Research course

Law

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or master's degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Open University Law School (OULS) provides a lively and stimulating interdisciplinary research environment for PhD students. As a PhD student in OULS you will be provided with the resources and support you need to enable you to fulfil your intellectual potential and generate research impact in your chosen field.

Research activity in the School focuses on the Space, Law and Governance Centre and the following research clusters:

  • Belonging
  • Law, Information, Future, Technology (LIFT)
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • International Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Open Justice

The School is also networked to a University-wide priority research area aimed at addressing 21st century global challenges and promoting social justice:

  • Citizenship and Governance

Doctoral researchers are fully integrated into the academic and research community. Key to your development are the learning opportunities enabled by discipline-specific research training provided by the Faculty of Business and Law, as well as skills development, including a scheme whereby PhD students can gain experience of teaching at the Open University. By creating a friendly environment for research and structured opportunities for social interaction with other students and academics, the School supports PhD students at every stage of their research journey.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk