Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), with masters degree preferred
Months of entry
Research by members of the Economics Department has made its mark in exploring the economics of social issues, in particular in the areas of inequalities, gender, health, social and child care, pensions, tax and benefit systems and financial capabilities.
Our research is not restricted to the economy as traditionally conceived, defined by the boundaries of the market, but explores the intersections of the market with other social institutions. We understand markets as socially produced, subject to and causing change through their interaction with other institutions.
Topics could include: Dynamics of gendered relations Interface between family and markets Economics of care Direct and indirect effects of policy choices Financial capability and financial decision making Application of portfolio theory to consumer choice Behavioural economics Pension reform.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ms Jan Smith
- +44 (0)1908 654456