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PhD Studentships

The deadline for the academic year 2022-23 (start date 1 February 2024) for the Business School has now passed.  A new call for the academic year 2023-24 (start date 1st October 2024) are likely to be advertised in October. 

The Faculty of Business and Law conduct research of the highest international standard that has economic, public and social value consistent with the mission of the Open University. You would work with subject specialists and have the opportunity to develop your skills in research communication, engagement and impact.

PhD studentships are based on full-time study for three years at the Milton Keynes campus. Full-time students are expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes. Fully funded studentships cover tuition fees, and a stipend (circa £17668 per annum) for 36 months. A generous research training support grant is allocated to all students accepted into the programme to cover research related costs including fieldwork.

Applicants for the PhD programme should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) or usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.

If you have any questions regarding our PhD studentships or about studying with The Open University Business School please contact us.