Research course

Business and Management

Institution
Open University · The Open University Business School
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

PhD: The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or master's degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK. You should also have experience of academic research in the previous four years, normally in the form of either a master's degree in research methods, an undergraduate degree with a research element in the final year, or work-related experience with evidence through research reports.

MPhil: Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain, a bachelors degree with at least first or upper-second class honours, or an equivalent qualification. However, entry requirements differ between academic areas, and sometimes a taught masters degree is also required.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Open University Business School is a leading global provider of business and management education. Research in the fields of business, management, accounting and finance meets international standards of excellence and provides a strong evidence base to inform practice

Research activity in the School focuses on four research centres:

We also have a number of research clusters that capture key interests and common themes with the School. The School is also networked to two University-wide priority research areas aimed at addressing 21st century global challenges and promoting social justice.

Research encompasses traditional business disciplines and distinctive areas of expertise such as public administration, social enterprise and management learning. Working in collaboration with institutions around the world, our research involves extensive engagement with professional practice in business and management and offers wider benefits to society.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Lin Nilsen
Email
FBL-PHD@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 858365