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 and course duration

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