods, an undergraduate degree with a research element in the final year, or work-related experience with evidence through research reports.
MPhil: Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain, a bachelors degree with at least first or upper-second class honours, or an equivalent qualification. However, entry requirements differ between academic areas, and sometimes a taught masters degree is also required.
Months of entry
OU economists are involved in major externally funded pieces of work related to development and health, inequalities within households and the measurement of economic progress. There are also high-profile research connections with other leading universities around the world.
We welcome applications from students with interests in development, innovation, industrial economics, health, economic theory and philosophy, behavioural economics, economics of personal finance, economics and gender issues - particularly in household or labour economics.
Research students work closely with supervisors and have been very successful in obtaining jobs in academia.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time72 months
- full time36 months
- full time15 months
- part time24 months
Course contact details
- Discipline Convenor
- +44 (0)1908 659304