Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) and an MA or MSc.
Months of entry
The Sociology discipline at The Open University has an established tradition of researching the cultural economy. Our work in this area explores how consumer markets are shaped and made, the role of markets in social and moral life, consumption and social divisions, and the cultural and creative industries. Highlights of present and previous research under this theme include:
- Cultural economies of insurance and credit
- Culture, class and distinction
- Cultures of social inequalities
- Moral economies of Fairtrade consumption and recycling.
This theme is affiliated with the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), which makes a significant contribution to academic debates on public policy and social change in the UK and other national contexts.
For guidance on choosing a research project, please visit our website. Information there will help you identify and articulate your research project, and tells you who to contact to discuss it before writing your proposal and submitting an application.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- part time72 months
- part time24 months
- full time15 months
Course contact details
- Discipline Convenor
- +44 (0)1908 653947