Research Degrees

Research Degrees

Research students form an important part of the Faculty's research culture. We welcome enquiries and applications for fully funded studentships or for part-time research degrees study.

Studying for a Research Degree

The Faculty supports a vibrant research portfolio across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary themes. Full-time research students are integrated in research groups, with their own dedicated work space and access to top class research facilities. Part-time research students pursue their projects at a distance, under individual guidance from expert supervisors. Further details on research degree study can be found in the Open University Research Degrees Prospectus.

Academic Areas

We currently offer research supervision in the following areas.

Development Studies
Materials Engineering

A number of fully funded studentships is available annually, usually for an October start.

Enquiries and Applications

If you are interested in research degrees study, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact details for the academic areas can be obtained by following the links above. It is advisable to contact us informally to discuss opportunities before making a formal application. For the formal application procedure, please consult the Open University Research Degrees Prospectus.