Research course

People and Organisation Studies

Open University · The Open University Business School

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) plus 120 credits in research methods training or, ideally, a masters degree in Research Methods (MRes), which is the usual precursor to PhD studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research in this area covers many of the key issues in the broad area of people and organisation studies and human resource management. We are a diverse department with researchers working in a variety of areas including organisational culture and change, leadership, professional identity, surveillance and the impact of mobile technologies on work, operations management, cross-boundary modes of working, development and change strategies, practice-based learning, creativity and innovation, strategic and cross-national human resource management, and critical organisational theory.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Claire Wylde

          +44 (0)1908 332311