Research course

Economics of Social Policy including Behavioural Economics

Institution
Open University · Department of Economics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), with masters degree preferred.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Research by members of the Economics discipline at the OU 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Course Admissions
          Email
          FASS-Econ-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 654456