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
The Open University Business School is a leading international management school with the largest management education programme in Europe. Research is at the heart of our activities, underpinning our teaching, consultancy, advisory and policy work.
Research activity in the School focuses on five research centres:
- Centre of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (InTEL)
- The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin)
- Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL)
- Centre for Policing Research and Learning
- Institute for Social Marketing at The Open University (ISM-Open)
The School is also networked to other faculties through participation in the collaborative Research Centre:
Our themes include traditional business disciplines and newer areas such as social marketing, 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
- part time24 months
- full time15 months
- part time72 months
- full time36 months
Course contact details
- Claire Wylde
- +44 (0)1908 332311