Research course

People and Organisation Studies

Institution
Open University · The Open University Business School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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

October

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

Course contact details

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