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
Research in this area brings together the knowledge and expertise of leading researchers focusing on the governance, leadership and management of public agencies, not-for-profit organisations, interorganisational collaborations and social enterprises. Through diverse conventional, non-traditional and multidisciplinary approaches, we conduct research exploring the nature of, and challenges pertaining to, contexts and situations concerned with social, ethical and environmental (political) challenges rather than those focusing purely on economic goals. Research is designed to help understand current developments in these intra- and interorganisational contexts and – through generating and extending theory – to inform policy-makers, leaders and managers as they respond to them.
Internally funded full-time research studentships are advertised in January (closing date end of March) and may include the areas below. We also welcome part- and full-time self-funded applications in these areas:
- Public- and third-sector governance, leadership and management
- Interorganisational and intersectoral collaboration
- Social enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Responsible and sustainable approaches to business and management
- Practice-based learning and pedagogy.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Debby Hing
- +44 (0)1908 655272